Flight tickets from Richards Bay to Mahe

Welcome to Mahe Island, the largest granitic island of the Seychelles, located in the northwest of the Indian Ocean. Known for its stunning beaches, year-round sunshine, and unique mix of cultures, Mahe Island is a popular tourist destination with plenty of activities to keep you entertained. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know before visiting this tropical paradise. From accommodation and transport to shopping and sightseeing, you'll find all the need-to-knows of Mahe Island. Ready to start exploring? Read on to discover some of the best attractions of this incredible location.

Getting to Know Mahe Island

Mahe Island is the largest and most populated island of the Seychelles archipelago, with a population of roughly 90,000. It is located in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, 1,590 km away from the mainland. The majority of the population is of a mix-ethnic origin, including African, European, and Asian residents. French and Seychellois Creole are the official languages spoken there. English is widely used in business and tourism purposes. Mahe Island lies in UTC+4 time zone and it is the same as the Seychelles islands (India time). The currency of the Seychelles is the Seychelles rupee, which is made up of 100 cents. It is divided into banknotes from 1 rupee upwards and coins from 25 cents. The US Dollar is widely accepted in tourist areas.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Mahe Island is tropical, with warm temperatures throughout the year. The average daily temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius, and the hottest month is usually October. The rains usually start towards the end of April and last till September with an average amount of precipitation of 125cm. The dry season in Mahe Island is from November to March. The best time to visit Mahe Island is from December to April when temperatures are at its best and there is little or no rainfall. The sea waters surrounding the island are warm enough for swimming and other water activities making it a great beach destination. Mahe Island is also located near the equator that means that the sun is overhead for most of the year. Enjoy the sun and the sand in the beautiful Mahe Island.

Touring Mahe Island: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports on Mahe Island. The main airport is known as Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), while the secondary airport is called Praslin Domestic Airport (PRE). You can get from the main airport to downtown Mahe Island by bus or taxi. Bus fares cost approximately 5–15 Seychelles Rupees (SCR) depending on the route, while taxis cost around SCR50–100. Yes, you can change money at Mahe Island Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Mahe Island

  1. Mahe Island is the largest of the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles archipelago, located around 1,600 kilometres off the east coast of Africa.

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