One could lay on the beaches and sip on rum-based island cocktails all holiday, but there is so much to do on this magical tropical island of Mahé.
You’ll find decent number of luxury hotels on Mahé Island, but Beau Vallon is probably the most ‘happening’ part of the island. I stayed at the Savoy Resort & Spa and would highly recommend it! Pristine white-sand beaches a few steps away from the hotel room, restaurants and bars along the beach, the best sundowners with the best sunsets, what more would one ask for? If you are lucky to catch the great Bazar Labrine, a dusk bazaar held every Wednesday. The perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals and get your game on! Groove to island tunes, sipping rum based cocktails and sampling Creole delicacies such as black boudin, banana chips, grilled fish, tropical fruit salads and much more home made goodies. Not forgetting the souvenirs on sale. I could go on and on…Anyways here is my top 5 things to do on Mahe Island:
Go Snorkelling & Diving
Snorkelling is possible almost everywhere, yes the waters are that clear even down to 30 m. The top snorkelling beaches include Anse Lazio (Praslin), Coco Island, Curieuse Island and Vista Bay Rocks (Mahe).
Hike up to the Anse Major Peak
The Anse Major hike tops my list. View for dayzzz and fresh air up there is just unreal! The best part is that this trail leads to the small secluded beach of Anse Major (see pic). Remember to take lots of water and comfy shoes though!
Day trip to the market in Victoria
Victoria is the capital of Seychelles and known for its Little Big Bed. No trip to Victoria would be complete without a bit of wandering through the covered market bustling market full of colourful and a creole kind of vibe.
Rent a car and tour the island of Mahé Island
Car rental costs about 40 to 60 Euros for a day. The hotels provide reliable companies, but you can always shop around for better deals, especially if you are staying longer. Pick up and drop off is easy as they come to the hotel to drop off and pick up the car.
Visit Eden Island
Just in case you are feeling a bit boogie and looking for something more ‘Dubai-like’ visit to Eden Island Marina. This man-made paradise is home to the high-end shops, fancy restaurants, bars and cafes, and also holiday homes of the rich and famous. Worth checking out and drooling over the luxury yachts and vacation homes.