Seychelles: Winter Sun

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Seychelles enjoys year-round sunshine, so it's an ideal destination for those looking to escape cold winters. Shimmering with powder-soft white or golden sands and bordered by tropical jungle and palm trees, beaches in Seychelles will impress the most well-travelled sun seeker. The three largest islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue all boast a world-beating collection of beautiful beaches, and many smaller Seychelles islands offer equally stunning, but more isolated spots to slather on the sunscreen and soak up the sun. For those looking for a more active holiday, Seychelles offers exceptional diving, snorkelling and fishing, not to mention unique wildlife, exquisite primeval forests and laid-back villages filled with Creole flavour.

For some winter-time fun in the sun, Seychelles is hard to beat. Temperatures range between 24°C and 32°C throughout the year. Trade winds do bring warmer, wetter weather between October and April, with January being the rainiest month. Although tropical rain showers can be sudden and heavy, they often affect only one side of an island so they can usually be escaped.

Overall, November through March in Seychelles is a world away from the cold dreariness of the northern hemisphere during the same time. And by travelling to Seychelles in winter, you'll be visiting at a different time than many European holidayers, so you're apt to have many gorgeous beaches to yourself, as well as a good chance of securing a discount at many guest-houses and self-catering chalets. Winter-sun escapes to Seychelles are a great option for most holidayers.