The largest island of the Seychelles is Mahé Island, and is home to the country’s capital Victoria. As the largest island in the Seychelles group, Mahé spans 154.7 km² (28km long and 8km wide) and is one of 41 inner granitic islands. With lush vegetation and granite rock formations, it forms a beautiful backdrop for 70 fine white sand beaches. Victoria is a small-town capital and is the country's economic and administrative hub, and host to the only international port.
Victoria's attractions include; a yacht club, the National and Natural History Museum, the National Library and Archives, the Botanical Gardens as well as cathedrals, famed colourful Hindu Temple, shops, a cinema, and restaurants.
Mahé itself has hills as high as 1,000 meters (2,952 ft), providing for dramatic sea views. The national park provides opportunities for those wanting to explore nature on foot. Mahé has a great bus service which pretty much goes everywhere there is a tarmac road - so there is no excuse not to explore the island if you want to. Some places on Mahé you might want to visit include:
If you are planning on visiting Mahé and are looking for accommodation, South Point Villas on neighbouring Cerf Island are just a short ten minute boat trip from Mahé - a wonderful way to arrive! All our villas are a stones throw from the sea and are totally private and secluded. They really are the ultimate Seychelles villas with private wide verandas with plunge pools and spectacular ocean views.
Book now and you could soon be having your very own paradise adventure!