Beach "Port Launay South Beach"

Port Launay South Beach, Mahé
Coral reef
Bus stop


At high tide, visitors can rent a kayak and discover the nearby saltwater/freshwater marshland mix. Or, at low tide, guests can wade across to the small offshore island of Islette, enjoying beautiful views along the way!


  • 670m x 25m - few visitors
  • Extremely shallow water - seaweed present from June to September
  • Extreme tides - calm ocean surface
  • Calm beach with stunning views
  • Great for swimming and snorkelling


At a Glance:

  • Calm beach in the north-west of Mahé, located in the Port Launay Marine Park.
  • Excellent for families thanks to the shallow water and calm ocean surface.
  • Can be reached by car, taxi, or bus thanks to the nearby road.
  • Restaurants and shops can be found nearby.
  • The calm surface ensures that the beach is well-suited to swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.
  • At low tide, the water is so shallow that a number of unique rock formations appear from under the water, and visitors can also walk to the small offshore ‘Anse Islette’ beach (on a small nearby island).


As you might expect, Port Launay (South) lies in the Port Launay Marine Park on Mahé. While less popular than its northern cousin, this beautiful sandy bay offers plenty to the potential visitor, including beautiful scenery, views of offshore islands, restaurants and more. Located within walking-distance of several popular accommodations, including the sprawling Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay (South) will likely be the first port-of-call for many holidaymakers. The nearby road also ensures that the beach can be found easily by guests staying elsewhere on Mahé, with nearby parking spaces and bus stops permitting swift, simple access to this beautiful bay. One thing to keep an eye on here is the tide. At high tide, the beach almost completely disappears, which can lead to disappointment or confusion. At low tide, however, the beach takes on a completely different form, with a sprawling expanse of sand and shallow water. The receding ocean reveals a sandy path to the nearby Islette island, about 500m offshore, so you can, at times, simply walk across the sandy seabed to reach this tiny island. Besides that, the shallow water means that you can bathe in the cooling Indian Ocean without fear of drifting too far from the shore, or try out some windsurfing, kitesurfing, or snorkelling. Whatever your taste, you’ll find something to keep you busy at Port Launay (South). The unique views of offshore islands and some of Mahé’s hilly regions, along with the calm, shallow water and beautiful sandy surface, combine to create a unique beach location for the Seychelles holidaymaker. While less popular than the northern Port Launay beach, it is no less attractive, and certainly holds its own against the Seychelles’ other fantastic beaches.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

STORY Seychelles

Resort · Mahé · Beau Vallon
4.5 of 5 1652 Reviews
Distance: 5.27 km
Rooms: 112
Pers.: 2 - 6
Beach: 5 m
Junior Suite
For 2 people / night
€ 318 - € 801
Service: B&B

The Palm Seychelles

Apartement · Mahé · Bel Ombre
4.5 of 5 116 Reviews
Distance: 4.79 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 1 - 6
Beach: 200 m
For 2 people / night
€ 190
Service: B

Bambous River Lodge

Apartement · Mahé · Bel Ombre
5.0 of 5 88 Reviews
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Distance: 4.75 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 200 m
One-Bedroom Studio
For 2 people / night
€ 160
Service: B

GT Selfcatering Apartments

Apartement · Mahé · Beau Vallon
4.0 of 5 29 Reviews
Distance: 5.67 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 1 - 6
Beach: 50 m
For 2 people / night
€ 155
Service: B

Villas de Jardin

Villa · Mahé · Port Glaud
5.0 of 5 302 Reviews
Distance: 1.06 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
1 bedroom Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 226 - € 285
Service: B

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay

Resort · Mahé · Beau Vallon
3.5 of 5 2645 Reviews
Distance: 5.48 km
Rooms: 327
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 30 m
Standard Room
For 2 people / night
€ 133 - € 251
Service: B&B

La Fontaine Holiday Apartments and Villas

Apartement · Mahé · Bel Ombre
3.9 of 5 47 Reviews
Distance: 4.96 km
Rooms: 14
Pers.: 2 - 8
Beach: 200 m
Two-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 135
Service: B

Fisherman's Cove Resort

Hotel · Mahé · Beau Vallon
4.0 of 5 1378 Reviews
Distance: 5.15 km
Rooms: 66
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 10 m
Superior Room
For 2 people / night
€ 228 - € 831
Service: B&B

Row's Villa

Apartement · Mahé · Beau Vallon
4.3 of 5 46 Reviews
Distance: 5.33 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 700 m
Small apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 75
Service: B

Forest Lodge Guest House

Guesthouse · Mahé · Bel Ombre
4.4 of 5 48 Reviews
Distance: 4.46 km
Rooms: 5
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 500 m
Studio Twin Beds and Balcony
For 2 people / night
€ 102 - € 110
Service: B
Carefree Cancellation Policy

For this accommodation, for all bookings made from 12.12.2020 on, our special “carefree booking” cancellation policy based on the travel conditions in section 6.3.c) applies. The remaining regulations remain unaffected.

up to 15 days before departure:
no fees
3-14 days before departure:
cancellation fee of 75%
0-2 days before departure (or in case of no-show):
cancellation fee of 90%

In addition, SeyVillas alternatively grants you the right to change your booking free of charge up to 4 days prior to departure to another date of the same value (= same season, surcharges for higher seasonal rates may apply).

The aforementioned cancellation fees will not be charged by SeyVillas in any case even if the Federal Foreign Office has issued a travel warning or an absolute travel ban for German citizens.


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