Mahe, Seychelles

Mahe is the main island in the Seychelles and offers over 60 wonderful beaches to laze on.

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Botanical Gardens offer an insight to the tropical paradise along with lots of fresh fruit and locally caught fish in the many local markets.

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Family friendly hotel located on the beach with outdoor pool, a Spa, a gym and a kids club....

The Banyan Tree Seychelles Resort & Spa Hotel offers beachfront and hillside villas providing the opportunity to unwind while enjoying the lush and natural surroundings....

Beachfront hotel in natural surroundings of lush tropical vegetation with a casino, a choice of restaurants and leisure facilities....

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Luxurious and individually styled villas, just moments from the beach and the excellent snorkeling opportunities of the Saint Anne Marine Reserve...

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Small and friendly hotel just a short walk from the Beau Vallon beach with an on-site pool and choice of restaurants...

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Family friendly club-style resort hotel overlooking Port Launay National Marine Park with plenty of activities for adults and children...

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Boasting a prime beachfront location in the centre of Beau Vallon Bay, this family friendly hotel has modern accommodation, a diving centre and regular evening entertainment....

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Located on the small private Denis Island, the hotel offers welcoming hospitality and the chance to spend time in a most unspoiled and peaceful location...

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Moments from the beach, this small complex of villas offer a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature and the reefs of the Port Launay National Marine Park....

Beach front villas, natural surroundings and a wealth of activities await you at this family friendly resort on Silhouette Island...

The hotel enjoys great views of the Indian Ocean and features luxury villa accommodation, a relaxing Spa and a secluded environment....

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Luxury resort located on the beach of Baie Lazare with a range of land and water based activities for adults and children...

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There are around 70 beaches around the coast of Mahe. Most of the beaches are of beautiful white sand and typically backed with tropical greenery, tamaka trees and coconut palms. On the north coast the beautiful Beau Vallon Bay has calm waters which are ideal for swimming and there are several Marine Parks on the east and west coasts ideal for diving and snorkeling.

Things to Do

The Seychelles Golf Course is located on a former coconut plantation and has great views over the Ocean. The National Park of Morne Seychelles provides several nature and hiking trails and climbing the Morne Seychelles will provide you with panoramic views. In the park you can also take a guided tour of a working tea factory.

The Victoria Botanical Gardens are relatively small, set in 15 acres of grounds, but provide a relaxing opportunity to see the famous Coco der Mer palm tree, endemic to the Seychelles, a variety of tropical flowers, fruit bats and the giant turtles. Also in Victoria you can visit the Natural History Museum.

For another opportunity to see the giant tortoises, spend a few hours strolling around the gardens and rainforest trails at Le Jardin du Roi spice gardens, stop for lunch in the cafe and try the home-made spice flavoured ice creams.

Out and About

The capital of Victoria is the hub of the island and here you will find numerous shops and restaurants, nightlife including a couple of casinos and the ferry port. The Sir Selwin Clark Market is open every morning, but is at its busiest on Saturdays, and is the place to buy local fruits, fresh fish and hand-crafted items.

Nearby Attractions

The catamaran ferry to the neighbouring island of Praslin takes about an hour and runs several times per day. Alternatively you can fly between Mahe and Praslin in just 15 minutes. There is also a regular boat service to the island of La Digue with a journey time of approx 15 to 30 minutes.

There are also many smaller and uninhabited islands, lagoons and coral reefs that can be explored by chartered yachts and organised boat trips. Excursions, boat trips, diving centres, jeep safaris etc are readily available and can be booked at most hotels or in Victoria. Mahe has a reliable local bus service and reasonable roads if you prefer to explore independently.

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