The Seychelles, the “Jewel of the Indian Ocean”, is an isolated archipelago of extraordinary beauty which lies on one of the ancient spice routes between Africa and the Middle East. The stunning scenery of the forty three Inner Islands comprises huge granite rocks polished by centuries of waves, turquoise bays and giant Coco de Mer palm trees shading pristine white sandy beaches.
The Inner Islands offer a protected cruising area within a thirty mile radius and plenty of idyllic anchorages, with superb diving and snorkeling on exquisite coral reefs combined with a fascinating array of ancient wildlife ashore from wizened giant tortoises. More experienced skippers or crewed charters may choose to explore the Outer Islands, the nearest of which lies 230km from the main island of Mahe. The easy going lifestyle of the local population makes this an idyllic holiday destination.
Weather in Seychelles
The Seychelles’ enviable climate is always balmy and with few extremes. The temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C making this archipelago a year-round destination.
Between October and March, when the north-west trade winds blow, the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, with winds averaging 8-12 knots. January and February are the rainy months, while May to September brings drier, cooler weather and livelier seas – particularly on southeastern coasts – and winds of 10-20 knots.