Language – French, English and Creole are the three official languages in Seychelles. Creole, the first language, is French-based and is spoken by the majority of the population. English is widely spoken so you can absolutely get by without speaking Creole. Like in any other countries, speaking at least some Creole phrases or attempting to learn is greatly appreciated by the locals.
Currency exchange – The Seychellois Rupee (SCR) is the official currency of Seychelles. Exchanging money in Seychelles is easy and follows the same standard to elsewhere in Africa. Most major establishments like hotels and restaurants in major tourist and business destinations accept credit cards. The best way to get local currency is to use the ATMs, which are widely available in Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, and withdraw in Seychellois Rupee to get the best rate.
Transportation – In Seychelles, everything is accessible by bus, rental car, ferry, boat or domestic flight, so if you are looking into visiting islands away from Mahé Island, you have to consider which option suits your preference and budget. Cat Cocos is a catamaran, which operates between Mahé and Praline four times daily. Travel time is approximately 1 hour and one way economy class ticket costs 43 euros. Inter-Island Ferry Services; on the other hand, operates between Praslin and La Digue. Travel time is approximately 15 minutes and one way economy class ticket costs 12 euros.
Accommodation – There are plenty of budget and luxurious hotels and guesthouses providing friendly island hospitality in Mahé Island, Praslin and La Digue. You can sample exclusive island resort, or stay in cheaper lodges or inns and just go on a day excursion to see the other islands.