Well not quiet a cultural tip - but in some countries a beer is part of culture isn't it. Since the first bottle rolled off the production line of Seychelles Breweries Ltd in June 1972, SeyBrew Lager has been the favourite beer of Seychelles. SeyBrew is brewed with the finest malt and hops imported from Europe, Australia and South Africa. And after a hot day it is the best drink on the islands to squench your thirst!!
We booked our boat excursions to neighboring islands at Hotel Maison des Palmes.
The Tra-la-la took us to Curieuse Island, Cousin Island, and Aride Isalnd with a stop at St Pierre for snorkeling.
The hotel furnished our lunch which we took along on the boat. We ate it out on the islands, along with fresly caught and grilled fish.
"The whitest sand!"
The softest white sand! You can make a mask. Just add water!
"Vallée de Mai"
Coco de mer palm trees only exist in Praslin and on nearby Curieuse Island.
The cocos on the picture are females. The males look like... well... exactly what you are thinking.
Vallée de Mai is a World Heritage Forest that still preserves a number of this curious fruit trees.
There are three hiking trails, quite easy even if you take kids along. Besides plants, there's a number of animal species that one can easily see along the paths, like palm spiders (don't run into a web!), lizards, giant snails and a good number of bird species. It´s an interesting place to spend a couple of hours when the sun begins to heat up.
There's an entrance fee to help preserve the forest, as well as a souvenir shop.
The female spiders are bigger than they look in this picture.
10cm at least. As for the males, you almost skip them as they are quite small, most of the time staying at a corner of the huge webs.