The Seychelles archipelago welcomes more than 20 000 happy visitors every month. Indeed, the Seychelles has a lot to offer to the wild nature lovers and photographers.Seychelles holidays are one of the best if you know how to plan your journey. You should also already have a look at the places to visit in Seychelles.
Brief intro: The Seychelles
The Seychelles include 115 small islands scattered over a million kilometres square in the Indian Ocean. It has three main islands namely Praslin Island, Mahé Island and La Digue. Mahé is the principal island of the Seychelles. The capital of Mahé is Port Victoria, the world’s smallest capital.
Are you going to the Seychelles for vacations? Book your stay at Le Domaine de la Reserve. The Praslin hotel has its own restaurant and bar, provides the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles and has a gym made available to all house guests. Whether you are looking for some intimacy with your partner or for a family holiday, le domaine de la reserve is the right place for you. The hotel offers babysitting services upon request. While tea and coffee is provided free of charge for all customers at the bar, La reserve give free internet connections and free Wi-Fi connections to all the clients.
The Seychelles are a bunch of small tropical islands. This reflects blue sky and hot sun. The Seychelles climate is paradise-like. It is continually warm, never reaching extreme cold or hot temperature. The latter varies betweenand rarely dropping below or above24°C and 32°C.
The Seychelles has this unique characteristic of having a sunny climate all year round due to the islands lying outside the cyclone belt. As one may guess, any time during the year is a good time to visit Seychelles if the climate is the only factor to consider.
There are two opposing trade winds that conduct the weather pattern of the Seychelles. They are the North westerly trade and the South easterly trade.
The North westerly trade puff from October and ends in the next year in March. It blows at an average speed of 8 to 12 knots.
On the other hand, the active and energetic South easterly trade blow from May and ends in September. The latter blows at an average speed of 10 to 20 knots bringing cooler and windier conditions. Surfers should get the ideal surfing opportunities during this period.
The period of calms of the trades includes the whole month of April and October. In these periods, the conditions are moderately warm and wind-free. These are the ideal conditions for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The water temperature is around 29ºC while the sea water is crystal clear. One can admire 30 metres deep underwater from the surface.
Note: December and January are the two month with the highest amount of rainfalls. The Average rainfall is above 300mm.
On the other hand, you might want to avoid crowds and the high inflated hotel & general food prices during the peak season, which is from May to August. During this period, the temperature is at its highest while rainfall and hurricane are inexistent.
During the low season which begins in December and last till March, you may expect heavy sudden showers which do not usually last but are long enough to relieve you from the humidity in the air.
Statistics from Le Jardin Resort:
21 December to 30 April
16 Julyto 31 August
01 October to 31 October
| Low Season|
02 December to 20 December
01 May to 15 July
01 September to 30 September
During the peak season, the hotel rates are higher while the hotel itself is crowded. The honeymooners looking for some intimacy should not plan their honeymoon during the peak season if they insist on tranquillity and intimacy.
On the other hand, the hotel rates are at their lowest during the low season. There are a lot rooms available in the hotels.
Welcome to the Jardin des Palmes. This small 3-star hotel is 30 minutes from Mahé airport, the main island of Seychelles. With 10 luxurious rooms, the Mahe hotel promises peace and privacy. The rooms are equipped with furniture of high ranges and a spacious terrace. They also offer a magnificent view of the sunset, romantic atmosphere guaranteed! The suites feature a large main room, two extra beds, bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, mini-bar, tea- coffee equipment and a safe. Furthermore, all rooms are fully air conditioned!
The hotel has its own private restaurant which makes dishes with Creole and international flavours. Just beside the restaurant is a swimming pool which you can use to relax. The hotel service is impeccable. They promise to respond to your requests as soon as possible.
If you are planning on moving to Praslin, why not try Le Chateau de Feuilles?
Bird watching in the Seychelles
The Seychelles are home to some rare endemic birds that evolve on some of the islands. There are also huge settlements of ocean-going birds. The Seychelles black parrot, the Seychelles blue pigeon and the Seychelles black paradise flycatcher are some of the endemic birds you might meet on the islands.
The breeding season of birds in the Seychelles is April while you might witness the migration of sooty terns in October.
It’s all about what you want. Some may like to spend their holiday amongst the crowd of the gorgeous singles going there while some may prefer tranquillity and intimacy with their couples. If you want to keep away from crowds and inflated prices, we advise you to plan your holidays in the period of low seasons. Though there might be some rainfalls, it will be only temporary and will relieve you from the humid and hot atmosphere. While the weather is adequate, shops and attractions are still open and are glad to greet foreigners and holiday seekers. You can then adventure your destinations at your own pace.
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