Flight tickets from Port Elizabeth to Mahe

Mahe Island, the largest of the Seychelles islands, is a lush tropical paradise located in the Indian Ocean. It is a destination full of culture and stunning beauty, with its white-sanded beaches, crystal clear waters, exotic flora and fauna, and a range of activities to keep visitors busy. From snorkeling and swimming in the warm ocean to exploring some of the oldest granitic islands in the world and hiking in the rainforest, there is something to do for every type of traveler. In this text, we will offer an overview of the attractions and activities you can find on Mahe Island, helping you to plan a perfect visit to this gorgeous tropical paradise.

Getting to Know Mahe Island

Mahe Island is the largest island and the main economic centre of the Seychelles, located in the Indian Ocean just north of Madagascar. The total population of the island is estimated at around 90,000 people. The time zone in Mahe Island is Indian/Mahe (UTC+4). The official language of the island is Seychellois Creole, however French and English are also widely spoken. The currency used in Mahe Island is the Seychellois Rupee (SCR). It is not possible to use foreign currencies on the island, and it is often recommended to bring Rupees from overseas before arriving or to withdraw money from the ATM soon after arriving to the island.

Climate and Weather

Mahe Island is located in the Republic of Seychelles and is the largest island in the archipelago. The climate of Mahe is tropical, moderated by trade winds, with hot and humid weather all year round. The average temperature year round is around 28°C (82°F) with little variation. The wettest months are October and November, when the island receives most of its annual rainfall. However, sunny days and clear blue skies are rather common and rain showers usually don’t last very long. The climate of Mahe Island is ideal for a holiday destination and enables visitors to enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, from fishing and diving to hiking and exploring the island's many beautiful beaches. Its location in the Indian Ocean also makes it a great base for discovering the Seychelles archipelago's other islands.

Touring Mahe Island: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports on Mahe Island: 1) Mahe International Airport (SEZ) 2) Praslin Island Airport (PRI) You can get from the main airport (SEZ) to downtown in Mahe Island by a taxi or a rental car. The cost of a taxi ride is around €20 and a rental car could cost around €35 per day. Yes, you can change money at Mahe Island airport. There are several currency exchange counters at the airport which enable you to exchange money at the current exchange rate.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Mahe Island

  1. Mahe Island is the largest and most populous of the Seychelles archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean. It boasts a long and fascinating history, with the earliest inhabitants coming from Africa and Madagascar in the 17th century
  2. As the Seychelles’ most developed island, Mahe combines modern amenities with plenty of cultural offerings. From traditional Creole architecture to British colonial monuments, there’s plenty to explore
  3. Visitors to Mahe are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities - take in the grandeur of the Morne Seychelles national park, sample the delicious tropical fruits and seafood, or stroll down the west coast beaches for spectacular sunsets

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