Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve – In Nature’s cradle!


Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve is a protected UNESCO world heritage site which is located in the Praslin island of Seychelles Archipelago. This tropical reserve is home to a number of distinctive plant and animal species that cannot be seen elsewhere in the world. Read on to know more.

Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve | Img by: Leila Maziz via  Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO


Located in the middle of the Praslin Island which is the second largest Island in Seychelles; the Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve is rich in biodiversity. The reserve is composed of a well- preserved palm forest that is home to the world’s rarest plants and animals in the world.


The park was an unspoilt virgin forest till 1930 and after the exploration and researches done by environmentalists, the forest obtained a Nature Reserve status in 1966. The reserve later, became a popular tourist destination and words about this wondrous reserve started to spread and during 1983 under Criterion (vii), (viii), (ix), and (x) the reserve obtained recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site.


The reserve is home to 6 endemic plant species that includes the flagship species of global significance as the largest seed-bearing plant in the world – their coco-de-mer. The 19.5 ha area of palm forest includes a wide range of plants that have not undergone any changes since the prehistoric times.


The animal species that belong to the reserve include a myriad of bird species most of them being endangered species, law enforcement and penalties for harming these creatures have been made strict by the government. The reserve is also home to small amphibians and mammals such as turtles, hedgehogs, fruit bats and more.

Visiting here and accommodation options

You can visit the island by a boat or ferry which is located 40 kilometers away from Mahe. You can choose to stay at a hotel in Seychelles in the mainland of Mahe the likes of Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino or you can also find accommodations in the island of Praslin itself where the reserve is located.





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Diving in Mahé, Seychelles – Experience a Fantastic Under Water Experience

The island of Mahé, in Seychelles, is famous for its stunning beaches. It also happens to be a top diving site known for its beautiful coral reefs and shipwrecks teeming with marine life.

Diving in Mahé, Seychelles| Img by: Alf Altendorf via FlickrCC BY-SA 2.0

The Best Time to Dive

While it is possible to dive all year round, the quality and visibility levels at the sites may vary. The months of April /May/ October and March are considered to have the best conditions suitable to do so. Many a hotel in Mahé the likes of Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino organize reputable diving expeditions on request.

Marine Life

Seychelles boasts of a very rich marine life. Mostly due to extremely strict conservation rules. At almost all the dive sites a diverse variety of fish, colorful corals, turtles and reef sharks can be found. The islands are also famous for its underwater granite formations whose crevices are home to lesser-known sea creatures.

Marine Conservation

Seychelles take conservation quite seriously and has many strict regulations in place to preserve its marine life. There are a total of 6 national parks spread across Mahé in addition to several islands which are managed by conservation organizations.


The region is blessed with a lovely balmy tropical temperature, attracting tourist from all over the globe wanting to enjoy a blissful holiday, the water temperatures range from 26° from June to August while warming towards the latter months.



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The Morne Seychellios National Park- Your Dream Destination

The archipelago that is the Republic of Seychelles is a nation adorned with natural wonders, ranging from breath-taking rocky-beaches to mesmerizing rainforests. Seychelles and her one hundred and fifteen plus islands have been captivating visitors from around the world for centuries. The nation’s unique landscapes combined with the incredibly lush and diverse range of species that inhabit her many islands. The most interesting factor that contributes to the beauty of Seychelles that her land was completely un-inhabited until of fairly recent times, which is why the island has some of the most beautiful and unspoiled sights the region has to offer, and one place that is most breathtaking above all, is the Morne Seychellois National Park.

In addition to all her natural wonders, if you’re looking for an international visit to this iconic land, there is many a hotel Seychelles has to offer with unique and exotic locales such as Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino.

Coming back to the topic at hand, the Morne Seychellios National Park is situated on the highest point of all the Seychelles islands, on the island of Mahe. Not only is the park the highest in the country, it also by far the largest, covering more than twenty percent of the entire landmass of Mahe. The park contains an extensive list of trails that can be explored through either half-day or full-day excursions. Although marked-routes and maps are plentiful, the best way to explore the Mahe Park is through a guided tour, where an expert will escort you to the best spots within the park to experience both all her panoramic sights and her living wonders.

So if you’re looking to an escape into a world of dense rainforests, serene beaches and magical creatures look no further than the Republic of Seychelles and the glorious Morne Seychellois National Park.


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