The stretch of small rock-fringed coves along the coast of Anse Royale on the south-eastern coast of Mahé, from the area known as Fairyland down to the Anglican church at Anse Royale, is an enchanting place for swimming and snorkelling. The best areas for snorkelling are around the rocks at Fairyland and up to the small island just off the coast, where there are myriad brightly coloured coral fish. The water here is enclosed behind a reef, which keeps out the larger fish and is fairly shallow. Currents can be deceptively strong, thus it is unadvisable to swim out too far. This stretch of coast is best enjoyed during the north-west trade winds when the water is translucent, balmy and tranquil.
Anse Royale is approximately 11km from the airport or a mere 10-minutes drive. From the international airport, turn left and travel south on the main road until you see the Anse Royale petrol station on your right, that faces Anse Royale beach. Kaz Kreol restaurant is located on this beach.
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