Cheap Flights to Mahe Island
115 islands sit in the Indian Ocean to the east of Africa, but there's one that stands out among the many. Mahe Island is not just home to the classy capital of the Seychelles but is also the biggest and most popular island in the region, boasting some of the most magnificent natural sights anywhere in the entire world.
From the thriving hub of Victoria to the Seychelles Natural History Museum to the beautiful sandy beaches and eye-popping 3,000-foot mountains -- there is so much beauty in Mahe Island that the area simply needs to be seen to be believed. The region has some of its very own indigenous plant life that attracts nature enthusiasts from all over the world (like the jellyfish tree), but thousands of others visit to kick back on the beach and soak up the sun rays all day long. "Perfect" is perhaps an overused term when it comes to describing places on the planet, but with Mahe Island, there really is no better word in the dictionary. Idyllic resorts, baking sunshine, shimmering waters... it's all just perfect.
Things to do
Many tourists flock to the Seychelles for sunshine and sea views, and whilst Mahe Island is one of the very best places to sunbathe in the sand and take a dip in bright blue waters, there's also plenty to see and do in terms of activities too.
Snorkelling in the waters alongside Beau Vallon beach guarantees a fantastic day out regardless of whether you're travelling alone, in a couple, with friends or as part of a family. After signing up, you hop aboard a boat with a tour guide, who then takes you out to the best snorkelling sites and lets you gaze deep into the waters to see the island wildlife thriving in its natural habitat.
Another activity you simply must do whilst you're visiting the area is the Morne Blanc Hiking Trail. Situated in Victoria, this pathway snakes around the Morne Seychelles National Park and offers you the opportunity to marvel at the lush greenery that stares back at you in every direction.
Also in Victoria is the incredible Tempio Hindu. Something of a treat for culture vultures, this temple is a beautiful structure that is sure to live long in the memory.
Calendar of Events
Mahe Island is home to a number of annual events that kick off at various points across the calendar year, with both the locals and tourists getting involved in the festivities from start to finish.
- Festival Kreole. An age-old October-based celebration of the Creole heritage of citizens on the island, featuring fresh Creole cuisine, music, art and dancing.
- The National Fishing Competition. Every April, fisherman from all over Seychelles (and beyond) visit Mahe to take part in a fishing head-to-head, where they attempt to catch a high number of exotic fish in the fastest time possible.
- Fet Afrik Festival. A celebration of African culture held in May. Multi-artistic and spectacularly vibrant from beginning to end.