Top things to do in Victoria

Top things to do in Victoria

Top things to do in Victoria

The beauty of the capital city, Victoria, lies in its white sandy beaches, turquoise water, scorching sunsets and green jungles. All these together make everything around the city so surreal and bizarre. The city reflects the authentic traditional Creole culture. You can’t simply get enough of the Creole cuisine and architecture in the city. Try your taste buds at different restaurants and indulge into some beyond sumptuous dining experience. A trip to the city of Victoria is definitely incomplete without trying different species of bananas. Anything and everything with bananas in it is worth trying. Most of the visits in the city are into the talcum powder beaches. Other attractions include the Victoria National History Museum, the Sir Selwyn Clarke Market, the Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Clock tower and other botanical gardens and trails.

Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple:

The only Hindu temple in the island country, Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple was built in 1992. This striking temple is named after Lord Vinayagar, the Hindu God of prosperity and safety. The temple is well-built and maintained impeccably and is a must-visit destination for people visiting Victoria.

Anse Major:

One of the most beautiful beaches in Mahe, Anse Major is full of white sand and stunning reefs. An easy trail along the rocky northwestern coastline of Mahe leads to this magnificent beach. You can either reach this destination by a half an hour hike or by a boat. The beach also makes for an amazing snorkeling spot.

Beau Vallon Beach:

One of the most popular islands on the Mahe Island, Beau Vallon Beach is located on the northwestern coast of Mahe. Because of its pristine and clear water, it serves as a base for diving and snorkeling. An evening stroll along the coastline promises to be a very relaxing experience. The beach also has a wide range of restaurants and hotels to satiate your hunger.

Ste Anne Marine National Park:

Ste Anne Island is a base for the Royal Marines guarding the Victoria harbor. The national park is 20 minutes away from Mahe Island by boat. Dolphins and hawksbill turtles are habitually found in this marine park which covers the largest area of seagrass of the granitic islands. You’ll have a tough time choosing a place to satiate your hunger here, as there are many Creole and gourmet restaurants around which serve sumptuous seafood.

Morne Seychelles National Park:

It is worthwhile to take out time to explore Mahe Island’s mountainous interiors along with the incredible coastline. Encompassing more than 20% of the land area of Mahe Island, the Morne Seychellois National Park stretches across 10 kilometers. It is well-found with an expansive trail network encompassing more than 15 kilometers. You’ll witness a variety of habitats while exploring this trail. Morne Blanc is situated inside the national park and the trail to Morne Blanc is a continuous uphill climb. The trails offer panoramic views from where you can see tropicbirds whirling above and below you.

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