During this idyllic journey, you'll discover the picturesque plantation, rain forest and pristine coastline of Mahe Island.
In 1771, Pierre Poivre (the famous Peter Pepper), decided that the Seychelles' Mahe Island was situated at the perfect latitude for growing
spices, important commodities in those times. A spice plantation was established, but burnt to the ground in 1780 by the French military,
who feared a British ship was approaching. The site lay dormant until 1860, when William Green, Sr. created a new plantation.
Discover Jardin du Roi, a picturesque, 85-acre working plantation situated high in the rainforest valley of South Mahe. Jardin du Roi is
home to a splendid variety of spice plants, tropical fruit trees, essential oil plants and endemic palms. Descendants of the Green family
still manage this operating plantation.
Enjoy fresh fruit juice at the plantation, then continue the tour with a scenic cruise towards Victoria by sailing catamaran. Soft drinks, water and a snack will be made available onboard, and the pleasant sounds of a guitarist will enhance the ambiance of your cruising experience. Cruise along southwest Mahe's virgin coastline, stopping on the way for swimming, snorkeling or simply relaxing onboard the spacious boat. For those new to snorkeling, the crew will be on hand with lightweight snorkeling vests to provide all guests with the opportunity to participate in this memorable experience.
Please note: The order in which the sites are visited may change. Transfer from the catamaran to the Jardins du Roi is by rubber dinghy, expect a wet landing. At the gardens, the walk takes approximately 45 minutes, mainly over exposed roots and uneven ground. Beach shoes are highly recommended.