The largest island in Seychelles, Mahe is home to Victoria, the capital of Seychelles and the International airport, making it the starting part of all trips to Seychelles. With some of the world's best beaches, Mahe is famous as a honeymoon destination and attracts visitors from across the world.
Apart from the beaches, Mahe has its own share of coconut plantations, waterfalls, hiking trails, freshwater springs, dense forests and great resorts for tourists. Visitors typically stay in Mahe for a few days before heading to other islands including Praslin and La Digue Islands.
Mahe's most prominent characteristic is the huge granite mountains that overlook the bays and cover the entire centre, running from north to south and successfully dividing the island into east and west. These two sides of the island consist of several stunning bays that are captivating in their own beauty and look even more mystical with the backdrop of the lush mountains.
The scintillating Mahe island was named after the French Governor, Mahe De La Bourdonnais. Victoria, the capital of Seychelles is in the centre of Mahe and the smallest capital city in the world. Mahe is also the cultural and economic centre of the Seychelles. Mahe is also home to more than 90% of Seychelles population
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