Hello, we'll be traveling to Praslin for six nights in Nov-Dec. Our vacation package requires us to stay all six nights at the same resort, so we chose La Reserve (thanks to advice on this forum!).
I hesitate to use the term "itinerary" on a beach vacation, but since we may never return, I want to make sure we squeeze as much out of this vacation as we can. With that, I'd love opinions on this proposed itinerary. Some days may not appear "full," which is intentional, and I also realize some of La Reserve's trips may get cancelled or rescheduled. We'll roll with the punches.
Sat 28 Nov: Arrive from CDG in the morning, check-in and decompress at La Reserve
Sun 29 Nov: Explore Praslin by car or bus; tour Valle de Mai
Mon 30 Nov: La Reserve's full-day La Digue tour
Tue 1 Dec: La Reserve's half-day Cousin or Aride tour (depends on weather)
Wed 2 Dec: La Reserve's full-day Curieuse & St. Pierre tour
Thu 3 Dec: Flexible; La Reserve's sunset cruise
Fri 4 Dec: Depart for CDG early morning : (
1. Are we making a mistake by skipping Mahe? Unless we can arrange to spend our first morning there before departing for Praslin, it may be too expensive and time-consuming.
2. Do we need a full day for La Digue, or are we better off skipping La Reserve's tour and just doing it ourselves for a half-day?
3. Have I missed anything major?
4. Are we trying to do too much, since we really only have five full days?