La Digue is a beautiful little island in the Indian Ocean with a leisurely pace of life, beautiful cliffs and pink beaches. You can get here from Praslin Island by ferry (about half an hour), from Mahe Island – by boat (the same 30 minutes) or by helicopter. Check jibin123 for customs regulations and visa requirements of Seychelles.
There are very few cars on the island, but bicycles are popular, which can be rented in Reunion Bay or right upon arrival on the island, at the La Passe pier.
La Digue Hotels
On tiny La Digue, as on most of the islands of the archipelago, villas and guesthouses are widespread, differing from each other in the convenience of location, level of service and, of course, price.
The beaches of La Digue
The visiting card of the island is the coast of the bay of Source d’Arzhan (“Silver Spring”) with a spectacular panorama of huge granite massifs, pink in the morning and red at sunset.
A long strip of beaches stretches from Cape Barbie, all surrounded by granite rocks. The most remote beaches are located in the bays of Grand Anse, Petit Anse and Anse Coco. These are the most beautiful beaches of the island, the sand there has a pink tint. However, during the southeast monsoon (April to October), the sea becomes rough and swimming on these beaches is dangerous. In addition, you should always pay attention to wooden signs with inscriptions in different languages: “Beware of dangerous currents.”
The main beach of the island is located on the territory of the natural park. Entrance fee ~ 20 SCR.
For snorkelling, it is best to head to the nearby islet of Ile de Cocos.
Attractions and attractions in La Digue
At an altitude of 300 meters above sea level rises Mount Ny d’Aigle (“Eagle’s Nest”), which occupies most of the island’s area.
6 things to do in La Digue
- Participate with the locals in the evening promenade on bicycles.
- At low tide, go far into the sea, not forgetting to put on special slippers for walking on corals.
- See with your own eyes Emmanuelle’s house at the L’Union estate.
- Buy a hat made of palm leaves and flaunt it all your vacation.
- Make your way through the jungle to Anse Coco Beach and enjoy the privacy.
- Try to see the paradise flycatcher in the appropriate reserve.
The main attraction of the island is L’Union Estate Park, which once belonged to the Hossen family, which was once famous here. It houses one of the oldest colonial buildings preserved in the Seychelles. Of no less interest to tourists is the house on the territory of the park, where the cult film of all Soviet schoolchildren of the 80s, Emmanuelle, was filmed.
The most beautiful beaches of the island are Grand Anse, Petit Anse and Anse Coco.
In La Passa, the capital of the island, you can admire the old Creole wooden houses. In the north of the island, at Cape Barbie, the graves of the first colonizers who came from Bourbon Island (today known as Reunion) rise.
In the Paradise Flycatchers reserve, you can watch a rare bird – the Seychelles paradise flycatcher.
Diving in La Digue
La Digue is one of the most popular dive sites in the Seychelles, with more than 30 dive sites around the island to suit all tastes. The most famous are: “Ave Maria” – granite rocks surrounding the coral atoll, with many underwater passages, “Channel Rocks” and “White Bank” with a bunch of various “natives”, “Grand Ser” and “West -Sister Rock, where you can see a large barracuda and a gray shark. Also, fans of swimming with a mask and a balloon will surely like the Coral Garden site, whose name speaks for itself.