Visit some of the World’s Best Beaches – on La Digue Island, Seychelles
La Digue Island, Seychelles – a hidden gem in the Indian Ocean with all the makings of a dream island getaway! Here some of the best beaches in the world can be found – in fact, in 2015 two of the beaches on La Digue made CNN’s “Top 25 Beaches in the World” list, and our very own Grande Anse took the number one spot! With its powdery white sand, azure blue waters and lush tropical vegetation, La Digue truly is a slice of paradise on Earth!
But not all beaches are the same – some offer giant granitic landscapes and others offer miles of virgin beaches, some offer calm shallow waters perfect for snorkeling on the reefs, while others offer the waves that draw surfers from around the world to our little island. Below is a list of most of the beaches you’ll find on La Digue (You can also click this map to see more)
Favourite Beaches on La Digue
Arguably the most photographed beach in the world, and the most popular beach on La Digue. Giant granite boulders punctuate white sands and shallow crystal waters and make for unforgettable scenery. In 2015, this beach made CNN’s list of ‘Top 25 Beaches in the World.’ Although the most crowded beach on La Digue, it is definitely worth a visit even just to see this amazing place for yourself. There is also a beach-side restaurant where you can stop for some lunch or a refreshing beverage.
Not as popular as Anse Source d’ Argent (or as crowded), this wide, sandy beach came in at number one on CNN’s list of ‘Top 25 Beaches in the World,’ meaning it is definitely worth adding to your list of things to do when you visit La Digue! Soft white sand and lush vegetation make for a a great setting, and this great beach on La Digue has no reef so waves crash onto the beach, and this is a popular spot for surfers. (Be careful swimming during rough seas though, as currents can be strong at times)
Petite Anse is situated just next to Grand Anse and offers a very similar experience – however, it is only accessible by foot along a path found at the Eastern end of Grande Anse, making it a lot less crowded and a more isolated spot for those adventurous enough to explore a little further. If isolation and more of a deserted island feeling are what you are looking for, then we definitely recommend putting in that little bit of extra effort to get to this great beach on La Digue.
The next beach on from Anse Petite is Anse Coco – an even less crowded and more isolated beach on La Digue. Once again, a path (found about 1/3 along Grand Anse’s stretch of sand) and a 30 minute walk will reward you with your own slice of paradise. Anse Coco, although similar to Grande and Petite Anse, has the added beauty of giant granitic boulders similar to those found on Anse Source d’Argent. Also there is an area safe for swimming in a natural pool formed by these rocks. This coupled with its isolation, make this a great choice for those looking for beach on La Digue away from the tourists.
Found on the north-eastern coast of La Digue, Anse Patates is a beach on La Digue that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling. Giant boulders and lush vegetation blend with white sand and turquoise sea to make for beautiful scenery. Another beach, Anse Gaulette is close by so you could tick both of them off your list of beaches on La Digue to visit in one go.
Other Great Beaches on La Digue
Did you know, that when you book with us we’ll send you our free eBook “Your Guide to La Digue Island, Seychelles” filled with useful information, including detailed information on all the beaches on La Digue Island, Seychelles
Where to stay?
Lakaz Safran Guesthouse is situated in La Passe village – the heart of La Digue Island, Seychelles. A two minute walk from the ferry, here you’ll find comfortable and stylish Bed and Breakfast lodgings, marked by the famous Seychellois hospitality and centrally located to a host of shops, restaurants and attractions. Come discover the magic of La Digue Island, come stay at Lakaz Safran!