Yachts Destinations, All places in Mahe, Seychelles
The gorgeous tropical scenery with calm waters make Seychelles a fantastic yacht charter destination. Since Mahe is surrounded by other islands, its beaches are relatively calm and safe. Mahe is a mountainous island with a central ridge featuring several peaks approaching 3000 feet high.
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Mahe, Seychelles, Aldabra Island, Alphonse Island, Aride Island, Assumption Island
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Mahe, Seychelles, Astove Island, Bird Island, Cerf Island, Coetivy Island
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Mahe, Seychelles, Cousin Island, Denis Island, Desroches Island, Felicite Island
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Mahe, Seychelles, Fregate Island, La Digue Island, Mahe Island, North Island
Yacht Destination Guide travel vacation places in Mahe, Seychelles, Platte Island, Praslin Island, Silhouette Island, Victoria
Aride Island is the northernmost granitic island in the Seychelles (Bird Island is the northernmost Seychelles island overall) and is part of the district of Grand'Anse, located 10 km north of Praslin island and is 68 hectares in area. A nature reserve, it is leased and managed by the Island Conservation Society of Seychelles. The only human inhabitants are the reserve's staff; currently four Seychellois rangers, two expatriate Conservation Officers and two volunteers. They live in small houses on the south side of the island.
Astove Island is part of the Aldabra Group of the Seychelles. It is 38 km SSE of Cosmoledo Atoll, located at (10°06′S 47°45′E). It is a raised coral island of most peculiar form: a single stretch of land, more than 1 km (nearly one mile) at the widest, almost entirely encloses a shallow lagoon. This has a maximum depth of 3 metres (10 ft), and the only exit is a winding passage in the southwest, called Gueule Bras Channel.
Bird Island is the northernmost island in the Seychelles archipelago, 60 miles from Mahe. The 0.70 km² coral island is known for its birdlife, including sooty terns, fairy terns and common noddies, and for hawksbill and green turtles. It is now a private resort with 26 bungalows. It also contains a small weather station and a small landing strip Bird Island Airport which connects the island with Mahe.
Cerf Island (1.27 km2) lies 4 km off the north coast of Mahé in the Seychelles. Cerf Island measures more than 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) long and almost 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide, it reaches a height of 108 metres (354 ft). The island is surrounded by a coral reef and the geology is granitic.
Cousin Island is a small (27 ha) granitic island of the Seychelles, lying 2 km west of Praslin. It is a nature reserve protected under Seychelles law as a Special Reserve. It is managed by Nature Seychelles, a national nonprofit organization and Partner of BirdLife International, by which it has been identified as an Important Bird Area.
Denis Island is the second northeasternmost Island in the Seychelles. It is 60 miles north of Mahé and lies at the northern edge of the Seychelles bank, along with the nearby Bird Island, which is the northernmost Seychelles island. The 1.31 km² coral island was named after the French explorer Denis de Trobriand(fr), who visited it in 1773. Denis Island has a private holiday resort with 25 guest chalets.
Desroches or Desroches Island is the main island of the Amirante Islands, part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. It is located 230 km southwest of Mahé, the Seychelles' main island. It is 6.2 km long and has a land area of 3.24 km². Along its circumference of 15 km is a beach of fine sand. Conservation on the island is managed by Island Conservation Society.
Frégate Island or sometimes Frigate Island is a private island and is the easternmost (55 km (34 mi) east of Mahé) of the granitic Inner Islands of the Seychelles. It is only 2.19 square kilometres (0.85 sq mi) and is primarily known as a secluded, private luxury resort and its Anse Victorin beach was voted "The World's Best Beach" by The Times. It was named by explorer Lazare Picault after the abundance of frigatebirds on the island. The hotel underwent modernizing in 1995, and the island is also noted for its snorkeling.
La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles in terms of population, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. In terms of size it is the fourth largest granitic island of Seychelles after Mahé, Praslin and Silhouette Island. It has a population of about 2,000 people, who mostly live in the west coast villages of La Passe (linked by ferry to Praslin and Mahé) and La Réunion. There is no airport on La Digue; to get there from a different country, one has to fly to Victoria, take the ferry to Praslin and then take another ferry to La Digue.
Mahé is the largest island of the Seychelles, lying in the north east of the nation. The population of Mahé was 78,539, as of the 2010 census. It contains the capital city of Victoria and accommodates 86% of the country's total population. The island was named after Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, a French governor of Mauritius.
North Island is a small granitic island (2.01 km²) in the Seychelles, 5 km north of Silhouette Island. Since 2003, it has been developed as a private resort with 11 villas for guests, aimed at the eco-tourism market. It hit the headlines in May 2011 for being the site selected for the royal honeymoon of the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Île Platte or Platte Island is part of the Southern Coral Group of islands in the Seychelles that are part of the Outer Islands. At 05°52′S 55°24′E, it is south of the Seychelles Bank. Coëtivy Island, 171 kilometres (106 mi) further southeast, is also of the Southern Coral Group. Platte Island is located 135 kilometres (84 mi) south of Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles.
Praslin is the second largest island (38 km²) of the Seychelles, lying 44 km (27 mi) northeast of Mahé. Praslin has a population of around 6,500 people and comprises two administrative districts: Baie Sainte Anne and Grand' Anse (Praslin). The main settlements are the Baie Ste Anne, Anse Volbert and Grand' Anse.
Silhouette Island lies 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Mahé in the Seychelles. It is the third largest granitic island in the Seychelles. It has an area of 20 km² and has a population of about 200, mostly workers on the island. The main settlement is La Passe, where there is a hotel for visitors to Silhouette.
Victoria is the capital city of the Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. The city was first established as the seat of the British colonial government. In 2009, the population of Greater Victoria (including the suburbs) was 25,000 out of the country's total population of 87,972. Victoria is served by Seychelles International Airport, completed in 1971.