Anse Soleil, Seychelles Overview

Anse Soleil lies on the south-west coast of Mahe, with a stunning bay that's great for underwater activities like snorkelling and swimming. The beach nestles in tropical vegetation and is 300m long with granite rocks lines on either side. It further opens to a small bay that has preserved underwater life along with coral beds. Getting to the beach might be challenging but it's worth it. The beach also owns a tiny cafe that serves seafood.


It is an amazingly alluring bay, a great place for swimming and snorkelling, and it displays a wide stretch of sandy seashore, encompassed by huge shady trees. This sea beach in Seychelles is truly photogenic and a well-known spot for weekend beach hangouts and picnics. There is a little beachside bistro here, which serves superb seafood.

The beach is situated at very close proximity to some of the best hotels and hence, is generally mainstream among visitors. This is the reason that there are always tourists on this beach, irrespective of what time of the year it is. However, in case you are not too fond of crowds, fret not, as you will certainly find some secluded spot around where you can unwind and have a relaxed time with your travel partner.

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Best Time to Visit


April-May and October-November are considered to be the best time to visit Seychelles. During these months, the weather is absolutely pleasant with less humidity and hence, it will be the perfect time for you to go for a swimming, snorkelling or surfing tour to Anse Soleil as well.

Things to Do at the Beach


The beach is best suited for swimming and snorkelling mainly because of the low water currents. It is extremely safe for children as well, provided they stay close to the shore and hence, you can visit the beach with your family too. There are some local restaurants and food joints nearby to the beach which serves amazing seafood. You can pack your swimming and snorkelling gear while visiting the beach or also spend a day there enjoying a beach picnic with your travel partner. Although it’s not regarded to be the most happening beach in Seychelles, it truly is a place which you shouldn’t miss while on a holiday in Seychelles in case you are looking out for a few hours of relaxation and natural beauty.

A Few Tips for the Visitors

  •  In case you wish to visit the beach for swimming, you need to be extra careful as the water might be too deep at places and during high tides, there can be deep drop-offs nearby to the shore. However, most regular swimmers won’t find any difficulty while swimming here.
  • If you are travelling with children, take them near the water under proper adult supervision. In any case, make sure to keep an eye on them all throughout your stay at the beach.
  • Carry sunscreen lotions, waterproof swimsuits, beach umbrellas and towels in case you are wishing to spend at least a few hours at the beach.
  • There are a few good accommodation options near the beach and in case you are in the mood for some beach shopping, you can find shops at a distance of around 500 metres from the beach.
Anse Soleil is all about white sands, turquoise blue water and the most magnificent natural beauty all around. Although most visitors to Seychelles do not consider this beach in their travel itineraries, you shouldn’t give it a miss in case you wish to come back with the memories of a much-needed and relaxed beach day out in Seychelles.

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