Pieds dans L'eau Self Catering Apartments, SE Mahe

Pieds dans L'eau, Anse Royale, South East Mahe
Pieds dans L'eau, Anse Royale, South East Mahe

'Les Pieds dans L'eau' is a family run property on the south east coast of Mahe Island with eleven self-catering apartments and its restaurant Les Dauphins Heureux Cafe/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 35 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.    (**Our Buffet lunch has been suspended for the time being, in line with  new public health guidelines due to the Pandemic)

Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner,  cappuccinos, afternoon tea,  cocktails at sunset or earlier,  Les Dauphins Heureux looks forward to your visit !

Bed and breakfast, half board or full board options are offered at Pieds dans L'eau.

Our environment
Sandy beach , Near airport , Mountain , Tropical Garden , Near the sea , On sea shore , Village , Remarkable environment , Vehicle not necessary
Our facilities and services
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 , Budget holidays
Pieds dans L'eau Self Catering Holiday Apartments situated just meters away from the beautiful beach of Anse Royale, are spacious, family size, with open plan lounge/dining rooms and fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, cable TV and WIFI.  

Services include

Daily maid service, all towels and linen, beach towels, toiletries (shampoo, shower gel)  and room service, 9am to 8pm.

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. .

Our Sunday Creole Buffet features grilled red snapper, job fish mayonnaise, octopus curry, kat kat banane (green bananas cooked in coconut milk - a local favourite), chicken curry, salted fish with local spinach assorted salads, aubergine fritters, for desserts creme caramel, papaya jam & daube de banane and much more...

To see the Menu, please click here

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.  Various excursions: Fishing with local fishermen depending on the season or day trips including 'Eat your Catch' picnic on a secluded beach can be organized.

Victoria is 35 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 Mason's Travel, 7 Degrees South, 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, Radegonde, Mondon...

  • 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 available at Anse la Mouche (10 minute drive away).

  • 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 - 35 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.