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Takamaka is a tropical flowering plant and a member of the genus Calophyllum native to some equatorial region and Indonesia. These plants are mainly distributed in Asia, with some species in Africa, the Americas, Australasia, and the Pacific Islands. They are of particular importance to traditional shipbuilding of the larger Austronesian Outrigger ships and were carried with them in the Austronesian Expansion as they migrated to Oceania and Madagascar. They were comparable in importance to how oaks were in European shipbuilding and timber industries.
Many species are used for their wood. Some are hardwood trees that can reach 30 meters in height. They tend to grow rapidly. The wood has been used to build boats, flooring, and furniture, and made into plywood. This species is also planted in coastal landscaping as a windbreak and for erosion control.
Takamaka is also the name of several places in the Indian Ocean: a village in Reunion, a region of Mahé, Seychelles, and two islands in the Chagos Archipelago.
Takamaka is one of the 26 administrative regions of Mahé, Republic of Seychelles. It is located on the southern part of the island of Mahé. The population of Takamaka is estimated at around 3,000. Economic activity centres around traditional farming, fishing and tourism.
Like in all other districts, there is a primary school, health center, police station and District Administration Office, all grouped around or near the local Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary Magdalene.
It takes about an hour to commute by public bus to the capital, Victoria, some 25 km away and centre for all administrative and commercial activities. Regular public bus service runs daily from around 05.30 to 20.00hours.
Shopping in Takamaka
There are many shopping malls in Takamaka such as Amy’s Shopping Zone, Kumar &Kumar Supermarket, SeySell, Srisha, MNL Trading, MakiShop-BeauVallon, Passjocenter, Roots Seychelles, Mike’s Store, Cocofarmsc and many more.
There are also several clothing Stores in Takamaka such as Matalan, Billabong, Quiksilver, La Plage Beachwear Boutique/Valmer Resort, Wedding in Seychelles, and many more.
Hotels in Takamaka
Paradise Chalets Yoga And Wellness
Located in Takamaka directly opposite Anse Parnel beach and the 1.7 km Anse Capucins Trail. Each chalet is built with exquisite interior design, containing a bedroom, living room with open and fully equipped kitchens and a large terrace with stunning views of Anse Parnel Bay. Every chalet is fitted with individually controlled air conditioning units in the living room and bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi and a Nespresso coffee machine. The chalets also come with a hairdryer, dressing gowns, custom designed linen from Turkey and daily maid service. Free parking is available on site for guests. A popular surfers restaurant is located right opposite the hotel.
Surfers Beach Self Catering Chalets
Situated along a white sand beach, Surfer’s Beach Self Catering Chalets offers several chalets, a restaurant and private on-site parking. The Self-catering chalets all come with air-conditioning, ceiling fans and offer free WiFi in all rooms. Each chalet has an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchenette. The lounge area features flat-screen TV and the kitchenette includes a 2-plate induction hob, a fridge and a microwave.
Demeure de CapMacon
Situated amidst tropical jungle and overlooking the Indian Ocean, guests at Demeure De Cap Macon can enjoy the view from the large veranda. It is 150m from the Anse Forbans beach. The spacious suites feature modern-colonial design with individual features such as four-poster beds, vaulted ceilings or an exposed stone wall. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Meals can be prepared in the private kitchenette attached to each room or on the barbecue facilities.
Chez Batista Villas
Located on the Anse Takama coast, Villa Chez Batista offers beachfront accommodation surrounded by green gardens. This small hotel comprises six bungalows and 18 rooms. Guests have access to free WiFi at the restaurant and bar and an outdoor pool. It is also within easy reach of other beautiful beaches such as Anse Soleil, Anse Marie Louise, Anse Forbans and the famous Intendance beach.
This is a 3-star property within 2 km of Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden. Each room at Charlotte Villa is air-conditioned and comes with a TV with satellite channels. Each unit has a sitting area for your relaxation. A terrace or balcony are featured in most rooms, while every room features a luxurious private bathroom with free toiletries. The guest house has barbecue facilities and offers sea views. The accommodation features windsurfing, snorkelling and diving. There are good restaurants nearby.
Banyan Tree Seychelles
Located in Intendance Bay along the south western coastline of Mahe, Banyan Tree Seychelles has direct access to the beach and offers spacious villas with a private pool. It features spa facilities, a fitness centre and a tennis court.
Banyan Tree Seychelles has luxuriously furnished villas, combining the Seychellois architecture with contemporary décor. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, each of the air-conditioned villas has a satellite TV.
The resort’s restaurants offer a variety of local and international dishes. Saffron serves Thai cuisine and Southeast Asian specialties, while La Varangue (the veranda) provides a selection of light snacks and pizzas.
Guests can relax around the infinity pool with a fruit cocktail, before enjoying a yoga session or a game of tennis. They can also experience spa treatments at one of the luxurious hillside pavilions.
A range of activities such as mountain biking, snorkeling, and canoeing are available in the surrounding area. Free bikes and a car rental service are also provided on site.
Chalets Des Vacances
Family Chalet has two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, it can accommodate up to five adults and upon request you may get additional bedding for two children below 12 years of age. The room has a spacious living/dining area. The open kitchen of this chalet is fully equipped with every-day utensils. The property offers an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking and a garden. The guest house provides air-conditioned rooms, a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, an oven, safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower.
Takamaka Sky Villa is located in the south-west of Mahé at the main road Intendance. Just four minutes’ walk away is Anse Intendance. Takamaka Sky Villas provides spacious accommodation for families coming to Seychelles.
The property is situated 1.9 km from Anse Bazarca Beach, 2.9 km from Anse Forbans Beach and 27 km from Victoria Clock Tower. The guest house also features free WiFi as well as a paid airport shuttle service. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, towels, a fridge and a balcony with a garden view. You will also find some shops in the immediate vicinity, while the nearest restaurant, Takamaka Sky Pizza & Grill, is located right next to your accommodation.
Chalets Bougainville offers self-catering accommodation on the south-east coastline of Mahe Island, surrounded by tropical vegetation and only a 5-minutes drive from a restaurant, shop and Anse Royale. Rooms are fitted with telephones offering free local calls and each unit is air-conditioned and equipped with a ceiling fan. Free high fibre optic WiFi is featured in all the units. A selection of activities is offered in the area, such as snorkeling, diving, fishing and hiking. The property is near a bus stop.
South Point Chalets
South Point Chalets is a charming 3-star hotel located 10.8km (6.7mi) from the centre of Mahe Island . Local tourist attractions such as Anse Intendance Beach and Takamaka Beach are not far from the hotel. Facilities include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, babysitting or child care, safe-deposit box, front desk and wedding services.