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La Digue Island

La Digue(pronounced La Deeg) is a charming island and more like what life in the Seychelles was like years ago.
The island is 32 miles from Mahe and 2 3/4 miles from Praslin.
There are well preserved colonial style houses, palm trees, air sented by tropical flowers, beautiful beaches, granite boulders, and a bird sanctuary for the endangered Seychelles black-paradise flycatcher.
Like the tourists, the 2,000 or so inhabitants use either oxcarts, bicycles, or minibus service to get around the island.

Sculpted by time.

Sculpted by wind, rain, and sun, nature's materpieces adorn the beaches in La Digue. The natural granite boulders are amazing sights.

Granite rocks

There is a magnificent 2-mile long beach that steps down from tumbled heaps of giant granite rocks. These rocks, one heaped on top of the other, seem as though they might fall down at any moment. They appear
either grey or pink, according to the angle of the sun.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Breathtakingly beautiful
  • In a nutshell:Should not be missed
  • Last visit to La Digue: Oct 1998
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    I so enjoyed the lovely tour of La Digue! What a fabulous place. You certainly know how to travel and your tips are so helpful!

  • Jul 22, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    ahhh paradise! thanks for sharing a piece of it with us! the little red fody bird looks so darn cute!

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Looks like you've been to several of my "Must See" destinations, Kay (Seychelles included!) You've built a great page here and thanks for the info on Anse Source d'Argent. I'll be back to explore more!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    There are some quality birds in the Seychelles. I'd love to go there someday on a birding trip. BTW, thanks for checking out my Brazil page.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2008 at 2:46 AM

    This looks such a peaceful spot Kay. The little fody looks pretty, and how wonderful to see the fly-catchers too!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2007 at 1:52 PM

    What a relaxed sounding place to spend some 'down time'!! Wow, those granite-bouldered beaches are truly spectacular! Your husband must have enjoyed his vacation in this paradise!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2007 at 3:30 AM

    Great page on La Digue, this island and beach were featured in a travel documentary shown in singapore a few days ago :)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2007 at 2:06 PM

    Wonderful beach, indeed! And these very rare birds + the Jamalac trees :-) Good tips and some outstanding pictures.

  • sirenna's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2006 at 5:07 AM

    What a beautiful place - hope to get there some day. Nice page. :)

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 7:03 PM

    La Digue is so pretty--the lovely beaches, unusual birds and the unique way to get around...by oxcart!!


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