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Last updated on February 2, 2023
With its 3 beaches fringed by coral reefs, Club Med Seychelles is one of the best house reef options in the archipelago. Located in the heart of the Sainte-Anne Marine Park, this spot is home to a wide variety of environments and unspoiled underwater life, even if the corals are broken in some places. While snorkeling from the hotel’s beaches, you’ll spot many fish and invertebrates, as well as sea turtles.
Club Med Seychelles (formerly Sainte Anne Resort and Spa) is located on the small private island of Sainte-Anne, approximately 4km off Victoria. The resort organizes transfers to the island.
This spot is part of the Sainte Anne Marine Park, which can be visited during the day boat trip. Some tours stop on the Sainte-Anne reefs.
You can enter the water directly from any of the 3 beaches, depending on the area you want to explore.
Fringing reef is found off the three main beaches, including: Grande Anse, facing west-north-west and backed by shallow water seagrass beds; Anse Royale which wraps round the southern end of the island and has coastal defence features off the beach; finally Anse Tortues (also known as Anse Cimetiere), which faces southeast and has a reef edge backed by a shallow water lagoon.
The most recommended snorkeling area is Anse Tortue, which has easy access, generally calm seas, and boasts a wide variety of underwater life.
More than 160 marine species have been recorded on the reefs of Club Med Seychelles. The semicircle angelfish, the powder blue tang, the Moorish Idol, and the orbicular batfish are among the most iconic species that can be encountered on the reef and in the seagrass beds.
Many butterflyfish swim around the coral reefs. In this protected area, you can also see many species of snappers, sweetlips, and groupers, quite rarer elsewhere. Hawksbill sea turtles and whitetip reef sharks are also occasionally encountered in the area.
Club Med Seychelles has two restaurants and three bars.
These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.
This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
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