Les Maisonettes, a self catering apartment for rent, is accommodation that is just 5 minutes' walk from the town of Victoria on the island of Mahe in Seychelles. It is within walking distance of supermarkets and shops. It is 5 minutes' walk from a large car park, but off road parking is also available for one car. The property has large, bright, spacious accommodation. Downstairs is a verandah, lounge, kitchen and dining area. There are two shower rooms and toilets. A tiled staircase leads to a large, bright open area upstairs which leads to a verandah, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bathroom. There is a sofabed located in the lounge. This property can accommodate 5 people.
Victoria (sometimes called Port Victoria) is the capital of the Seychelles Islands and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahe Island, which is the main island of the archipelago. Attractions in the town include a clock tower modelled on that of Vauxhall Tower in London, England; the Court House; the Victoria Botanical Gardens; the Victoria National Museum of history; and the Sir Selwyn-Clarke Market. The town is also home to the National Stadium, while the inner harbour lies immediately east of the town, around which tuna fishing and canning form a major local industry.
Beau Vallon is a bay on the north western coast of Mahe. It is located 3 kilometres from Victoria. Beau Vallon beach, which stretches for miles, is a very frequented beach and maybe the most popular on the island. It is known as a base for diving and snorkeling due to its clear waters and coral reefs. Beau Vallon is the site of a bazaar of small food and souvenir stands every Wednesday and Saturday evening, year round. During the afternoon you will find local fishermen selling their fresh fish and farmers selling their tropical fruit in the shade of the big Takamaka trees. Beau Vallon also hosts a variety of restaurants including the iconic building, Al Mare, and the pizzeria Sun Coco which is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. Across the bay is Silhouette Island and North Island.
The Victoria Botanical Gardens (also known as the Mont Fleuri Botanical Gardens Seychelles) was established in 1901. Today, the Ministry of Environment is responsible for the Botanical Gardens and has its headquarters in it. 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. Some of the main attractions for tourists are the Coco-de-Mer trees, giant tortoises and fruit bats.