Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.


The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

Latest News for: Seychelles weather


Preparing for World Watercolour Month |09 June 2021

Nation 09 Jun 2021
In preparation for this, Seychelles NATION contacted Chantale, a Seychellois artist, to learn more about this art form and her ideas for what we can do to celebrate while experimenting with watercolour paints ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

Mahé and Praslin hit by heavy rain By Elsie Pointe |10 May 2021

Nation 10 May 2021
The Seychelles Meteorological Authority (SMA) issued a bad weather warning, at the orange level, at 8.20am yesterday and which was valid from 2.30 am until 1pm the same day ... Meanwhile Air Seychelles had to halt all of its scheduled domestic flights yesterday until the afternoon when the weather improved....

President Ramkalawan visits key sites affected by heavy rain |10 May 2021

Nation 10 May 2021
The President is urging all citizens in line with the bad weather alert issued by the Seychelles Meteorological Services to adhere to the guidance and instructions of all the relevant ......

2021 home décor trends that Seychellois will love, according to our new local interior designer ...

Nation 19 Jan 2021
Living in the Seychelles means that we have good weather all year round, so instead of using small windows, consider tall sliding or shutter doors that will not only open up your space, but also bring in an abundance of natural light into your homes....

Highlights of tourism department in 2020 | 31 December 2020

Nation 31 Dec 2020
This development of Seychelles’ tourism satellite account comes at an opportune time following Seychelles becoming a member as well as assuming vice chairmanship of the UNTWO committee on statistics, a subsidiary advisory body of the UNWTO executive council ... Seychelles’ sustainable tourism label and product diversification....

The Seychelles Islands – an untapped paradise – open to Israelis

The Jerusalem Post 28 Nov 2020
The Republic of Seychelles has recently opened its doors to Israelis looking for some time off in serene weather conditions and a dream-like environment that will convince anyone they’ve somehow made it to paradise ... The archipelagic island country of Seychelles consists of 115 small islands in the Indian Ocean....

Government scraps 13th month pay for 2020 | 18 November 2020

Nation 18 Nov 2020
To weather these “turbulent times”, President Ramkalawan stated that Seychelles has already entered into negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to assist Seychelles, via an economic programme, in addressing public debt, price stability and balance of payments....

Dissemination of the October-March 2020/21 seasonal forecast | 26 September 2020

Nation 26 Sep 2020
Dry weather likely ... Seychelles is bracing for very dry weather conditions over the next three months as the La Niña phenomenon makes her return ... “Many of us recall the heavy rainfall experienced during the 19971998 El Niño and the 1998– 2000 La Niña which brought dry weather and heavily impacted the economy of Seychelles....

SMA launches new weather app for its volunteers | 31 July 2020

Nation 31 Jul 2020
The Seychelles Meteorological Authority (SMA) has launched a new weather app for all its volunteers ... We have a small weather rain gauge that is based at Fairview ... Our family makes it a daily routine to check the weather and this shows that all the volunteers are helping out in the weather forecast for Seychelles....

Coast guard helping in search operation for missing Australian couple | 29 July 2020

Nation 29 Jul 2020
The Seychelles Coast Guard is providing help in a search operation in the Indian Ocean to locate an Australian couple who have been reported missing since Monday July 20 after they sent a distress signal via Australia informing that their boat was sinking ... With more bad weather on ......

COVID-19 Commonwealth leaders’ virtual meeting | 25 June 2020

Nation 25 Jun 2020
He was speaking during the COVID-19 Commonwealth leaders’ virtual meeting which focused on sharing solutions in challenging times and was chaired by Seychelles President Danny Faure ...Seychelles cannot access international development aid, including loans at preferential rates to fund our post-COVID-19 recovery and adaptation efforts....

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa reopens with refreshing renovations and improvements | 20 June 2020

Nation 20 Jun 2020
As the Seychelles has been declared a COVID-free country, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, the only resort on Silhouette, makes the ideal place to enjoy a post-lockdown break, with exceptional service, warm weather, stunning landscapes, sparkling seas and boundless possibilities for exploration....

Solar Eclipse 2020: Will this be visible to us in Seychelles? | 19 June 2020

Nation 19 Jun 2020
As the moon moves between Earth and the Sun, the moon’s shadow will not be big enough to cover the entire planet; it will only cover a part of the world, including Seychelles ... According to the weather forecast, it should be a clear, sunny day in Seychelles with a few clouds, meaning we will have favourable conditions to observe this phenomenon....

Most Viewed