Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles and home to approximately 90% of the population of this spectacular Indian Ocean archipelago. With most Seychellois living in or around the capital, Victoria, the grand majority of the island remains the picture of an idyllic beach escape: beautiful, deserted, and untouched.
Home to over 60 beaches, ranging from sweeping white sands to tiny, hidden coves, there is an abundance of enchanting spots for visitors to re-enact a Robinson Crusoesque adventure. Although the pristine beaches might try and steal the show, the mountainous inland, covered in dense, tropical forest not only offers intoxicating vantage points from which to admire the exquisite scenery but also boasts a host of interesting adventure activities.
While the island offers a myriad of beach activities, cultural interests, and historical sites, Mahé is a place that speaks to the adventurer, explorer, and thrill-seeker. Dive with whale sharks between August and November or traverse along any number of the hiking trails, such as Morne Seychelles, the highest peak in the archipelago. If that doesn’t get your blood pumping, why not spend the day windsurfing, jet-skiing or paragliding?
- An opportunity to discover the unique Seychellois lifestyle as well as its idyllic, deserted beaches
- One of the best places in the world to dive with whale sharks
- The mountainous, forest-clad inland has excellent hiking trails
- Offers a full complement of island activities: snorkelling, diving, and island-hopping
- Locals are exceptionally friendly and helpful, making it easy to navigate the island