Made up of 115 glittering islands, each with its own charm, it’s not easy to decide where you’re going to spend your time in the Seychelles. With so much variety on offer, this is certainly not a case of once you’ve seen one island, you’ve seen them all.

A combination of the two largest islands of Mahé and Praslin is the perfect option for those that want to experience the Seychelles’ varying landscapes and spectacular beaches. If you’re after an authentic insight into island life, visit Praslin before heading to La Digue, where village life exists at a slower pace. Nature-lovers will get the most from a holiday that includes Mahé and Silhouette, where extraordinary national parks await.

Weather and when to go

The Seychelles enjoys gloriously sunny days throughout the year. Peak season here correlates with our summer months, where days are longer and the sun is cooler with only a little rain. April and November are hot, humid and wet, yet the temperate remains a balmy average of 30°C.

The wettest period is January and the driest is July. Temperatures reach up to 22°C in winter and up to 34°C in summer.


Beaches: you can find some of the very best beaches in the world in the Seychelles

Island hopping: explore islands of all sizes and find your favourite

Spas: there are plenty to choose from

Jungle interiors: go off the beaten track to spot wildlife and birds

Coral reefs: perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling


Hotels in Seychelles

Seychelles Travel Advice

Visa & Passport Requirements

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, find Seychelles specific travel advice from the UK government Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office here. For more information please visit the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Tourism website.

Health & Vaccination Information

We advise that you seek advice on recommended vaccinations and precautions from a health professional – either a GP, a practice nurse, a pharmacist or a travel health clinic – ideally at least eight weeks before departure. Visit NHS Fit for Travel for Seychelles specific guidance.

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Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK to Mahé in 11 hours 45 minutes.

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