Anse Intendance

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Doha, Qatar590 contributions
Apr 2021
Headed down south of the island to ’Anse Intendance’ which is well-known as one of the most beautiful beached in Mahe.

The beach itself looked stunning with white sand, blue sea, and clear sky. The waves there were very high (2 meters high) like we could hear all the waves crushed so hard and so strong on the shores from the distance.

There was no guesthouse or restaurant on the beach, so if you are planning to go there, don’t forget to prepare everything with you.

Not sure how to describe but we did had so much fun there, cruising on those waves was fabulous. I was lost in the wave few times hehehe, but it was super amazing.

Must Must visit place in Mahe.
Written April 21, 2021
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Seychelles13 contributions
Jul 2021
I agree with most of you. Probably the most beautiful beach in Mahé. But, it's true as well. When there are big waves, it is dangerous to try to do body boarding and swim too far. One day, I lost my skympy swimwear and had to stay naked all the afternoon. I enjoyed it so much that now, Intendance is my favorite naturist beach. LOL
Written November 26, 2021
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Cairo, Egypt229 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Deep water, waves, coral, boulders, fish, sand, and even a bar. Brilliant large beach on South West side of Mahe. Swim out past the breaking waves to access coral and fish. Current can be strong, so keep eye on shore. Large car park for cars, although there is a lot of construction going on near the beach. Not a lot of shade, so be ready to get lots of hot sun.
Written December 24, 2021
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Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel298 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
The shoreline is wide and it's beautiful to sit or lie down in the sun and just relax.
But on the other hand, the beach is a but far in the southern part of Mahe, the road there is not that good, and it was very wavy when we went there that we couldn't stay in the water more than a few minutes.
It's not a must see, but each one and his/her taste.
Written October 20, 2021
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David M
Guangzhou, China51 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Absolutely amazing beach - perfect light pink soft sand, and the sea an amazing blue turquoise colour changing to deeper blue as it goes out. Lots of waves to make it more fun! Beautiful greenery and a few Seychelles-esque rocks that are great for photos. Allow some good time here to take in the beauty
Written May 15, 2022
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar699 contributions
Mar 2021
Anse Intendance is a fairly large beach with a parking lot (20-30 spots) in the forest 3 mins walk away. We practically only went there because of "Rasta" who runs a beach hut right next to the lagoon. There are a few rocks on the South end where you can get your shade. For our taste not enough "Robinson Crusoe" but still a beautiful spot.
Written March 25, 2021
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Cairo, Egypt1,544 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had to witness it and after finding it. Road signs in Mahe are not the best we were blown away by the beauty of it and the power of the waves. This is not a swimming beach for the faint of heart. The coral is at the end of the sand and it is hard. It is a surfers paradise when in season. There is a bar but not open during off season. Go simply for the view and the beauty.
Written May 11, 2021
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Mats B
12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Exellelent beach. Comparable to Grand Anse in La Digue, but longer. Before the only lunch option was the luxury Banyan Tree Hotel, but now there is a small ”catch of the day” type bbq stand serving simple lunch and juices/beer on the left side of the path leading from public parking to the beach.
Written January 10, 2020
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Pune, India2,027 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
Seychelles – Paradise of picture post card beaches & Heaven for honeymooners.

All adjectives (such as amazing, awesome, breathtaking, fabulous, fantastic, incredible, impressive, marvelous, magnificent, picturesque, scenic, splendid, stunning, spectacular) will be used by the tourists either for picture post card beaches or for picture post card nature trails.

Seychelles has following main 3 islands:

1. Mahe island (28 x 8 km) has 38 beaches.
Beau Vallon beach in north is the main attraction for tourist.
West coast of Mahe island has more beautiful beaches.

2. Praslin island (12 x 5 km) has 22 beaches.
Anse Lazio in north is the most liked by the tourist.

3. La Digue island (5 x 3 km) has 18 beaches.
The most magnificent island on Seychelles.
Anse Source d’Argent in southwest is the best in Seychelles.


a) Plan to visit beaches between 10 am to 2 pm, to get the real feel of eye catching crystal clear turquoise water otherwise it will be normal water without any charm.

b) Picture speaks louder than words, so please do see images on Google or in trip advisor reviews for respective attraction to experience a gratifying feel of beaches & nature trails.

Also see the photos attached with this review.

This review is of Anse Intendance beach in south of Mahe island.

How to reach there:

1. Bus (5 minutes from nearest bus stop & maximum 60 minutes from farthest bus stop)
Catch any bus going to or via Anse Intendance.
Bus fare is flat SCR 5 from any destination to any destination in Seychelles.
From Anse Intendance bus stop the beach is within 5 minutes walk able distance.

2. Hired Taxi
Hire a taxi for a full day tour from 9 am to 5 pm.
Normal taxi hire charges are Euro 150. I negotiated at 100 Euro.
There are no metered taxis hence one has to negotiate before hiring taxi for any local trip.

3. Rental Car
If you are fluent in driving & have driving license then take car on a rent.
Rental charges starts from Euro 45 per day.
It increases proportionately according to the car.

About Anse Intendance beach:
Free parking space is available
Banyan Tree Resort is the only accommodation arrangement near to this beach.
No other hotels or restaurants are nearby to this beach.
Small stall is there on the beach that sells few snacks & cold drink items.

Anse Intendance beach is the most spectacular beach in south of Mahe.
It is a white sand beach with attractive granite formations on both side & dense palm trees.
This beach is not recommended for swimming as water gets deep quite quickly & waves are very strong.

Highly recommend this picture post card beach.

If you wish to know tourist visa requirements for Seychelles country then read further.

Visa guidelines for Indians & most of the nationals as on Nov / Dec 2015:

It is always prudent to check with the embassy / immigration of the country you are visiting on the latest visa requirements.

1. Visa on arrival system

2. Passport should be valid on entry & exit date

3. Confirmed hotel reservation.
One has to produce hotel reservation voucher at immigration counter at their request.
In my case, immigration staff called hotel owner to confirm my hotel reservation.
(Hotel owner will issue you the reservation voucher that will have your name, passport number & stay duration in Seychelles. It will also have hotel’s name & address with contact number)
If you are without confirmed hotel reservation, then either you will be deported or will be forced to book & pay hotel near the airport for your entire duration of stay in Seychelles.

4. Return ticket

5. Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Seychelles.
Debit / Credit cards are accepted in the commercial outlets.ATMs also accepts SBI, BOB debit cards.

Wish you all the best for the wonderful journey thru picture post card beaches & nature trails.
Written June 5, 2016
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Novi Sad, Serbia34 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Well, the beach is beautiful, but pretty much useless. You cannot (should not) swim, waves are strong on their ways forth and back and you can only spend your time several meters from the shore. Even then you can be knocked out, if unprepared.

How to go there by bus:

a) take the bus line 5A from Victoria bus terminal (platform R) that will drive you directly to the beach. It will stop at the place which is five minutes walking to the beach (downhill). The trouble is that the bus is departing only several times per day and that it can be late. For example, it was late today for over an hour and it may never departed.

b) take the bus line 5 (departing much more frequently, platform R), or any line that goes through Takamaka. Get off in the Takamaka village (NOT the Takamaka beach, which is later) - the official name of the bus station in bus timetables is: "Quatre bornes". Go back for 100m (in the direction from where the bus just came). Look for the sign that shows the way to the beach and to the "Banyan Tree" resort. Go that way (downhill) for about 2km, then look for another sign which will direct you to the resort/beach. It is the point where the bus 5A will leave you. Go downhill for five more minutes.

P.S. When we were trying to explore bus possibilities when 5A is heavily late, no locals mentioned this alternative route. Later they explained to us that it is not really an option because it is too much walking, so better to wait for 5A, it will come eventually. Only with a help of gentle stranger, we realized that it is only 2km walking, which is completely manageable.
Written January 26, 2019
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