La Digue is the fourth largest granitic in Seychelles, and is located in the Inner Islands. Seychelles is an archipelago with 115 islands, located 1,000 miles off of the east coast of Africa, just northeast of Madagascar. Scattered along these islands are massive, smoothed granite formations that were parts of the ancient supercontinent, Gondwana. The formations are shaped so uniquely due to millions of years of coastal erosion. Not only are they the only granitic islands in the world, but the world's oldest! La Digue is only 10.08 square kilometers (3.89 square miles) in size, and 2,800 lucky people can call this beautiful island their home! After arriving on the main island in Seychelles (Mahé), to get to La Digue, I took a short flight to the island of Praslin, then a 15 minute ferry to La Digue. There is no airport on the island. Instead, enjoy the vibrancy of the Indian Ocean as you make your way via ferry from Praslin to La Digue. There is much to explore in La Digue, from beautiful hikes through the dense palm forests, to hidden beaches, massive granite rock formations, indulging in creole cuisine, and absorbing the Seychellois culture. No where else in this world compares to the unique beauty of Seychelles.
Best Time to Visit & Climate Being so close to the equator in Seychelles, it is always hot and humid throughout the year, but can shift due to trade winds.
Northwest Trade Winds: November through March has hot & humid trade winds. January tends to be the month with the most rain. February is the hottest month. The temperatures range from a high of 30-31°C (86-88°F), and the low ranges from 24-25°C (75-77°F).
Southeast Trade Winds: April through October has cooler trade winds. The temperatures range from a high of 28-31°C (82-88°F), and the low ranges from 24-25°C (75-77°F).
I traveled to the beautiful island of La Digue in the beginning of March, and boy was it crazy hot! The weather turned out very nice, with no rainfall, but it was extremely humid!
Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie I was so fascinated with La Digue after all of my research, I wanted to spend most of my time on this island while I was in Seychelles. I stayed at a stunning five star resort by the name of Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie that was just along the lovely beach of Anse Severe. When I first arrived, I was absolutely blown away by the view from the pool area. The grounds were so lush and clean, the people were so friendly, the architecture of the resort was stunning, everything was just flawless. Garden Villa 104 "Villa Anse Coco" was definitely one of the most remarkable villas I have ever had the pleasure of staying. The décor was so modern, with a tropical flare, and it had a delightful lemon scent. The pool area and restaurants had the most delicious food, with astonishing views. Hands down, I would stay here over and over, again. What a truly lovely place.
Anse Source d'Argent Anse Source d'Argent was definitely one of my favorite spots around La Digue, and I understand why it is the "Most Photographed Beach in the World"! It's beauty is insanely unbelievable. You will never believe the size of these granite formations, until you see it for yourself! I would go first thing in the morning after sunrise (as soon as I could get my bicycle), and spend a few hours exploring the beach until the crowd came around 10:00am. I mean, I expected the crowd because of the name it has made for itself. So, when the crowd came, I just explored around the rest of the island. Anse Source d'Argent surely is one of the most fascinating, mind blowing beaches I have ever explored!
Beautiful Beaches of La Digue The wonderful thing about La Digue is, not a lot of people stay on the island. Many people come over by ferry to explore the island for a day, but that is not enough time to explore this paradise! Besides Anse Source d'Argent, the rest of the beaches are far from crowded! You may be the only one walking along the shoreline, or you could see a couple of people, here and there, kicked-back in the sand or snorkeling. Some of my other favorite beaches around La Digue include Anse Grosse Roche, Anse Pierrot, Anse Fourmis, Anse Gaulettes, and Anse Reunion. Anse Patates, Petit Anse, and Grande Anse had some of the most incredible waters that were a remarkable shade of blue. I absolutely fell in love with La Digue, and it's sweet charm. I honestly could see myself living on this beautiful paradise.