Your Seychelles FlightWell-known as an idyllic honeymoon destination, the Seychelle islands are ideal for sun-drenched holidays. Offering sun all year round and a variety of spa vacations, dynamic night life and great sports and retail options, this island paradise is ideal for a family or couples holiday. A variety of airlines offer cheap flights from UK destinations, including direct and indirect cheap flights to the Seychelles from London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester or East Midlands to Victoria, Mahe or Praslin Island.Airlines travelling from the UK include Emirates, Etihad Airways and Cathay Pacific. Flights on offer include budget or first class travel options. Air Seychelles fly from London, Heathrow, to the islands twice a week on Friday and Sunday. Flights from UK destinations take approximately 10 hours.
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The Seychelles are, unfortunately, one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world, making it virtually impossible to find cheap flights to the Seychelles. It is possible, however, to uncover a less expensive flight... There are no direct flights to the Seychelles from London. There are, however, a number of flights available with Etihad Airways with stopovers in Dusseldorf and Abu Dhabi, and Emirates with stopovers in Dubai. Flights have dropped in price since the days when Air Seychelles offered direct flights, and it is now possible to find cheap flights to the Seychelles from £600 in September.
The weather in the Seychelles is equatorial which is to say that there is not a lot of difference in temperature and humidity throughout the year, although there is a small dry season from May until October and a small wet season from November until April. You can find cheap flights to the Seychelles between the end of August and the beginning of October, and at the beginning of December and the beginning of January, or rather before and after the New Year's celebrations. You should know that these two months are in theory rainy, however with the climate change this is becoming less and less sure.
The best time to fly to the Seychelles for bird watching is between May and August, but you should prioritise August for cheap flights. If you would prefer to witness sea turtle hatching, fly between November and February when prices oscillate around the £1000 mark. It is worth noting that the Seychelles is situated outside of the cyclone zone, and that the during the dry season from May until September the south-east coast (in particular Grande Anse beach) is taken over by seaweed, and from November until March the same phenomenon occurs in the north-west.
Agenda of Events in the Seychelles1 January: New Year's Day. A special family day on the islands. Festive meals are eaten at night and families spend time together dancing and listening to music.March. Holy Week. Easter is a special celebration, and most families attend church to mark Jesus' sacrificial act. Parties, feasts and street parades all make up part of Holy Week.29 June. Liberation Day. This special holiday is held to commemorate the independence of the islands. This is a national holiday and locals celebrate by flying flags and indulging in displays of national pride. Evening picnics are popular and many families are found socialising in local parks and watching fireworks displays.August. Assumption/La Digue Festival. The islands are a Catholic stronghold and the feast of the Assumption of Mary is held each year on the islands. The festival is island-wide but main events are held at the Church of La Digue. Mahe and Praslin locals meet to pray on the smallest of the islands.October. The Creole Festival. The annual Creole Festival is an island-wide event which takes place over six full days. It is a celebration of island culture and music, dance, arts, cuisine and customs are all showcased. Mahe, Praslin and La Digue feature most of the displays. The Creole Festival is the most important annual event on the island.