La Digue

La Digue takes its name from one of the ships in the fleet of explorer Marion Dufresne, sent by the French to explore the granite islands of the Seychelles in 1768. In addition to the Seychelles' black paradise flycatcher accommodation, one of the rarest birds on earth, the biodiversity features of these La Digue stars like the Chinese Star Bittern, Salangana Cave, Waxbill as well as two rare species of freshwater turtles. The forests of La Digue also contain a wealth of flora in the form of delicate orchids, tumbling vanilla vines, as well as trees like Indian almond and takamaka. Blaze gardens of hibiscus and nepenthes against a background of coconut palms. La Digue is an island where time stands still and ancestral traditions such as traveling by oxcart and by bicycle are still king. Traditional methods of boat building and the refining of coconut (copra) products are still practiced on La Digue. The friendly atmosphere of this intimate island with its languid pace of life, traditional architecture and breathtaking beaches, such as legendary Anse Source d'Argent, is an absolute must for visitors. The satellite islands are ideal for snorkelling and diving trips.