What are the best things to do in La Digue Island. The small island of La Digue in the Seychelles has truly enchanted me with its dreamlike sights. And apart from that there are so many amazing things to do in La Digue Island. La Digue is like a small, relaxed paradise where you can just feel good. Most people are out biking and relaxing with a coconut on the beach. Although the island is so small, you can spend several days here exploring the wonderful La Digue sights by bike.
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Hotel Recommendation on La DigueOn La Digue, we can recommend the La Digue Self-Catering Apartment* close to the Jetty. Our beautiful little apartment was super central at the harbor and was the perfect starting point to reach the most beautiful places of the island by bike. We also had several supermarkets, restaurants and a great bakery nearby, so we could get enough provisions for our bike baskets and spend the day on the most beautiful beaches on La Digue. If you want to take a closer look at the hotel, just click on the button below and you will see the exact availability and current prices.
#1 Things To Do In La Digue: Anse Source D’Argent
On the lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world we always mention Anse Source D’Argent. Anse Source D’Argent has earned this title especially because of the rock formations that give the beach its characteristic features.
The potential of the beach has also been recognized by the owners of the former coconut plantation, so that you have to pay an entrance fee to visit the Union Estate Park and the adjacent beach Anse Source D’Argent. Currently (as of March 2020) you pay 115 SCR per person (about 6 Euro). If you come in the afternoon, you can visit the beach again the next day with your wristband, which you get at the entrance.
However, for the entrance fee, in addition to the beach, you can also visit the old colonial buildings, the former coconut plantation as well as the vanilla plantation. At the beginning of the beach Anse Source D’Argent you have the possibility of a special kayak experience. With the so-called Crystal Kayaks you can experience the rock formations and the beach from the water.
#2 Big Sister & Coco Island Boat Trip
Just a 20-30 minute boat ride away are the three small islands of Cocos Island, Big Sister and Felicite. On the different day trips and snorkeling excursions from La Digue, the islands are combined in different ways. The island are, like actually all Seychelles islands, simply paradise.
During the boat trip* you visit partly the islands and make snorkeling trips in front of these islands. Especially while snorkeling we saw many different small fishes, but also sharks and turtles. For me, the trip to Big Sister and Cocos Island was the absolute highlight during our 2 weeks in the Seychelles.
#3 Explore La Digue by bike
Okay… a bike tour is not necessarily a sight to see, but it is definitely one of the best things to do in La Digue. A bike ride around the entire island not only sounds like a relaxing day, it is. With a little effort at least. Because even if you drive a lot in the direct vicinity of the beach, you have to climb the one or other small slope on La Digue with the bike again and again.
Therefore, you regularly see people pushing their bikes or pushing themselves. Nevertheless, you should not miss this relaxed way of transportation on the small Seychelles island and explore the island with its beaches on your own.
#4 Hike to Anse Cocos
If you want to visit one of the most beautiful beaches on La Digue in the Seychelles and get some exercise at the same time, the Anse Cocos Trail on La Digue is for you. The beach Anse Cocos is always counted among the most beautiful sights on La Digue and we can only confirm this. For us, this was a day trip, as we have left us both on the hike and on the individual beaches time.
During the hike you will visit 3 incredibly beautiful beaches that are not very crowded. The Anse Cocos Trail leads you from the Grand Anse over the Petite Anse to the Anse Cocos. Here you should buy a coconut at the small bar, take a seat under the palm trees, look at the sea and just relax. Definitely one of the best things to do in La Digue Island.
#5 Crystal Kayak Tour
Number 5 on our list of the best things to do in La Digue is a kayak tour. Who hasn’t seen them before, the cool pictures of people paddling in transparent kayaks in the turquoise blue sea? After seeing the photos online, I really wanted to do that too. The idea of seeing what was happening underwater while kayaking was just totally exciting to me. And where do you find these Crystal Kayaks? You guessed right… on the island of La Digue in the Seychelles. And there on the most photographed beach in the world, Anse Source D’Argent.
The fact that you are riding in transparent kayaks is not everything. You will go to a small beach that can only be reached from the sea and follow in the footsteps of Robinson Crueso.
What was your favorite thing to do on La Digue? Leave us a comment with some tips for our next trip to the island paradise.