The main island of the 115-island Seychelles, Mahe is the best starting point for exploring this country. You may never want to leave it, however—Mahe features more than 65 beaches (most are white sand), palm forests, and cliffs with amazing views.
Walk the Glacis La Reserve trail, which will take you through the forests and to three different outlooks, perfect for panoramic photos. Dive into the crystal clear waters for snorkeling, scuba, fishing, or even boating. Brave souls should visit the Port Launay Marine National Park, which is famous for its whale sharks. Although the sharks don’t feed on humans, those with a Jaws-phobia can just enjoy lounging on the beach and taking in the sun and scenery.
Where is it? In the Indian Ocean. Mahe is also home to the Seychelles International Airport (check prices).
Where to stay? Stay at the two-year old Constance Ephelia Resort, which over looks the marine national park. Book a suite or go all out with a villa rental.
What else should I know? To see many islands, book a multi-day boat tour.
Who’s it for? Snorklers, divers, gamblers, fishermen, sailors.
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