La Digue is the third most populated island of the Seychelles and is well-known for its extraordinary beaches, especially Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse. In my opinion it is the most idyllic island of the Seychelles. This may come from these spectacular granite formations which can be found on a lot of islands of the Seychelles, but are never this impressive as on La Digue. Granite formations + tremendous turquoise water + white sand = Anse Source d’Argent. Beside beaches, you also find endemic flora and fauna. One example is the Aldabra giant tortoise which can weigh up to 400 kilograms and live more than 100 years.
- Anse Source d’Argent
Anse Source D´Argent is one of the most beautiful beaches on La Digue, and perhaps the most beautiful in the world. At least it is considered to be the most photographed beach in the world. The fine sandy beach is surrounded by granite rock formations and palm trees
- Walk through L’Union Estate Park
If you want to get to Anse Source d’Argent by land, you have to go through this park. The entrance fee is 125 rupees per person. But they are worth it. You can see: Giant tortoises, Vanilla- and coconut planations, production of coconut oil and old colonial houses.
- Snorkel and relax at Anse Severe and discover the giant tortoises at the beach
Anse Severe is a beautiful beach in the north of La Digue which can be reached by bicycle in no time. Due to the outlying reef and the shallow sea it is very nice for snorkeling.
- Explore the island by bicycle
There are not many roads, but by bicycle it is easier to explore the island.
- Ride a bicycle to Grand Anse. If you are not tired, you may hike from here to Petite Anse and to Anse Cocos.
Grand Anse has characterized itself for us above all by only few visitors. Apart from a big tree there are not many shadow donors. And be aware: The beach has no offshore reef and therefore no protection from the ocean. This means that the waves can be very high and the currents dangerous.
- Eat at a local takeaway.
It is delicious and cost you around 5 euro (75 rupees).
Postcard from La Digue
A Postcard from the SEYCHELLES (La Digue) (1.1 MiB, 747 hits)
My personally created Postcard from the Seychelles (La Digue) that contains popular places like Anse Source d’Argent, bicycle, Grand Anse and of course a sunset. This postcard is for personal use only, e.g. as a desktop wallpaper. For commercial use (also higher quality possible) check first: Image Licensing
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