The Seychelles, found in the Indian Ocean, the island treats lovers of activities who wish to enjoy sailing, scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling like queens and kings during their stays.
The turquoise blue waters of Seychelles are pristine and serene and will surely provide you with a fresh and pleasant atmosphere where you can relax and unwind. This island is beautiful all the time, but it embraces its beauty more during the month of September! Here is a rundown of the reasons why Seychelles in September is a great holiday destination that you cannot afford to miss.
The weather in Seychelles in September
The temperature in Seychelles averages around 27 degrees Celsius this month. Dry weather, with scattered precipitation of around 154 mm and the sun shining 12 hours a day, reigns in the country, making it one of the driest months. However, the scorching heat cannot have an impact thanks to the cool ocean winds blowing at 16 mph during this time of year, acting like natural air conditioners.
Activities to do in Seychelles in September 2020
Regarding heat, with a windy environment and each station equipped with 24-hour air conditioning, it never becomes a deterrent for travel enthusiasts. Equatorial rain is very unpredictable but does not last long. Especially in September, scattered light showers occur very rarely and end in a few hours. So while planning your activities for the day, you can also eliminate the rain as an obstacle.
If you are looking for a beach holiday and want to spend your time basking in the sun lying on the sand, the beaches of Mahé will be lazy because the banks of Praslin are bathed by a large amount of algae because of the winds during this time.
Places to visit in September
Beau Vallon, Mahé
On the northwest coast of the largest island in Seychelles is the famous Beau Vallon beach. The expanse of silvery white sand on its coast attracts lively tourists from all over the world all year round, making it the busiest beach in the archipelago. Beau Vallon is the epitome of the beauty and dynamism of the landscapes.
The fresh waters prove to be suitable for countless nautical activities. Scuba diving or snorkelling in these waters will delight your eyes with colossal coral reefs under crystal clear water. Romantics at heart will be impressed by the fascinating sunsets and seaside retreats.
It has many tourist attractions nearby, starting with the Morne Seychellois National Park, the hotspot for hikers. The capital Victoria is also a few kilometers away and is ideal for local shopping, after which you can head to Cerf Island via a boat. Tourists also like to take a boat trip to the islands of Anse Major and Baie Ternay. The nightlife here is just as lively with a number of discos, bars and lounges to go and savor Creole delights.
- La Digue Island
In 1768, a French explorer by the name of Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne visited the island with his crew. There, in the fleet, was a ship called “La Digue”. And this is how the island gets its name.
With a small population of only 2000 people and few vehicles on the road, La Digue is the ideal place for people looking for solitude. Lined with some of the most captivating beaches in the Seychelles, it is becoming an emerging destination for nature lovers.
You can cycle to La Passe and discover the welcoming Creole culture. Its beaches of Anse Cocos, Anse Source d’Argent, Petite Anse, etc. are all adorned with large granite boulders. Although these beaches are not a very good choice for swimming, the view from these islands is captivating.
Hikers are advised to consult the locals or hire a guide before exploring the woods as the trails through its dense trees are quite difficult. Being a laid-back island, it’s hard to find accommodation by the sea, but there are many in the city.
- Côte d’Or, Praslin
The mystical setting of this island in the cove of Anse Volbert is what makes Côte d’Or beach a magnet for tourists. The pristine white sand beaches bounded by ocean blue water made it the most popular spot in Praslin.
From comfortable guesthouses to large villas, there is a range of accommodation available on the outskirts to ensure that life on the beach is not disturbed by the clamor of the city. Various activities such as snorkelling and boating are organized on the shores for tourists and locals.
The beach stretches for 2.5 km and has only a few shops and cafes making it vacant, which travelers find really attractive. Boat transfers to the neighboring islands of Saint-Pierre, Chauve Souris and Curieuse are organized throughout the day, each island renowned for its delicate charm.