Seychelles

A coral and granite island archipelago perfect for a bespoke beach holiday.

The ideal place to relax on a tailor-made beach holiday in paradise, with pristine sand, warm turquoise waters and luxury resorts.

The Seychelles are an archipelago of 115 coral and granite islands spread like gemstones across a million square kilometres of the southwest Indian Ocean.

Immaculate and un-crowded beaches of powder-soft white sands, a glorious tropical climate and warm turquoise waters make these islands some of the most idyllic holiday getaways in the world. This is where you will find the palm fringed islands that appear in countless magazines and glossy travel brochures; the coral atolls that teem with fish and the remote and romantic beachfront holiday hideaways. Almost half of the Seychelles’ land mass are set aside in nature reserves that protect its unique flora and fauna. Among them are the giant tortoises found only here and in the Galapagos, the famous nut of the Coco de Mer and the towering palm trees of the Vallée de Mai nature reserve and world heritage site in Praslin.

The Seychellois people are an interesting blend of many different races. Representatives of almost every race on earth have at one time or another contributed something of their customs and cultures to the islands – creating the colourful and friendly Creole nation of today. These diverse cultural influences are clearly visible in the architecture, music, cuisine and language of the islands. The Creole cuisine is delicious and healthy, usually consisting of locally grown vegetables, fresh fruits and the fish catch of the day. The islands are ideal for holiday watersports such as windsurfing and sailing, while underwater the marine life is sensational for snorkelling and diving. The larger granitic islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, which have a more mountainous appearance, offer excellent holiday activities such as hiking, and biking trails.

When to go to the Seychelles

Find out the best time to visit the Seychelles with our month by month guide.

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January

January is one of the wettest months due to the North West Monsoon - vegetation is lush, with light winds and high temperatures of 28 degrees. If you're lucky you could see turtle hatchlings.

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February

February is another wet month, with short tropical downpours occurring. Temperatures stay in the high twenties leading to humid days.

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March

Rainfall continues into March with light winds and average temperatures of 30 degrees and high humidity levels.

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April

Temperatures remain hot with increasing humidity levels in April with highs of 30 degrees. If you love diving, conditions during April are excellent with visibility up to a staggering 30 metres.

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May

During May the South West Trade winds begin, so it's better to stay on the West coast of the island where you will be more sheltered. If you love diving, conditions during May are excellent with visibility up to a staggering 30 metres.

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June

The South West Trade winds continue into June, so it's better to stay on the West coast of the island where you will be more sheltered. The winds bring choppier seas resulting in seaweed being washed up onto the beaches of Praslin's south coast.

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July

The South West Trade winds continue into July, so it's better to stay on the West coast of the island where you will be more sheltered. The winds bring choppier seas resulting in seaweed being washed up onto the beaches of Praslin's south coast.

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August

The trade winds reach their peak in August, there is little precipitation and temperatures average 27 degrees, although the seas can be a little choppy. The winds bring choppier seas resulting in seaweed being washed up onto the beaches of Praslin's south coast.

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September

September is hotter and huimd with a southeast trade wind, so its best to stay on the west coast of the island. The winds bring choppier seas resulting in seaweed being washed up onto the beaches of Praslin's south coast. During this month the whale shark season begins.

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October

October is the peak season for whale sharks and hawksbill turtles. It is less windy and a perfect time to travel to the Seychelles. If you love diving, conditions during May are excellent with visibility up to a staggering 30 metres.

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November

During November, Hawksbill turtles continue to lay their eggs and temperatures on the islands are hot and humid. November marks the start of the North West Trade winds, so it's better to stay on the east coast of the islands. If you love diving, conditions during May are excellent with visibility up to a staggering 30 metres.

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December

The islands start to fill as the festive season begins, during December you can expect winds and increased rainfall, but temperatures remain in the high twenties.

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