The wonderfully tropical climate of the Seychelles means that holidays to this beautiful destination can be enjoyed all year around. Depending on the attractions that appeal to you, certain times of the year may suit you better than others. Although there is no sure way to predict the weather in the Seychelles with certainty, the temperatures are usually between 24 and 32 degrees, most often humid and warm. The best time to visit the Seychelles ranges from person to person.
If you’re ideal holiday weather is sunny clear skies and little to no wind, then you should plan your trip between the months of April and May, or else from October to November – these timeframes are considered calm and enjoyable to all, falling between the Northwest and Southeast trade winds (which are fairly stronger) that blow from November to March and then from May to September every year. Given the idyllic location of Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands near the East African coast and below the equator, it can be enjoyed any time of the year, while the weather on one island can differ greatly from the weather on the next island.
The best time to visit the Seychelles on a budget is during November and January, while Kreol Services also offers affordable and reliable Mahé Car Rentals and Praslin Car Rentals throughout the year. If you’re planning to enjoy windsurfing or surfing activities on your holiday, the Southeast trade winds that usually come during May and September offer ideal wave conditions, and the ocean temperatures range between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius throughout the year, so expect constantly welcoming ocean waters. Diving is best enjoyed from March to May, or from September to November each year. Snorkelling and sailing are two popular activities that are suitable at any time of the year.
If you’re looking forward to bird watching, then the best time to visit the Seychelles is breeding season during April, while October is migration season and the months from May to September are when the Sooty Terns nest. The month of October is when the annual SUBIOS Underwater Festival is held, featuring a series of talks, shows and films that showcase the Seychelles extraordinary marine life, as well as celebrating the Creole traditions and heritage.
When booking your Seychelles holiday stay and contemplating the best time for your Seychelles visit, you can rely on Kreol Cars for Seychelles Car Rentals that add freedom and fun to your experiences and discoveries. We operate locally and work with the best car rental companies to ensure quality and affordability.