Victoria, Mahe

The capital of the Seychelles is the bustling and vibrant town of Victoria, named after Queen Victoria in 1942. Victoria is the world’s smallest capital and has a miniature replica of London’s Big Ben which was built in 1903. It is well worth including some time on Mahe during your stay in the Seychelles to enable you to explore this fascinating town.

The friendly craft markets, fresh fish and spice stalls are a good place to begin. If you enjoy oriental cooking then make sure you stock up on saffron from the market! In addition to the many excellent local paintings and prints on sale you can find the endemic Coco-de-Mer transformed into any and every type of souvenir you can think of.