Visit Mahé Island
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles and home to the capital, Victoria. As you would expect there are plenty of white sand beaches but inland there are unexpected granite outcrops and mountains to see.
Mahé Island, The Seychelles
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles and home to the capital, Victoria.
Twenty seven kilometres long and eight wide, it is a dramatic island of granite outcrops and mountains rising from the sea, the tallest of which - Morne Seychellois - is often topped by a dusting of mist.
Mahé's coral reefs
Mahé is surrounded by coral reefs, which protect the beaches and ensure tranquil seas and azure lagoons. The coastline is crinkled with picturesque coves, stretches of sugar-white sand and beaches criss-crossed with bird footprints and littered with shells. Coconut palms stretch over sculpted granite boulders and fairy terns can be heard babbling in the trees.
There is much to see and do on Mahé. If you ever tire of the beaches, there are walking trails in the mountains and along the coast. Victoria is fun for a morning with vibrant markets, leafy streets and a colourful harbour. Offshore, there are coral reefs for snorkelling and little islands to explore. Returning after a day of relaxation there are tiny Creole restaurants waiting for you, with their tables on the sand, where you can enjoy an ice cold drink and spicy samosa.
It’s a perfect island for a relaxing holiday.
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Accommodation in Mahé Island
Sunset Beach Hotel
The Sunset Beach Hotel has a lovely quiet location above a sandy beach. It is a good base from which to explore Mahe.
The Wharf Hotel & Marina
The Wharf hotel and Marina is rather glitzy and certainly looking to appeal to the yachting crowd. It is not a hotel for a long stay as there isn't a beach.
Constance Ephelia Resort
Constance Ephelia Resort is located on two beautiful beaches on the northwest of Mahe. The resort is set in 120 hectares of lush vegetation sloping gently up from the sea.
Bliss Hotel has a superb position on a great beach in the north of Mahe. It's a lovely option for travellers looking for a simple, but stylish hotel on a great beach.
Chalets D'Anse Forbans
The Chalets d'Anse Forbans are located on the sandy beach of Anse Forbans on the South East Coast of Mahé. Overall it offers basic accommodation, but ideal for those looking for an independent and good value stay on Mahe.
Clef des Iles
Clef de Iles is a great property offering serviced self-catering apartments located right on the beach at Beau Vallon Bay.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is made up of 67 tree-house villas and suites perched in lush vegetation above the bay of Petite Anse. As you would expect from a Four Season Resort, facilities are extensive.
Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
Le Meridian Fisherman's Cove is on a lovely stretch of beach and is a good standard of accommodation with plenty of facilities.
Banyan Tree Seychelles
Banyan Tree Seychelles is one of the best hotels on the islands. It is very elegant, private and understated. The beach is superb and always quiet. We highly recommend it.
Maia Resort & Spa
The Maia is exceptionally good standard accommodation but retains a very laid back atmosphere and is an excellent destination for a relaxing holiday.
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa has been beautifully designed with wonderful ocean views, the facilities and villa rooms are excellent.
Activities in Mahé Island
Praslin & La Digue
On Praslin you will be able to visit the Vallee de Mai , an extraordinary primeval forest and also a UNESCO World Heritage sight. It is home to 7,000 coco de mer palms as well as the rare black parrot.
The Wild South
The Wild South shows you the highlights of Mahe. Breathtaking scenery combined with the flora, fauna and pristine beaches show you some of the contrasts on Mahe.