La Digue is an island paradise fringed by sandy beaches and turquoise bays. Bask on postcard-perfect stretches of sand and melt into island time or explore the interior, which is a patchwork of jungle-covered hills and coconut plantations. Despite its remarkable natural beauty, La Digue remains pristine and uncrowded.
Things to do in La Digue Island
Accessible only by foot, Anse Marron is a vision of sugar-white sand and crystal-clear water. The natural pool is sheltered by enormous boulders and is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. Anse Source d'Argent is another stunning beach, with access via a coconut plantation. Bask on the powder-soft sand and cool off in the turquoise water. Tiny shacks sell fresh fruit and cold drinks.
The laid-back port town of La Passe is a gateway to the island. Stroll around the charm-soaked town centre and exchange smiles with locals. A handful of restaurants dot the waterfront and will tempt you with ocean-fresh seafood. You’ll love dining on the sand under the shade of swaying palm trees.
Union Estate coconut plantation recalls the long history of coconut farming on the island. Today the estate has been reimagined as an open-air museum, where you can peer into a French colonial plantation house, walk around a historic graveyard and get up close with giant tortoises.
At 333 metres above sea level, Nid d’Aigle is the highest point on the island. Climb up to the viewpoint for spectacular views over the island and the shimmering Indian Ocean. The hike is challenging but the views are worth the effort. Family-friendly trails wind through Veuve Reserve, where there’s a chance to spot the rare black paradise flycatcher and other native wildlife.
Getting around La Digue Island
La Digue is located in the Seychelles archipelago, a 15-minute ferry journey from Praslin. Bicycles are the best way to get around the island. There are also a handful of taxis and electric golf carts.