Lying just south of the Equator, in the Indian Ocean, the islands of Seychelles enjoy a tropical climate, heavily influenced by the surrounding ocean and trade winds. Temperatures are consistently 24-32°C, and, whilst the humidity is never absent there are drier and wetter months as outlined below. Being tropical though, the rains bring much relief to the islands. *NOTE: the weather in Seychelles can vary markedly between different islands. ie The outer coral islands usually have less rainfall than the inner granitic islands.
The north-west trade winds blow between November to April - bringing more humid warm tropical weather, peaking in April
May - September, the southeast trade winds bring drier, cooler weather, and livelier seas. The sea is usually at it choppiest in July & August.
Dec-March the northwest trade winds bring heavy spells of rain, warmer weather & higher humidity. Even in these 'wetter' months, there is usually c.6 hrs of daily sunshine.
Best known for: for honeymoons and weddings, romantic getaways for couples, the most beautiful tropical beaches and exclusive resorts.
Lesser known for: for hiking and nature trails (eco-tourism) and as a family destination.
Dates for the diary
Best time to visit the Seychelles for...
- Snorkelling | Year Round
- Surfing and windsurfing| May - Sept
- Sailing | Year round
- Diving | Feb - May & Sept - Nov with the best visibility in April & October
- Walking & Hiking | May - October
Tourism Seychelles contact information
Seychelles COVID Protocols
Seychelles COVID-19 Travel Protocols
Updated: 01 December 2022
- All COVID related travel restrictions have been lifted as of 01 December 2022
- All travellers must complete a Travel Authorisation & Disembarkation Form prior to travel
- No Additional Protocols
PCR testing is not required to depart Seychelles. If your airline/final destination require it, PCR test facilities are available on Mahe, Praslin & La Digue (SCR2, 500.00 per test).
Useful links and documents
- Seychelles Tourism Department Visitor Guidelines *Best collective source of up to date information*
- Ministry of Health Website