Petit Anse (or Anse la Liberte, on Mahé)
This breathtaking bay is close to Anse Soleil. Smaller than its more popular neighbour it is difficult to access but more than worth the journey as it offers tranquil swimming and sunbathing against a spectacular backdrop of granite boulders and verdant forest. The powder-soft sand and turquoise waters of this bay will quite simply take your breath away.
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 for 50 metres until you find a siding on your left. Park your car here and continue along the footpath for approximately 20 minutes downhill towards the beach. Total travelling time is approximately 1 hour.