Mahe Island, Seychelles
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About Mahe Island In Seychelles
Regardless of the final destination, all Seychelles holidays begin from Mahe Island; as the Seychelles International Airport and the national capital city of Victoria are located on Mahe Island. Flights to Mahe Seychelles are available from Indian cities such as Delhi and Mumbai. With an area of 157 square kilometers, Mahe Island Seychelles is the largest and most populated island in the country. Let’s find out important information about Mahe Island things to do and Mahe Island beaches here:
History of Mahe Island
The island was first explored by the British in early 17th century and then by French sailors in the mid-18th century. Named after a French governor of Mauritius, Mahe Island is blessed with gorgeous coastal and inland beauty. The island remained a French colony till 1812 and then became a British colony until 1976.
The island is about 28 km long and 8 km wide. The capital of Victoria, the smallest national capital in the world, is home to about 9 out of 10 Seychellois people. Most of the Mahe Island resorts drive the tourism industry of Seychelles.
Points of interest on Mahe Island include the Victoria Clock Tower modeled after London’s Big Ben. The Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Victoria Natural Museum of History, and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market are top places to visit in Seychelles.
Things to Do in Mahe Island
From trekking on Copolia Trail to watersports at Anse Baie Lazare or Anse Royale, many experiences await travelers. Shopping in Victoria Market is one of the best things to do in Mahe Seychelles.
Mahé's tallest peak, Morne Seychellois at 905 meters, lies in the Morne Seychellois National Park, which covers about 20% of the island. Awash with blue skies and green forests, the northern part features the Mahe Island Airport and the city of Victoria. The western part features Port Launay Marine National Park and Baie Ternay Marine National Park. The central Mahe Island is home to clouded forests with a variety of flora and fauna. Rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling are popular things to do in Mahe Island.
The majority of Mahe beach hotels are located along the northwestern Beau Vallon. Options range from luxury resorts to self-catering apartments. Banyan Tree Seychelles, Four Seasons Seychelles, and Kempinski Seychelles Resort are top hotels in Seychelles.
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Beau Vallon in Seychelles
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Morne Seychellois National Park in Seychelles
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Things To Do In Seychelles
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Visit the Natural History Museum in Seychelles
Established in 1964, the Seychelles Natural History Museum is located in the capital city of Victoria on Mahé Island, the country’s largest island. The displays in the museum include sections on botany, geology, and anthropology. There are also some exhibits related to the history of the Seychelles military.
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Paddle Boarding in Seychelles
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Waterfalls in Seychelles
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Whale Sharks Dive in Seychelles
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Golfing in Seychelles
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Morne Seychellois National Park, Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, National Museum of History, and Craft Village are top attractions on Mahe Island.
The powdery-white beaches of Beau Vallon and Anse Royale are popular among visitors. There are over 20 other beaches on Mahe Island.
Mahe is the largest island in Seychelles archipelago. It is located about 1500 kilometers off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
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