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Named after the French explorer Lazare Picault, Baie Lazare or Lazare Bay is located on the island of Mahé in Seychelles. This palm-fringed bay has a narrow sandy beach on the southwestern coast and the bay is one of the quieter spots in Seychelles.
The Kempinski Resort and the Lazare Picault Hotel are located on either side of the bay. The waters here are ideal for swimming, except from June to October. The white-sand beach is usually empty, making it a great place for a day out. At the Lazare Picault hotel end of the bay, the Anse Gaulette beach is a great place to watch the sun go down, while at the Kempinski end, the waters are calmer, making it a decent place for snorkeling.
Lazare Bay lies next to a small lagoon which is sheltered by a coral barrier. Visitors can generally cross the barrier at the time of high tide. A sandy bed lies 30 yards away from the beach. It is sprinkled with coral which gets denser closer to the reef. At the reef, during high tide, the water recedes up to 3 feet but visitors can still move to the reef drop-off. The reef plateau maybe shallow but it is inhabited by multitudes of coral formations. From June to October, the bay is exposed to strong winds. Snorkeling or swimming is not recommended in this period, especially around the channel.
Baie Lazare Beach is often empty during the off season in Seychelles. It provides a great view of open vistas of beautiful half-moon bay. Kempinski Seychelles Resort facing Baie Lazare is a popular upscale hotel with a spa and a casino. Travelers can enjoy this secluded stretch of sand any time of the day by staying in one of the Baie Lazare hotels nearby.