This island is great for Seychelles newbies as it is the largest and most inhabited island in the archipelago. Here you can meet the locals, buy fresh local produce and experience a taste of what Seychelles life is like. Hop off your plane in Victoria, Mahe – the capital of the Seychelles – and breathe in the fresh, salty, warm air of pure island paradise. Mahe is a great first stop with plenty to do and see.
What it’s best for:
Mahe offers more beaches than you can imagine, so if swimming in clear turquoise waters or lazing around on pure white, sandy beaches is what you’re after, Mahe is the place to be. Not only does it have some of the most beautiful beaches you could dream of, but Mahe is also home to some of the greatest hiking trails in the world, the marvellous botanical gardens in Victoria, a huge variety of viewpoints where you can look over the city at sunset, sea kayaking adventures for thrill-seekers or, for those who really just want to experience the day-to-day Seychelles lifestyle, hire a car and drive around the island, exploring all the nooks and crannies Mahe has to show you – this drive around the entire city will only take you around 2 and a half hours!