If your idea of a dream vacation consists of white-sand beaches, resorts, and a cocktail in hand, then the exotic Mahe (which is part of the famous Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean) is an incredible starting point for your next cruise! Surrounded by pristine natural beauty, Mahe Island is filled with beautiful beaches, parks, scenic viewpoints, shopping opportunities, iconic landmarks, and more! It is an especially great location for watersports, such as surfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. You can also go hiking, watch wildlife, peruse open-air markets, or even drive around the entire island if you wanted! Plus, you can take in all the Creole architecture you can imagine. Also, there’s no need to worry about getting tired of the beach – Mahe Island is also home to a few casinos, temples, and rum distilleries, so there is truly something that everybody can enjoy.
A great time to visit Mahe Island is between July and September, when you can take in the region’s most beautiful weather!
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Mahe (Seychelles), along with a brief description:
♦ Beau Vallon Beach
With so many pristine beaches on Mahe Island, it’s hard to choose just one of them to highlight! One of the most popular beaches, though, is undoubtedly Beau Vallon Beach. This beach has everything you need, from warm sand to clear blue waters, nearby souvenir shops and Creole restaurants, and an abundance of marine life. Plus, there are some trees along this beach if you become in need of a place to cool off from the warm sun. The waters here are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and even scuba diving. You can even try jet skiing or take a boat trip from this beach. Best of all, you can witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ve ever seen from Beau Vallon Beach.
♦ Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple
For a little bit of culture during your time on Mahe (Seychelles), consider checking out of its most beautiful Hindu temples. Located in the center of Victoria (the island’s capital city), this colorful temple boasts beautiful architecture, sculptures of Hindu Gods, and friendly staff who will usually invite you to stay and attend a service if one is taking place. Best of all, this temple is located in close proximity to other appealing attractions, such as Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Seychelles Natural History Museum, and the famous Victoria Clock Tower.
♦ Morne Seychelles National Park
Nature enthusiasts should definitely not skip over the chance to visit Morne Seychelles National Park. This is one of Mahe Island’s most ideal hiking spots, featuring incredible views (its highest peak is at almost 3,000 feet), waterfalls, native wildlife, a few ruins and acres of luscious rainforest. With a total of 12 different trails, you can easily spend a half to a full day exploring this park.
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