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Mahe Island
Mahe Island
Mahe Island
Mahe Island
Mahe Island
Mahe Island

Mahe is the Seychelles’ largest island...

It is a mountainous place with a dense rainforest... well as stunning sandy beaches...

...which are perfect for watching sunsets...

...or for discovering marine life.

Mahe Island

Reviews of trips to Mahe Island

19 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Mahe Island.

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Mr G

"Excellent trip"

I visited Seychelles and 1 other country between 29 Aug 2015 and 18 Sep 2015
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The B family

"My August trip to Seychelles 2012"

I visited Seychelles between 12 Aug 2012 and 25 Aug 2012
"Very good trip to the Seychelles plenty to do, excellent food though very expensive the hotel Larchipel was the best room I think we have ever stayed in facilities were great as they were at Domaine de Lorangeraie, so glad we went and once again Expert Africa were fantastic, thanks Megan.

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No none at all, I think your whole service is top class" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Seychelles holiday
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Mr & Mrs K

"Great Honeymoon"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 23 Apr 2012 and 13 May 2012
"Overall an excellent trip with some nice added extras from the camps as they knew it was our honeymoon.

Nick at expert africa did a great job organising everything, especially considering the changes caused by Air Seychelles dropping their long haul flights." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Mr R & Ms B

"My Apr 2012 trip"

I visited Seychelles between 20 Apr 2012 and 5 May 2012
"Wonderful holiday with the hotel/resorts way above expectation.

Would highly recommend both locations.

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No as thr service was first class." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Seychelles holiday
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Mrs D


I visited Seychelles between 24 Jul 2011 and 4 Aug 2011
"Overall we really enjoyed our trip. It was a great experience and the kids (15 & 17) loved the hotels, beaches and most of the food. We knew the weather would not be great in July / August but the clouds were not a problem in the heat. Only 2 of the 10 days were dull.

The Seychelles people are friendly but don't expect anything to happen in a hurry. The agent "Mason's" seems to run the Seychelles and the itineries but they are very efficient and always around if you need anything. Not keen on the early filght home but the hotel Constance Ephelia started breakfast at 4.30 a.m." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 3 on a Seychelles holiday
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Mr & Mrs C

"A fantastic destination"

I visited Seychelles between 3 Apr 2011 and 14 Apr 2011
"As mentioned previously, some requests to Mason's Travel didn't get implimented - their internal communication leaves a lot to be desired.

The Seychelles are a dream destination, although the romantic this or the romantic that does get a wee bit overpowering at times.

There are some visitors who go for the exceptional birds and other wildlife, as well as the snorkelling etc. and the Seychelles fully lived up to those expectations.

The suggestions made by Lucy Copson on choice of island to visit and where to stay were spot on." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 10 on a Seychelles holiday
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Mr & Mrs


I visited Seychelles between 27 Oct 2010 and 1 Nov 2010
"We really enjoyed the overall experience was were sorry we did not book a longer stay.

The Seychelles is definitely a location we would consider for a return visit.

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Not really - all the transfers and pick-ups were handled efficiently and with courtesy." Read full review: 5 nights in Africa; 5 on a Seychelles holiday
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The A family


I visited Seychelles between 23 Jul 2010 and 8 Aug 2010
"We were very lucky as it was a fantastic holiday but had we taken other options it would have been less so. Praslin was perfect for a beach holiday and Anse Volbert absolutely ideal. Beware advice to stay in the "best" beaches like Anse Lazio -this just means they'll be lots of people there - better for a day trip.

Beware the government overcharges for everything. Euro 20 per person over 12 to visit the Coco de Mer - ditto to visit the marine park, ditto the ferry to La Digue. As a direct result we skipped the last of these but those we did-including snorkelling at St Pierre was very worthwhile.

Mahe was great as we did it but we couldn't see that any hotel was worth staying at. The famous beach Beau Vallon has too many hotels and is popular with the locals-fine for a day but otherwise go to any good beach in Europe at much less cost. The west coast is gorgeous but the water too rough for anything other than diving into the waves - again not good for a week.The east coast has that dreadful ribbon development all along its length except for the very south-but take sandwiches.You'd feel robbed if you stayed at any hotel for a week.

Bear in mind that Mahe attracts clouds - it won't be sunny all the time.

Bird Island was unbelievable - if we went back we would return there and go to some of the other smaller islands.

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The Bradt guide was out of date or misleading we felt.Look at the descriptions of Beau Vallon and Anse Volbert.Wrong way round but thank goodness perhaps.Casuarina Beach burnt down 3 years before and the beach can never have been great.
It failed to explain properly the varying conditions depending on the time of year.

[ Ed: We'd like to make it very clear here that Expert Africa's Chris McIntyre had absolutely nothing to do with the Bradt guide to the Seychelles. Chris is responsible for his own guides to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar ... but has never had any input into the Seychelles guide. ]" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 7 on a Seychelles holiday
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Mr & Mrs A


I visited Seychelles between 19 Feb 2010 and 7 Mar 2010
"Good trip, mostly as expected.

Irritations were mainly caused by Masons, they seem to consider a whole day for whatever transfer is reasonable, it could be arranged more tightly and efficiently.

Also they seem strangley unaware of local timetables booking us on a non-existent ferry crossing, but at least they tracked us down to tell us.

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The info on Bird island could be better, we got all the messages about very little luggage and complied, messing around to store luggage and then annoying Bird Island by turning up to diner in shorts.

Other people just went out there with 20 KG+ each." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 7 on a Seychelles holiday
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19 reviews of Mahe Island by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Mahe Island

Our suggestions for places to stay in Mahe Island

Le Sans Souci

Le Sans Souci

A gem set on the mountainside above Victoria; Le Sans Souci is ideally located for exploring the walking trails in the forests and mountains of Mahé's interior.

93% (12 reviews)
Constance Ephelia Resort

Ephelia Resort

The luxurious Constance Ephelia Resort is set on the quiet western coast of Mahé, overlooking Port Launay Marine National Park.

98% (8 reviews)

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