La Digue, lying forty kilometres (25 miles) from Mahé and 7 km (3.5 miles) from Praslin is the fourth largest island in the Seychelles after Silhouette. This granite island receives its visitors mainly by boat at the quaint jetty at La Passe and is a popular destination for holidaymakers wishing for a taste of the traditional.
This is a place where the bicycle still holds sway and where hotels on La Digue are for the most part situated along its west coast while its east coast tends to have a wilder aspect.
Anse la Source d’Argent is among the island’s most famous beaches, celebrated for its granite boulders that seem to have been sculpted by a divine hand to adorn a beach of breathtaking beauty.
At the Union Estate, visitors will have the chance to view some of the traditional local industries of times past. Nature lovers will have the opportunity to seek out the rare black paradise flycatcher, once thought to be extinct but now protected in the La Digue Vev Special Reserve which is also home to two rare species of terrapin.
La Digue is also an ideal stepping-stone for the nearby island attractions of Grande and Petit Soeur, Félicité, Coco and Marianne.
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*Cover Image courtesy of Torsten Dickmann – Tourism Seychelles