15 AUGUST 2020

Beau Vallon Beach – Sunset like no other…

Beau Vallon

Probably the best sunset spot on Mahé Island…

I don’t know if I have ever experienced more beautiful sunset scenes than the ones at Beau Vallon beach in Mahé. It’s a spectacular, good 30 minutes, surreal picture of parade of many colours, from fade yellow to fiery red to dark purple. So if you are a big fan of sunset moments, looking for a romantic scenery or just wanna tick ‘walk on the beach while the sun is setting’ off your bucket list, then this is the place you cannot miss while visiting Seychelles. And while I can’t really guarantee that you’re gonna experience ‘the sunset of your life’, I still believe Beau Vallon beach it’s the best spot on Mahé to watch the sun disappearing behind the horizon…

I remember this bay being my least favourite for many, many months… It reminds me of those sea side promenades in towns along polish coast packed with tourists, loud kids running around, and stalls full of overpriced souvenirs. The beach itself in certain months (during south-east monsoon) is wide and so during the daytime packed with sunbathing visitors. On the weekends it gets particularly crowded as many locals also come there with their families and friends, creating small ‘camps’. It’s often the way to throw a party here… on the beach, with music, homemade food and alcohol. 

For me Beau Vallon still is like that. Well maybe not so much since the covid-19, but hence I know many other beaches that are a lot calmer, I tend to ‘use’ Beau Vallon only for my early morning (the beach is about 3km long) grounding walks or breathtaking sunsets with a glass of rosé of course 😉

Besides the natural beauty, Beau Vallon is a well known location, famous for its ‘nightlife’. When I’m writing this, I’m thinking – one might think I’m talking world-famous, ibiza-style bars, lunges, food spots and discos. Well, it’s not… there are a few bars, with two usually filled in as they offer some quality drinks and service, and locally-owned restaurants with La Plage probably being the best. Still, it’s the busiest area on the Island on weekends or even week days.

In addition, majority of diving centres are situated in Beau Vallon as well as water sport rental companies. So again, it’s the place to be if you have planned to do some diving sessions while holidaying in Seychelles or you are a big Jet Ski or other water sports enthusiast.

All in all, Beau Vallon is definitely a place worth visiting. Its unquestionable highlight is that it can be all-in-one place where you begin your day with a morning walk and finish with sunset moment followed by a dinner and boozy beach bar session.