Anse Major is a renowned little bay located on the wild northern coast of Mahé. Visitors can either hike there through the forest of Morne Seychellois National Park, or take a boat. This translucent cove has superb coral seabeds and abundant undersea life, giving always a marvelous snorkeling time and some serious beach relaxation.
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. The principal exports of Victoria are vanilla, coconuts, coconut oil, fish and guano.
It is known as the smallest capital city in the world. Attractions include a clock-tower, the Courthouse, the Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Victoria National Museum of History, the Victoria Natural History Museum and the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market. Also nearby is the gallery of local artist George Camille.
The Victoria Clocktower, or Lorloz as it is better known in Creole, is the most prominent feature of Seychelles’ small capital, and has acted as a focal point for nearly 100 years. The Lorloz is an elegant replica of the clock that was first erected in London in 1897 at the junction of Victoria Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road, near Victoria Station. Seychelles' governor Sir Ernest Sweet-Escott, who had admired it during a visit to London, ordered a similar clock for Seychelles as a memorial to Queen Victoria, who died in 1901 after a reign stretching over 63 years. Erected in Victoria in 1903, the same year that Seychelles celebrated its new status as a Crown colony, administered directly by a governor appointed by London instead of from Mauritius.
The Victoria Botanical Gardens, also called Mont Fleuri Botanical Gardens in Seychelles was established in 1901. The gardens house the Ministry of Environment which is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance. The main objective of the gardens is to contribute towards the national efforts in environmental education, plant conservation, landscape management, passive recreation and eco-tourism.