The Seychelles Archipelago is made up of 115 islands, many of which are uninhabited. Most visitors stay on Mahé or Praslin but with so much to see we suggest a bit of island hopping: visit small-enough-to-cycle-around La Digue, treat yourself to a few indulgent days on the super-luxurious private islands, or fly to the remote Outer Islands, they are where to go in the Seychelles for the most exciting scuba diving.
Mahé Island: everything under the sun
Mahé is the largest of the Seychelles islands and has a scattering of sandy bays including the popular Baie Beau Vallon with its stretch-for-miles beach, good swimming, fantastic diving and snorkelling and plenty of restaurants to choose from.
There are many places of interest on Mahé so we'd recommend you hire a car, set out and explore! Take a leisurely drive past tea and vanilla plantations, up narrow roads that wind through forest-covered hills, and down into Victoria - one of the world’s smallest capital cities. You can easily spend a morning in Victoria strolling along the broad boulevards and visiting the local markets with their exotic fruits and spices - don't forget to shop for pareos (sarongs) and handmade jewellery.