travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

The main attraction on Praslin (prounounced, Pra-lin) is the Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site that's home to the endemic coco-de-mer palms that produce the world's largest nuts—they can weigh as much as 40 lb/18 kg.

The nuts got their name—sea coconut—hundreds of years ago when they washed up on the shores of Africa and Asia. When its outer shell is removed, the nut looks amazingly like a woman's pelvis, both fore and aft, which explains the nut's status as a collector's ite...

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