La Digue, a spectacular island

Seychelles is one of the most beautiful archipelagos on the planet and one of its best representatives is La Digue, its fourth most inhabited island. It is tiny, has just 10 square kilometers of fascinating landscapes and dream beaches of white sands and turquoise waters. And to this beauty another element is added: strange granite rock formations so characteristic of the archipelago. Put on your swimsuit and come with us to La Digue You'll love it!

Get to know La Digue

La Digue is one of the 115 islands of the Seychelles archipelago, it is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. Its name was taken from a ship in the fleet of the French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, who visited the Seychelles in 1768.

La Digue - Malbert

It has a population of about 2,000 people who are mainly engaged in tourism. Population to be mainly concentrated in two villages located on the west coast: La Passe and La Reunion. The rest of the small island, on the other hand, is uninhabited.

La Digue has a warm temperature throughout the year, thanks to its location near the equator. This makes it an ideal tourist destination to explore its beautiful beaches, which look like an illusion or a movie set.

And, to complete the feeling of paradise, in La Digue cars are prohibited. Allowed transport are bicycles and ox-drawn cars.

Flora, fauna and coral reefs

On the island you can find species of giant tortoises from the island of Aldabra. Also terns, the coconut palm crab, known for its ability to open coconuts with its strong tweezers and pod tail bats, in danger of extinction.

La Digue - Iakov Kalinin

In addition, the island It has beautiful coral reefs that are worth diving. You can see butterfly fish, eagle rays and sea green turtles. And, perhaps with luck, you can spot black tip sharks or whale sharks.

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Veuve Nature Reserve

This nature reserve is a small patch of forest and It is one of the attractions of La Digue for its many endemic species and a great variety of flora and fauna. For example, here is the flycatcher of paradise, a unique bird of the island, long-tailed and black and only two hundred copies are preserved.

La Digue - Lucky-photographer

The nature reserve has a path that allows you to explore the forest in just over 20 minutes. Nearby is the highest point of La Digue, the Belle Vue peak. It is in the central part of the island and has a height of more than three hundred meters above sea level.

Tourism and extreme sports

Fortunately, Digue Island has very good tourist infrastructure. There are hotels with beautiful rooms and very good restaurants where you can taste the local and international cuisine. Other activities that attract many tourists are water, extreme and beach sports, thanks to the natural and marine possibilities offered by the island.

The beaches of La Digue

1. Anse Source d'Argent

Anse Source d'Argent - Simon Dannhauer

This beach has white, fine and soft sand surrounded by granite rocks with shapes that seem artistic. It has a long extension and It has paths that hide coves between large rocks and mysterious caves. This is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. We already know the reason!

2. L'Union Beach and Anse Severe

L'Union Beach is another paradise of soft sands and turquoise waters, With a very calm and very beautiful atmosphere. This beach runs between the L'Union Estate and Anse Source d'Argent. For its part, Anse Severe is the ideal beach for diving and swimming.

3. Grand Anse

Grand Anse - Kuba Barzycki

This beach is recognized as one of the most impressive in Seychelles. It is the paradise for surfers because of the great waves that occur on its coasts. In addition, it has huge granite rocks, a cord of lush vegetation and forested mountains that give it a beautiful image.

4. Anse Marron and Anse Songe

Anse Marron is a beach that has a virgin and lonely environment, ideal to relax quietly in its white sands. As for Anse Songe, it is a small and charming little beach that is located in the south of the island.

Undoubtedly, La Digue is a place to enjoy a dream vacation. It is worth going into this paradise and enjoying its beautiful beaches and its unsurpassed nature.

Video: La Digue Island (January 2020).

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