Beau Vallon Beach
Beau Vallon Beach
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,845 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We entered this 1 mile long sand beach at its west end mangrove pedestrian bridge, then took its raised pathway shaded by tall rubber fig trees. This decades-old protective levee is breached at high tide with unwanted seawater entering the Story Seychelles, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay and other resorts. We dodged their encroaching beach chairs as we viewed their seaview accommodations close by. At low tide, we descended to a much wider beach to comfortably stroll its crashing surf.
A central 50+ car parking area with a 200m promenade bordered with souvenir, tour & food kiosks and a 10 station outdoor gym makes this area a popular beach for weekend locals. Continuing northward, the beach widens after the protruding La Plage Restaurant before coming to an end at a large cluster of rocks. Walking 400m farther north along the highway, across Big Blue Divers, is the tranquil 1/2km Paplūdimys(Plaza) Beach, a hidden gem for couples.
This is a heavy surf touristy beach, but my opinion has been tainted by spending time on the famous soft white sand beaches of Praslin and La Digue Islands.
Written January 25, 2023
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Fiona W
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Lovely beach with great sand and fairly safe for children. It gets busy but there is plenty of room and shade with cafes and restaurants nearby. Only gave 4 stars because not great for snorkelling but otherwise very nice. No one hassles you apart from the odd offer of a coconut and there are snack stalls where you can get a cheaper meal. We liked the Dolce Vita cafe for snacks and ice cream and loved the Boathouse for drinks and their evening buffet which is dear but actually great value.
Written August 13, 2022
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Beau Vallon (beautiful small valley) in northern Mahé is the Seychelles main tourist centre, thanks to its 1.7km long and almost perfect beach with fine sand (when there is no high tide) and a smooth getting in and out of the water, thus ideal for children too. At the back of its central part is big walkway between coconut palms and takamaka trees, which also offer some natural shade.

The beach is mostly not organized and I saw just a few loungers from an accommodation and no umbrellas at all. On the other hand there are fruit stalls, souvenir shops, snack bars, restaurants and water sport operators, offering jet ski, water ski, diving, snorkelling. The beach was very clean, when I was there, and there are litter boxes at regular intervals.

Positive was also the fact that not one person ever approached me to sell something, be it a tour, a souvenir. Thanks to the trees by the water one doesn't see too much that Beau Vallon is a very overbuilt area. In general a tourist will be happy to spend holidays here. For my style of travelling I preferred to be based in Victoria, when on Mahé, where I got a better understanding of the real Seychelles and when it comes to swimming the Praslin beaches of Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette with not a construction in sight are hard to beat.
Written October 17, 2022
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doscal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates540 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This beach isnt great - despite the reviews. Theres quite alot of litter at times and just generally isnt on the same scale as other areas of the island. Try Sunset beach or Southern areas of the island.

In the evening, the locals congregate in the car park with the car speaker systems blasting local rap tunes. Theres alot of ppl drinking on the beach areas also. Not a pretty site.

There are so many better beaches in the Seychelles - I reckon this one ranks at the bottom of the table. I dont really recommend it with young kids... Again, theres better beaches around the island where you can relax with your family.
Written August 11, 2022
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Jan J
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We arrived at Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé on Wednesday 28 September and stayed at the beautiful Diver's Lodge, which we can recommend. Just across the road from it is a small beautiful beach with breathtaking palm trees arching over the white sand beach and warm sea. However, the thing that bothered us was the amount of trash, especially right next to the road. We only went to the big beach when we wanted to enjoy fresh coconut milk or go for a delicious cocktail at the famous Beach Shak bar or a tasty dinner at Wooden House. On the last day, Saturday, October 1st, when the tide was still low around 2 pm and we could not swim close to the beach, we just decided to sit in the sand in one of the many tide pools about 20 meters from the small quiet beach between Big Blue Divers and Paplūdimys. On the way we were careful not to step on a sea urchin, of which there were more and more as the distance from the beach increased. As we were sitting and relaxing in the warm water, after a few minutes we turned around to find that just about 30 cm behind our backs on the divide between our tide pool and another tide pool was a BEAKED SEA SNAKE hiding in the sand and seaweed - only about 20 cm of its body was visible from our side. We were very lucky that we didn't accidentally touch it and that it remained calm until we left... We were able to return home alive and well with nothing but wonderful experiences. However, we still have the sight of the extremely venomous snake in front of our eyes and urge you to exercise great caution with every step you take in the shallows.
Written October 3, 2022
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Max S
Moscow, Russia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Flower garden self catering apartment
We accidentally met this unique and cozy mini-hotel on the way to the beach. The villa of the owners of Paul and Tina is located on an open, large green territory. Inside the plot there is a mini-hotel with only 4 rooms. The atmosphere is unique, the owners take great care of every detail of their interior, you really live in a garden of fruit trees, flowers, orchids, huge mast palms are everywhere. And the view of the mountains in the open space is simply amazing.
The apartments themselves are simply luxurious, everything is done with a soul, the design is similar to Maldivian and Indonesian villas. The area of the apartment is more than 70 sq. m., competent layout and zoning: two separate entrances: a bedroom, a living room and a kitchen with an island, a large bathroom, a beautiful terrace with views of the mountains and the forest. Paul and Tina, their two daughters, and their older parents live nearby with a big kind family. All of them are always busy, taking care of their huge plot, planting and grafting new trees, growing orchids.
We consider Flower garden Bo-Vallon just a unique and heavenly place, we will definitely return.
Written October 3, 2023
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Oyla
Moscow, Russia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I have been living there last year and worked for a DMC. I would say this is one the best beaches and there are food stalls if you crave for some Seychelles way seafood. even during the strong waves there were no problem in this area and you can hit the beach anytime you want.
Amazing sunset views <3

In short I can say the "Paradise is on Earth :) planing to go back once the CORVID situation is back to normal
Written April 30, 2021
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Mani B
Maputo Province, Mozambique30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
get early to get a sitting spot, might get crowded compared to other beaches. waves get higher than other beaches, so not advisable to leave kids unattended who can't swim properly.
better to go to a fine restaurant with beachfront for breakfast - lunch - dinner and ask for beach chairs and nice spot.
Written October 8, 2020
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FedUp
San Francisco, California5,810 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
These positive reviews of BV should be segregated into Beach versus Resort/restaurants. BV is where tourist services are concentrated, and where package tour groups stay, and it is quite scenic. But the beach itself, while looking nice to those coming from Europe or Dubai where the standard of beach is rather low, is towards the bottom of beach quality on Mahe let alone when compared to the World class beaches on Praslin and La Digue.

The West facing exposure does make for nice sunsets, but Sunset Beach just a few kms North is a much better beach both for swimming and for sunsets. Much cleaner, way less crowded, no vendors or agents for various businesses to name just a few reasons that BV aint all that.
Written June 20, 2022
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FloopySandlet101
Basel, Switzerland346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Beau Vallon is a long public beach with numerous resorts and restaurants/pubs lining the part behind the super comfortable sandy section.
And frankly, after our experience there we don't find the statement "the beach where you can allegedly swim every day of the year" wrong.

Now, we had all kinds of weather from nice and sunny to literally pouring down with rain and in our opinion, you can indeed go for a swim, even if it is raining wildly, because at least it is not chilly windy. We heard from people who were over near Victoria that they had a terribly windy storm, whereas wind we never had - luckily. So perhaps our assumption may be wrong, but it indeed did feel like that even on the 'worst' days you could enjoy Beau Vallon.

Then again, we didn't really go to other beaches in the Seychelles, but Beau Vallon with pure sand (also upon entering the sea) was more than enough for us - during this trip.
Written January 9, 2022
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