Beau Vallon, Seychelles Overview

Beau Vallon is the largest and most popular beach of Seychelles, located around 3 kms from Victoria, on Mahe. With white sand and crystal clear water, it is famous for snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving and jet ski. Beau Vallon is the only beach in Seychelles where motorized water sports are permitted.

The shoreline of Beau Vallon has a wide array of beach stalls, shops, hotels and restaurants. The majority of the travellers stay near Beau Vallon resulting in the area being well-developed with tourist infrastructure. The water here is shallow and ideal for swimming. There are also some hiking trails here - ask locals for the best suggestions. Do not miss the Bazar Labrin, a weekly local food market set up every Wednesday after sunset (4AM - 9PM).

Beau Vallon Highlights

1. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving at Beau Vallon beach is the most popular water sports activity. It is available year-round, but the best time is April-May and October-November. The visibility under water extends beyond (Read More)30m. Whale shark, manta rays, octopus, lobster, turtles, reef sharks and rays are some of the aquatic animals that can be spotted here. The best time to spot whale shark and manta rays is between August-October.  The most popular dive sites at Beau Vallon are wrecks Dredger and Twin Barges, Fishman's Cove Reef and Shark Bank.

2. Snorkelling

Snorkelling is another popular activity at Beau Vallon beach. Numerous dive centres are located on the beach that assists in snorkelling trips and provides equipment on rent. Lionfish, frogf (Read More)ish, scorpionfish, stonefish, sharks, octopus, shoals of barracuda, and eagle rays can be spotted under water. Since there no strong underwater currents, snorkelling at Beau Vallon is safe. The best snorkelling site is towards the northern end of the beach.

3. Whale Shark Spotting

Whale Shark diving is a unique experience available at Beau Vallon. Dedicated snorkelling trips to spot the whale shark are organised by the dive centres. The peak sightings are in October, while the (Read More)best whale diving season is between October and April. The approximate cost for whale shark dive is EUR 140-150.

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How to Reach Beau Vallon

  • Beau Vallon beach can be reached by SPTC (Seychelles Public Transport Corporation) buses running from Victoria, SEZ Airport, or any part of Mahe island. A one-day ticket costs around SCR 7.
  • Self-drive cars are easily available in Mahe and a preferred mode of exploring the island. There is plenty of public parking space next to the beach.

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