Spiagge di Anse Marron
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Анжелика
Dnipro, Ukraine9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We went with Robert on an Anse Maron tour. A very intelligent guide. We learned a lot of interesting things about the local flora and fauna. Supervised everyone when passing difficult sections of the route. He showed picturesque places, told about local traditions. During the excursion, he treated me to fruits and sweets in a gorgeous bay.
I recommend Robert and his excursions.
Written October 24, 2021
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Richard H
Haarlem, The Netherlands14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
MUST READ BEFORE GOING

Never go without a guide! Why? When we walked the tour today (26-1-2020) with a guide we found a young man dead on the rocks between Anse Source D’Argent and Anse Martin (around Anse aux Cedres). The poor guy went without a guide and really unfortunately paid with his life (it seemed that he tried to walk via the high dangerous part while the safe path was via the low part). I’m so sorry for his family and loved ones and would like to send my deepest condolences to them.

There are several post here at TripAdvisor which suggest you can easily do the tour yourself which is really misleading (!!!) and make people take great risks with their lives. Because of these posts I also considered going by myself as they made it seem easy but my gut feeling happily told me to go with a guide. Maybe they are experienced rock climbers (which most of us are not) and completely walked the same safe route as the guides do (which I highly doubt because of the below reasons)?!

I myself am really fit and I must say that it’s not easy and a really tricky tour without proper guidance going from Grand Anse beach to Anse Marron and than further to Anse Source D’Argent. Please note the following:

- You need to be fit and the safe route is very hard to be found;
- the walk includes climbing through small areas below the rocks (which prevents you having to climb the dangerous upper rocks where one could easily slip) and you are walking through really dense jungle areas;
- I’m 100% certain that people trying to do it themselves will not take the same safe road (meaning take a more risky road) as I really simply sometimes could not see where we would go next (and even surprised me as the more logical way to me looked differently);
- you need to wear proper hiking shoes to prevent any slipping. You will also walk parts through the water (even at low tide when we went);
- never go when it has rained or will be raining. It will be very slippery on the rocks.

With a guide you are able to enjoy this nice experience and they take no risk at all with any of the customers. They for example don’t go when it has rained and for them the safety of their customers is o so important because an heavy injury or death will mean closure of their business and possibly even prison time.

So please use this information so you can make a well informed decision on what to do. The tour itself is really nice and you see some great beaches but not worth dying for when you take excessive risks by going by yourself.

Ps:
1. for clarity I’m not at all involved with any tour guides what so ever. With this post I want to prevent any more people getting hurt because saving the small amount of money is not worth it!
2. Please LIKE and share the post to bring it to the attention of as much people as possible.
3. I’m attaching some nice photos I took because the tour is nice and this post is not meant to discourage anybody from going, but I do want you to be well informed.
Written January 26, 2020
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Ken C
Townsville, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
Its a nice beach and worth the effort getting there because there won't be many people. You don't need to pay ridiculous amounts of money to get a guide to get there despite what everyone else on this forum. The hike is straightforward if you have even a little hiking experience. I'm 38 and reasonably fit and I had no problems at all. Just go to Anse Source d'Argent. Start walking a couple of hours before low tide and head south along the coast. I was never more than thigh-deep in water. There are inland tracks as well so keep your eyes open for these as they will make your journey a lot quicker but it is possible to wade and boulder-hop all the way along to the beach without going inland. There are no stonefish - just something that the guides make up so that you don't go wading in the water to the beach by yourself.
I went twice. First time just sticking to the water took me an hour. Second time going along the water and inland tracks took me 45 minutes. I was able to stay there for 3 hours each time and could have stayed longer but didn't want to risk getting trapped by the tides.If you have waterproof sandals or shoes then take these as they will make your walk quicker still. I went barefoot and there were coral and rocks in some parts that slowed me down.
If you can't get there don't stress. There are other nicer beaches around. The attraction of this one is that you will have far fewer people (if any at all) to share it with.
Good luck with your hike.
Written January 19, 2014
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MarthyJ
Prague, Czech Republic291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Unforgettable experience.

Why? We didnt use a guide (crazy price 20 euros for short hike)... You should go in the morning, with three bottles of water (for two), with hat and with map - there is small path from the road to Grand Anse.

Our story? We found this path, we found Grand L'Anse beach - with one loss of direction. Everything good, but NOW!!! At the end of this beach we got lost - totally. We hiked into the jungle, many rocks. Really hard to find the way back... We tried another way - "via" sea. Good idea. Advice for everyone who likes hiking - go to the end of beach, go across the rocks and after 40 metres you will find path into the jungle. We were so glad that we found it... After only 25-30 minutes we reached Anse Marron. So easy, if you know this.

But beware: two things: 1. remember the way back (from the beach up via rocks) and 2. note the tide for return...! We went at 2 PM and the tide on Grand L'Anse was to our waist.

The beach is really fabulous and we saw small shark!
Written December 1, 2014
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caspar_gm
Ingolstadt, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
The trail to Anse marron was breathtakingly beautiful and so much fun - big thanks to Henry Bibi who gave me and my girlfriend the best tour ever. We had such a blast and and amazing time.

I can only recommend this one as long as you have a certain degree of fitness :)
Written September 10, 2018
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punawa
Trier, Germany139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
As we could not find a guide to bring us to Anse Marron from Anse Source d'Argent (back and forth), we tried our luck by ourselves.
The most important is to carefully check the tides schedule.
We started early morning (7am), 2h before low tide. The first part -in water- was easy, you definitely get wet up to your waist.
Arriving at the boulders section, we got stuck after climbing several ones (be careful). We tried for 30mins to find the way but we could not. As we were giving up and turning around, we met a local who was king enough to show us the way: actually very easy, you do not need to climb all boulders (just a few ones) but there is a tiny path to the right through the trees/bushes.
After that, you reach a long beach where -at the end of it- you go into the forest to walk the last part, very easy.
Then you reach Anse Marron, the most beautiful beach in La Digue (and the Seychelles?). We stayed there one hour, all alone. Most guided trail only start at 8.30am so you'll have plenty of time (if the tide schedule also fits).
The walk back was very easy and fast (45mins).

In the end, no guide is needed at all if you just go that part back and forth even though they will tell you otherwise. They're trying to protect their business.
Written October 25, 2021
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e-s03
London, UK141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We visited here with Sunny Trails Guide (Andreas rather than Robert) and as others have said, you really do need a guide. We are experienced travellers and do most things independently but the path to get here is non existent as you have to climb between boulders, drop down into gaps under boulders, wade through the sea etc... I've been and I couldn't tell you how to get there as it's not even vaguely obvious. You need to be fit and relatively slender - some of our group who are on the larger side had difficulty getting through the necessary gaps. I can see why Robert (or Andreas) would not want to do the walk if it has been raining as the rocks were slippy just from the sea water so if there was rain added on top it would have been quite dangerous.

This is a very different beach from the others on La Digue or Praslin due to the natural pools. Definitely take snorkelling gear because there's so many fish visible from the beach, let alone actually in the sea itself. We struggled to find somewhere to put our bags that would offer shade and was out of reach of the waves, but we did find some.
Written April 2, 2018
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Dan L
Stockholm, Sweden167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
A lot of people already wrote about Robert from Sunny Trail Guides being an excellent, entertaining, knowledgeable and very safe guide - we can only concur 100%.

We had a fantastic day, the hike is actually more fun the the beach itself even though the beach (and many other beaches you pass along the way) is amazing. I would never, even though fit and experienced in the woods, do this hike on my own. You need the detailed knowledge of paths and rocks that Robert and other experienced guides have. The 40 euro per person (including a nice lunch) is well worth the money!

We highly recommend this tour and Robert as a guide - but beware that it is exhausting (the recommended 2l water/person is correct), physically challenging and requires good shoes, good sunprotection and something to cover your head.

The tour takes 6h. Robert is professional and keeps the time.
The group size is about 15 people.

An extra tip: Robert starts earlier than other guides, guaranteeing that the beaches will be empty and perfect for photos when you get there.
Written March 25, 2018
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AlbaAN
Dubai, United Arab Emirates107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
it is absolutely amazing! each corner of this island is just a dream. I highly recommend to go here, especially if you like a bit of adventure and get lost in the jungle to find amazing places like this
Written April 21, 2019
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ele170
Milan, Italy171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
We went to Anse Marron with an official guide that our hotel (La Repaire) reserved for the 6 of us. There is more then one path to go from Grand Anse to Anse Marron, if you take the one close to the sea, it is the most challenging, not easy, you have to walk up and down between rocks, you pass a tunnel in the rock and definitely you need a guide both to help you on the rocks and to show you exactly where to pass. Anse marron is, in my opinion, the second best beach I've ever seen after Anse Source d'Argent. Once you reach the baech you have time to take a bath, many pictures and have a light lunch (provided by the gude) based on fruits, salad and some cooked chicken (very good and very big portions). After lunch there's time to relax on the beach, then you start the second part of the excursion, from Anse Marron to Anse Source d'Argent. The path here is mainly in the water (so the guide decides when to leave depending on the tide level) and it is much easier: I can imagine that you could go there even by yourself, although you must be careful in calculating the time as you have to take into consideration the tide levels. To better experence this path, I'd recommend yoy to wear water sandals or sneakers (if you just have sneakers, then you'll walk barefoot while in the water and at the beginning of the rocky tral, where the rocks are wet because of the waves). The whole excursion starts approx at 9:30 am and lasts at 4 pm.
Written September 1, 2015
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