Visiting the Island of La Digue in Seychelles

La Digue is the third largest inhabited island in the Seychelles, although it only has a population of 3000. It’s an absolute dream though and everything you would expect from a small tropical island. 

How to get to La Digue

The easiest ( and cheapest ) way of getting to La Dique is with the local ferry. It costs about 15 euro per person from Praslin to La Digue on the Cat Cocos ferry we took. It only takes about fifteen minutes and it’s perfect for day trips as they come and go more than once a day. You can also get a ferry from Mahe but it is slightly more expensive starting at 61 euros per person.

I loved coming into the little harbour with its gorgeous turquoise water. It really gives you that sense of excitement and adventure!

How to get around the island

Transport on La Digue was one of the things I really loved! There are only a handful of cars allowed on the island and its mostly hotel cars. The rest of the people use either buggy’s or bicycles.

There are loads of guys selling tours and renting out bikes as you get off the ferry so you definitely wont have trouble finding a ride! They even have some epic tricycles for people like me that can’t ride a bike! It really gives you that awesome island vibe seeing people out on their bicycles.

We got some awesome VIP treatment though with Melvin driving us around in a really cool green buggy. Melvin was an awesome guide, showing us some great spots around the island. We even had a tourist on his bike come pose on one of our shots with us and the car as he loved it!

What do do on La Digue

The island might be small but a few hours just wasn’t enough for us on this little piece of paradise. I would say spend at least two or three days there to really explore and get a feel for the island.

  • Visit the L’Union Estate Park with it’s vanilla plantation
  • Head to Anse Source d’Argent, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!
  • Drink fresh juice at one of the local beach bars at Anse Source d’Argent. They play reggae music and you can even bring your own rum for a juice cocktail!
  • Explore the island on a bicycle.
  • Go for a hike and explore some hidden beaches.
  • Hang out in the little town of La Passe






    • November 5, 2017 / 11:10 am

      Great article. It’s beautiful!!

  1. November 4, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Loving all the pictures, it looks amazing! 🙂

  2. November 4, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Wow beautiful place

  3. Ilina
    November 23, 2017 / 5:20 am

    lovely pictures and great tips. I cant ride a bike and was looking for options and landed here on your page. how/where did you book your guide and the buggy? i would love to book something similar for me as i am not much of a walking person but dont wanna miss out this lovely island.

    • Carlinn
      November 23, 2017 / 9:03 am

      If you feel up to it they do have trikes with big baskets at the back! 🙂 in terms of renting a buggy there are a few different options. You can rent one as you arrive but if you want to book before hand I would suggest contacting the Seychelles tourism board. They will know which companies are the best! We went on a private one organized by them as well! 🙂 enjoy!!

      • Ilina
        November 23, 2017 / 9:14 am

        Thanks 🙂 this helps! Excited!!!

  4. Graham
    December 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I’ve read more than once that the Seychelles are the closest thing to paradise on earth. I’ve not been there (yet) but would love to know what you think?

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