'Les Pieds dans L'eau' is a family run property on the south east coast of Mahe Island with five self-catering apartments and its restaurant adjoining on the beach at Anse Royale, a beautiful white sandy beach fringing a crystal clear turquoise lagoon 20 minutes from the Seychelles International Airport and 30 minutes from the capital Victoria.
Anse Royale Bay is distinguished by its very own baby island named Souris Island where you may kayak to, swim and explore. Tropical coral fish abound and the Takamaka and Coconut palm trees offer shade on the beautiful sandy beach of its small coves and bay. The reef fringed lagoon offers safe swimming year round for children and adults alike, at low tide and high tide and excellent snorkeling adventures.
Our restaurant 'Les Dauphins Heureux' adjoining Pieds dans L'eau offers authentic Creole cuisine, with an excellent Creole Buffet Lunch every Sunday, right on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean shaded by green lush vegetation which is typical of the beautiful Seychelles Islands.
Friday nights at the restaurant listen to live music with Jose Charles and Alain Melanie and their accoustic guitars and romantic vocals. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, cappucinos, afternoon tea, cocktails at sunset or earlier, Les Dauphins Heureux looks forward to your visit !
If you do not wish to cook all your meals in your own apartment whilst on holiday you may wish to opt for the bed and breakfast or half board option offered at Pieds dans L'eau.
|Beach , Near airport , Mountain , Tropical Garden , Near the sea , On sea shore , Village , Vehicle not necessary|
|Our facilities and services|
|Internet , Wifi , Beach towels , Restaurant , Chef on demand , Barbecue , Bar , Boutique , Baby high chairs , TV lounge , DVD , Small grocery store nearby , Public transport nearby , Car park , Laundry service|
|Topics and style of your holiday|
|Romantic , Hiking holidays , Away from it all , Relax , Family atmosphere , Nature first , Traditions and Culture , Gourmet , Sports , Golf , Family holidays , Elegant|
Pieds dans L'eau Self Catering Holiday Apartments, with beautiful views of Anse Royale Bay, feature large verandas, dotted with comfortable local armchairs, overlooking the beach and ocean, open plan lounge/dining rooms with fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, cable TV and WIFI.
Daily maid service, all towels and linen, beach towels, Y-King Shower gel, Shampoo and nourishing Seychelles Coconut oil, Wifi, a starter pack with fresh local fruit, farm fresh eggs, Seychelles vanilla tea, coffee, milk, bread, home made jam, butter and bottled water.
Pieds Dans L'eau Self Catering Holiday Apartments is situated in the village of Anse Royale, 9 km from the airport, 16 km from Victoria and within walking distance of the MCB bank and ATM machine, Post Office, indian grocery shops, a souvenir shop, bus stops to the capital, Victoria and with easy access to South Mahe where the more pristine beaches and bays are waiting to be explored.
Pieds Dans L’Eau's adjoining Creole restaurant "Les Dauphins Heureux" offers an excellent menu of local Creole and international cuisine in a beautiful setting, with open air dining, overlooking the ocean and beach of Anse Royale. Every Friday night our menu special is 'Fish & Shrimp' with accoustic & vocal guitarists Jose Charles & Alain Melanie entertaining us.
Our Sunday Creole Buffet features grilled red snapper, octopus curry, kat kat banane (green bananas cooked in coconut milk - a local favourite) job mayonnaise, chicken curry, salted fish with local spinach, assorted salads, aubergine fritters, for desserts creme caramel, papaya jam & daube de banane and much more...
You will find close by :
Indian shops in the village where you can buy anything from Seychelles Vanilla tea (a great gift for those not lucky enough to travel to Seychelles) to sandals, fish tackle or the one and only Seychelles island beer, an ice cold Seybrew.
An open air fish bazaar close by where if you venture out early you will catch a glimpse of the day's catch, depending on the season, Red Snapper, Dorado, Bonito, Big Eyed Tuna, Shark, Bordomar, Mackerel, Barracuda, in the afternoon coral fish such as small groupers or kakatoi (parrot fish) from the fishermen's casiers (fish traps).
Anse Royale Bay where we are located offers excellent snorkeling in beautiful clear 'barashua' waters. You can snorkel to Souris Island at low tide or take a kayak to the island and explore. Reef shoes are recommended. Fishing with local fishermen can sometimes be organized depending on the season. Fishing Excursions followed by 'Eat your Catch' Picnic on a deserted beach can be organized.
Victoria is 30 minutes away by car or by local bus. Bus stops to the south of Mahe and the Capital Victoria are just 2 minutes on foot. We have the Anglican Church and Catholic Church nearby for Sunday Mass.
A tour of Mahe, excursions to Praslin and La Digue, St Anne and the marine national parks are organized for you via Creole Travel, 7 degrees South or Mason's Travel, our local destination management companies who offer an excellent service to our clients at all times.
Places of interest in South Mahe:
Anse Royale, Anse Parnel, Anse Takamaka, Anse Intendance, Anse Bazarca - Great beaches for swimming and beachcombing.
Catholic Churches: Anse Royale, Anse Boileau, Baie Lazare
Local artists: Michael Adams, Donald Adelaide
Le Jardin du Roi, Spice Garden, where you can see giant tortoises, vanilla & pepper plants...
Other Excursions on Mahe :
Seychelles Tea Factory, Sans Souci - Tea-lovers can visit the working tea factory (admission with/without guided tour Rs 25. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri) on the Sans Souci road about 3km above Port Glaud. It’s best to visit before noon, when you can see the whole process from drying to packing. The estate produces about 45 tonnes of organic tea per year for export.
Scuba Diving Excursions - There are excellent dive sites off the southwestern coast. Diving Excursions can be arranged at the 'Beach Shop', for beginners and experienced divers alike, next door to Pieds dans L'Eau Holiday Apartments.
Zip lining adventures and rock climbing at Port Launay, Ephelia Resort.
Waterfalls at Port Glaud and snorkelling at Port Launay
Botanical Gardens - Victoria, where you see the Coco de mer palm, fruit bats, the giant tortoises.
Hiking with a tour guide, Copolia, Trois Freres, Botanical Gardens have maps.
Bazaar or Market in Victoria, very colorful, selling tropical spices such as cinnamon, vanilla pods, saffran, flowers, fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.
Nearest Town: Victoria - 30 minutes Drive (Car or Bus)
Nearest Beach: Anse Royale, Parnel, Intendance, Takamaka, Baie Lazare, Anse Soleil.
Nearest Airport: Seychelles International Airport - 15 minutes Drive (Car or Bus)
Nearest Bus Stop: 2 minutes' Walk.