La Digue is the third most populated island in the Seychelles and, among other picturesque wonders, includes the famous L’Anse Source d’Argent Beach, one of the best beaches in the world.
L’ Anse Source d’Argent’s main feature are the huge, soft-looking granitic boulders that litter the shore, more alike the work of an army of frenzied sculptors under a furious trance than the patient and random chiseling of sea & wind. The beach is sheltered by a barrier reef, making it totally safe for swimming and snorkeling at high tide and the sunset light effects on the boulders, water and sand is legendary.
Where is La Digue located?
La Digue is about 50 km/30 mi northeast of Malé and 7 km/4 mi east of Praslin island.
How to get to La Digue?
From Victoria (Mahé)
There is a helipad served by Helicopter Seychelles. Zil Air
The ferry leaves Victoria (Mahé) at 8am and
arrives at La Pass Quay (La Digue) at 9:45 am
Travel time 1h45
Price ranges from $ 72 to $ 96 per person one way.
the last ferry leaves at 4pm from Victoria (Mahé)
and from La Pass Quay (La Digue) at 3pm.
It is recommended to book in advance.
It now has 2 high-speed catamarans, Cat Rose’s and Cat Rose’s II, carrying up to 154 passengers at a time.
The ferry departs from the pier at Baie Sainte Anne (Praslin) and arrives at La Pass Quay (La Digue). It takes 15 minutes to cross, and costs $18.
How to get to L'Anse Source d'Argent Beach?
The access to Anse Source d’Argent beach is via the Union Estate – they will charge you 8 usd – and the best way to get there is by push bike, as most accommodations are within a 1.5 km/1 mi radius.
There are taxis, but they are expensive, 600 SCR, ($ 40) each way.
Things to do in La Digue?
Visit L’Union Estate, Allée Kersley.
L’Union Estate, Allée Kersley is a Colonial coconut and vanilla plantation, which is a World Heritage Site.
In addition to learning everything about copra (the dried flesh of the coconut from which oil is extracted), you will also find giant tortoises, endemic to the Seychelles, and admire French colonial architecture.
Entry price SCR 100, ($ 7).
Veuve Nature Reserve.
Veuve Nature Reserve, a small natural reserve, is a breeding center for the Black Paradise Flycatcher, an endangered endemic bird of The Seychelles. This monarch is a beautiful long-tailed black & blue bird, called ‘vev’ (from the french veuve, widow,) by the locals.
Entrance is $10.