Strolling Beau Vallon Beach and the Bazar Labrin festival, Mahé, Seychelles
The Beau Vallon Beach on Mahé in the Seychelles is one of the most famous beaches in the islands of the Seychelles. We got the opportunity to enjoy it’s picturesque setting during our multi day stay on the island of Mahé. We’d learn that this particular beach is well worth spending some time around.
This post is one chapter on our trip to the Republic of Tanzania and the Islands of the Seychelles. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and enhanced through World of Hyatt and Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
Read More from This Trip
- Trip Introduction: Zanzibar, Tanzania and Islands of the Seychelles via Air Canada and Turkish Airlines Business Class
- Air Canada Signature Business Class: Vancouver – Toronto
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Toronto International Terminal
- Turkish Airlines Business Class: Toronto – Istanbul
- Turkish Airlines Business Class: Istanbul – Dar Es Salaam
- The Hyatt Regency – The Kilimanjaro, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
- Precision Air: Dar Es Salaam – Zanzibar
- The Residence Zanzibar by Cenizaro, Zanzibar, Tanzania
- Crossing the Island of Zanzibar, Tanzania
- The Park Hyatt Zanzibar, Tanzania
- The Decorative Doors of Stonetown, Zanzibar, Tanzania
- Among the Horrors at the Slave Trade Market, Stonetown, Zanzibar
- Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant, Stonetown, Zanzibar
- Cruising into Sunset on a Dhow Cruise, Zanzibar
- Precision Air: Zanzibar – Dar Es Salaam
- Kenya Airways: Dar Es Salaam – Nairobi
- Kenya Airways: Nairobi – Mahé, Seychelles
- Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, Mahé, Seychelles
- The Beaches of Beau Vallon, Mahé, Seychelles
- Cat Cocos Ferry: Mahé – Praslin
- The Chateau des Feuilles, Praslin, Seychelles
- Tortoises at Anse Lazio and Vallée de Mai, Praslin Island, Seychelles
- The Beaches of Praslin Island, Seychelles
- Air Seychelles: Praslin – Mahé
- Salon Vallée de Mai Business Lounge, Mahé, Seychelles
- Turkish Airlines Business Class: Mahé – Istanbul
- Turkish Airlines Arrivals Lounge, Istanbul Atatürk
- Turkish Airlines E Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
- Turkish Airlines Business Class: Istanbul – Toronto
- Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport, Canada
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Toronto Domestic
- Air Canada Signature Business Class: Toronto – Vancouver
Activity: Strolling Beau Vallon Beach and Bazar Labrin festival, Mahé, Seychelles
After our first day at Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, at about 4 PM we went up for a walk up the beach through Beau Vallon. It is an absolutely gorgeous long and wide beach. There was a market about 15-17 minute walk from the hotel so we aimed to stock up on water and wine.
We had some simply beautiful beach pictures with sunset nearing, making the whole bay look wonderful. The Beau Vallon Beach is everything you could imagine in a beach; a long and sandy space with a terrific scenic backdrop amid emerald green waters.
At La Perle Noire, we headed up inland towards the nearest store. It was slightly away from the beach, but still the closest store to Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove.
Surprisingly, despite being in what is still considered Africa, the wines in all the grocery store were French and Italian. I couldn’t find a South African wine to safe my life, which was an unusual experience for the African region.. The wine prices were reasonably high; similar to the high tax Canadian prices that I was typically used to. It was about $60 USD for French Champagnes.
Sunset on Beau Vallon Beach:
We headed back to the resort to drop off our supplies. We enjoyed another beach sunset from our hotel room lanai. The Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove is a simply spectacular sunset spot!
The Local Street Festival of Bazar Labrin:
After sunset, we wandered back up the beach to find some dinner. We came across the local event of Bazar Labrin; which occurs on Wednesday only. It was described by our hotel as a local gathering near the beach and actually had more locals than tourists. Aside from a bonfire, there were local food street treats available for purchase.
It’s always especially interesting to see how the locals get together to spend their time. The Bazar Labrin street festival was no exception.
Beachside Pizza at Baobab Pizza:
Not feeling too adventurous tonight on the street meat, we continued up the beach. MrsWT73 is a pizza fiend so we ended up for dinner at Baobab Pizza. It advertised as being in business for 30 years. It has no actual website. The restaurant is a medium sized open air shack that offers a sandy bottom floor and all the pizza and pasta you can drink. Dinner for two with drinks was $35 USD. MrsWT73 had the margarita pizza self-topped with chili sauce which she raved about. I had a Seychelles Brew beer.
Baobab Pizza was a great way to get some discounted “off resort” food. Although it was a bit touristy, we certainly didn’t mind eating off the resort.
Beau Vallon Sunsets:
The Beau Vallon area of the Seychelles had absolutely wonderful sunsets. Towards the end of one of our days, we headed up beach to take in the sunset from a different area. Only a short ways away from the hotel, we settled in to enjoy another great Beau Vallon sunset.
Our time in Beau Vallon was all too short. The beach itself was spectacular, along with the evening views. Beau Vallon would make a nice stopover on the way to other areas of the Seychelles, which is exactly how we had planned it. What a great place to visit and a nice introduction to the Seychelles.
My Thoughts on Beau Vallon Beach on Mahé, Seychelles:
The Beau Vallon Beach on Mahé in the Seychelles is an absolutely show stopper of a beach. It offers pleasant sand, gorgeous sand, beautiful mountains and a local scene that entertains in a natural way. We really enjoyed the Beau Vallon Beach area and found it rich enough in quality to warrant spending more time there.