Despite being a year-round destination, April is a stand-out month of calm, dry, warm weather in the Seychelles as one monsoon gives way to another.
Being a tropical island some rainfall is inevitable but in April the Seychelles islands enjoy an average of 8 hours sunshine each day with a rainfall average of only 18cm.
During this month the average temperature is 28ºC on land with sea temperatures of 29.8ºC and this, combined with low winds and calm waters, makes it the perfect time to try out a range of water sports from windsurfing and kayaking to snorkelling and scuba diving.
April is carnival month in Seychelles with the Carnaval International de Victoria enticing carnival participants from the world’s leading carnivals to the country’s capital for the ‘Carnival of Carnivals’ from 24 – 26 April.
Take to the ocean
With its warm temperatures and calm seas April in Seychelles is the perfect month for having fun in or on the water. Whether you’re already a keen catamaran sailor or scuba diver or you’re itching to learn something new, April provides the perfect climate to dive in.
Falling between the two monsoons which dictate the Seychelles climate, the water in April is particularly calm so divers and snorkelers can enjoy a visibility of around 30 metres. This makes it a perfect month to explore the islands’ dramatic underwater landscape of granite caves and tunnels, the reefs that have grown up around them and the vibrant marine life that has made them their home.
At Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia we offer a range of non-motorised watersport activities, with instruction available, including pedal boats, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Or, if you’re looking for a new adventure, why not pit your wits against the gladiators of the sea like the blue marlin, sailfish and yellowfin tuna with a day out on the ocean big game fishing.
Witness the wildlife on Bird and Aride Island
For the unique birdlife in the Seychelles April is an important month and visitors at this time of year can witness the 1.25 million birds which nest on the islands during the coming months. Particularly spectacular are the sooty terns who noisily return to Bird Island and Aride to breed in April.
Book your scuba diving or water sports before you arrive with our online concierge service like this one at Constance Ephélia.