With over 115 tiny white islands glistening like pearls in the brilliant-turquoise Indian Ocean, the Seychelles brings a whole new meaning to the word ‘idyllic.’ Main islands Mahe and Praslin offer high-octane glamour alongside the endlessly perfect beaches, but there’s also more to the archipelago than first meets the eye.
For back-to-nature experiences, try Fregate Island with its jumbo tortoises shuffling along the beach, Desroches for the profusions of wild and colourful orchids or La Digue to spot the aptly names Paradise Fly-catchers.
Temperatures at their hottest with rainfall and humidity at their highest. Rain spells are typically short and followed by clear skies.
Similar to January, sporadic showers as the rainy season continues. The wind settle eases and conditions for scuba diving and snorkelling improve.
The North West trade winds ease, temperatures are high with less rain. Water visibility increases dramatically; a great time for diving.
The end of the North West trade winds. Little rain and no breeze. Perfect for sunbathers, snorkelers and divers alike.
Temperatures are high and waters are warm. The cooler South West winds start to set in.
June is one of the driest months and temperatures are comfortable. The wind is a little stronger so ideal conditions for surfing and sailing.
Days are sunny and dry. A great month for the active as the South East trade winds pick up - ideal for sailing & surfing.
Clear blue skies and little rain. Winds continue to be strong and humidity low.
Temperatures and humidity start to rise. Low chance of rain makes September ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the turquoise waters.
October sees the South East trade winds die down. Fantastic underwater visibility and perfect swimming conditions.
The start of summer. Conditions favourable for snorkelling and diving; visibility is excellent thanks to the lack of breeze and calm waters.
Temperatures are warm and humidity rises. The North West trade winds bring rain and the islands are lush and green and festivities in full swing!