At 27km long and 8km wide, Mahe is by far the largest island of the granitic Inner Islands and the Seychelles as a whole. Containing the majority of the country’s population, the charming capital, Victoria, and Morne Seychellois, the islands’ highest mountain at 905m, Mahe also has many small villages, unspoilt beaches and pretty coves and makes for enjoyable self-drive circuits. Near the international airport lies the Ste Anne Marine National Park offering good snorkelling and diving, and the highlands, coastal flats and mangroves provide challenging hiking and rewarding birdwatching.