St Helena

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Africa and South America, lies St Helena, one of the most remote islands in the world. Along with Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, St Helena forms part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena. The island boasts some extraordinarily scenic, untouched landscapes ranging from lush subtropical forests and rolling hills to volcanic cliffs, all surrounded by pristine beaches and glistening ocean where dolphins and whales are often spotted. Visitors have a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, ornithology, marine trips, diving and visit the site of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile and death.


Share this:

Highlights in St Helena

  • See whale sharks
  • Scuba Diving And Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Visit the island’s coffee plantations
  • Visit the Museum of St Helena

Best time to travel

Between November and March 

The main tourist season on St Helena is from November to March, when it is summer in the southern hemisphere, and the days are predominantly sunny and hot. You can expect some rainfall in March but rarely does it last long at this time of year. Between April and October, there are fewer tourists, but it is noticeably cooler than in the summer months and generally wetter too.