Day 3 – We hopped on a bus and went to the Fond Ferdinand nature reserve. Here’s another secret and one that not many know of. Many tourists visit the Vallee de Mai nature reserve to see the famous coco de mer (a coconut shaped like a woman’s pelvis) and end up paying 20 euros as entry fee. Fond Ferdinand (only recently discovered and gaining attention) is a cheaper option with an entry fee of 6 euros and is six times bigger and has more coco de mer trees. Plus, you get a friendly & knowledgeable guide. There’s a 1.5 hrs trek that by the end of it gives you a spectacular view of all the islands from the summit. You won’t get this at Valle De Mai. Google the difference between the two reserves and you will know what I’m talking about.