Mahé Island is the largest of the Seychelles Islands, with a population of around 71000. A granitic island 15 miles long, five miles wide and with a height of 2969 feet above sea level at its highest point, it also has a mountainous profile covered with thick lush vegetation.
Mahe Island the main Island of the Seychelles and is home to the International airport. The capital, Port Victoria, is one of the smallest capitals in the world and retains much of its original charm and character and features examples of traditional architecture. It has a busy market as well as shops and boutiques. Mahé holidays offer the perfect option for those wishing to explore.
Home to the famous Beau Vallon Bay Beach, the hub of tourism on the main Island, North Mahe tends to be busier and more populated than other areas and is home to a wide range of Mahé Island hotels of all sizes.
Mountains overlook Victoria, providing a stunning backdrop, while giving access to the western coast. The scenic mountain roads provide excellent opportunities to take stunning photographs.
Southern Mahe in contrast has a wonderfully pastoral feel and is home to some of the Island’s prettiest beaches and villages too. These beaches and villages are all made accessible by an efficient network of roads. Mahé remains perhaps the most spectacular of the Seychelles Islands and you can view stunning panoramas of her surrounding Islands and the wonderfully preserved beaches (there are over 65!) as well as many sites of historical and botanical interest. It is also home to a surprising variety of flora and fauna including many indigenous species which can be discovered via organized excursions as well as by popular walks and trails within the Morne Seychelles National Park. The underwater treasure house of the St Anne National Park can be visited via semi-submersible excursions as well as by snorkelling expeditions.
Must do’s on Mahé Island
Walking through the town of Victoria
National History Museum
National Culture Centre
Morne Seychellois National Park
The Vye Marmit Restaurant,
The Gran Kaz,
The Craft Village,
Masion de Coco
The Creole Institute
Tea Factory and Tavern
Beau Vallon Beach
Walks and Trails