With a location of 4 – 10 degrees south of the equator, The Seychelles, unlike the other Indian Ocean islands, are outside the cyclone belt. The average daily temperature reaches around 95 degrees. The hottest and most humid times are March, April, October and November. With calm waters, these are the ideal months for divers and snorkelers to visit. Between May and September the islands experience briskier cooler winds. These make it a perfect time for visitors keen on watersports and sailing. There is increased rainfall during December to March although temperatures remain around 85 – 90 degrees.
There is so much to see and do in The Seychelles that you will not want to leave. 95 of the 115 granite and coral islands in The Seychelles archipelago, are uninhabited but you can have the holiday of your dreams on those that are. The main islands are Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
The largest island is Mahé. This is where the international airport is situated and 90% of the population of The Seychelles reside. Whether you are looking for a luxury villa with your own private deck and infinity pool, a family friendly hotel with kids clubs and activities, or a stay with a local family and immerse yourself in the local culture, you will find it all in Mahé.
General Gordon thought he had found the original Garden of Eden when he visitied Praslin, the second largest Seychelles island. The worlds largest nut Coco de Mer can be found growing at the Unesco world heritage site of Vallee de Mai. Anse Lazio Beach is often on the list for World’s Most Beautiful Beaches and is perfect for snorkeling and diving. Praslin Features the only 18 hole championship golf course in the Seychelles
Praslin acts as a perfect base for those people looking for an island hopping experience.
La Digue is the fourth largest island where you can find stunning granite rock formations together with picturesque beaches. This is what makes it the most photographed island in The Seychelles.
Giant Tortoises and rare species of terrapins can be found on the island as well as a real treat for bird spotters, who will get the chance to see the Black Paradise Flycatcher .
The culinary offerings in the Seychelles are a Creole fusion of Asian, African and French dishes. The main ingredients are based on fresh seafood and tropical fruit. For a local beverage you can chose from SeyBrew the local beer and the liqueur Coco d’amour.
Time Zone Summer GMT + 3
No special visa for UK Passport holders
The Seychelles became independent in 1976 and they celebrate Independence Day each year on 29 June.
Dominant languages are Creole, English and French with the main religion being Roman Catholic.