Area – 216 square kilometres

Mahé is the economic center, and both the international airport and the seaport are located on the island, which also acts as the transit point for visitors enroute to other islands.The island is inhabited by some 65,000 people (90% of the population). The capital is Victoria. It is scattered with idyllic beaches – over 75 of them – with soft white sand fringed by swaying palm trees and lapped by the beautiful deep-blue ocean. Though small Mahe has many attractions, from strolling around the market town of Victoria, with a replica of Big Ben, the clock is immortalized in a famous island song as the Clock that chimed twice. Other attractions include botanical gardens, quaint shops and boutiques, a Hindu temple and a variety of nightlife venues including two casinos. For the m