• Victoria Market, Mahe, Seychelles

Mahé

As the largest of the Seychelles' islands, Mahe is archetypal paradise.

Home to towering granite peaks as the impressive backdrop, Mahe boasts lush jungle and palm-fringed, white sand beaches galore; we love driving the spectacular coastline to discover some of the heavenly beaches and coves that the island has to offer. Bays are set like topaz jewels around the coastline, as crystalline waters lap at the silky sand. Search no longer: perfect is here. Take a trip to Victoria, the capital city, to visit the markets and art galleries, visit the botanical gardens and explore Port Launay Marine National Park for unbelievable snorkelling and whale shark sightings.

Combine your stay in Mahe with the relatively untouched Praslin for a truly peaceful escape, taking in the nature, flora and fauna of the Seychelles at your own pace. 

Destination Highlights
  • Head to Port Launay Marine National Park for incredible snorkelling and marine wildlife
  • Hosting vibrant markets and stunning architecture at the worlds smallest capital city - Victoria
  • Mahé is home to a large variety of outstanding beachfront accommodation

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Resort Aerial View

Carana Beach Hotel

Seychelles

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £2,739  pp

Carana Beach Hotel

Constance Ephélia

Seychelles

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £3,199  pp

Constance Ephélia

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Flight Time

Approx.11 hours;  Direct flights are available with British Airways offering a seasonal daily service from the London Heathrow to Mahe between March and October. Indirect flights are available via Europe or the Middle East from the UK

Currency

Seychelles rupee (SCR)

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to the Seychelles

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to the Seychelles
  • Zoe, Senior Destination Manager

    Zoe

    Senior Destination Manager

    "Mahé is home to the smallest capital city in the world - Victoria. Victoria may be small, but there is so much to see and do. Be sure to visit the mini Big Ben and the capitals stunning markets and architecture."

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it’s possible to get married in the Seychelles. To apply for a special marriage licence, you need to be in the Seychelles for at least two days before your wedding ceremony and must advise the Civil State Office at least 11 days in advance. 

Flights to the Seychelles take approximately 12 hours and 40 minutes excluding stopovers. Qatar Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways currently offer indirect flights as well as other international carriers from London Heathrow or Gatwick to Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahé. 

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