When is the best time to go to the Seychelles?

The Seychelles, which are visited throughout the entire year, are particularly pleasant during the months of June, July and August. This period is favorable for holidays in the sun, as moderate rains leave more room for sunny days. Furthermore, as this period corresponds to the school holidays, one can expect a large influx of tourists. In addition, due to this increase, the prices can be exorbitant. If you want to spend an idyllic vacation in the Seychelles during in the high season, remember to book well in advance.

In the Seychelles during the intermediate season, in the months of October-November and April-May, one cannot take advantage of better offers or better diving conditions with the best underwater visibility.

The rest of the year, one must prepare for extreme heat and heavy rain which is also the case for the month of December. Cultural events and festivities, like the "Festival Kreol" and "Seychelles Sailing Cup" are opportunities for discovery while visiting the Seychelles during the off-seasons.

So, when is the best time to go to the Seychelles? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Seychelles, the weather is good everywhere in March, April, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Victoria (Mahé) are March, April, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Victoria (Mahé)
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and December
  • Aldabra is the city with the best climate, with good weather 10 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Victoria (Mahé)



Annual weather in Seychelles

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Seychelles for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 83°F to 85°F
10 to 17 days*
February 83°F to 85°F
11 to 12 days*
March 85°F
12 days
April 85°F
11 to 14 days*
May 81°F to 85°F
9 to 15 days*
June 79°F to 83°F
4 to 7 days*
July 77°F to 81°F
3 to 6 days*
August 77°F to 81°F
2 to 5 days*
September 77°F to 81°F
2 to 8 days*
October 79°F to 83°F
2 to 11 days*
November 81°F to 85°F
4 to 11 days*
December 85°F
11 to 16 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Seychelles by cities

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Victoria (Mahé)

Victoria (Mahé)

The best months to go to Victoria (Mahé) are march, april, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Praslin

Praslin

The best months to go to Praslin are march, april, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Aldabra

Aldabra

The best months to go to Aldabra are january, february, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Climate and Weather in Seychelles

With high but pleasant temperatures and a sunshine rate of about seven hours a day, Seychelles experiences a rather nice weather throughout the most part of the year. This archipelago, neighboring Madagascar and the Mauritius island is in fact a tropical paradise where it is not unpleasant to take a worthwhile break. Equally important, the Seychelles are located outside the Indian Ocean cyclonic zone, which provides a certain sense of security and avoids strong weather conditions, making the archipelago an accessible paradise all year round.

Seychelles: Plage à la Digue aux Seychelles

Although the Seychelles climate has temperatures that are fairly constant, there are however two distinct seasons, which are determined by the direction of the winds. The rainy season is first and extends approximately from October to April and is furthermore influenced by the trade winds from the north-west. This is the hottest season of the archipelago, but also just as its name suggests, the more humid. Despite the fact that months like December and January are rather rainy - especially in areas the capital, Victoria - the sky can change dramatically all in one day, whether on one side or the other of Mahé.

Meanwhile, the cool season covers the rest of the year, from April to October, with trade winds that also come around during this time in the southeast. Rather windy, this season is a paradise for windsurfers who travel from around the world to come find thrills in the heart of the Seychelles. The temperatures are a bit cooler, especially at night, but a pleasant climate and relaxed lifestyle reigns throughout the day.


Temperatures and rainfall in Seychelles

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Seychelles and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Victoria (Mahé), Praslin, Aldabra, Anse Aux Pins and Anse Boileau, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Seychelles

Find out when Seychelles has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Seychelles

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June and July. The number of visitors to Seychelles is high in: August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Seychelles: January, February, March, May and June.
  • Low season in Seychelles: April and July.
  • High season in Seychelles: September and November.
  • Peek season in Seychelles: August, October and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Seychelles month by month


Average price for flights to the Seychelles

A return flight between London and Victoria (Mahé) is generally cheaper if you go in june ($ 746 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 194 more for your airline ticket to Victoria (Mahé) if you go in december.

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Where to go in Seychelles?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Victoria (Mahé)83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Praslin83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Aldabra85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F77°F79°F81°F83°F85°F
Anse Aux Pins83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Boileau83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Georgette83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Intendance83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Lazio83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Major83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Royale83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Soleil83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Source d’Argent83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Anse Volbert83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Baie Ste Anne83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Beau Vallon83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Bird Island83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Cap Ternay83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Curieuse Island83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Denis Island83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Desroches83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F

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Is this weather information for Seychelles reliable?

Climate data for Seychelles has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Seychelles allows us to determine the average for each month in Victoria (Mahé), Praslin, Aldabra, Anse Aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Georgette, Anse Intendance, Anse Lazio, and 25 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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