Mahé is the largest island in Seychelles, located in the inner islands. Seychelles is an archipelago with 115 islands, located 1,000 miles off of the east coast of Africa, just northeast of Madagascar. Scattered along these islands are massive, smoothed granite formations that were parts of the ancient supercontinent, Gondwana. These formations are shaped so uniquely due to millions of years of coastal erosion. Mahé is 157.3 square kilometers (60.7 square miles) in size, and 77,000 people call this island their home. A massive 86% of the entire population in Seychelles, reside on the island of Mahé. You can also explore the busy capital of Seychelles, Victoria!
Best Time to Visit & Climate Being so close to the equator in Seychelles, it is always hot & humid throughout the year, but can shift minimally due to trade winds.
Northwest Trade Winds: November through March has hot & humid trade winds. January tends to be the month with the most rain. February is the hottest month. Temperatures range from a high of 30-31°C (86-88°F), and a low of 24-25°C (75-77°F).
Southeast Trade Winds: April through October has cooler trade winds. The temperatures range from a high of 28-31°C (82-88°F), and a low of 24-25°C (75-77°F).
I traveled to Mahé in the beginning of March, and it was crazy hot! The weather turned out very pretty nice, even though it rained all day one day! Hey, one day of rain the entire time I was in Seychelles, that's not bad at all! I was very fortunate to have such wonderful weather!
Kempinski Seychelles Resort Along the gorgeous beach of Baie Lazare, is a fabulous five star resort by the name of Kempinski Seychelles Resort. This resort was much larger than the places I stayed in Praslin & La Digue. The grounds were still absolutely beautiful and well-kept, the food was delicious, and the pool & beach area were incredible. What a beauty!!