La Digue is the fourth largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. La Digue is one of the most popular islands in the Seychelles. It has a population of about 2,000 people, who mostly live in the west coast villages of La Passe (linked by ferry to Praslin and Mahé) and La Réunion.
La Digue island is situated in a peaceful and exotic tropical garden of coconut palms, takamaka trees and a variety of flowering plants. It is named after a ship in the fleet of French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, who visited the Seychelles in 1768.
This amazingly beautiful beach features giant boulders on its shores. The scene is perfect: dark granite boulders on a white sand beach is the most dramatic vision you could imagine for a beach setting.
The pathway to the beach runs through an old coconut plantation, which is fascinating itself. Needless to say, this is a very popular spot in the Seychelles Islands, so go when there are less likely to be crowds, like when the sun is no longer strong on the beach.
A timeless oasis, hidden away in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, guarded by warm azure waters and fringed by teeming reefs, La Digue is the Seychelles of yesterday, the Seychelles which lures visitors from around the world and welcomes them with smiles, with warmth and with colour.
Home to the country’s most beautiful beaches. La Digue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxing atmosphere in Seychelles. Where cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts the pace of life is necessarily slower, whether it’s relaxing on the beach, pedaling to a restaurant for a light tropical lunch or donning your Sunday best to join in a traditional Church service.