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Review of Anse Intendance

Anse Intendance
Ranked #2 of 60 things to do in Mahe Island
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wonderful beach to walk along and rest or jump into. For strong swimmers only due to big waves and strong currents. But absolutely breathtaking view.

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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Anse Intendance was probably one of the nicest "big" beaches on Mahe, but is only average when compared to other beaches around the world (for example in the Pacific Islands). There are also nicer smaller beaches on Mahe.
In saying that, the water was very clear at Intendance - especially considering it is a sand beach with a reasonable swell coming in. There are signs warning of strong currents through most of the year, but October-Feb are OK. While there was small current when we visited (Nov), it wasn't particularly bad.
We visited the beach twice, the first time there were security guards on the beach, most likely from the nearby hotel, the second time there wasn't. There was what appeared to be a homeless man living in the bush at the southern end though. There were only a handful of people on the beach both times we visited.
The sign posts for the beach on the main road are only visible if you are driving from one direction, so just turn when you see the Banyan Tree hotel.

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Reviewed November 30, 2014

Having only visited a few of the many fine beaches in the Seychelles, we can't confirm Anse Intendance's reputation as the nicest beach on Mahe, but it certainly boasted a long stretch of fine sand with just a few dozen scattered visitors on a partly sunny afternoon in late November. Local staff at the nearby Banyan Tree resort warned us of the strong surf, so we enjoyed its aural energy during a pleasant 45' stroll from end to end without venturing too deep into the water. (The south end of the beach seemed to be calmer, with fewer rocks & more swimmers.) Worth a drive from anywhere on the island if you're looking for good scenery, an invigorating dip or an energizing walk!

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Reviewed November 25, 2014

The nicest beach on the Island, but not for swimming. Popular for turtle viewings. Very dangerous currents

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Reviewed November 6, 2014

Anse Intendance is a beautifull white sand beach with just few visitors. I highly recommend to spend few hours here.

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