Don't forget the sunscreen
Travel light, you will be going on boats and small planes between the islands. Light, loose cotton clothing is best all year. T-shirts, shorts, and sandals are the most common thing for vistors to wear. Some of the larger hotels require men to wear long pants in the evening. Swim attire is not permitted away from the beaches or hotels. Nude bathing is not allowed on public beaches but women may go topless. You probably can find some toliletries but you will pay up for them.
Best to take what medical supplies that you must have. Camping not allowed. Beware of the sun, be sure to apply lots of sunscreen.
clear and fresh drinkingwater
When taking the higher path through the national reserve of Valee de Mai you will get to this clear spring of fresh water that has drinking quality. Some members of our group tasted the water and told me that it tastes special (and all of them survived) so maybe you should take a cup with you and taste it for yourself !
Land of the Coco De Mer...Praslin ...Vallee De Mai
"Vallee De Mai...."
The Vallee De Mai ....Here is where the Coco de Mer grows wild. The largest coconut in the world. The palms in the forest are so huge that you feel like and ant in there. I remember peoples names were carved on the leaves, not the stalk .. and the dates were over 10 years old . Just goes to show you how slow these palms grow. The coco de mer can only be brought out of the country w/ the proper permit. I was able to get one there for about $140. And they actually check for the permit at the airport. If you dont have one ... you get life in prison!! Just kiddin they just confiscate your NUTS!
"Me and my Nut !!"
Vallee de Mai and a Coco De Mer...