Although Mahe Island is very small, and the bus service is good, the best to visit its beaches, is to hire a "mini moke", which is a small all terrain that besides driving on the road, you can go into the dirt roads to go to any beach access difficult. One of the most beautiful beaches of Anse Mahe is the Takamaka, fine white sand, crystal clear water and a few changes with the tide. It is located in the southwest, to access it you pass some roads where there are orchards and some other hut. The beach owes its name to Takamaka trees, which surrounds and protects the Wind, as well as being a good option for shelter from the sun ... And even give you a good nap. Another one of the beach's attractions is the awesome restaurant is has there. It's called Chez Batista and they specialize in creole food that's typical of the island. You HAVE to try it out, it's phenomenal.
Walking the streets of Victoria, (the world's smallest capital) on Mahe, will take next to no time because there isn't a lot of traffic, and it is regulated by a singular traffic light, there are few monuments to see and tourists almost always prefer to bask and relax on its beautiful beaches. But an essential visit is to their varied market, Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke. The market was built in the early 18th century, but was renovated recently. It is in the city center and in it you can find all kinds of tropical products, spices, fish, fruits and flowers. Around the market and with a beautiful Creole houses you can see "The Market Street" where you can buy typical craft souvenirs in the Chinese merchant shops.
The Seychelles had no indigenous population, the current population was created by immigrants of French, African, Indian and Chinese people that came here. And it shows in the diversity of religions practiced in the islands, where you can find Roman Catholic Churches, Anglican, Hindu, Buddhist and even mosques. This diversity of religions is not a problem for the population. On Sundays it is very common to see people wearing their best clothes attending church. It's quite a sight to see the girls in their Creole costumes, starched lace and bows on their heads. On one of my visits to the churches, I was invited to participate in a parish festival, it was fun .. And I won a turkey! If you go, do not miss the Seychelles churches in Baie Lazare San Francisco and San Roque in Bel Ombre, French colonial style and the cathedrals of Immaculate Conception and Saint Paul's
Although detaching from the beaches here seems almost impossible, one of the most beautiful views from where you can see the lush vegetation as well as the coasts of the island is the climb to Morne Park. The route you can do from the city of Victoria (it is not painful, unlike .. A blast) to Sans Souci. Through full of vegetation marked trails going through forests and seeing several tea plantations and countless tropical plants very difficult to see on other islands. The best reward is that once you get on top ... a view that will never forget. It's positively breathtaking.
Anse Royale is an area that's south of the island of Mahe in the Seychelles, and it's just 15 minutes away from the Seychelles International Airport. This is the place to go if you're looking to find white sandy beach, almost deserted but for the few people who are resting under palm trees enjoying the view of a sea of different shades of blue and some fishing boats of the inhabitants of Seychelles. Near there can dine at "Les Dauphins Heureux" I recommend the seafood crepe!. The Friday afternoon with the "fish fry" night with live music. On Sundays Creole buffet with live music