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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.

Audley Travel specialist Hannah

Speak to someone who's been there

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Seychelles specialists on 01993 838 250

Speak to someone who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Hollie

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Seychelles specialists on 01993 838 250

Suggested itineraries featuring Mahé Island

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Mahé Island, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Mahé Island

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Mahé Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Mahé Island

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