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La Digue

The island of La Digue is the fourth largest of the Seychelles in size, and the third largest in terms of population
Although La Digue is close to the island of Praslin, it's inaccessible by air. Instead, to get to La Digue, you take a 20 minute boat ride from Praslin. As soon as you step off the boat, you will see taxis and ox carts as forms of transportation. There aren't that many cars on the island of La Digue. Here the oxcart is the main mode of travel. Fortunately, tourists can rent bicycles, which are a great way to get around the island. The island of La Digue is the fourth largest of the Seychelles in size, and the third largest in terms of population. La Digue has a population of around 2,000. Most of the full time residents of La Digue live in villages on the western side of the island called La Passe, and La Reunion. The name of the island comes from the name of a ship belonging to the fleet of Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, a French explorer who visited the archipelago in 1768.

There are a few hotels on the island, offering comfortable rooms. The most famous hotel is the La Digue Island. There are also some guest houses that offer simpler accommodations. On the other hand, La Digue can be visited as a day trip from the island of Praslin. La Digue is full of beautiful land forms, with stunning rock formations that go right into the ocean. This is the only place in the Seychelles where you will find ancient granite formations sculpted by time and weather to make breathtaking landscapes. The beaches on La Digue are covered with beautiful white sand, and there are numerous coves with deserted beaches, too. Because of the natural beauty of this island, it is favored both by photographers and film makers.

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For those who are adventurous enough to spend their whole vacation on La Digue, the beaches are only part of the story. There is also a mountain located in the center of the island. If you climb to the top on the rugged foot path, you can get an amazing view of the island.

Though there are dozens of small and large islands making up the Seychelles, La Digue stands out even amid all the other beautiful places. If you were to imagine paradise on earth, it would probably closely resemble the island of La Digue. Any of the islands in the Seychelles would be a terrific place to vacation with your family or friends. On La Digue, you will get a fine mixture of both tourist activities like sightseeing and everyday sights like the local culture.

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La Digue is one of the most undeveloped and traditional islands in the entire archipelago. The beautiful, uncrowded beaches are perfect for taking walks, as well as snorkeling in the crystalline water and swimming. The beaches of Anse Source d'Argent, Grand Anse, Severe Petite Anse, Anse Union are the most well known and beautiful beaches on La Digue. Petit Anse and Grand Anse are beautiful beaches, but the currents make them dangerous for swimming.

Some people consider La Digue to be the most beautiful island because of the combination of palm lined beaches, crystal blue waters, and enormous granite boulders. La Digue has a fish market at La Passe, which is full of fishermen selling fresh fish. You can rent a bicycle and travel all over the relatively flat coastal areas and beaches from the Anse Fourmis to the Grand Anse. La Digue Island is also the name of an upscale resort that is located farther inland close to a bird sanctuary called Veuve Reserve. Veuve Reserve is the home to numerous bird species, including the Black Paradise Flycatcher. There are only about 100 of these birds in existence.

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Many of the attractions of La Digue are located only a short boat ride away from the larger island of Praslin. Tourists from every part of the world come to La Digue in the Seychelles so they can enjoy a wonderful vacation in comfortable, affordable accommodations, including the resort, lodges, and guest houses. The amazing land forms of La Digue including the white beaches and the granite cliffs give the island an aura of peace and serenity. The island is quite unspoiled, and life here is reminiscent of what the Seychelles looked like before becoming the tourist heaven it is today. The roads in La Digue aren't tarred, and there are only a few cars on the island. Most people get around on foot, by bike. Off shore are coral reefs, and snorkeling, swimming, or strolling are all very relaxing activities in this beautiful environment. Bacardi rum once filmed an ad on La Digue because of its great natural beauty. Nothing this beautiful can be found anywhere else in the world.

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