• Anse Source d'Argent

La Digue Holidays

Step back in time to a simpler way of life at mythically beautiful La Digue. The island’s unspoiled coastline is a series of crescent, pink sand beaches and coves strewn with giant, sculpted granite boulders. No cars clutter the island’s serene calm. Instead, take a bicycle along quiet lanes, past corrugated iron shacks and colonial architecture, into the hills cloaked with verdant jungles and lush vanilla and coconut plantations, or head for the gin-clear waters on the coast studded with achingly beautiful beaches.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit L'Union Estate and feed the islands oldest inhabitants - the giant tortoise
  • Set your sights upon some of the most picturesque beaches the Seychelles is famous for
  • Step back in time twenty years as bicycles and horse and carts are still the preferred choice of transport on this rustic island

Time Zone

GMT+4

Flight Time

Approx.11 hours; indirect flights via Europe or the Middle East from the UK. Followed by a one-hour ferry trip from Mahé or Praslin

Currency

Seychelles rupee (SCR)

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to the Seychelles

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to the Seychelles
  • Beautiful Beaches

    Famous Anse Source isn’t just like something out of the movies, it really is from the movies. This paradise beach was the sight of the film Castaway, as well as the tropical setting for commercials for Bounty and Bacardi. Framed by towering, sculpted granite boulders tumbling toward the crystalline sea and surrounded by colourful reefs it isn’t hard to see why this is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.

  • Veuve Reserve

    La Digue’s beaches are picturesque, unspoiled, and postcard perfect. Nowhere is the water more translucent, the sand so silky and white. The stunning beaches are further enhanced by the gigantic, pink, granite rocks separating the coastline into small beaches and coves. On the southeast of the island head for the beaches of Grand Anse, Petite Anse, and Anse Cocos; head to the northern tip of the island for snorkelling at Anse Patates or to the reef-protected waters of Anse Fourmis.

  • L’Union Coconut Plantation

    The dense forests of Veuve Reserve are home to the Black Paradise Flycatcher, a rare, beautiful bird endemic to the Seychelles. Hike the trails through the reserve to see these birds, as well as rare Swiftlets and sea turtles. The Veuve Information Centre offers short guided tours of the reserve to point out the rare birds and their nesting sites. They also give guided nature tours on trails outside of the reserve upon request.

  • La Passe

    This previous coconut plantation is now a museum, preserving the importance of coconuts to the island. The museum features demonstrations of coconut processing techniques, an ancient cemetery, and a guest house. There is also a community of giant tortoises that live here.

  • a man wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera

    Taylor

    Destination Manager

    "L'Union Estate allows you to feed the magnificent giant tortoises free of charge, aswell as wandering the spectactuar plantations and gardens."

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to the Seychelles take approximately 12 hours and 40 minutes excluding stopovers. Qatar Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways currently offer indirect flights as well as other international carriers from London Heathrow or Gatwick to Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahé. 

Yes, it’s possible to get married in the Seychelles. To apply for a special marriage licence, you need to be in the Seychelles for at least two days before your wedding ceremony and must advise the Civil State Office at least 11 days in advance. 

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