How to Spend 48 Hours in Mahé, Seychelles

Relax and Enjoy the views of the beautiful Eden Island Marina |©18042011/shuttershock
Relax and Enjoy the views of the beautiful Eden Island Marina |©18042011/shuttershock
Photo of Chantelle Howell
7 August 2017

There are so many wonderful islands to explore and spend time in Seychelles, but it can be tricky to fit in everything into such a short period the short time on each island. Here are the things to see, do, and try to get the most out of a trip to Mahé Island in a 48 hour period.

Day one

Day one is all about getting some shopping and a great dose of what Seychellois culture is all about.

Morning

Head to the capital, Victoria. The earlier, the better as Victoria’s market opens at 4 am. It is a fantastic way to stock up on local fresh food.

From there, take a stroll around the rest of Victoria and see some great little museums and monuments—including the famous Clock Tower. Victoria is tiny, so this can easily all be managed by lunch time.

Market in Victoria | © Fabio Achilli/Flickr

Afternoon

Take a short 5 km (3.1 mile) drive to Eden Island Marina for lunch. Try Bravo, one of Seychelles’ best restaurants, for a wide range of meal options and a relaxed casual dining experience. Sit looking out into the beautiful Marina with some of the finest yachts and boats in the world.

Spend the afternoon enjoying the best shops in Seychelles or just relaxing and enjoying the views with a drink.

Relax and Enjoy the views of the beautiful Eden Island Marina | © 18042011/Shuttershock

Evening

Head to Beau Vallon for a great evening of entertainment at Bazar Labrin, a food market with Creole BBQ, fantastic grilled fish, and various other stands selling affordable Creole food. Spend the evening watching a truly stunning sunset and enjoying the fantastic and traditional Moutya and Sega Dancing performed around a fire.

Traditional Moutya Dancing on Beau Vallon beach | © Gerard Larose/Courtesy of Seychelles Tourism Board

Day Two

Day two is about getting out and seeing the most visually stunning areas of the island.

Morning

From Beau Vallon, head early for one of the most amazing hikes the Seychelles has to offer: the Anse Major Trail that leads to one of the most beautiful beaches in Seychelles, Anse Major. There’s no access to the beach by road, so the beach is only accessible via the trail or by boat. The trail takes around an hour and a half each way, so spend an hour or so on the beach before heading back.

Take the Anse Major Trail and enjoy the quiet secluded beach | © Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner/Wikimedia Commons

Afternoon

Take a stunning scenic drive through the Morne Seychellois National Park. Stop at the tea factory for some fantastic panoramic views.

From there take a stop for lunch at Constance Ephelia—make sure to book ahead—or even better, book in spend the night and enjoy ziplining, rock climbing, getting a massage, or just relaxing on the beach.

Relax at the stunning Constance Ephélia Resort | © Daria/Wikimedia Commons

Evening

Take a drive to the Takamaka Rum Distillery for a tour (complete with tasting) and dinner at La Plaine St. Andre, one of the best restaurants in Seychelles. There’s a great evening atmosphere. The Takamaka slogan is “made from the Seychelles”, so sipping on some Takamaka rum seems like a perfect way to end a 48-hour stay on Mahé Island.

Enjoy one of the best restaurants and the finest rum Seychelles has to offer | Courtesy of La Plaine St Andre

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