Anse Takamaka Beach

Anse Takamaka gets its name from the rich green takamaka trees that form a backdrop to this smooth white sand beach. One of the best beaches on Mahe Island, this beach is not to be confused with the other Takamaka beach on neighbouring Praslin Island. The beach here is slopes gently into the clear shallow waters of the Indian Ocean and is generally safe to swim in, although the currents can be strong, so check before you go out too far.

There are plenty of palm trees as well as the takamaka trees for shade, and the soft sand leads out into the breath-takingly beautiful blue crystal clear waters. Getting

If you want to try snorkeling, Anse Takamaka is a great spot as there is plenty of marine life to see. You will need to bring your own equipment, as there is no rental at the beach. Just off the beach, you can eat at the restaurant, and you can visit a huge tortoise pen. This is a wonderful location to visit on a family a holiday.

Archetypal Seychelles boulder formations can be found at either end of the beach, and the views both out to sea and to the mountains behind are glorious. You will want to bring your camera with you to capture the beauty of this spot. Whether you are relaxing on the smooth sandy beaches or snorkeling in the shallow waters, you will love this spot in the Indian Ocean.

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