Mahe Island Guide
The island of Mahe
is one of the islands making up the archipelago of Seychelles. The capity city
called Victoria, or sometimes Port Victoria is also situated in the island of
Mahe. This will be the first island in Seychelles that you will step on as you
arrive by plane at the Seychelles International Airport. Buses, taxis, private
cars, and other modes of transportation are already available after you checked
out from the airport. Mahe has an area of one hundred and five square
kilometers, making it as the largest island in whole Seychelles. There are at
least seventy-two thousand inhabitants here in Mahe which is considered as the
90% of Seychelles’ total population. The name of the island came from the name
of a governor in Mauritius who is Mahe de Labourdonnais.
One of the most famous landmarks of Mahe is the world-renowned luxury hotel called Banyan Tree. From here, you can get to see the breath-taking view of the Indian Ocean just by standing at one of the terraces of the hotel's suites. There are also other luxury hotels and resorts in Mahe including the Le Meridien Fisherman Cove, and the Labriz Silhouette Seychelles. But for those who are in a tight budget, you may still enjoy Mahe by renting some of the budget hotels, resorts, apartments, and villas scattered all over the island. More accommodations in the Mahe Island can be found at Seychelles Hotels guide.
Mahe is also filled with so many natural delights. These special areas in Mahe also serve as tourist attractions. The Morne Seychellois is the tallest peak in the island. It is nine hundred five meters high and it lies at the national park of the same name - the Morne Seychellois National Park. There is also another national park located in Mahe. The Ste Anne Marine National Park can be reached by bus or taxi. If you are coming from Victoria, within five minutes, you can be at the gates of the Ste Anne Marine National Park.
You will never be frustrated if you visited Seychelles because you heard about the stunning beaches of the archipelago. In Mahe alone, the Beau Vallon is considered as the best beach in the country of Seychelles. The water is deep, making it perfect for diving and snorkeling. Tourists also love to swim at the waters of Beau Vallon because of its warm temperature and calm water condition. There are tons of hotel accommodations at a very low price where you can spend your night or your whole tropical vacation.
In the northern part of the Mahe Island is where most lands are currently under renovation. This is also the area where most locals of Mahe live. Housing programs are made by the government in order to meet the high demands of housing in the island. But they are very careful that they will still preserve the beauty of the beaches and the whole natural magnificence in this part of Mahe. This is also where the mentioned peak (the Mrone Seychellois) is situated. Mahe offers nothing but pure relaxation, enjoyment and fun.