Mahe

Covering 150 square kilometres, Mahe is the largest granitic island of the Seychelles archipelago. With 27 km in length and 8 km in width, Mahe shadows its neighbouring islands in size.

Though being the most densely populated island of the Seychelles archipelago, with some 87,000 people living on Mahe alone, it has kept all of its natural charms intact.

Mahe, and its capital victoria, is the economic and political hub of the Seychelles. The main businesses and Government offices are found in Victoria and this is where the majority of the populace works.

The Natural History Museum, on Independence Avenue in Victoria, is home to an impressive collection of shells, corals and coco de mer, one extraordinary display being the Giant clam shell from Aldabra. The museum is housed in the Carnegie building which dates back to the 1920s.

Beauvallon beach, one of the most frequented beaches on Mahe, is popular not just with tourists but with locals as well.