Come discover the great things to do 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 the oxcart, bicycle and walking are the main modes of transport and the island is small enough to get by without cars – adding to the idyllic nature of Seychelles’ favoured destination! Home to some of the world’s best beaches, lush tropical forests and crystalline waters, La Digue truly is a slice of paradise on Earth! Whether you want to spend your time on the beach, beneath the surface of the sea or visiting beautiful nature sights, La Digue will not disappoint. From historical and cultural attractions to souvenir shopping and spending your day in a Spa, there is plenty to do on La Digue Island, Seychelles
Great Things to do on La Digue
Visit some of the World’s Best Beaches
La Digue is know to have some of the world’s best beaches – in fact, in 2015 two of them made CNN’s list of ‘Top 25 Beaches in the World.’ Anse Source d’ Argent – Arguably the most photographed beach in the world, and the most popular beach on La Digue – was one of them. here, giant granite boulders punctuate white sands and shallow crystal waters and make for unforgettable scenery. Coming in at the top of the list was the lesser known (and less crowded) Grande Anse. This wide sandy beach opens up onto tropical waters, and is bordered by granite boulders and fringed by lush vegetation. La Digue also has plenty of other beaches to offer, some of them secluded enough to perhaps have them all to yourself.
Read our post on the ‘Beaches of La Digue for more info, click here
Nature, Hiking and Trails
From seeking out the endangered black paradise flycatcher along the winding trails of the Veuve Nature Reserve, to climbing to the Nid Aigle – the peak of the island, La Digue Island, Seychelles is a nature lovers paradise. From exquisite island views, granitic landscapes and lush forests you’ll love getting lost on our little island. Besides hiking La Digue Island’s trails, another great way to explore Seychelles’ favourite island is to do so by bicycle. Hire a bike and take a leisurely cruise along the windy roads that lead from the village of La Passe either way.
[TIP: We offer affordable bike hire at Lakaz Safran, when booking, ask us to reserve your bike during your stay.] Find out more about the nature trails on La Digue, click here.
Diving and Snorkeling in La Digue Island’s calm, safe crystal waters should be a must on any visitor’s list. Dip beneath the surface and discover a world of colourful corals, granitic formations, a mosiac of fish species and an experience of a lifetime. To find out more, visit our Diving off of La Digue page. Fishing is great off of La Digue! Seychelles is well known as an anglers paradise, on many operators offer the chance to head off shore and try your hand at landing your trophy catch – poplar species include Marlin, Tuna and Derado. Visit our fishing page for more information, click here.
La Digue Island is ideally located making it easy to visit a range of different islands on a day trip excursion. Seychelles’ second largest island, Praslin, is only a 15minute ferry trip away and is home to the Vallée de Mai forest – a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as the famous Anse Lazio beach. There are also a host of other smaller islands around that you can visit and explore, to find out more, visit our Island Hopping post, click here.
Historical & Cultural Attractions
La Digue has a rich history stretching back over 200 years, and remnants of the first settlers and the early way of life for the islanders can still be seen today. This leaves some great attractions to visit, and in general, the frozen in time’ feel of La Digue makes this an interesting place to visit. L’Union Estate – a preserved plantation estate offers a glimpse into island life of yesteryear, and is the main historical / cultural attraction. However, La Digue itself, with its languid pace of life and ‘frozen-in-time’ feel is an experience all its own. There are also various other cultural and historical attractions to keep you intrigued.
To find out more visit our attractions page, click here.
Other Things To Do on La Digue
Eating Out: Breakfast is included with your booking with Lakaz Safran, leaving lunch and dinner the perfect time for you to try out the delicious Creole cuisine that La Digue Island has to offer. Find out more, click here.
Shopping: La Digue Island, Seychelles is by no means a shopping destination. However, you’ll certainly find a selection of souvenir and curio stores in the lazy village of La Passe where you’ll be able to find yourself a keepsake or some gifts for family and friends.
Spa Therapies: Larger hotels do offer spa therapies that are open to guests. When you book with us, you’ll receive of free ebook ‘Your Guide to La Digue Island” with a list of options avaialable and you’re welcome to ask our friendly staff to assist you with an appointment.
Nightlife: La Digue Island, Seychelles is definitely not a hotspot for nightlife. However, a part from visiting a restaurant for dinner and possibly live entertainment, there is also one discotheque and a casino on the island for those looking for a bit of excitement.
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 a list of recommended Dive Centres on La Digue
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!