Anse Soleil on the south-western coast of Mahé is a stunningly attractive bay, good for swimming and snorkelling, presenting a wide stretch of sandy beach, surrounded by large shady trees. This beach is very photogenic and a popular place for weekend beach picnics. Getting here is something of a journey off the beaten track, but well worth the extra effort. There is also a small beachside café here, which serves excellent seafood.
Located in south-west Mahé. From the airport, turn left and travel south on the main road passing Anse Royale petrol station. Continue on this road until you reach Lazare Picault Hotel on your right, and further on, Baie Lazare police station. Take the first left onto Anse Soleil Road. Continue approximately 800 metres along this road and look for a low signpost to Anse Soleil Café. Turn right onto this track and continue downhill to Anse Soleil passing the Anse Soleil Café. Total travelling time is approximately 50 minutes.