Some of the most exotic and pristine Seychelles beaches are found in Mahé. For those looking for complete relaxation while soaking up the sun, here is a list of our favourites.
Anse Major is a small cove-like Mahé beach only accessible after a one-hour hike or by boat. All the effort to get there is truly worth it, as it is off the beaten track and draws fewer crowds. Anse Major is suitable for older families or couples.
Anse Royale is one of the most popular beaches on Mahé, as the bay is protected by a coral reef. Snorkelling is great around the nearby Souris Island, and it is also a perfect spot to relax in the still waters of the Indian Ocean.
Anse Soleil is a perfect beach to bask in the sun, float in the calm waters or snorkel the surrounding reef which is alive with sea life. Although quite tricky to get to, this picturesque Mahé beach is a must-see for all visitors.
A sweeping white sandy beach, Baie Lazare is situated in a beautiful bay which allows for calm waters. If you prefer tranquillity while swimming or snorkelling, then you have found the right place. The beach is situated on the south west coast of Mahé.
A paradise for snorkellers and divers, the Baie Ternay marine park is admired for its astounding seashore, fringed by calm turquoise shallows and abundant marine life. With no direct coastal road access, this park retains its exclusivity and natural beauty.
Its calm waters allow for a wide range of activities on this 3km stretch of beach. A few restaurants and hotels line the shores, and it's perfect for picnicking, glass bottom boat trips, sea-kayaking and long walks. It's a wonderful spot to watch the sun set over Silhouette Island.
An idyllic piece of Mahé beach, known for its crystal clear waters and seclusion, Cap Ternay is an ideal snorkelling spot.
North East Point
Situated at the northern-most tip of Mahé, the 1.5km North East Point is a popular destination for long walks on the beach.
A small half-moon beach, Port Launay lines the Marine National Park and is very popular with swimmers and snorkellers. A popular anchorage for yachts as it's protected from the prevailing winds, all year long.