Mahe Island In Seychelles
Discover Seychelles' largest and most diverse island
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Mahe Island Tour 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 the 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.
Mahe Island is the most popular island in Seychelles known for its scenic beauty and tranquility. One must definitely visit this island on their trip to Seychelles. Resorts and hotels in Mahe Island promise a comfortable stay to the tourists which adds more charm to their holiday vacations.
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Places To Visit In Seychelles
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Beau Vallon in Seychelles
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Cousin Island in Seychelles
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Morne Seychellois National Park in Seychelles
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Sainte Anne Marine National Park in Seychelles
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Vallée de Mai 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
The Seychelles Islands in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are gaining popularity as one of the best golf holiday destinations. There are two courses on two different islands: Mahe and Praslin. The golf course on Mahe is a challenging nine-hole course, while the other one on Praslin is a championship 18-hole course. Both...
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Consultvishalsrivastava's 7 days trip to SeychellesHotels were really good. Trip was value for money. Everything well managed by Sunita and team. Thank you Marine boat tour and bbq lunch
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Sunil's 8 days trip to SeychellesAkash from Planet Wide Travels arranged our entire trip to Seychelles...From the moment we started our journey till the time we got back home these guys were with us..We had a wonderful experience.. everything was arranged flawlessly....airport pick-up, tours, ferry transfers, food and resorts were all fantastically arranged...they made our honeymoon even better than what we had expected...Thank you guys..for our next trip I will definitely get back to you..
Chirag's 6 days trip to SeychellesTrip was good. We stayed at good hotels and got good services. The optional tour we had were nicely managed. The travel agent of ours Thousand miles was lil less responsive. We asked for honeymoon cake but we didn't get, on regular follow ups the agent seems to didnt care. When we reached airport there was no one to pick up and we have to manage and call the local agent, after long wait they came.
Bhanu's 7 days trip to SeychellesIt was a wonderful experience. Everything was organised and planned as per our expectations.
Shikhar's 5 days trip to SeychellesFirst of all we went to Bali. The experience was good. But, you should understand the preferences of the travellers. As, we were expecting more time at beach in Bali but didn't get any of it as such. Secondly, It was a honeymoon package and who would like to visit all the temples that are there in Bali.. Please, in future don't look for your own profit. People take help from you, as they are not aware of the location.
Apoorva's 7 days trip to SeychellesIt was really a great experience with Atul. Everything was on time and as promised. Also would like to thank Atul for being always available for us throughout our trip. He also made sure regularly that we were enjoying and not facing any issues...
Kush's 6 days trip to SeychellesPayment was not done to the hotel in Mahe when I checked in. Had to give my credit card details to the hotel. Had to wait for weeks to get the itinerary updated. The hotel in praslin was located in quite a remote area with no vegetarian options around.
Anmol's 7 days trip to SeychellesAll the hotels were very good except one thing The receptionist of hotel cabanes des anges in la digue was not at all cooperative Trip nexa agents were helpful but the representatives of 7 degree south were not helpful in guiding us with the places we could explore in the islands Plus there were no representatives in Mahe island No one came to visit us nd guide us with the places we can explore No contact number of any representative in mahe island
Garvita's 7 days trip to SeychellesSince the beginning we wanted to go somewhere less crowded but beachy. So, we decided to go to Seychelles. Now comes the most difficult part- trusting someone to plan your honeymoon but there I'm so glad that I chose travel triangle for that. Palak was always available to solve my queries from the beginning and gave me the best resorts of Seychelles. Providing all the tips from what to carry and what not to carry and different excursions happening in Seychelles. She was also concerned about our trip when we were in Seychelles. Thankyou so much for making our honeymoon a hit. The best memory we have was of the Enchanted resort at round island. The best suggestion by Palak. It was full of serenity. One more thing I would like to add is the creole services booked in Seychelles were the best. The cab drivers were always on time and the agents were helpful too. Thankyou for choosing them.
Karan's 7 days trip to SeychellesOverall good experience. Our Agent delivered exactly what is written in plan. only thing i dint like is Coral Strand Hotel. Rooms are extremely small. and water was sipping into room from Bathrooom. Thought hotel is on beach side. So want to give you update for your records. Otherwise beutiful country and Travel triangle deliverd as expected.
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FAQ's of Seychelles
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Mahe is the largest island in Seychelles archipelago. It is located about 1500 kilometers off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
The powdery-white beaches of Beau Vallon and Anse Royale are popular among visitors. There are over 20 other beaches on Mahe Island.
Morne Seychellois National Park, Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, National Museum of History, and Craft Village are top attractions on Mahe Island.
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