La Digue is an island just a twenty minute boat ride from Praslin, so it worked perfectly to go for a day trip from there, arriving with the first boat around 7 and going back home to my AirBnB in Praslin around 6 in the evening.
The island is small, and there are only a handful of cars there so everyone travels by golf carts or bikes that you can rent for 100SCR/7USD a day. There is only one main road, which doesnt go all the way around so you should be ready for some hiking as well if you want to see all that the island has to offer.
First off I cycled to the far North where there were not much except small, empty beaches, some bungalows with small bars and kiosks. Up to the top of the island and back down took me less than an hour, and already my body was running with sweat. Seychelles i March is incredibly humid and hot!
From there I cycled down to the point furthest South that my bike could being me, which was Grand Anse, and from there I hiked 15 minutes over a mountain to get to Petit Anse, and then 20 minutes over another mountain to get to Anse Cocos. These beaches were all some of the most beautiful beaches I have seen in all of my travels.
Anse Cocos- with perfect sand and clear water
Grande Anse- very accessible but still empty
By the time I has walked through all the beaches and was cycling back to the center I had gotten so dehydrated that I was desperate for a drink. So desperate that I stopped at a juice stand and paid almost 10$ for a juice! A normal daily budget for me which I finished drinking up in a couple of minutes.
The juicebar was strategically placed where the uphill would start
On the way back to the “city” I cycled throgh the Veuve Reserve where they had signs with facts about the different trees and plants in the park.
Last up was L’Union Estate Farm which was a big park where you could see how they were growing cinnamon, making coconut oil and building houses like they used to do in the colonial times. It normally costs 10$ to get in, but instead of paying I parked my bike next to the church and walked through the waist high water around the helicopter landing site to get in to the property for free.
The highlight of the farm visit was feeding the many giant tortoises that live there. They were all between 30 and 100 years old and were mostly just sitting hanging making grumpy breathing noises as they were eating.
The beach inside called Anse Source d’Argent is one of the most famous beaches on the island, but that just meant that there were more people and I think it was not even nearly as nice as the ones on the South East Coast.
The rock formations, white sand and clear water makes these beaches my favorite in the World and my pictures dont even do justice of their beauty. Did you ever see beaches that were more beautiful? Let me know in the comment field below.