Mahe Island Vacation, Honeymoon Packages and Romantic Getaways
Mahe is the largest and principal island in the Seychelles, one of 115. In fact, almost 90% of the population resides here. This idyllically beautiful island has an outstandingly attractive coastline dotted with wonderful sandy beaches and picturesque coves. Mahe has more rain than the other low-lying islands but this also accounts for its rich vegetation and a tropical downpour is often a spectacular event on a Seychelles vacation.
The capital is Victoria with its neat, tree-lined streets, a colourful local market, a few simple souvenir stores and a handful of bars and restaurants. One interesting edifice here is the Victoria clock tower, a replica of Big Ben in London. There are a few museums which include the National Museum of History, and the Museum of Natural History. One should explore the market which is bustling and colourful and where one can purchase everything from fruit to souvenirs.
Inland, the Morne Seychelles National Park is densely forested and covers around 20% of the island. There are some interesting trails to walk along. One can also see some endemic plants such as the “Jellyfish Tree” and unique rare orchids. The highest peak on the island is the cloud covered Morne Seychellois situated in the park.
Beau Vallon is Mahe’s best known and most popular beach with its palm fringed beaches and mountain backdrop. It is a good centre for snorkeling and diving. One can snorkel or dive with whale sharks at the underwater dive centre.
Other beach areas are Bel Ombre, Glacis, Anse Royal and Au Cap.
One other attraction in Mahe is the Botanical Gardens which has a spice grove, a pen of giant tortoises and a rainforest with bats.
Self-driving is easy on a Seychelles vacation, with relatively short distances, easy signposting and a good network of tarmac roads on the island.
Seychelles Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Seychelles.vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Seychelles, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Seychelles's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Seychelles for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Seychelles vacations today!
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