La Passe
Grand Barbe
Anse Mondon
Anse Lascars
Pointe Etienne

Guy Van Heygen 2003


Anse Grand Barbe

There also was a community at the other side of the island, at Anse Grand Barbe, where 70 to 80 people lived, in about 26 houses; there was even a small church and a school. Later when people left Grand Barbe, the school was closed, and the children had to go to school at La Passe, so these children had to make the trip to the other side of the island every morning and evening. Nowadays Grand Barbe looks more like a ghost town, and only 4 people, one woman and three men live at Anse Grand Barbe. A few years ago there were plans to build a hotel here, but fortunately these plans seem to be buried. The marsh at the  southern end of Grand Barbe is the largest natural marsh left in Seychelles. The beach is beautiful but strong currents and high waves make swimming uncomfortable.