La Digue, one of the pearls of the Seychelles, is the third largest island of the archipelago and is located about 40 km from Mahé. High-speed ferry or helicopters are the way to get there from Mahé or Praslin.
Almost entirely undeveloped and with its wild nature, La Digue has just over 2,000 people living an easygoing existence. It’s a granite island surrounded by exceptional coral reefs, long empty sand beaches, generous jungle and has a romantic little harbor town with a very limited amount of accommodation.
The main village of the island is La Passe, on the east coast of the island, a relaxed tropical port with few taxis, vehicles and some souvenir shops.
The famous and beautiful Anse de Source d’Argent beach, with its pink granite rocks, palm trees and white sand, is on the south-western coast of La Digue. The public garden L’Union Estate includes a small vanilla plantation, a colony of giant tortoises and a forest of fabulous coconut palms.
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