Beau Vallon Beach

Top choice in Mahé

A beautiful semi-circle of sand backed by palms and takamaka trees, Beau Vallon beach is Mahé's most popular. The swimming is excellent, but there can be strong waves from June to November. For day visitors, beach bed rental costs Rs 75/150/225 per one/two/four hours, or Rs 325 per day.

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Nearby Mahé attractions

1. Kaz Zanana

1.55 MILES

This gallery, in a traditional Creole wooden structure built in 1915 and restored in the 1980s, exhibits the work of George Camille, one of the Seychelles…

2. Domus

1.57 MILES

The extravagant facade of the building immediately west of the cathedral belongs to the Domus – built in 1934 as a residence for Swiss missionaries, it's…

3. Sri Navasakthi Vinyagar Temple

1.58 MILES

With its brightly painted decor, Victoria's small but eye-catching Hindu temple stands out among a row of nondescript buildings. It's used by the city's…

4. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

1.61 MILES

This imposing cathedral is noteworthy for its elegant portal and colonnaded facade – the interior nave is long and airy with some stained-glass windows…

5. Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

1.63 MILES

No trip to Victoria would be complete without a wander through the covered market. It's small by African standards, but it's a bustling, colourful place…

6. Anglican Church

1.71 MILES

Taking pride of place in the centre of town is the simple Anglican church, with its renovated facade and elegant tower.

7. Clock Tower

1.75 MILES

The focal point of the city centre is this downsized replica of the clock tower on London's Vauxhall Bridge. It was brought to Victoria in 1903 when the…

8. National Museum of History

1.77 MILES

Housed in Victoria's restored colonial-era Supreme Court building (1885), this terrific museum opened in late 2018. While the architecture itself is worth…