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The Best Time to Visit the Seychelles Islands

Seychelles is a piece of heaven situated 930 miles off the eastern coast of Africa in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Although it’s beautiful year-round the best time to visit this place is in spring or fall when the islands are less crowded and the weather is just perfect. This archipelago is an assimilation of 115 tiny islands that are known for their soft, white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and unique wildlife.

Some of the most popular activities include snorkeling and scuba diving, watching wild giant tortoises, and hiking on tropical trails through lush jungles.

Here is the best time to visit Seychelles Islands:

Least Crowded Season in Seychelles

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Least-Crowded-Season-in-Seychelles

If you’re not looking to visit in a crowded time, do not visit this place during July, August, December, and January. That is the peak season for tourists. Some of the smaller, more remote islands of Seychelles are still relatively uncrowded, but otherwise more popular areas will be extremely busy throughout those times of the year.

Season for Scuba Divers in Seychelles

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Least-Crowded-Season-in-Seychelles-1

Seychelles is a great destination for scuba divers and is well known for the incredible vast seas, abundant corals, and fascinating sea life sitting offshore. The scuba diving is also excellent all year round with virtually no effect from the sifting trade winds or changes in levels of temperature.

During April, May, October, and November, the visibility in the water are quite clear. Hence the divers can see down to as far as 100 feet. If you’re looking to swim with whale sharks, the best time for that activity is between September and November.

Rainy Season in Seychelles

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Rainy-Season-in-Seychelles

From November to February, the rainy season brings sporadic tropical storms and higher levels of humidity. Those storms arrive in the form of thunderstorms that can hinder outdoor activities. Temperatures also ought to be a little warmer at this time of year as well, although it does not impact the overall weather.

Events to Check Out:

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Events-to-Check-Out.

You may also attend the Seychelles Ocean Festival organized every year in December, which is an underwater festival celebrating the importance of the world’s oceans.

Visit the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon in February.

Attend the Carnival of Victoria to understand multiculturalism, diversity, and history on the islands.