Mahe Island Seychelles
Mahe island Seychelles is 4 kilometres wide and 27 kilometres long. It has more facilities and attractions to see than other islands. Its main capital town is Victoria. Mahe island Seychelles has a population of approx 85,000 people. Mahe island is the largest and most populated of all the islands. Its capital town is Victoria which lies at the foot of the Trois Frere mountains.
There is a variety of shops and best restaurants. Mahe island has several beaches and hotels, marine parks and natural park nature trails. Victoria is very lively especially on Saturday mornings and the exact spot to be is at the Selwyn Market where you will meet the locals and one can also buy souvenirs from the curio shops.
The spectacular scenery in the north of the island has to be seen to be believed, followed by a leisurely drive around the west coast of the island, taking in some of the picturesque bays. A drive up over Sans Souci, through the Tea Plantations, followed by a descent to the capital, Victoria, is also well worth while.
A visit to the Botanical Gardens in Victoria is the only other location apart from the Vallée De Mai on Praslin, where the "Coco De Mer" grows, and here you can also see Giant Tortoises in their enclosure. Then on to the north west coast, to Beau Vallon, arguably the best beach on Mahé. There are of course, numerous other striking beaches such as Grand Anse, Anse Takamaka, and Anse Intendance, to name but a few.
No trip to the Seychelles is complete without going to Round Island for Brunch, and sampling the delicious barbecued Tuna steaks, cooked with Doris and Gaby and their sons, Peter and Paul's closely guarded recipe. For authentic Creole cuisine, visit Marie-Antoinette, this established restaurant, owned and run by Madame Fonseka is well worth a visit.
Mahe Airport and Flights
The international Airport is on the east coast of the island and most visitors has to eventually spend some time on Mahe before heading to any other islands upon their disembarkation. International flights in Seychelles are handled on Mahe island international airport (SEZ) near the town of Victoria, which is also the capital city. The airport handles flights to and from over 70 cities and towns in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and North America.
Mahe island Seychelles has over 70 beaches to choose from and most of them are easily accessible as the main road is along the coast. There are other tourist attractions such as the botanical garden, Marine parks, nature trails and National Parks.
Mahe Hotels and Accommodation
Most Mahe island accommodation are located at ideal and scenic places being close to the beach along the coast. some of the Mahe Island accommodations are well camouflaged amongst the surrounding greenery. Such accommodation means cooler fresh forest air blending with vegetations such as cinnamon which grows wild in the highland
Mahe Island Hotels offers a variety of hotels from 3 stars to 5 stars. Most hotels are located along the coast or preferably near the beach as to offer you the real island lifestyle. Moreover most big hotels are found mainly in the south and north areas of Mahe, away from the town area in selective locations for peace and tranquillity. Excellent facilities for beach holidays and honeymoons in Seychelles.
In the north lies popular hotels such as Coral Strand, Le Meridien Fishermans Cove, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay, Le Northholmes, whereas in the south of the island Mahe island hotels include Berjaya Mahe Beach, Plantation Club and Casino, Banyan Tree, Le Meridien Barbarons and Maia which are five star hotels.