Seychelles' granitic islands are considered the oldest and hardest granite in the world. The majority of the islands are uninhabited with many dedicated as nature reserves
Since the Treaty of Paris in 1814, Seychelles became a British Colony until formally reaching independence in June 1976
Although some of the fruits available will be familiar to you, there exists an exotic tropical array of products that we invite you to discover for both their taste and texture
Seychelles remains a melting pot of cultures and the 'Carnaval International de Victoria' showcases the harmony and diversity that is a model for the World
The Seychelles' climate is one which is always warm and does not reach extremes of heat or cold.
The temperature rarely drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie outside the cyclone belt making Seychelles’ a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers.
It is generally cooler when the north-west trade winds blow during the months of November to March.
The sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, with average winds of 15 - 22 kilometres per hour.
A larger amount of the annual rainfall falls during the months of December to February compared to other months.
The average number of rainy days (with 1 millimetre or more rainfall) in December, January and February are 18, 17 and 11 days respectively. It is also fairly cloudy at times during those months and therefore less sunshine.
The weather is hottest from December to April, and the humidity is high - often 80% or higher.
The months of May to October bring drier, cooler weather, and livelier seas - particularly on south-eastern coasts – and winds of 19 -37 kilometres per hour are common.
On average the number of rainy days during this period is 11 with long periods of sunshine.Dry spells of two weeks or more are fairly common.