La Digue Island
La Digue is a stunningly beautiful island with a feeling of
utter tranquillity. Time moves slowly here and there is an
intimate, traditional laid-back Creole feel to the island. It's a
great away-from-it-all holiday destination and the secluded beaches
are excellent for swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Large pink
granite boulders that glow in the setting sun on beautiful beaches
of pure white sand. The beach of Anse Source d'Argent on the north
west of the island is a particular must-see just before the sun
For nature lovers the Veuve Nature Reserve is where the rare
Seychelles black Paradise Flycatcher or "Veuve", the Chinese
Bittern, Cave Swiftlet Waxbill and two rare species of terrapin are
to be seen as well as sea turtles.
Forming part of L'Union Estate is an old plantation house, a
vanilla plantation and a copra (coconut) mill.
Getting around La Digue
The bicycle is the main means of transport here and a hired bike
is good way to explore the flatter coastal areas. La Digue is just
5km x 3km and you can walk to almost any point of the island within
an hour. If you really don't want to use your legs choose an
Getting to La Digue
Air Seychelles does not fly direct from Mahé to La Digue.
Helicopter Seychelles do fly direct with a journey time of 20
minutes. See their website here.
The most popular way of travelling to La Digue is from Praslin
(from Mahé by plane or Cat Cocos) and then onto La Digue by
schooner ferry (Praslin to La Digue is 1 hour).
An alternative if you are not first visiting Praslin is a direct
schooner ferry from Mahé to La Digue with a sailing time of 2-3
hours. Do check that this service is in operation at the time
you're travelling. It might be worth avoiding between May and
October when the strong south-easterly winds can make this a choppy