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A holiday to La Digue offers beautiful beaches, ideal for a romantic getaway. But, unlike a lot of the other inner islands in the Seychelles, it’s also perfect for families. La Digue’s tranquil atmosphere, sunny climate and quaint traditions will entertain and delight kids of all ages. The fourth-largest Seychelles’ island, it’s close to lively Mahé and Praslin – so it’s easy to explore Vallée de Mai or laze on legendary Anse Lazio. But you could certainly be forgiven for remaining exactly where you are, and spending your entire holiday on La Digue.

If you just want to laze around by the sea, you’re in luck. La Digue boasts 18 spectacular beaches, including one of the most photographed in the world, Anse Source d’Argent. Snorkelling from the shore is another reason to love the island’s beaches, and there are dive sites by the dozen just a short sail from the coast. And if you want to helm your own craft, La Digue is great for sea kayaking too. But it’s also a place where you can uncover the Seychelles’ past, with French colonial plantation houses, historic estates and intriguing customs. Colourful oxen-drawn carts are one of the preferred modes of transport on La Digue, second only to bikes or feet.

Time moves at a slow pace on this unhurried island, so a holiday to La Digue is sure to be relaxing. And the local landscape is an extraordinary playground. Like every island in the Seychelles, conservation is king in La Digue, and nature is very much left to do its own thing. It’s not at all unusual to spot the rarest of Seychellois birds fluttering around, while the endless walking trails lead you through forests scented with vanilla and tamarind.

Whether you’re planning a family getaway or a romantic break for two, our experts will help you plan every detail, to make sure your holiday to La Digue is one to remember.

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Days out

Beaches

Best time to go

Things to do in La Digue

With so many beaches to visit, you’d be forgiven for not moving far from the Indian Ocean in La Digue. But, if you are tempted to wander, you’ll find the island’s attractions extend well beyond the coast.

Visit L’Union Estate and tour the French colonial plantation house, flawlessly restored right up to its traditional thatched roof. Spend some time trekking around wild Veuve Reserve, where it’s possible to spot anything from turtles to rare paradise flycatchers, particularly if you’re in the company of friendly local guides. And don’t miss a hike up the Granite Boulder, a 750-year-old monolith that’s practically the symbol of La Digue.

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Make sure you take at least one ride in an oxen-drawn cart, particularly if you’re travelling with kids. Or hire bikes and cycle to Eustace Sarde’s House and marvel at the precision skills of the island artisans and artists involved in creating this delicate architectural gem, over 100 years ago.

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Days out from La Digue

Island hopping is almost a national sport in the Seychelles – and it’s so easy to do from La Digue, that it’s impossible to resist. Sail to nearby Praslin for the day and discover why early visitors thought Vallée de Mai was the Garden of Eden. Head to Mahé to explore the bustling Seychellois capital, Victoria, as well as Morne Seychellois National Park.

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Or set your sights on the Seychelles’ lesser known isles. Untamed Aride is known as the ‘Seabird Citadel’ of the Indian Ocean, and it also has the largest lizard population on Earth. In Ile Cocos, meanwhile, you can dive and snorkel in one of the Seychelles’ protected marine parks. For sensational views and romantic picnic spots, cruise to Grand Soeur. Or to see giant Aldabra tortoises, speedy geckoes and flocks of unusual birds, don’t miss a day out on conservation-rich Cousin.

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La Digue beaches

Beaches on La Digue vie for attention, mainly because each one is a beauty in its own right. They’re all brushed by the clear Indian Ocean, almost always trimmed with dense tropical palms, and there isn’t one which doesn’t come with jaw-dropping views.

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The most famous beach in La Digue is Anse Source d’Argent, on the south-east coast. But, as photogenic as this legend is, it has stiff competition from the rest of the island. Visit Grand Anse for surfing, and then stroll to more secret Petit Anse to sunbathe. Novice snorkellers and keen kayakers will love the safe, shallow seas at Anse Union. And Anse La Réunion is the La Digue all-rounder, adored by families and couples alike – and it’s wonderfully peaceful considering it’s just minutes from cafés, shops, bars and restaurants on the west coast. But for coral reef snorkelling by day and unsurpassed sunsets in the evening, set aside some time to visit otherworldly Anse Severe.

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Best time to visit La Digue

Encircled by a long ribbon of gleaming beaches, brilliantly green La Digue couldn’t look more typically tropical. And that’s exactly what the weather’s like, too. Rain isn’t unusual, although it’s mostly restricted to short evening storms during the dry season, which runs from June to early October. Between November and February you can expect the highest rainfall, matching humidity and drenching tropical downpours, often in the afternoon – so this time of year is best avoided.

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March to May is when La Digue is at its hottest, with highs of 30°C most days, moderate rainfall, and lovely warm seas for swimming and snorkelling. If you fancy a beach holiday in La Digue, it’s best to visit between June and late September, when it’s dry and temperatures hover between 27°C and 30°C. But, that said, La Digue is seldom cooler than 26°C any time of year, and the Indian Ocean almost always feels balmy, even when it’s raining.

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Things to do

Things to do in La Digue

With so many beaches to visit, you’d be forgiven for not moving far from the Indian Ocean in La Digue. But, if you are tempted to wander, you’ll find the island’s attractions extend well beyond the coast.

Visit L’Union Estate and tour the French colonial plantation house, flawlessly restored right up to its traditional thatched roof. Spend some time trekking around wild Veuve Reserve, where it’s possible to spot anything from turtles to rare paradise flycatchers, particularly if you’re in the company of friendly local guides. And don’t miss a hike up the Granite Boulder, a 750-year-old monolith that’s practically the symbol of La Digue.

Show More
Show Less

Make sure you take at least one ride in an oxen-drawn cart, particularly if you’re travelling with kids. Or hire bikes and cycle to Eustace Sarde’s House and marvel at the precision skills of the island artisans and artists involved in creating this delicate architectural gem, over 100 years ago.

Show More
Show Less

Days out

Days out from La Digue

Island hopping is almost a national sport in the Seychelles – and it’s so easy to do from La Digue, that it’s impossible to resist. Sail to nearby Praslin for the day and discover why early visitors thought Vallée de Mai was the Garden of Eden. Head to Mahé to explore the bustling Seychellois capital, Victoria, as well as Morne Seychellois National Park.

Show More
Show Less

Or set your sights on the Seychelles’ lesser known isles. Untamed Aride is known as the ‘Seabird Citadel’ of the Indian Ocean, and it also has the largest lizard population on Earth. In Ile Cocos, meanwhile, you can dive and snorkel in one of the Seychelles’ protected marine parks. For sensational views and romantic picnic spots, cruise to Grand Soeur. Or to see giant Aldabra tortoises, speedy geckoes and flocks of unusual birds, don’t miss a day out on conservation-rich Cousin.

Show More
Show Less

Beaches

La Digue beaches

Beaches on La Digue vie for attention, mainly because each one is a beauty in its own right. They’re all brushed by the clear Indian Ocean, almost always trimmed with dense tropical palms, and there isn’t one which doesn’t come with jaw-dropping views.

Show More
Show Less

The most famous beach in La Digue is Anse Source d’Argent, on the south-east coast. But, as photogenic as this legend is, it has stiff competition from the rest of the island. Visit Grand Anse for surfing, and then stroll to more secret Petit Anse to sunbathe. Novice snorkellers and keen kayakers will love the safe, shallow seas at Anse Union. And Anse La Réunion is the La Digue all-rounder, adored by families and couples alike – and it’s wonderfully peaceful considering it’s just minutes from cafés, shops, bars and restaurants on the west coast. But for coral reef snorkelling by day and unsurpassed sunsets in the evening, set aside some time to visit otherworldly Anse Severe.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit La Digue

Encircled by a long ribbon of gleaming beaches, brilliantly green La Digue couldn’t look more typically tropical. And that’s exactly what the weather’s like, too. Rain isn’t unusual, although it’s mostly restricted to short evening storms during the dry season, which runs from June to early October. Between November and February you can expect the highest rainfall, matching humidity and drenching tropical downpours, often in the afternoon – so this time of year is best avoided.

Show More
Show Less

March to May is when La Digue is at its hottest, with highs of 30°C most days, moderate rainfall, and lovely warm seas for swimming and snorkelling. If you fancy a beach holiday in La Digue, it’s best to visit between June and late September, when it’s dry and temperatures hover between 27°C and 30°C. But, that said, La Digue is seldom cooler than 26°C any time of year, and the Indian Ocean almost always feels balmy, even when it’s raining.

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