Anse Takamaka at The Raffles on Praslin is a perfect beach for swimming and relaxing. Despite The Raffles Hotel climbing the hills right behind the beach, it is open to the public and you can easily get there via the very nice beach promenade. One advantage of Anse Takamaka being the house-beach of The Raffles is that it is regularly cleaned from seaweed. That makes it even more beautiful for photographers like us. There is quite some shadow around, and of course, for hotel guests, there are sunbeds and parasols.