The Seychelles are an incredible tropical paradise off the coast of Africa. It consists of 115 islands hosting some of the world's rarest endemic species.
On the ground you will find rich jungles with amazing hiking trails, the strange Coco de Mer coconut and award-winning luxury hotels. The islands are surrounded by pristine beaches, crystal clear aquamarine waters and healthy reefs with hundreds of tropical fish.
While there is not much time to visit the Seychelles, you should plan your journey around what you want to see and experience.
Here is my guide for the best moments to visit the Seychelles Islands!
If you want to watch Hawksbill turtles that are threatened with extinction from their eggs and reach the ocean, plan your trip to the Seychelles between January and March. You can participate voluntarily in turtle tracking programs or stay in hotels like Banyan Tree Seychelles and Constance Lemuria.
Both hotels have nesting beaches and can watch small children hatching without joining a tour or a host of other tourists.
January-March is also one of the cheapest times to travel to the Seychelles. You will have an easier time to find a discount air ticket as it is not a peak season.
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Die Digu Island
April is one of the best times to travel to the Seychelles. The weather is warm, the winds are mild and the diving conditions are excellent!
For bird watchers, the breeding season and you will have many opportunities to locate the different species of nesting birds on the islands. Airfare is also quite cheap and the beaches are relatively empty, as the high seasons for the Seychelles have not yet begun.
Another reason to visit is Victoria Seychelles International Carnival and Festival Creation. Both celebrate the waves of the island with cultural events and beaches on the beach.
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May to August
May to August is a high season in the Seychelles. If you are planning your trip during these months, you will want to book your airfare and your stay a few months in advance to lock at lower prices.
While there will be more crowds on the beaches, the weather is ideal for lazy days on the beach, snorkeling or adventures in the jungles.
The only downside is that the Southwest commercial winds are reviving again around this time. If you want to avoid them, plan your vacation around the west coast.
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September is the last month of surfing and is the beginning of shark whale watching. You can rent a boat from one of the surf stores scattered along the beaches and fishing snorkeling book or diving tours to see the sharks.
It is also the Beau Vallon Regatta Round Table. The event is one of the most important events in the Seychelles calendar and includes yacht races, live performances by local musicians and a "greasy pole" contest.
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Sainte Anne Island
October to December
October to December is the nesting season for Hawksbill turtles. Hundreds of females go to the various beaches around the islands to put over 200 eggs at a time.
The best place to stay during these months is on the east coast to avoid the Northwest commercial beaches. Tourism takes over again in December for the holiday season, so you will want to secure your hotel reservations as soon as possible to make sure you get your first choice hotel.
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There is no wrong time to travel to Seychelles, as you will always find white sandy beaches and hot moments. It all depends if you want vacation away from the crowds or if you want to be around for islands for whale shark or sea turtle season.
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