La Digue is the smallest of the three inhabited islands of the Seychelles. Approximately 2,000 people, the Diguois, live on the island which is 5km long and 3km wide. Beaches such as the Anse Source d’Argent, with its fabulous granite formations, is only one of the many dream beaches that the island has to offer. La Digue was first discovered in 1768 by the French captain Marion Dufresne and was named after his ship.
There is heavenly peace here – there are only around 25 taxis and small transport vans on the island, otherwise there are only cyclists and oxcarts – and fantastic beaches – where else can you spend the entire day on a beach alone or with very few other people? The peace and quiet here is almost something from another universe and it is seems almost tangible. It’s not really possible to describe the feeling – you have to simply experience it!
The sunset on Anse Source d’Argent is something that has to be experienced as is the ascent of the highest peak on the island, the 333-metre-high Nid D’Aigle which offers wonderful panoramic views. Or go snorkeling to the reefs where it is often possible to see small sharks which will be much more frightened of you than you of them.