The largest of the Seychelles archipelago, Mahe is an African island rich with hidden treasures. Morne Seychellois, the island's highest peak, forms the spine of the island and is a major attraction among its stunning range of mountains.
The Beau Vallon beach, near Mahe is a very popular local and tourist haunt, and boasts great sand and some spectacular waves due to a break in the reef. Most tourists stay here. There's nothing much to see in Mahe except for the Botanical Gardens. The island's lush and largely unique vegetation, including the national symbol, coco de mer palms, and all that can be seen in this one place. While the Natural History Museum is interesting and has a wide exhibit of items.
As the temperatures are constant all through the year light clothing should be adequate. You should not require a jacket or sweater except for the air journey and for when you get home. The tropical sun is very strong and therefore it is advisable to wear sun cream even on an overcast day; sunglasses and a hat will also help protect you.
While at Mahe, browse in the art and design studios to pick up some exquisitely carved bronze figurines and stain glass tiffany lamps.
A number of international airlines operate flights to Seychelles from European and African destinations. There is a departure tax of US $40 for international flights payable in hard currency. The national carrier, Air Seychelles operates regular return services between Mahe and the islands - Praslin, Fregate, Bird, Desroches and Denis. There are also several tour operators offering helicopters for inter-island services. The islands of Mahe and Praslin are the only ones with sealed roads and bus networks. The buses on Mahe are more frequent and start plying from 6 a.m. Mahe is a year-round destination, as it enjoys warm tropical climate the whole year.