Perhaps, in the age of the corsairs, pirates did indeed visit this beautiful beach on the south-eastern coast of Mahé. Nowadays, Anse Forbans is popular with visitors from nearby hotels along the shoreline. For the most part the beach is considered safe for swimming except for the southern part that leads to Anse Marie Louise (past Anse Forbans Chalets).
From the international airport, turn left and travel south on the main road via Anse Royale to Anse Forbans. You'll pass the petrol station at Anse Royale and should continue down this road. Travelling time is approximately 30 minutes.