Best Time to Visit Seychelles
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Best Time To Visit Seychelles
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The climate of Seychelles is pleasant throughout the year. It is one of the reasons that travelers flock to this tropical paradise any time of the year. The best time to visit Seychelles is shoulder season: April–May, and October—November. During these periods, accommodation and flight costs run low as well as the water temperature is perfect to go for a swim. Especially in April and May, the beach weather is perfect and there is negligible rainfall. A visit to Seychelles during these months offers more mild weather conditions which are ideal for sunbathing, wildlife viewing, and scuba diving. Seychelles weather in December marks the beginning of the rainy season. Follow advisory of Seychelles tourism board during the wet season to avoid any travel issues.
Being closer to the Line of Equator, Seychelles doesn’t have a defined winter and summer season. Temperatures hover between 25 and 32 degree Celsius throughout the year. Humidity is often high, especially when it rains so don't travel to Seychelles in December or January. Those looking to enjoy water sports should plan their holidays in Seychelles in May. The best time to go to Seychelles depends on different factors and interests of travelers.
Seychelles tourism is about spending time on the beaches and in the rainforests. Let’s take a closer look at Seychelles weather and the best time to travel to Seychelles below:
Climate in Seychelles
Summer Season in Seychelles
Summer in Seychelles lasts from November through March. If you're planning a summertime holiday, book accommodations and other reservations at least weeks in advance else expect to pay high-season prices. December and January are the busiest months for travel in Seychelles; these months are also the hottest in Seychelles. For those who do not mind occasional rainfall, summer is the best season to visit Seychelles. For those looking for a perfect beach weather with clear skies should visit Seychelles in February.
Monsoon Season in Seychelles
May through July is the driest period of the year. December and January are the wettest months of the year in Seychelles. Monsoon in Seychelles lasts between November and March. Most of the islands including Mahe are out of the cyclone belt so there is no specific threat of storms in this season. Seychelles in December experiences higher humidity due to cloudy weather. Rainfall is not all that excessive when compared with Maldives or Mauritius.
Winter Season in Seychelles
Winter in Seychelles coincides with the drier season which lasts from May to October. July and August are peak season months in Seychelles. Hotel and flight prices are usually higher during the winter holidays in Seychelles. Winter is the best time to visit Seychelles for honeymoon as humidity is lower during this time of the year. Outdoor activities like scuba diving and surfing can also be enjoyed during this season. The weather of Seychelles in May is ideal for water sports and sightseeing.
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FAQ's of Seychelles
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The weather in December is fairly cloudy at times and rainfall is pretty common due to the Northwest Monsoon. So, if you're looking for a sunny holiday in December, Seychelles weather is not ideal.
Seychelles is a politically stable country. The islands are located outside of cyclone belt so there is no urgent threat of thunderstorms. Avoid going outdoors or to remote islands when the rainfall is incessant.
Seychelles is a luxury holiday destination so, most accommodations are available in form of high-end resorts and beach resorts. However, guesthouses and lodges are available in Mahe and Praslin Islands.
Most of the attractions are located on three largest islands in Seychelles: Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. The National History Museum, Anse Volbert, Anse Major, Vallee de Mai National Park, Morne Seychellois National Park, Aride Island Nature Reserve, and Beau Vallon are popular attractions.
Since Seychelles experiences pleasant temperatures throughout the year, it’s never a bad time to visit this tropical destination. November through February remains the most popular season.
The Seychelles archipelago is located about 1,500 kilometers east of the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
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