There are few better beach destinations than the Seychelles, with endless talc-white crescents and stretches hemmed by granite boulders seemingly dropped by giants. This is one of the world's smallest countries, with a population of just 100,000 across its 115 remote islands, so expect peace and space, but adventure awaits those who seek it.

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: 10 Kilometres | TIME ZONE: GMT +4 hours | CURRENCY: Seychelles Rupee (SCR). Only take small amounts, as it will be difficult to exchange outside the country | LANGUAGE: The official languages are Creole, English and French |