Home to the island nation’s capital, Victoria, Mahe Seychelles lies in the northeast part of the nation. This Indian Ocean island is the largest of the islands within the Seychelles, spanning just over 157 square kilometres.
Boasting a large number of beaches, along with a densely forested interior, fascinating villages, a rich Creole culture, waterfalls, national parks, gardens, resorts and plenty to see and do, Mahe Seychelles offers an exquisite destination for couples, families, scuba divers, adventure seekers and just about every other type of traveller.
A Guide to Mahe Seychelles
Wondering what to see, where to stay and what to do on Mahe Seychelles? Here is a sneak peek of what to expect.
What to See and Do
With around 60 beaches to explore, it goes without saying that relaxing in the sun is par for the course. Some of the best beaches in Mahe include Anse Soliel, Beau Vallon, Anse Royale and Petite Anse. Other highlights include the incredible Morne Seychellois National Park, along with Victoria, Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, Anse Major Hiking Trail, Morne Blanc Trail, Port Launay Marine National Park and many others. Things to do range from snorkelling and scuba diving to fishing, hiking, shopping, sailboat cruises and dining.
Where to Stay
Coral Strand Hotel in Beau Vallon Bay offers 3-star luxury just 10 minutes away from Victoria. This hotel has 163 rooms and suites along with a host of features that ensure a memorable stay, from themed restaurants to beach bars. Constance Ephelia Hotel is a 5-star hotel located just 7.9km from the centre of Mahe. Boasting beautifully equipped rooms, breath-taking views of jungle and ocean, and a range of facilities, this hotel is ideally suited to romance and leisure.
When to Go
While Seychelles in general enjoys sunshine and warm weather all year around, the best time to visit is often the months between trade winds – especially between April and October. October is a good month for bird watching; scuba diving is at its best between March and May, and again between September and November; October to April is great for fishing; May to October is excellent for hiking; and anytime is good for snorkelling and sailing. For more tips on weather and seasons, view our guide to the best time to visit Seychelles.
All in all, with much to see and do in this part of the nation, Mahe Seychelles offers the perfect choice for an unforgettable tropical holiday.