As locals would say, Byenveni - welcome to the Seychelles islands! No matter what you’ve heard or seen about us, we guarantee that experiencing Seychelles first hand will exceed every expectation you have and leave you with unforgettable memories and pangs of wanting to return. Local legend has it that if you eat the local breadfruit, you will.
The Seychelles islands have been dubbed many names such as ‘the garden of eden’ and ‘the land of perpetual summer’, for being blessed with dream-like seascapes and sunny tropical climate all year round. The weather is safe, warm and friendly, as are the people. Some would call us cosmopolitan - a harmonious blend of different races stemming from Africa, Europe and Asia.
When is the best time to visit Seychelles? The answer is all year round. Our islands experience two main monsoon seasons; the southeasterly winds blow between May to September giving cooler and drier weather perfect for sailing, hiking and parachuting. If you’re interested in snorkeling, swimming and diving, the prime times to visit would be during the northwest monsoon between October and early May where the sea is calm and flat, and temperatures are generally warmer.
Mahe is Seychelles’ main island - embodied by green towering mountains, served by main roads both around and across the hills and home to amazing trails, beaches, nature reserves and views.
Most visitors spend three to four days at the beginning or at the end of their trip here. So grab your sunglasses, hat, camera and beach bag, and discover below some of the best and most popular things to do on Mahe.
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After a day of snorkelling, fishing or scuba diving, make your way to the Spice Gardens (Jardin du Roi), a colonial home set in a beautiful stretch of spice, fruit and herb plantations. Treat yourself to Creole grilled-fish, home-cooked pancakes, lemongrass tea and beautiful mountain and sea views.
Sainte Anne Marine Park
Although all six islands are beautiful, a day trip to Moyenne Island must be added to your Seychelles bucket list! At low tide, a sand bank forms between Moyenne and nearby Round Island, or between Long Island and Round Island linking them and allowing you to cross over safely for more exploring adventures!
If you want to book a car hire, or find out more information about the top things to see and do on Mahe, contact our team today.
Car ride along the coast and mountains
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