Things to do
Here are some activity ideas, excursion tips, hiking trails, snorkeling spots, and beautiful beaches you can't miss while staying on Mahé Island.
- Explore the vibrant Victoria Market for local crafts, fresh produce, souvenirs and spices. A fun place to visit to see a taste of local creole life. Best visited before 12pm.
- Visit the Seychelles Natural History Museum to learn about the island's unique flora and fauna.
- Enjoy a game of golf at the Seychelles Golf Club, surrounded by lush greenery.
- Go on a guided nature walk to discover Mahé's rich biodiversity and spot unique bird species.
- Try your hand at fishing and enjoy a day of deep-sea or fly fishing in the pristine waters.
- Rent a car to explore the island at your own pace, discovering hidden gems along the way.
Explore Beau Vallon Beach: Enjoy the pristine white sand, turquoise waters, and a range of water sports activities like kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, and paddleboarding.
- Experience the thrill of the casino. Test your luck and enjoy an evening of excitement in a vibrant atmosphere.
Indulge in Creole cuisine: Sample the local delicacies at our restaurant, such as freshly caught fish and seafood, traditional curries and local salads.
- Join a boat tour to nearby islands like Praslin or La Digue, famous for their stunning beaches and nature reserves. Explore the neighboring islands of Praslin, famous for the UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai, and La Digue, known for its stunning beaches like Anse Source d'Argent.
- Take a guided tour of the Morne Seychellois National Park, the largest national park in the Seychelles.
- Visit the Seychelles Tea Factory: Discover the art of tea production by taking a guided tour of the factory, learn about the different tea varieties, and indulge in some tea tasting.
- Explore the Jardin du Roi Spice Garden: Wander through the aromatic spice garden, learn about various spices, and enjoy a delicious meal infused with local flavors at the garden's restaurant.
- Visit the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, home to rare palm trees and giant tortoises.
- Take a day trip to the Ste. Anne Marine National Park and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and picnicking on the uninhabited islands.
- Explore the Mission Lodge, a historical site with ruins and panoramic views over Mahé's west coast.
- Immerse yourself in the world of rum at the renowned Takamaka Rum Distillery. With a rich history and a commitment to producing high-quality spirits, this distillery offers a fascinating experience for rum enthusiasts and visitors alike.
- Morne Blanc Trail: A challenging but rewarding trail leading to the highest peak on Mahé, offering breathtaking views.
- Copolia Trail: A moderate hike through lush forests to a viewpoint with stunning vistas of the island.
- Anse Major Trail: A coastal walk through granite boulders and tropical vegetation, ending at a secluded beach.
- Baie Ternay Marine National Park: Home to vibrant coral reefs, tropical fish, and even sea turtles.
- Sainte Anne Marine National Park: A protected area with excellent snorkeling opportunities and abundant marine life.
- Anse Royale: A picturesque bay with clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and discovering colorful underwater scenery.
- Other: Port Launay, the northern and southern end of Beau Vallon Bay, Sunset Beach, Anse Major, Anse Soleil, the south end of Anse Takamaka.
- Beau Vallon: Mahé's most popular beach, known for its golden sand, calm waters, and various water sports.
- Anse Intendance: A secluded beach with pristine white sand, ideal for sunbathing and swimming.
- Anse Major: Accessible by hiking or boat, this hidden gem offers tranquility and crystal-clear waters.
Sunset Beach: It's located on the northern coast of Mahé and is renowned for its stunning sunsets. The beach offers a relaxed and intimate setting with beautiful white sand and calm waters.
Anse Takamaka: Located on the southwest coast, Anse Takamaka is known for its picturesque atmosphere. It features fine sand, warm waters, and is surrounded by palm trees and mountain vistas.
Port Launay Beach: This beach is situated on the western coast and is part of the Port Launay Marine National Park. It offers stunning scenery with white sand, crystal-clear waters, and coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and diving.