Petite Anse
Petite Anse
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Merin J
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
While Seychelles is truly nature in its full beauty what is not highlighted well enough is how strong the currents are. What is surprising is that inspite of the strong currents there are neither sign boards warning the same and more importantly no lifeguards. I write this to highlight the need to be cautious in the waters in Seychelles because I lost my husband in a drowning accident in May 2018 and I pray that nobody else has to experience the tragedy that hit me.
Written 18 July 2018
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husainb17
Cape Town Central, South Africa11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Petite Anse was the last place we visited in Seychelles after strong recommendation from locals we had met. We didn't think anything could impress us as much as Anse Source d'Argent - but this little piece of paradise stole our hearts. It is absolutely amazing. All beaches in Seychelles are public, so don't be deterred by it being in the Four Seasons - you will just need to sign in on arrival. We decided to pay 35 euro each for a day visitor's pass to use the hotel facilities including pool, bathrooms, wifi, restaurant, sun bed, towels, water sports equipment, refreshments and a buggy drive back up the hill - and it was well worth it! Extras aside the beach is out of this world. The white sands, tall boulders, crystal clear waters and abundant marine life speak for themselves. The snorkelling here was MUCH better than at St Anne marine park. Petite Anse is a must-do if you're in Mahe!
Written 7 October 2017
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Steph
Royal, AR8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
There are dead coral in here. This is very sad to see. I cried all the way back of about half an hour.
Written 11 June 2022
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franzzjb
Novi Sad, Serbia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
The beach is really beautiful. But we wanted to experience 'promised' calm waters and ideal environment for swimming and snorkeling. Unfortunately, we were not lucky enough - because on the day it was windy and with high waves, which prevented us from relaxed swimming.

Anyway, if you would like to visit this beach by bus, here you are:

a) Take the bus number 6 from Victoria bus terminal (direction "Baie Lazare, via Les Canalles", platform O) and get off at the last bus stop. There you have the shuttle that will drive you to the beach, inside "Four seasons" resort. We did not use that option, but we saw the shuttle commuting.

Remark: I suppose that you can take any other line that will take you to 'Baie Lazare'. As far as I understand there are at least two more. Check the time-tables, frequency of
departures, and the duration of the trip. Or just take number 6, it departs each hour.

b) Take the bus number 6, as above, but get off at the very beginning of the village of Baie Lazare. As soon as you see the petrol pump on the right-hand side and the church tower on the left-hand side, buzz the driver and get off the bus.

Go back for about 100m. There you will see the road that goes to the left and is
signed with many guideposts pointing to Casino, Kempinsky and "Four seasons".

Take the road and walk for about 2 km, mostly uphill :-(

To the very end of your walk, you will see the tree with many guideposts - the tree is
placed right behind Casino. DO NOT go to the left there - it will (after 20 minutes)
bring you to the 'Public Baie Lazare beach' and that is NOT what you wanted.

Proceed straight on, pass the casino and in a minute you will be entering the "For Seasons resort'. Check-in to security (name and your accommodation) and then proceed for 15 (?) minutes downhill to the beach.

For your return, do the opposite. And you can use golf carts inside resort, drivers will gladly offer you their service and will not ask you if you are the guest of the resort.

P.S. The only way to this beach is through the 'Four Seasons resort'. There is no other way.
Written 28 January 2019
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jaykay911
Johannesburg, South Africa48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
I am always on the look out for the best beaches during my stays on islands. There is nothing one can fault about this beach. Sand is fine and white, water amazing blues, small waves. The only problem is that it is only accessible through the Four Seasons hotel. I was there in January 2017 and the hotel is not very happy to have non residents taking up beach space.I was not residing at the hotel and was told that I couldn't even eat at the restaurant there until the 7th January as the hotel was fully booked. Which one can't really complain about as the residents are paying top prices to stay there. Maybe during quieter months they would be more willing to have guests using there facilities and eating some meals there. To get to the beach from the parking area outside the hotel is a serious walk.
Written 17 January 2017
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Cooltravelling2013
England, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
You have to work a little to get there - about 1km walk along a jungle trail crossing a headland. However when you get there you are confronted with stunning beauty. Clear yellow sand, crashing waves and fabulous red granite rocks backed by tropical jungle. One refreshment shack rents umbrellas which is good because natural shade is hard to find. A gem of a beach but also take care with the currents which are advertised as being dangerous in certain sea conditions.
Written 3 December 2015
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geminiCheshire
Cheshire79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
Just returned from a Saga Seychelles Island Explorer holiday, 2 days at the excellent Crown Beach Hotel in Mahe, then 7 days cruise on Variety Cruise's Pegasus to Praslin, Cousin, La Digue and Moyenne. This little motor cruise only takes max of 44 passengers and we were only 38 on board. The landings via an ancient Zodiac dinghy were very difficult and hazardous as passengers had to be physically helped down to the moving dinghy from a moving Pegasos whilst wearing bulky lifejackets. The return journey had the same very difficult method of getting back on board. This was a Saga holiday and definitely NOT suitable for elderly people as it was the only way of getting ashore to see the islands. Many years ago I flew to the islands and would recommend that rather than this old little cruiser. The crew were wonderful and worked very hard hauling passengers on and off that dinghy! We were not warned of the 15" high x 8" wide metal topped step to enter the forward cabins and dining room, all having to be negotiated whilst holding open a very heavy door. I cut my leg so was not happy as we unfortunately had very poor wet weather. Not the weather expected as June is normally a perfect time to visit. I last saw the Seychelles 30 years ago and wish I had kept that glorious holiday in my memory without this hazardous trip on Pegasos. Mahe has built a dual carriageway out into what was ocean years ago and also built little islands to house apartments and yacht marinas, all of which have changed the tides and currents on the coast and taken away soft sand in many areas. You can't mess with nature without a payback! Such a shame to see commercial aspects now ruling the beautiful unique Seychelles islands!
Written 22 June 2015
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Manu Jain
Jaipur, India76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
This is an amazing beach near Four Seasons Hotel. Its damm beautiful and safe as there is Tourist Police to take care of you.
Written 23 March 2015
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Gavaksh B.
Chandigarh, India458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is located at the west coast of Mahe. One has to pass through Four Seasons Resort to reach the beach. It is a 15 minutes walk from the gate but you can get a lift from passing club cars. Its better to use club cars as its a very tiring walk . The beach is a Paradise. Crystal clear calm waters with soft sand. It is a perfect place to take pictures and have a relaxing time .
Written 9 March 2014
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Versus79
Exhall, UK37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The beach itself is great and probably one of the best beaches in Mahe. We rented a car so first you have to find parking which was a bit of a struggle. Then you have to sign in to the four seasons as a visitor and walk down to the beach (10mins). The staff are really nice and if they are not busy they can give you a lift with their golf carts. When we arrived at the beach we dived straight in to the lovely waters. A member of staff then (very politely) approached us about moving our towels further away from their sun loungers as some guests might complaint. All beaches are public in Seychelles so this was very annoying. My honest opinion is that their sun loungers were too close to the sea and they should not promise what they can’t deliver. How can a guest complaint that there are too many plebs in a public beach? Felt like I was a second class citizen. I could have paid (I think) to access the facilities but no one asked me and after this I would not give them any money anyways! We moved further away as I didn’t want to spoil my holiday.
Written 4 June 2019
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