When is the best time to visit Seychelles?

Read our advice on the best time to visit for a Seychelles luxury family holiday

Seychelles is a spectacular destination all year round

Blessed with tropical beaches and resplendent coral reefs, there's never a bad time to visit Seychelles.
The best time depends on what you're looking for from your luxury family holiday, but Seychelles is fortunate to benefit from appealing weather all year round.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Best Apr, May, Oct, Nov,
Good Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Dec
Mixed Jan, Feb,
Six Senses Zil Pasyon - kayak Seychelles
April - May
The trade winds drop and tranquil waters surround the islands.

April and May are amongst the best times to visit Seychelles.

The north west trade winds of December to March subside, and the ocean waters become calm, which makes this time perfect for snorkeling, SCUBA diving and fishing charters.

Temperatures are hot, averaging around 30C, and the humidity is still relatively high after the rains in January – March.

Constance Lemuria beach walk
June - September
Cooling winds usher in the driest time of year.

The south east trade wind starts in earnest, and as with the rest of the Indian Ocean this has a cooling effect.

From July to September, the wind can be quite brisk, so if you’d rather stay somewhere sheltered, choose a property on the west of the island you’re on.

This time of year is very popular, as it’s the driest and coolest time – temperatures of mid to high 20s (centigrade) – and tourists from Europe and the northern hemisphere have longer holidays. It’s also peak season in Kenya and Tanzania, so many people choose to combine Seychelles with their safari holiday.

Sea turtle Constance Lemuria
October - November
The trade winds ease again and calm waters return.

This is another excellent time to visit, as fewer tourists are here than in July & August.

It’s also the start of the turtle nesting season. If you’re lucky, and in the right spot, you may get to witness this amazing event.

Temperatures start to rise and there are a few more rain showers than in the driest months of July to September.

La Domaine de L’Orangeraie presidential night
December - March
Hot and humid with a strong north west breeze.

As with most destinations in the world, the festive season of December gets very busy, so it’s important to book well in advance.

The north west trade wind starts to blow in December and continues through to the end of February. If you’d like to be sheltered from the wind, choose a resort on the Eastern side of the island you’re on.

If you’re lucky enough to be staying on a private island, there’s always a calm side!

This time of year brings the most rain, which typically falls in tropical showers. However, on occasion it can rain all day, particularly in January and February. For keen snorkelers, it’s worth noting that visibility can be lower at this time of year due to the choppy waters.

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