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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.

 

What you’ll love most about the Seychelles

  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Seychelles, such as Anse Source D’Argent on La Digue island, Beau Vallon on Mahé island, and Anse Lazio on Praslin island
  • Go scuba diving or snorkeling to see the diverse marine life, coral reefs, and shipwrecks, and spot dolphins, turtles, and whale sharks
  • Visit the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve on Praslin island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the rare coco de mer palm trees
  • Take a boat trip to see the uninhabited islands of Seychelles, such as Cousin, Curieuse, and Aride, and spot rare bird species and giant tortoises
  • Go hiking in the Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé island and see the rare flora and fauna, and enjoy the panoramic views of the island
  • Visit the Aldabra Atoll, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see the giant land tortoises and seabird colonies

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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.

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  • 29℃
  • 28℃
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  • 27℃
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  • 20
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  • 15
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  • 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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5* STORY Seychelles

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