La Digue Travel Guide

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 La Digue is situated a short distance from Praslin, but is unreachable by plane, instead a short boat ride from Praslin to La Digue is required, lasting only 20 minutes or so.

 Immediately after stepping off the boat one notices the oxcarts, the taxis of La Digue. Cars are restricted on the island, with only a few in existence. Oxcart is the main method of transport, but bicycles can be hired allowing the tourist easy transport to the more difficult to reach places.

 La Digue is the fourth largest and third most populated of the islands within the Seychelles, with over 2,000 inhabitants. Several hotels exist on the island, providing comfortable accommodation, the most popular being La Digue Island Lodge. In addition there are several guesthouses offering simpler accommodation. It is also possible to visit the island on a day trip from Praslin.

 La Digue is most famous for its beautiful landscape, offering unique rock formations reaching down to the sea. No where else within the Seychelles are such wonders to be seen, the ancient granite rocks worn away by old father time, leaving breath taking structures for the eye to marvel at. La Digue is surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, spectacular coves where one can find deserted beaches with no other tourists beside yourself. The simple beauty and charm has made the island into a favourite for film producers and photographers.

 For the more adventurous, who don’t want to spend the whole holiday on the beach, climb to the top of the mountain at the heart of the island, it offers a wonderful view of the island. At the ends of the roads, the follower is left with just a footpath to follow, leading them

On the island is a wonderful small church, called ‘The Lady of our Assumption’, which is about to celebrate its first century. It is located not far from the Port, just south of La Digue Island Lodge. A little further down a working plantation exists, here you can watch the gathering and processing of coconuts, or examine the vanilla plantation.

 Be sure to bring your camera and lots of films to this most wonderful of all islands, you will be in love from the moment you step foot on its shores. Should your stay be too short, you can always come back next time, and you will.

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