Top 5 Must Do's in MaheEdit This
Located in the Northeast, Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles. Most of the population of Mahe lives in the capital city, Victoria. There are many things to do and see on this gorgeous island, and here are a list of the Top 5 Must Do's (in no particular order):
1. Morne Seychellois National Park
This park is one of Mahe's mountainous highlights. This national treasure makes up approximately 20% of the Mahe island's land area, and is home to many different habitats. Standing at almost 3000 feet high, Morne Seychellois is the country's highest peak. Get lost amongst the many walking trails, or take a guided walk. Make sure to put your windows down and take in the beautiful scenery as you drive along the scenic route through Morne Seychellious National Park on your way to Port Glaud from Victoria.
2. Aldabra Atoll
Some consider this raised coral reef atoll to be one of the wonders of the world. Located approximately 700 miles off the coast of Mahe, and only accessible by air and boat, is a bit of jaunt but highly worth the trip. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, the atoll is home to many turtles, sharks, tropical fish, and the last known surviving flightless bird of the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra rail. This atoll seems to be untouched by man, and the sheer beauty is the worth the trip alone.
3. The Clock Tower in Victoria
Victoria is probably one of the smallest capital cities in the world, and the clock tower is one of the most well known Big Ben replicas. Over a hundred years old, the Victoria Clock tower has become a shining symbol of this tiny capital city. The Clock Tower is one of Seychelles' national monuments and chimes on the hour each hour thanks to a litter replacement of the masterclock in 1999.
4. Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden
Located 20 minutes outside of Victoria, and not the easiest place in the world to find, Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden is a sprawling 85 acre spice plantation. Surrounded by hills, valleys, and rain forest, this spice jardin is littered with exotic and tropical plants, and numerous wildlife. At the Jardin du Roi you are able to view and taste the freshly grown spices. This is the perfect place for nice relaxing day out filled with fantastic smells, and views.
5. Seychelles National Museum
This museum is located in the city
center of Victoria and houses numerous interesting exhibits and
artifacts from the Seychelles Islands. Admission is reasonable and
children's admission is free. Guided tours are available, as well as
concessions. Don't miss the shipwreck.