Petite Anse


This pristine curve of white sand is accessible via the Four Seasons Resort; wait at the gate and a buggy will take you down to the beach. Come late afternoon: as the sun lowers, the sky deepens to orange. This beach just might be heaven, despite the fact that it has been partly privatised by the hotel. Visitors can use the hotel's beach-restaurant for food and drink.

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Nearby Mahé attractions

1. Anse Soleil

0.61 MILES

The idyllic little beach of Anse Soleil is a pocket-sized paradise. You can pause here for lunch – there's a beach restaurant – but beware, you may never…

2. Anse Takamaka

2.58 MILES

The gently curving Anse Takamaka is a gorgeous strand for walking unfettered on white sand and gaping at sunsets. Facilities include Chez Batista's bar…

3. Anse Louis

2.64 MILES

To the north of Anse à la Mouche the coast is a bit less glamorous but appealing nonetheless. If you can find access to Anse Louis, where the superswish…

4. Le Jardin du Roi

2.72 MILES

Located 2km up in the hills above Anse Royale, this lush spice garden owes its existence to Pierre Poivre, the French spice entrepreneur. There is a self…

5. Kot Man-Ya

3.03 MILES

Worth a look if you're in the area, this lovely vivid garden, overseen by a retired Seychelles diplomat, has all manner of exotic, tropical flowers on…

6. Anse Intendance

3.33 MILES

A top-end resort lines the northern portion of this high-profile beach. The southern end is almost deserted and offers good swimming and snorkelling. The…

7. Fairyland Beach

4.17 MILES

Most of the Seychelles' postcard-stunning beaches are on Praslin and La Digue, but Fairyland Beach when seen from the south is a real looker, with a…