Top things to do in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Top Choice Beach in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Beau Vallon Beach

A beautiful semi-circle of sand backed by palms and takamaka trees, Beau Vallon beach is Mahé's most popular. The swimming is excellent, but there can be strong waves from June to November. For day visitors, beach b…
International in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Rockpool

The views here, next to Bliss hotel, are rather special and there's a real classy-but-casual atmosphere; they haven't tried to cram in too many tables, for example. The menu offers a mix of seafood (fish parmigiana …
Italian in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

La Scala

An old favourite of visitors and locals alike, this restaurant specialises in quality Italian homemade pasta (the gnocchi della casa tastes particularly good, despite the dated decor) and good seafood amid the low-l…
Sushi in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Coral Asia

On an open-sided elevated platform above the beach at the Coral Strand Hotel, Coral Asia does excellent sushi. We especially love the sashimi and nigiri platter which includes ten sashimi and nigiri for a very reaso…
International in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

La Perle Noire

The 'Black Pearl' scores high on atmosphere, with an eye-catching nautical theme and seafaring paraphernalia liberally scattered around the dining rooms. The food – mostly fish and meat dishes with an Italian twist …
Gelato in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Da Lydia

Modern and brightly lit, this lovely corner cafe does terrific gelato and ice-cream sundaes, as well as snacks (pastries and crepes), a few mains and light meals (pasta, salads, sandwiches and paninis), and breakfas…
Creole in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Boat House

This long-standing venture is a great place for a slap-up meal. Its Creole-themed buffet dinner should satisfy all but the hungriest visitors, with about 20 different dishes on offer, including Creole curries, salad…
Cafe in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Barefoot Restaurant

As much lounge bar as cafe, this upstairs cafe in Bliss hotel has beach beds to go with the tables and good views over the beach and out to Silhouette Island. It's a fairly uninspired mix of burgers, salads and sand…
International in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

La Plage

With waterside tables overlooking the northern end of Beau Vallon, La Plage lives up to its name. Presentation is impeccable, decor is enticing, with large, well-spaced tables and high ceilings, and the place fills …
Pizza in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Baobab Pizzeria

Madame Michel presides over this unpretentious, sand-floored eatery right on the beach – it's been around for years and is a local institution. After a morning spent in the waves, re-energise with a piping-hot pizza…