When To Go

Best Time to Visit
Located just below the equator, the weather in the Seychelles is one of the many things that make it such a wonderful year-round destination. That said, different times of the year may be better suited depending on your interests.

Seychelles does have two main seasons that are determined by the trade winds.

From May to September the south-east trade winds bring drier weather and steady winds, which can affect where you might want to stay. On Mahe, some beaches on the south west of the island such as Intendance, Takamaka and Baie Lazare can be too rough for swimming while the north and east coasts are fine. There can also be an increase in levels of seaweed in the water and on the beaches on the south-west coasts – this is particularly a problem on Praslin where it could influence your decision to stay on Grand Anse. The seas also make for rougher boat crossings between the islands, so if you are prone to seasickness you may wish to fly at these times.

From October to April the winds come from the north-west. Breezes are more gentle, and most beaches are safe to swim on and largely weed free. On the flipside, there is a greater volume of rain during this period, particularly between November and January.