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The Best Time to Visit the Seychelles

A beautiful and secluded beach on Mahé Island, Seychelles

Wondering what the best time to visit the Seychelles is? Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about this magical island.
Nestled in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa, the Seychelles archipelago is a pristine sanctuary of breathtaking beauty. Among the islands, Mahé stands out as a vibrant blend of natural wonders and cultural richness.
For an unforgettable stay, choose the exquisite Story Seychelles, where comfort and luxury blend seamlessly with the island’s natural beauty.

When to Visit: Timing Your Trip Perfectly

Green coconut resting on a wooden beam in Seychelles

The Seychelles enjoy a warm, tropical climate year-round, but certain times are more favorable for a visit depending on what you’re looking for.


  • April to May and October to November: These months are considered the best time to visit. They represent the transition periods between the hot and humid northwest trade winds (December to March) and the cooler southeast trade winds (May to September). During these transition months, the weather is relatively calm and warm, perfect for beach activities, swimming, and wildlife watching. The water is also exceptionally clear for snorkelling and diving.
  • December to March: This period is warmer and more humid, with occasional rainfall. It’s also the northwest monsoon season. Despite the rain, this is a popular time for visitors, especially around Christmas and New Year. The seas can be rougher, but the lush greenery and vibrant life on the islands are at their peak.
  • May to September: Cooler and drier, these months bring the southeast trade winds. This period is ideal for sailing and wind sports like windsurfing and kite surfing. While it’s generally less rainy, the sea can be a bit rough, making it less ideal for swimming.


Factors to Consider


  • Crowds: The busiest times in the Seychelles are around the December holidays and Easter. If you prefer a quieter visit, aim for the shoulder months like April, May, October, or November.
  • Wildlife: For nature enthusiasts, bird-watching is spectacular from April to October, and turtle nesting season is between October and February.
  • Cultural Events: Check the local calendar for festivals and events that might align with your visit, offering a deeper glimpse into Seychellois culture.
  • Budget: Prices can vary depending on the season. Peak seasons like December and January often see higher rates for accommodation and services.


Consider your interests and desired activities to determine the best time to visit the Seychelles. Tailoring your trip to align with your preferences ensures an experience that truly resonates with your expectations.

Reasons to Choose Seychelles for Your Wedding

Private pool area at Story Seychelles
  • Exceptional Location: Positioned on the beautiful Beau Vallon Beach, Story Seychelles offers stunning ocean views and direct access to one of the most famous beaches on the island.
  • Luxury Accommodations: The hotel boasts a range of accommodation options, from elegant rooms to expansive suites, each offering the utmost comfort and style.
  • Culinary Delights: With several restaurants and bars on-site, guests can indulge in a variety of culinary experiences, from local Creole dishes to international cuisine.
  • Unmatched Amenities: The resort provides a host of amenities, including a world-class spa, fitness centre, and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, ensuring a relaxing and rejuvenating stay.
  • Eco-Conscious Luxury: Committed to sustainability, Story Seychelles integrates eco-friendly practices, allowing you to enjoy luxury while being mindful of the environment.

Exploring Mahé and Beyond

Tropical beach on Mahé Island, Seychelles
  • While staying at Story Seychelles, take the opportunity to explore Mahé. Visit the vibrant Victoria market, hike in the Morne Seychellois National Park, and discover hidden coves and beaches. For those looking to venture further, island-hopping to Praslin and La Digue is a must.


    Visiting the Seychelles during the ideal months and staying at Story Seychelles on Mahé Island offers an unmatched experience. Whether it’s lounging on sun-kissed beaches, exploring lush landscapes, or indulging in luxury, your Seychelles story will be one of unforgettable beauty and relaxation. Choose the best time to visit the Seychelles based on your needs and book your stay now!