Long renowned as the perfect honeymoon destination, the beautiful Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles are also a great deal more. With two World Heritage Sites, four far-flung archipelagos, numerous nature reserves and bountiful coral reefs, the diverse islands hold much of interest to lovers of nature, both above and below the sea.
TAILOR-MADE SEYCHELLES TOUR ITINERARIES:
Best time to visit the Seychelles:
Year-round temperatures stay around 29C (84F). There are two distinct seasons. The Southeast Monsoon runs from May -October, drier and cooler with less humidity - western coasts can have rough seas, especially June-August when Praslin’s Grand Anse suffers from seaweed. The Northwest Monsoon lasts from December-March: more rain (especially December and January), quite warm with generally lighter winds and calmer seas. A good time to visit is between monsoons - November and April, when winds change direction – but many other months can be just as pleasant. July and August are the driest, coolest yet windiest months. Dive sites are mostly year round, with some regional differences. Seabirds nest from May-September, and migrate from October.
Seychelles Reading Suggestions:
|Collins Traveller's Guide: Wildlife of Seychelles
||Field Guide to the Birds of Seychelles
||Reef and Freshwater Fish of Seychelles
An excellent introduction to the wonderful variety of wildlife and habitats to be found in the islands, this Seychelles wildlife holiday combines a marine park, the ancient coco de mer palm forest and three fascinating island nature reserves. Find out more...
For Seychelles island hopping at its best, stay on two of the most attractive granitic islands while enjoying the various activities and sights for which they are renowned, then venture much further afield to the Amirantes Group. Find out more...
This tour is luxurious in more ways than one. Staying at two choice hotels, explore the manifold attractions of Mahe and Praslin before flying conveniently by helicopter direct to beautiful, privately-owned Cousine Island. Undoubtedly true Seychelles luxury. Find out more...
We have not stinted on the quality of accommodation in this excellent value island-hopping tour of the Seychelles. Visit three of the loveliest islands in the Indian Ocean archipelago, staying in two beachfront hotels and one practically on the beach. Find out more...
Having now returned from our Seychelles holiday, I thought that I would write to tell you how much we enjoyed it - it really was first class - thank you for the arrangements...all in all, it was a great holiday, with just the right balance of activity and relaxation.
Mr R P – Surrey