La Digue makes for the perfect contrast on an island hop in Seychelles. It’s low-key, with a slower pace than the bigger islands of Mahé and Praslin but is equally as idyllic. The little fishing villages here are made up of Creole houses and stunning wooden pirogues which glide across the water.
La Digue is a small island; it’s just five kilometres long and three kilometres wide. Almost the entire island consists of white, sandy coastline, and is home to the most photographed beach in Seychelles – Anse Source d’Argent. Cars are limited, so bicycles and ox-carts are the best way to get around the island, that’s if you don’t feel like walking.
The blend of lush, green vegetation and pure, white beaches provides the perfect backdrop for your stay. Cool off under the shade of a papaya tree and watch the white-tailed tropicbirds fly past. Dive into the lush, turquoise waters and discover a completely different world. Colourful corals, sponges, fish and other marine life all call La Digue home. You might even find a turtle or two.
A trip to la Digue is mainly about relaxation. However, there are a few exhilarating activities you can try during your stay. With various water sports, beach volleyball or hiking there are plenty of diversions on offer. Head up to the coconut plantations and find a deserted spot to watch the sun go down. It shouldn’t be too hard, there are plenty of secluded nooks and crannies in the coves. You could also take a boat trip to some of the smaller islands, like Marianne and Les Soeurs. It’s an incredible journey as you’ll go from one beachside paradise to another – you’ll never want to leave.
La Digue is pretty much the archetypal tropical island getaway you see in glossy magazines. The beautiful azure waters, stunning bays and lush, green jungle all come together to create a destination that’s truly special.
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La Digue, Seychelles
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