Touring the island of Mahe in the Seychelles

While we were in the Seychelles we did a driving tour around the island of Mahe.  The green line on the map below shows the route that we took starting and ending from the Savoy in Beau Vallon.  We stopped frequently to take photos, and check out the beaches.  We also stopped at Surfer’s Beach restaurant for lunch which I recommend, the food was great.  We then continued on to Eden island and the capital city of Victoria before continuing back to the Savoy.  We played tourist for about 6 hours.  These are some of the photos that I took of the island and the Indian Ocean.  The photos are in order starting with the beach in Beau Vallon.


Thanks to Expert Africa for the map

Beau Vallon

Morne Seychellois National Park

The first part of the drive was through the Morne Seychellois National Park, but most of my pictures are of the ocean views from the part.  Eden Island can be seen in two of the photos below.

 Grand Anse

The pictures were all taken on the south west side of the island, in the Grand Anse region.  Therese Island can be seen in the distance.

Barbarons Beach in Grand Anse

This was a tiny little beach but it was one of my favourite on the island.  It was sheltered by the little peninsula so the water was very calm close to the beach.

Anse Boileau to Anse a la Mouche

These images were all taken from Anse Boileau to Anse a la Mouche.


 Anse Baleine

At this point in our little road trip around the island we stopped for lunch at Surfer’s Beach restaurant which is right on the beach at Anse Baleine.  The restaurant is partially sheltered from the wind by large palm trees lining the beach, but it was still quite windy.  The food was excellent, it was a great spot to stop for a bite.

Anse Royale

These pictures are all from the Anse Royale area on the south East side of the island of Mahe.

 Eden Island

Eden Island has the only mall in the Seychelles, and is home to a few restaurants.  It also has a marina complete with fancy yachts.


Eden Island
Eden Island


The capital of the Seychelle islands is Victoria.  It is a little city with one set of traffic lights.

Anse Nord D’Est

The last leg of our drive was the north east end of the island.

Anse Nord D’Est


All photographs are (c) Sarah Patterson 2014.

6 thoughts on “Touring the island of Mahe in the Seychelles

  1. lenstrek September 24, 2014 / 7:37 am

    beautiful pictures..can you clarify please. Planning for a dec trip? Do we need air cons in a beach villa? does it become difficult and sweaty without it?


    • spaleksic September 24, 2014 / 8:35 am

      Hi, Thanks. I think it depends on what you are used to. I would have had a hard time sleeping without the AC. It was quite hot while we were there, and the temp did drop a little at night but not enough to make sleeping comfortable. Have a great trip!

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  2. lenstrek September 24, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Also a small correction, kindly note. Its not a Buddist temple, its a Hindu temple.


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