Discover a tropical paradise on a Seychelles holidays. Shaped by soft sugary sands and turquoise waters, where intricate coral reefs and colourful shoals of fish reside, a Seychelles holiday is bound to captivate. Relax in the sun or explore the beautiful islands and their vast array of rare and exotic flora and fauna.
Tropical beaches: Home to some of the most picturesque and pristine beaches in the world, it is no wonder year after year one of these islands gets awarded with the most beautiful beaches in the world. Many of the beaches are surrounded by large granite boulders that contrast with the pure white sands and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. A perfect place to relax and enjoy your holiday.
Conservation areas: With 50% of the land mass being dedicated conservation areas and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Seychelles holds some historic flora and fauna. Species include the Coco de Mer, the largest seed in the world, the paradise fly catcher and the jellyfish tree. The islands are also home to the smallest frog to the heaviest and prehistoric looking land tortoise in the world.
Coral Reefs: With an abundance of colourful coral reefs housing interesting species such as Hawksbill Sea Turtles, Lion Fish, Parrot Fish, Bat Fish and so many other exotic and tropical marine creatures, it truly is a divers and snorkelers heaven.
Island Hopping: Comprised of 115 islands, the Seychelles is a very unique destination. Each individual island has its own character, geography and history. Experiencing more than one island on your holiday is a must and its boat and internal flight system make it easier for you to visit another island for a day or seven nights.
When to go
Temperature Range: 28°C - 31°C
Most popular: May - October
Best value: May, June, September
Best weather: June, July
Direct flights: None
Indirect flights: Air Seychelles, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air France
Visa information: None for British citizens
Health information: No specific vaccinations required
Time Difference: GMT +4 hours
When To Go
Travel in May,June and September to receive the best deals. There will be fewer crowds and you could get that same stunning scenery for a bargain price.
Best Time to Go
Between April and September are the best time to visit the Seychelles. The rain fall isn't as heavy and temperatures still high. Generally the weather in the Seychelles doesn't alter too much through out the year making it an ideal destination any time.
Most people choose to visit the Seychelles between October to March de to the warmer temperatures.
The Seychelles enjoys warm tropical weather year round, with temperatures averaging 28 to 31ºC. The coolest months are June to October whilst the hottest are November to April.
The Seychelles experiences a steady climate through out the year with high temperatures and regular rainfall, keeping this tropical island lush and green. The summer months are on average 2ºC cooler but the high is still 29ºC, the rainfall tends to be lighter.
Seychelles Travel Information
There are a number of carriers offering flights to the Seychelles from the UK.
Direct Carriers: There are no direct flights to the Seychelles from the UK.
Indirect Carriers: Air Seychelles offers a twice weekly service via Europe, Emirates via Dubai, Qatar Airways via Doha and Air France via Paris.
Departure Taxes: An international departure tax of USD40 must be paid when departing the Seychelles.
Fastest Flight Time: 12hrs 35 mins (London Heathrow - Mahé)
British Citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Seychelles but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Seychelles. Please contact the Seychelles Embassy for up to date country and visa information on 0207 409 0032.
How to obtain a visa
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