Mahe – the main island of the Seychelles, is home to the smallest capital in the world; Victoria (named after Queen Victoria). The country’s international airport, as well as the main ferry harbour, are both located on the island. Mahe is the commercial, tourist and financial centre of the Seychelles. But don’t be fooled, Mahe still sports lush, virgin tropical rainforests, and more than 50 beaches, where you can unwind, relax and leave your footprints in the sand…
Most of the resorts are situated in the northern part of the island, where you will find the famous Beau Vallon beach, with its calm, shallow turquoise waters. This location makes Beau Vallon ideal for family holidays and those who want to be in the centre of the action. Various restaurants, hotels and self-catering apartments are based in this area too.
Morne Seychellois National Park, with its peak reaching 995m above sea level covers 20% of the island and is also located in the north. Hiking trails like Morne Blanc (peak 667m), Copolia Trail or Trois Freres are well signposted and make for an amazing alternative to the abundance of water-sport trips.
Mahe, was widely known among pirates who anchored their ships off the shore, seeking fresh water and a place to burry their treasure. If you’re lucky enough, who knows, you may uncover C18th hidden treasure, brought to the island by a famous pirate called La Buse – and worth an estimated $15 million!