Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, in the Indian Ocean off East Africa. Its terrain is defined by white-sand beaches such as those in the popular resort area of Beau Vallon, and granite peaks including the rainforested Morne Seychellois. The Mahe Seychells is also home to Victoria, Seychelles' capital, known for Creole architecture and a colorful covered market with wares like fish, fruit and clothing. It contains the capital city of Victoria and accommodates 86% of the country's total population. The island was named after Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, a French governor of Mauritius. Mahé Seychells had a huge land reclamation project due to a shortage of housing, in the areas of Bel Ombre and the Port of Victoria.
Mahé's tallest peak is Morne Seychellois at 905 m (2,969 ft), which lies in the Morne Seychellois National Park. The northern and eastern parts of the island are home to much of the population and the Seychelles International Airport which opened in 1971. The southern and western parts have Baie Ternay Marine National Park, Port Launay Marine National Park, and University of Seychelles. The Sainte Anne Marine National Park lies offshore, as do Conception Island, Thérèse Island, Anonyme Island and several smaller islands. Mahé was first visited by the British in 1609 and not visited by Europeans again until Lazare Picault's expedition of 1742. The French navy frégate Le Cerf (English: The Deer) arrived at Port Victoria on 1 November 1756. On board was Corneille Nicholas Morphey, leader of the French expedition, which claimed the island for the King of France by laying a Stone of Possession on Mahe, Seychelles’ oldest monument, now on display in the National Museum, Victoria.
The powder-fine white sand, the thickly-vegetated mountain scenery, the ideal turquoise water, and the forcing stone arrangements make Anse Intendance a genuine postcard picture. The staggering excellence of the area makes it no big surprise that Anse Intendance is, for some, a standout amongst the most amazing shorelines in the Seychelles. Anse Intendance is a notable wild shoreline in the south of Mahé, the biggest Seychelles Island. This amazing white sandy shoreline is surrounded on each side by unimaginable stone arrangements, and positions among the most delightful spots on the island, if not the entire world.
Beau Vallon is a sound on the north western bank of Mahé in the Seychelles. Playmate Vallon Beach is an exceptionally frequented and perhaps the most mainstream on the island. It is known as a base for plunging and snorkeling because of its unmistakable waters and coral reefs. Other than numerous littler lodgings, it has three noteworthy ones - Le Meridien - Fisherman's Cove, the Berjaya Beau Vallon and the Coral Strand. Le Meridien is the site of the most seasoned inn on Mahe (initially inherent 1943 yet a few times repaired) and the Coral Strand is one of the most seasoned also, having been manufactured specifically on the shoreline before limitations being set up by the administration. Towards the north is likewise the recently remodeled Hilton-Northolme Hotel in the Glacis region.
Cousin Island is a little (34 ha) granitic island of the Seychelles, lying 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Praslin. It is a nature save secured under Seychelles law as a Special Reserve. It is overseen by Nature Seychelles, a national charitable association and Partner of BirdLife International, by which it has been distinguished as an Important Bird Area. The island was in the past a coconut ranch that had been stripped of quite a bit of its local vegetation. The endemic Seychelles lark had turned out to be practically wiped out, with a populace of just 26 winged animals. In 1968 BirdLife International, at the time known as the International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP), purchased the island and expelled youthful coconut trees, accordingly enabling the local vegetation to recover and local fauna to recuperate. It was pronounced an uncommon hold in 1975.
Curieuse Island is a little granitic island 1.13 sq mi (2.9 km2) in the Seychelles near the north bank of the island of Praslin. Curieuse is eminent for its uncovered red earth intermixed with the interesting coco de mer palms, one of the social symbols of the Seychelles, just developing on the two neighboring islands, originally named "Ile Rouge" because of its red shaded soil. In 1768 the French asserted ownership of the island, naming it after the clipper "La Curieuse", a ship that was under the order of wayfarer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne. Like various islands in the Seychelles, there was a local mammoth tortoise populace that was immediately extirpated.
The Morne Seychellois National Park is the biggest in Seychelles and was made in 1979. It covers an aggregate surface territory of 3,045 hectares, over 20% of Mahé . It is 10km long and in the vicinity of 2km and 4km wide and furnished with a broadly trail organize covering more than 15km. A sum of 12 unique trails can be investigated either significantly or entire day excursions. Without an uncertainty, the most ideal approach to value the range is a guided walk.
Port of Victoria or Victoria, Port Victoria is situated in Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, upper east of Madagascar. Port-Victoria has no settled dealing with gear. Boats are dealt with through ship's rigging by the private stevedores. Victoria (at times called Port Victoria) is the capital city of the Seychelles (littlest African capital) and is arranged on the north-eastern side of Mahé, which is the principle island of the archipelago. The city was first settled as the seat of the first British government.