Exploring the islands of Mahe and Praslin can be incredibly rewarding. World-renowned beaches are within your reach, with the addition of countless hidden beaches waiting to be discovered. A tropical island typically comes with a surplus of sand, which can easily get into your vehicle. Therefore it is important to reduce the amount of sand brought into your rental car.
It is important to remember that sand will always find its way into your vehicle, meaning there is no reason to be paranoid throughout your Seychelles holiday. However, there are a few ways to minimise the risk of bringing home the beach with you.
After you have enjoyed your swimming, snorkelling and tanning on one of the serene beaches at your disposal, try shaking out your towels and beach blankets. Shaking out and running a hand through your hair can get rid of those sneaky granules trying to make a getaway. While at the beach, you can opt to use a chair or stool for seating. Not only is this a comfortable option for many vacationers, but it also prevents sand from clinging to you and your swimsuit.
Equipment in and outside of your car can make a massive difference. Packing a basket or bag into the boot can help you store clothes without sand being distributed all over your car. When heading out to the beach, it is a good idea to grab a mesh or compact tote bag. Not only will this be comfortable and convenient to carry, but the mesh bag also lets sand out faster than it gets into the bag. This means that all the sand you accumulate will feed straight back into the beach. If you feel slightly cautious about sneaky sand grains making their way onto your driving mat, there is a solution. An all-weather floor mat can keep the sand in place and visible to the naked eye – allowing you to easily maintain and limit the amount of sand entering your car.
Dressing and preparation can also help you keep your car clean. Wearing the appropriate footwear can help you avoid packing in a sandcastle. Wearing open-toe sandals avoids trapping sand within your shoes, thereby avoiding trekking it back into your car. While it’s ideal to wear whatever you want when you go to the beach, it is important to wash yourself off if things get rough. Many of the commercial beaches sport shower facilities. Not only will a shower alleviate the amount of sand stuck to you, but it will relieve your skin and scalp of excessive sea salt.
If all else fails, keep a soft bristle brush on your person to brush any excess sand off your body. This brush can also be handy to remove any unwanted sand from your rental car. If all else fails, our team will valet the car for SCR 500/35 Euros; this is only in worst-case scenarios, so go out there and have some fun in the sun!
At Kreol Car Services, we aim to provide our clients with the best vehicle rental service in Seychelles. No matter your taste or budget, our fleet will undoubtedly boast something to your liking. Find out more about our terms relating to our valet service and our fleet; contact us today!Share This Post