Beach "Anse Petite Cour"

Praslin
Anse Petite Cour, Praslin
Coral reef
Snorkeling
WC
Restaurant
Shade
Parking
Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The beach boasts excellent views of the marine park and Curieuse island, as well as impressive granite formations at one end of the beach. Besides that, the beach restaurant built on stilts over the water is a great feature.

Facts:

  • 240m x 4m - some visitors, mostly from the Domaine de la Réserve hotel
  • Shallow water - a little seaweed most of the year
  • Beach can disappear at high tide - small, calm waves
  • Excellent snorkelling beach with stunning views
  • Great for snorkelling and relaxation

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At a Glance:

  • Smallish, fairly popular beach on the north coast of Praslin, right next to the Domaine de la Réserve hotel.
  • Most guests will be from the hotel itself, but the beach also attracts snorkelling fans from across the island.
  • The restaurant of the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Non-guests of the hotel should obtain permission from the Domaine de la Réserve before arrival to avoid disappointment, as the hotel sometimes limits the number of visitors to the beach.

Description:

Anse Petit Cour is a smallish, beautiful bay on the long northern coast of Praslin island, the Seychelles’ second-largest island. The water here is shallow and protected by a coral reef, ensuring calm water most of the year. The sandy surface of the beach is beautiful, but there is often a little bit of seaweed present, especially at the start of the north-west trade wind in December. That said, the bay offers plenty to ensure a pleasant, relaxing visit. Getting to the beach is relatively simple, especially for guests of the nearby hotel. Those coming from further afield on the island can arrive by car or bus thanks to the nearby main road, however parking at the hotel is reserved for guests of the resort itself, so parking can be tricky. In addition, non-guests of the hotel are sometimes restricted to avoid over-crowding on Anse Petit Cour, so visitors are advised to check ahead to avoid disappointment. The beach is well-known for being a snorkelling paradise, with the beautiful underwater coral scenery making for an exciting sight. The ocean here is also calm and flat enough to lend itself well to windsurfing, although this is a somewhat rarer sight. The resort contains other facilities of interest, including a restaurant which is built on stilts over the ocean; a truly spectacular, unique experience. The beach is also home to a unique tree, known locally as the Patience Tree. The fruit of this tree is called the ‘Puzzle Nut’ thanks to its interlocking seeds that are difficult to reassemble once separated! Finally, at one end of the beach lie some impressive granite boulders which are well-suited to photography. Anse Petit Cour offers plenty of variety and a few unique features to make it well-worth a visit even for non-guests of the nearby hotel. That said, the vast majority of visitors will be staying at the Réserve, so guests of this hotel will likely become very well-acquainted with this beautiful bay during their holiday on Praslin.

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