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There are 68 beaches on Mahe. Almost anyone can rent equipment for water sports: water skiing, windsurfing, surfing, diving or snorkelling. Directly from the beach, you can go on a sea excursion by motor boat or yacht.
Beaches of Mahe
Bon Vallon. The largest and most popular beach the whole island and in general all the Seychelles. The sand here is surprisingly clean, there are absolutely no stones.
The reef located at the beach plays the role of a breakwater, so the waves at Bon Vallon are not very high. There are special platforms on water, with which you can dive into the water.
The nearby village of Bon Vallon has souvenir shops, a bank and a gas station.
Bon Vallon is located just 3 miles west of Victoria , so you can get to and on foot. There is also a regular bus to the beach.
Grand Anse. The peculiarity of this beach - crystal-clear blue waters. This spot is very popular with surfers due to the high waves. However, from May to September in the waters of this beach you need to be extremely careful - the sea becomes very stormy.
Anse Forbans and Anse Royal. These two beaches are protected by a coral reef, so the waters in these places are very calm. It also eats all the conditions for swimming in a mask with a snorkel.
Anse Intedanse. This is a very unusual beach. The waves are so high here that it is absolutely unsuitable for swimming. But this beach is considered the most beautiful on the island. It is is a sandy arc of 500 meters, surrounded by palm trees. It also offers a magnificent view of the ocean.
Victoria is the capital of Seychelles. It is considered one of the smallest capitals in the world. The city of Victoria can only be considered compared with even smaller settlements in the territory of the Seychelles.
The city was founded by the French in 1778 year, but the name was given by the British (in honor of the then English queen) .
The whole city is simply buried in greenery - everywhere you can see coconut palms, and on the hills that surround the city, rainforests grow.
The central street of this city is Market Straight. From the name it is clear that there is a huge number of shops and souvenir shops on it. All of them are geared towards tourists.
Victoria abounds in restaurants that follow Creole traditions, and also numerous casinos, bars and discos.
The city market sells fruits and vegetables, and also various seafood from all over the country.
By the way, in Victoria is two single traffic lights on the whole archipelago. There are no traffic lights anywhere else.
Diving on Mahe
On Mahe and in coastal waters are more than 70 famous diving sites. The most popular are:
Trompeuse Rocks. It rises to the surface from a depth of 20 meters and is famous for a huge number of sea inhabitants.
Mamelles. A small uninhabited island at 11 kilometers from Mahe. A small cove, bordered by rocks, ends with a picturesque through cave.
The Ennerdale. Sunken British tanker. Divers are not attracted by so much he as the local animals - various types of sharks, cod and many other animals have chosen this place as their home. It is also home to lobsters and large octopuses.
Le Jardan du Roi Royal Garden. The Royal Garden is located 2 kilometers from Anse Royale beach. A walking tour allows you to explore the entire park. The planter's lodge with restaurant and small museum is worth a visit.
Seychelles Morne National Park. In the middle of this park is the highest point of the Seychelles - the Seychelles Morne mountain with a height of 907 meters. Rare trees grow here, and There is a tea factory nearby where you can taste local teas.
St. Anne Marine National Park. This water park is located between several islands in the archipelago. A tour of it is a walk on a special boat with a transparent bottom.
Botanical Garden of Mont Fleury. The Botanical Garden is located near the capital of the state, Victoria. It was founded in 1901 year.
Now, more than 500 species of various plants grow on the territory of the Botanical Garden. A completely unique collection stands out especially, which includes 50 types of palm trees in chapter with Seychelles Coco de mer. The orchid garden is also popular, which grows orchids of all colors, collected from all over the world.
In addition to plants, the park is also home to insects, reptiles and birds. Among them, rare butterflies and huge turtles stand out. Turtles can be fed and even petted.
Market Street. On Victoria's main street, except for shops and shops with souvenirs, there are several attractions. For example, the world famous Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, built in the 20th century. Also very interesting is the Clock Tower - a small copy of London's Big Ben, erected in the early 20th century. A place worth visiting is where artisans sell their wares - Craft Village .
National Museum of History. The Seychelles National Museum is not large, but its exposition is very interesting. It will especially appeal to fans of pirate stories. The museum displays treasures found in reefs, wreckage of ships that crashed on coastal rocks, utensils and tools that somehow belonged to famous pirates. Most of the collection is dedicated to the Creole culture. Here also contains information about largest ever found"sea coconuts". In general, this place will interest any tourist, since the history of the islands is presented very vividly and interesting.
Museum of Natural History. In this museum you can see many interesting exhibits. Among them are rare triple nuts of coco de mer, the shells of large turtles, and also the jaw of a huge crocodile. This jaw was discovered at King's Bay. Once upon a time, the Seychelles was the home of these large reptiles.
Museum of the United Party of the Seychelles. В in this museum you can get acquainted with the political history of the island. The exhibits of this museum reflect the struggle of the islanders for their independence.
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