Rock Pool / Ros Sodyer Seychelles
Written by Editor on 20th August 2023
Ros Sodyer / Rock Pool Seychelles – Mahe Island
This remarkable geological wonder can be found along the rugged shoreline of Mahé Island. Known as a saltwater tidal pool, it ebbs and flows with the ocean’s tide.
Referred to as “Ros Sodyer” officially, this natural marvel is entirely a product of nature’s forces, with no human intervention. Accessing these pools is relatively easy; you can reach them by embarking on a short and scenic hike along a nature trail from Anse Takamaka.
Duration: 20-30min one way
Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Location: Anse Takamaka Beach south Mahe at Chez Batista Villas parking
Main Attractions: Coastal views and Rock Pool
About the Route
The journey to reach the Rock Pool / Ros Sodyer Seychelles starts at the southern tip of Anse Takamaka Beach. Initially, it may seem like you’re traversing someone’s private land, but don’t worry. Proceed by turning left, passing through the gate, and you’ll find a well-defined trail leading you into the lush jungle.
The hike is generally straightforward and manageable for those with a moderate level of fitness. While most of the terrain is gently undulating, there are a few segments where you’ll encounter short climbs using steel ladders to access the next portion. These climbs are not particularly challenging, but they might pose a minor obstacle for some individuals.
The nature trail offers a splendid experience as you meander through lush jungle landscapes. As you approach the trail’s conclusion, you’ll ascend onto rocky terrain with captivating vistas of the Ocean. Continue your journey and remain vigilant for clear markers that guide you to the rock pool.
The Mahe Rock Pool, also known as “Ros Sodyer”, comes into view only as you reach the trail’s conclusion. Here, you’ll need to descend a rocky surface leading to the ocean. This descent might be slippery, especially after a period of heavy rainfall.
In recent years in Seychelles, several locals and tourists have tragically lost their lives while swimming in the rock pool during rough seas or high tide. This has sadly become a frequent occurrence, leading to the conclusion that taking unnecessary risks with one’s life is no longer advisable.