Port Launay Marine National Park Beach Guide, Nearby Hotels & Attractions, Mahe | So Seychelles

Port Launay Marine National Park

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The beach at the entrance to the national park is a lovely, horseshoe shaped arc of white sands, with calm and relatively deep waters forming a natural harbour. As a protected marine reserve the snorkeling here is excellent - both along the rocks to the right of the bay and around the cross marking the mouth of the bay.

With the jungle clad mountains to your right and a high granite hill to your left where the forest is only slightly disturbed by a handful of small villas, you feel surrounded by nature while on this beach looking out to sea.

Behind the beach lies the Constance Ephelia resort, with two restaurants and a beach bar looking out towards the water, but tucked behind the trees so the resort is not too prominent from the beach or the waters. There is also a takeaway van by the road that runs along the side of the resort to the beach, though sadly it is of the burger and chips variety not Creole style rice and fish.

There are a number of small boats in the bay offering trips for fishing, diving and snorkeling as well as glass bottomed boats to enjoy the coral without getting wet. It's also possible to go climbing or take a zip line ride through the forest with SMAC adventures, located within the grounds of the Ephelia resort.