Seychelles. When to go. Part II. Summer

Date Posted: 14/06/2018

When to go to Seychelles in summer


This time we’d like to give you an overview of summer months in Seychelles. This article should help the tourists to choose when to go to Seychelles on vacation depending on their interests.

You can find the first “winter” part here

The issue of “When to go to Seychelles” is replaced by another one – “What is the purpose of your visit”.
Summer in Seychelles is wet and hot season, which starts in November and lasts until April.

This is a period of high precipitations. Its month average is about 244 mm but it can’t spoil your holidays – the ocean is warmer, the sun shines brighter and hotter and the number of activities and events are even bigger than in dry and cool Seychelles winter.

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Seychelles in November

There is a summer in the south hemisphere of our planet. It becomes warmer and wetter also. Although there are lots of sunshine and ocean is calm but the wind already had changed to northwestern.

Recommended activities:

Fishing, sailing, snorkeling, diving

Events to pay attention:

Seychellois celebrate All Saints’ Eve (Halloween).


Seychelles in december

Rain season in Seychelles. As it is usually happen in tropics, rain and sunshine follow each other. Tropical shower in Seychelles comes from nowhere, pours down in seconds and disappears without a trace. It falls from sky like a wall of water. If you would been caught by out of the shelter you would got soaked to the skin in the blink of the eye. To walk under such rain is an adventure. You’ll remember that for long!

Recommended activities:

Fishing, sailing, snorkeling.

Events to pay attention:

The main holiday in December and the whole year as well is Christmas. As in Easter time there is high demand for hotels. We recommend you to book your accommodation prior to your arrival.

Seychelles Ocean Festival – SUBIOS - takes place on Beau Vallon in the first week of December. It has its purpose to draw people’s attention to preservation of an ocean. All participants have a chance to watch documentary about ocean life, to sail on the boats, to visit thematic exhibitions, craft markets, and other competitions and performances.


Seychelles in january

January is the peak of rain season and the middle of Seychelles summer. January has the most precipitation comparing to other months. It characterized with high hu-midity. Nonetheless, there are lots of sunshine on islands.

Recommended activities:

Fishing, sailing, snorkeling.

Events to pay attention:

Seychelles celebrates the New Year.

Seychelles is multi-confessional country. Hindu disciples celebrates Thaipusam. It is the day of worshiping the god of war Lord Murugani, it accompanies with rituals and offering called Kavadi that could be translate as “Burden Dance”.

Annual regatta takes place on Praslin Island in January. Lots of different boats and vessels can be seen there – yachts, catamarans, canoes and even traditional pirogues. Deep water fishing contest is conducting during regatta.


Seychelles in february

Precipitation in February is much less that in preceding month, therefore more sunshine for everyone. Humidity decreases.

Recommended activities:

Fishing, sailing, snorkeling.

Events to pay attention:

The China Day celebrates during the Chinese New Year period.

Last Sunday of February is the day of eco-marathon. This event attracts more than 4,000 people from over the world.


Seychelles in march

It is the end of rain season in Seychelles. Air becomes warmer, sky is clear but sometime you can be caught by occasional rain. North-west monsoon is weakening and the ocean is calming in turn. March and the following April are the months with the calmest ocean.

Recommended activities:

Fishing, sailing, snorkeling, diving.

Events to pay attention:

FêTE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE – March, 20th is the day when International Festival of French language and French culture is celebrated.

Seychellois is a multi-confessional nation, therefore the most important religious dates is praised widely. There’s a Good Friday in March.

Seychelles in april

The warmest month in Seychelles. Wind weakens: north-west monsoon soon will be replaced with south-east trade wind. An ocean is calm and ideal for any type of fishing.

Recommended activities:

Fishing, sailing, snorkeling, diving, bird-watching (breeding season).

Events to pay attention:

There’s Easter in April. It celebrates all over the world. Due to Easter holidays the de-mand for hotels increases dramatically. If you decide to go to Seychelles in April, book your accommodation in advance. Moreover, Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa offers discount up to 15% for booking accommodation 60 days before arrival.

International Carnival is take place on Mahe Island in April. It is considered one of the most bright and colorful carnivals in the world. More than 1,500 participants from different countries dressed in fancy costumes march along the streets of Victoria.


Every month of a year has its own features. There is an opinion that Seychelles is the place only for ocean and beaches and lacks of any other activities. We hope that these articles can serve you as a reminder about activities in Seychelles to prove that there’re lots of funny and interesting events, and you will choose ones that you prefer to have incredible vacation!


Enjoy your holidays!