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Seychelles

A cluster of islands in the idyllic Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are a vision of paradise which make the perfect setting for a luxury beach holiday. Popular amongst honeymooners for its magical setting, each of the country’s 115 islands is packed with gorgeous pale-sanded beaches and turquoise waters from which to enjoy a cocktail or a coconut in the year-round sunshine.

The main islands of Mahé, La Digue and Praslin also offer a chance to explore local life and sample the cultural diversity of the Seychelles, whilst Cousin Island is packed with exotic wildlife, including turtles, lizards and the warbler birds.

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  • Leisure boat at La Fouche Island - Michel Denousse

  • Enjoying Source d'Argent La Digue - Michel Denousse

  • Aerial view of La Digue Island, Seychelles - Torsten Dickmann

  • Wedding at waterfall in Vallee de Mai, Praslin - Torsten Dickmann

  • Couple on Anse Takamaka, Seychelles - Michel Denousse

  • Ready to go out snorkelling at Anse du Riz Beach, Seychelles - Michel Denousse

  • Aerial shot of Anse du Riz in the Seychelles - Paul Turcotte

  • Vallee de Mai Forest, Praslin in the Seychelles - Michel Denousse

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 29℃
  • 27℃
  • 28℃
  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 20
  • 13
  • 15
  • 16
  • 16
  • 17
  • 17
  • 16
  • 17
  • 16
  • 16
  • 21

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Peak summer conditions so the humidity and rainfall will be at their highest. It’s unlikely due to it being holiday season that you’ll find many deals either so this could be a month to avoid if you can.

February

Still the wet season so one to avoid unless you’re interested in Hawksbill Turtle season where hundreds of hatchlings will make their way to the water and create an amazing spectacle. This runs between Jan-Mar.

March

A nice time to visit due to high temperatures, a decrease in rain frequency and with the tourist numbers quite low in comparison to peak season. You’re likely to get a bargain for these reasons.

April

Beautiful weather will greet you this month which is widely considered to be one of the best times to visit. It’ll be warm and for those who love snorkelling and diving, the water visibility will be great.

Great for bird watchers this month as it’s breeding season.

May

Beautiful weather will greet you this month which is widely considered to be one of the best times to visit. It’ll be warm and for those who love snorkelling and diving, the water visibility will be great. Expect the wind to begin to increase slightly.

Between May-September is the best time for hiking in the Seychelles.

June

Temperatures are warm but the wind will continue to increase which may put some people off travelling this time of year. Those it won’t put off will be windsurfers and sailors who will love the conditions!

Between May-September is the best time for hiking in the Seychelles.

July

Temperatures are warm but the wind will continue to increase which may put some people off travelling this time of year. Those it won’t put off will be windsurfers and sailors who will love the conditions! Book to arrive before school holidays start to avoid larger crowds and prices.

Between May-September is the best time for hiking in the Seychelles.

August

Temperatures are warm but the wind will continue to increase which may put some people off travelling this time of year. Those it won’t put off will be windsurfers and sailors who will love the conditions! Falling in the UK school holidays means you’re unlikely to find many deals arriving this month.

Between May-September is the best time for hiking in the Seychelles.

September

As the winds subside and the school holiday crowds begin to disperse as the month progresses, you’ll find the back end of the month one of the better times to visit the Seychelles. Expect lovely warm temperatures throughout.

Between May-September is the best time for hiking in the Seychelles.

October

The best time to visit for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. Throw in the beautiful weather conditions and you have one of the best months to visit for the year.

Festival Kreol (a week-long celebration of Creole heritage and traditions) is held in October each year.

November

An increase in rainfall this month though still not a bad time to visit as it’ll be warm and the winds won’t be too strong.

December

Not the best month to visit if you’re looking for perfect weather conditions though the crowds will still arrive for the holiday season. Expect some rain this month.

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For over 30 years Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the globe, creating positive change through the joy of travel. That’s over 30 years of adventures, of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.

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When it comes to booking a holiday, TUI know everyone likes something different – so they’ve designed getaways with you in mind. TUI Sensatori resorts are all about luxury, while TUI BLUE For All hotels cater for everyone, and the TUI BLUE For Two collection is just for adults.

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Wayfairer Travel creates bespoke, luxury adventures for curious travellers who want to explore more of the world. With a strong responsible travel ethos, their passionate team deliver unparalleled customer service that produces almost seamless five-star reviews.

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Tropical Sky offer a selection of multi-centres that will certainly inspire your luxurious getaway to the Seychelles including island-hopping in the Indian Ocean and twin or multi-centre holidays combining stays in the Middle East or safari adventures in Africa.

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Hotels

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5* Constance Ephelia

Laid out between two of Mahe’s most attractive beaches, surrounded by green hills and mangrove forest, choose this sprawling resort for all-encompassed luxury. It’s a fantastic, secluded option for couples, while also being a family friendly retreat with a renowned kids’ club. That means you’ll get plenty of time off to visit the Spa Village for some well-deserved R&R.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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5* Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Located on the south end of Mahé in Baie Lazare, the Kempinski Seychelles Resort is an indulgent retreat offering a huge variety of facilities and activities. Whether it’s just the two of you, or the extended family, spend days lounging in paradise or explore the natural landscape which includes two UNESCO world heritage sites. However, paradise might look for you, we guarantee you will find it here.

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5* Raffles Seychelles

‘Wow factor’ moments are ten-a-penny when it comes to the Seychelles but Raffles Seychelles is a particular favourite here at Turquoise. 86 Pool Villas stand sentinel over a panorama of vivid azure waters and gleaming white sand. The standards are exceptional, the service even more so and it has been recognised as one of the ‘Best New Hotels in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveller.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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5* Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Zil Pasyon is located on the north tip of Félicité and contains just 30 villas and 17 private residences. The villas have spectacular uninterrupted ocean views, and are all carefully positioned on the granite cliffs, providing a great deal of privacy, with superb terraces and plunge pools looking out to the Indian Ocean. Villas have their own wine cellars, and 24-hour butler and in-villa dining services, ensuring guests’ stays are as comfortable and secluded as can be. The villas embrace nature while offering all modern amenities.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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