If you are looking for a laid-back island escape — speckled with beautiful boulder-strewn beaches, azure waters, breathtaking sunsets, palm trees, and on top of it all of it accessible by bike or foot; La Digue Island, Seychelles fits the bill perfectly. With just a handful of cars allowed on the island, this is the perfect island to escape to do literally NOTHING.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN LA DIGUE ISLAND, SEYCHELLES
Take it easy, relax on the picture-postcard beaches of La Digue. Each one is more stunning than the other.
Rent a Bike
The best way to explore the island is either on a bike or on foot. We highly recommend renting a bike.
Island hopping & Watersports
Don’t forget to pack your snorkel gear and enjoy your time snorkeling at the pristine beaches of Seychelles. There are also island-hopping trips to nearby islands from La Digue. The prices range around 100-150 $.
Hike Nid d’Aigle
The highest point in La Digue, this hike is a great way to spend a day. But a word of caution the hike is pretty exhausting and steep. But the good part is that you can book yourself dinner or a cocktail at the restaurant and watch the sunset and enjoy an amazing cocktail or dinner. There is a free taxi that is organized by the restaurant that picks you from your hotel. ( Word of caution: The food was okay and it was not worth the money but the view was amazing.)
Explore Pristine Beaches
As soon as you hit the beach the worries of the modern world will melt away in an instant. Anse Source D’Argent is the most talked about and most visited beach of the island, part of the L’Union Estate which is open to the public. The entry fee per adult is 100/- SCR.
Anse Cocos is only accessible by foot and to reach Petite Anse and Grand Anse there is a steep climb.
DAY TRIPS FROM LA DIGUE ISLAND
- Sister Island
- Felicite Island
- Cousin Island
- Coco Island
WHERE TO STAY IN LA DIGUE ISLAND
Luxury : Le Domaine De L’Orangeri
Self Catering : Chateau St Cloud
Check Booking.com for awesome deals and Airbnb for budget options.
GETTING AROUND IN LA DIGUE ISLAND SEYCHELLES
Bicycles and ox-carts are also common mode of transport in the island. But oxcarts are no more in use and are used only during weddings.
There are only 5 taxis on the island so if you are planning to hire one, be ready to pay more.
Some Resorts also operate buggy services for their guests.
HOW TO REACH LA DIGUE ISLAND
La Digue does not have an airport, so the only way it is connected is by ferry from Praslin or Mahe. Praslin is just 15 minutes away on a fast ferry from La Digue.
Air Zil is another option to reach La Digue.