Skip to content
Please select your location:

The best time to visit the Seychelles is between April and May, or October and November, as these are the calmer periods between the two trade winds which hit the island each year.

The northwest trade wind blows from November to March and the southeast wind from May to September. These winds cause seaweed to build up on some beaches, so it’s important to consider when choosing your hotel locations at different times of the year.

The temperature in the Seychelles is around 30°C all year round, with a mixture of sunshine and tropical showers, and sea breezes which disperse the humidity. However, the Seychelles’ positioning, just seven degrees south of the Equator and away from large land masses in the Indian Ocean, makes it very hard to predict the weather or rely on online forecasts.

Creating tailor-made tours for over 25 years

Month-by-month guide for traveling in the Seychelles

Fregate Island, Seychelles

Visiting the Seychelles in January - March

The northwest trade wind blows during these months and the climate is hot and humid, with high rainfall through to February. March sees the end of the northwest monsoon with less rainfall but still high temperatures. This is the best time of year to see turtle hatchlings venturing from their nests into the ocean.

Praslin, Seychelles

Visiting the Seychelles in April

April in the Seychelles is one of the warmest times of year to visit. With little breeze and rainfall, you’ll experience a hot and humid climate.

Denis Island, Seychelles

Visiting the Seychelles in May - August

The climate is hot and humid, and the southeast trade wind begins, so it's better to stay on the west coast of the island.

Denis Island, Seychelles

Visiting the Seychelles in September

September is hot and humid with a southeast trade wind, so it's better to stay on the west coast of the island.

Hawksbill sea turtle

Visiting the Seychelles in October

October is when hawksbill turtles start laying their eggs. It's less windy at this time of year.

La Digue, Seychelles

Visiting the Seychelles in November

November marks the start of the northwest trade winds, so it's better to stay on the east side of the islands. Hawksbill turtles continue to lay eggs, and it is hot and humid.

Anse Cocos, La Digue

Visiting the Seychelles in December

The northwest trade wind blows, there is a bit more rainfall and turtles continue to lay eggs. The islands are busier as people visit for the festive season.

Seychelles Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bird Island 28°C 323mm 29°C 239mm 29°C 171mm 30°C 168mm 30°C 137mm 28°C 71mm 27°C 61mm 27°C 77mm 28°C 114mm 28°C 155mm 29°C 179mm 28°C 253mm
Denis Island 28°C 362mm 29°C 273mm 29°C 189mm 30°C 183mm 30°C 143mm 28°C 74mm 27°C 65mm 27°C 84mm 28°C 128mm 28°C 170mm 29°C 194mm 28°C 278mm
La Digue 28°C 366mm 29°C 278mm 29°C 193mm 30°C 185mm 29°C 143mm 28°C 74mm 27°C 66mm 27°C 85mm 27°C 129mm 28°C 173mm 29°C 196mm 28°C 281mm
Mahé Island 28°C 379mm 28°C 288mm 29°C 200mm 30°C 192mm 29°C 148mm 28°C 77mm 27°C 68mm 27°C 88mm 27°C 135mm 28°C 177mm 28°C 201mm 28°C 292mm
Praslin 28°C 366mm 29°C 277mm 29°C 192mm 30°C 185mm 29°C 144mm 28°C 74mm 27°C 66mm 27°C 85mm 27°C 129mm 28°C 172mm 29°C 196mm 28°C 281mm

Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made tours
  • Fully protected travel
  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us
Travel advice aircraft image

Travel advice

Practical tips for traveling to the Seychelles, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest Government of Canada travel advice.

The World Your Way Brochure

Request our brochure

Covering all seven continents, The World Your Way shows you how you can see the world with us. It features trip ideas from our specialists alongside hand-picked stays and experiences, and introduces our approach to creating meaningful travel experiences.

View itinerary ideas