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.