By far the largest and most developed of the Seychelles islands, Mahé is home to the country's capital, Victoria, and to about 90% of the Seychelles' population. As such it's both as busy as the Seychelles gets, and home to the largest selection of resorts and activities, from the hiking possibilities across the rugged interior of Morne Seychellois National Park to diving pristine sites and snorkelling with whale sharks in or just beyond the glorious bays caressed by gorgeously multihued waters. The west coast, from top to bottom, is one long string of stunning beaches and outstanding accommodation, but there are plenty of secret gems elsewhere. And wherever you're based, paradise lies close at hand – a bus or car ride of no more than 20 minutes will bring you to fabulous natural attractions.


When is the best time to visit the Seychelles based on activities?

There are better times of the year than others depending on the activities you are looking for.

The best time for diving is from March to May and from September to November.
April is the breeding season; between May and September, sooty terns make their nests; October is the migration period.
Hiking can be enjoyed all year round, but it should be noted that from May to September the humidity rate is less important.
The best surfing season is from June to September.
The best fishing season runs from October to April.
Sailing is an all round activity.
Snorkeling in the Seychelles is enjoyed all year round. To note - On the north and northwest side of Praslin, there is a large number of algae between the months of May and September.
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Local Restaurants worth visiting:

Eden 1.5 km by car - Seafood.

La Perle Noire 1.4 km by car- Italian.

Del Place Bar and Restaurant 2.2 km by car - Seafood.


Nearby hiking trails & beaches:

Copolia Trail - 0.7 km by car.

Hiking Trails Morne Blanc 1 km by car.

Hiking Trails Moyenne Island 2.3 km by boat.

Islands Beau Vallon Beach 1.4 km by car.


Would you be tempted to stay on Bird Island?

A stay on Bird Island at preferential rates can also be arranged at your request. For more information, you can directly consult the website of the island or its brochure. If this is the case, mention it in your email when you contact us. We will contact them directly and keep you informed.

For a few more things to see and do in and around Mahé visit the below links:

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Hiking can be enjoyed all year round, but it should be noted that from May to September the humidity rate is less important.