Anse Intendance
Anse Intendance
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Ndakwar
Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, China64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Exithamster
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar761 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Maurizio3030
Cairo, Egypt1,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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franzzjb
Novi Sad, Serbia42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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138500423
Pune, India1,986 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.

Tip:

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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Petra S
Prague, Czech Republic20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Hi guys, we have just came back from Seychely. We visited 3 islands (Mahe, Praslin, La Digue). Each beach looks really nice and even you see the sign about the strong currents not many people who dont have the experience know how dangerous they are..

My mum just walked in the water (on the one part of the beach people were in the vawes, second part of the beach was empty)..one small wave, second wave and that she realized she is in the depth and she cannot come back (she is a really good swimmer, she usually swimms every day more than 1000 meters), my brother tried to help her but the currents were so strong that it was not possible to hep her. We had really luck that she did it.

We were studing the currents situation after this situation and we also asked some local people, and we were surprised, that very often the people drowning there (funny not so many news is writing about that)

We had also experience with strong currents in Coco island but there you can get just on the boat, they usually give you live vest, they control you and you have also fins and mask which really helps you.
Written November 23, 2018
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Marwa B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice long beach, waves are really big, if you are into fighting waves then that's definitely a place to go.. No life gurads so swim at your own risk.. Get ready to be bashed left and right by the waves,, but it's definitely a fun experience..
Written March 15, 2019
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hairybear007
Tipton, UK4,553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Got the bus from Victoria,an hour,s journey, which was great to see the coast and several beaches.
We arrived near banyan tree hotel, nice quiet beach,lovely,well worth it.
The beach bar of the hotel is open to non guests and you can have a cocktail and use their beds,umbrella etc.
The bus journey back to Victoria was also fun.
Written September 15, 2018
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