La Digue is the fourth largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. It has a population of about 2,000 people, who mostly live in the west coast villages of La Passe(linked by ferry to Praslin and Mahé) and La Réunion. It has an area of 10 km². La Digue is named after a ship in the fleet of French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, who visited the Seychelles in 1768.
It is characterized by white sand beaches, numerous granite rock outcroppings along the shore and the colonial-style houses of the 2,000 inhabitants.
LaDigue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxing atmosphere in Seychelles. Where cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts the pace of life is necessarily slower, whether it’s relaxing on the beach, pedalling to a restaurant for a light tropical lunch or donning your Sunday best to join in a traditional Church service.
Anse Source D’Argent
Beach Anse Source D’Argent, the second best beach in the Seychelles is also one of the most popular. The coastline is a series of small crescent pink sand beaches separated by gigantic granite boulders which are famous for their unusual curves worn by time and weather.The beach is sheltered by a reef, ideal for snorkeling and sun bathing. The calm waters make it perfect for the little ones.
Grand Anse Beach
One of the most stunning beaches in Seychelles, the golden sands of Grand Anse are often pounded by powerful waves which attract the island's surfers. Its backdrop of immense granite boulders and lushly forested mountains make it a perfect spot for postcard pictures and a day spent lounging in the sun.
L'Union Coconut Plantation
Coconuts used to be the main commercial activity on La Digue, and one remnant of this industry is L'Union Coconut Plantation. It's now a museum, and its gardens feature a pathway to the world-famous Anse Source d'Argent beach, with its giant granite boulders. The museum also has demonstrations of some of the techniques used in coconut processing, as well as an old cemetary, a guest house, and a resident community of giant tortoises.
Veuve means "widow", which is what locals on LaDigue call the black paradise flycatcher. There are only a few hundred of these beautiful birds, and they are only found in the Seychelles Islands. In other words, they are endemic to the Seychelles Islands. The streaming tail feathers of the male are stunning and unusual so bring your camera for sure.