BEL OMBRE

Sheryl Louise
District Administrator

The Bel Ombre district is situated on the North West Coast of Mahe Island about 6km from Victoria. It is bounded by the sea with a magnificent coastline from the mouth of Anse Major River to its boundary with the beaches of the Beau Vallon District in the East, by St. Louis and Bel Air Districts in the South and Port Glaud in the West. Bel Ombre District covers an area of 941.19 hectares of land.
The name of Bel Ombre is probably derived from its location in the “shades” of its features, surrounding of mountains, hills and valleys. Some says that the name may have some special ties with Mauritius with which Seychelles has strong historical connection.
Bel Ombre is divided into 11 sub districts and with the development of some areas in Bel Ombre, the district has lost some of its historical features and beaches. Still it is surrounded by its green environment and beautiful beaches that remains, that always the main attraction that helps contribute in the tourism growth for our district and country.Bel Ombre is also a Treasure and Heritage Site (Historical /cultural tourism)

Population: 3908
Number of households: 1416
Services offered in the District Administration Offices:
• Welfare assistance application by Agency for Social Protection
• Social Services by Ministry of Family Affairs
• Employment Officer by the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status
• Counselling and animation programme by Seychelles National Youth Council

Opening hours: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Other Public Services:
Primary School