Anse Songe is the smallest beach on the island – and charmingly so – but it is more for looks, as the shoreline and waters are strewn with rocks. It would be a fun area for exploration and rock pool discovery, possibly snorkeling, but not traditional swimming.
Anse Source D’Argent has the reputation of being one of the most photographed beaches in the world and is often used in magazine spreads. It is easy to see why: It has a unique personality to it, with shallow waters and rounded granite boulders flanking the golden stretch of silken sand. Off the path are secret caves, awaiting exploration.
Grande Anse is the most popular beach on La Digue, especially with the surfers for its curling waves. Backed by lushly covered mountains and huge granite boulders, it is the perfect spot for soaking in the sun’s rays and lazing away the day.
Petite Anse is Grande Anse’s little sister and she sits a little further down the way. The extra steps are repaid by the calm serenity of the beautiful blue ocean waters and the white silvery sands.
L’Union Beach offers tranquil turquoise waters and the unique position from which to capture the beauty of Anse Source D’Argent through photography. This is a very lovely, smaller beach.
Anse Severe is well-known for its fantastic snorkeling and idyllic scenery. It is also great for swimming and is secluded, but easy to gain access to by an easy walk.
Lifestyle on La Digue is slow – even dreamlike – and relaxed. There is only one paved road, the rest being sand paths, but the island is small enough to walk anywhere you desire, or you can rent a bicycle. For something really different, rent an oxcart for transport. La Digue is accessible by helicopter or boat via Mahé, the main island, or Praslin.
Only 2,000 people inhabit the island, which resists being developed, despite the high number of visitors. The locals retain their old ways and like to keep it that way.
There is much to explore here in addition to the unspoiled beaches. There are untouched forests and endemic animal life, some so small in numbers that glimpsing them is a rare honor, so make sure your camera is at the ready. There is a dive center here, a boat charter and a spa. La Digue is a great jumping point to other islands and has some accommodations for travelers, but usually serves as a day trip from Praslin. Whatever you choose to do, no matter which beach or island, you will have a time to treasure always on this sumptuous little Eden paradise.