Getting there: Fly into Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) from hubs in Europe, the Middle East and even China.
Capital city: Victoria.
Religion: Roman Catholicism remains the dominant religion of Seychelles.
Language: French, English, Creole.
Currency: Seychellois rupee (SCR).
Climate: Lying just below the equator, Seychelles enjoys a tropical warm, humid climate all year round. It is rainier between December and February.
Transport: Island-hop on a scheduled network of air and sea transport mostly operating out of the principal island, Mahé. Praslin and Mahé have good bus networks. Taxis are also available but less easily so on La Digue. Bicycles are popular and readily available for hire.
Best time to travel: The best times to visit would be April to May and October to November, shoulder months to the peak seasons.
What to wear: Relaxed dress.The temperatures are pretty constant day to night so take lightweight clothes, in natural, breathable fabrics.