- 13.96 m
Mahé is the main island of the Seychelles Archipelago. It is about 28 kms long and 8 kms wide. There you can find the airport, the capital Victoria and the seat of Government.
This island is a natural sanctuary thanks to many species of exotic flora which developed over the centuries. The grandeur of granite rocks and the deep green in which they are plunged, contrast with the blue of the sea and the white of the beach that starts where the vegetation ends.
In 1609 the British landed for the first time in Mahe. Then, the island was ignored until 1742 when the French took possession of it thanks to the arrival of Lazare Picault and its shipment in order to colonize the archipelago. The Seychelles in 1814 became a British colony, up to the independence in 1976.
In a few hours you can visit the island by car by visiting all major beaches overlooked by many resorts and luxury hotels.