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12 hours in Mahe ANY Ideas

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12 hours in Mahe ANY Ideas

HI

After a week in Praslin, next Nov, we are heading for only one night at the Maia resort, our flight back home is mid-night, even if we have a late check out, we will have a nearly 10 hours.

Any ideas to kill these 10-12 hours, recommended sea food restaurant, shopping of local stuff, rent a car !

All ideas, suggestions and recommendations are highly appreciated.

Thanks for all of you for the help and advice we have.

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1. Re: 12 hours in Mahe ANY Ideas

Hi Sweify54

The final day you have on Mahe, is it a week day/night or a weekend day/night?

Just advise and I can give you a few ideas of what will be opened etc

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2. Re: 12 hours in Mahe ANY Ideas

Sunday 18th of Nov, check out the hotel @ noon depart Mahe at mid-night.

thanks a lot for your help

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3. Re: 12 hours in Mahe ANY Ideas

Jardin du Roi is worth checking out for a couple of hours.

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4. Re: 12 hours in Mahe ANY Ideas

As it is a Sunday you will find a few places are closed for the day and all shops in Victoria. However there will still be a number of places of interest that will be open. I would recommend hiring a car. The reception at Maia will help you here as there are a number of car hire companies based there. I know Dolphin Car Hire operate from there too.

As you the hotel is further South, I would cover this area first. Jardin du Roi is certainly well worth a visit. There are various blogs written on this little spice garden you can Google them for some helpful tips. They serve the most delicious Creole Buffet on a Sunday. Booking is very important as they have limited seating. The buffet starts at 1pm. Then you can spend a number of hours wandering around their gardens and visit their very interesting museum too.

If you would prefer a beach Creole buffet there is Chez Baptista but recently there have been a few complaints about poor service and not the best presentation of food. Amazing swimming and snorkelling right here on the Takamaka Beach. And another little unknown restaurant is Les Dauphins Heureux, here you can listen to local music whilst sitting on the Anse Royale beach and enjoying a wonderful Creole spread.

Right next door to this restaurant is a lovely gift shop which is open till about 4pm on a Sunday if you want to buy a few last minute gifts.

Another great beach cafe is Chez Julien, but he can get super busy on a Sunday and does not take reservations so you might be disappointed not to get a table. The snorkelling off Anse Soleil is also recommended.

You can then take a scenic drive up to the north side of the island. You may want to take the east coast road or prefer to take the west side again and cross over Sans Soucis and visit the Mission Ruins. The views on a clear day are stunning from this view point.

Slowly drive down and pass over to Beau Vallon Beach. Here the beach is always alive with many people and you can walk the entire stretch of the beach right to the Fisherman Cove Hotel.

And then I would recommend having a final cocktail watching the sunset from the bar area of the Sunset Hotel. The view over Silhouette Island is just too beautiful. You could even order a light meal before driving slowly pass the north point of the island and back to the airport to make check in time.

Just another point you may wish to drop off your luggage at the airport before you go exploring. There is a small fee for the locker and then you don't have to worry about locking your luggage in the car.

Happy planning

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