Okay, okay, every day on vacation is a day of leisure, but this last day of our stay was even more so. We decided to visit an island resort for the day - have some lunch, hang by the beach and do absolutely nothing. Then head to the airport straight from there. It was a very lazy and perfect ending to a great vacation. A few photos in no particular order.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The claim to fame for Praslin island is the Vallee De Mai, which is a nature preserve and boasts one of the only places that the Coco de Mer tree grows. It's a kind of nut tree with some unique characteristics.
- It has a male and female version of the tree, and once you see the photos, you'll see how easy it is to tell them apart. :)
- A single coco de mer nut can take many years to form so they are considered rare and expensive.
- They get their name (Coconut of the sea) because apparently the nut washed up on shore so the islanders thought it had come from a tree that grew under the ocean.