La Digue attractions

Beach in La Digue

Anse Source d'Argent

Most new arrivals head straight for the beach at Anse Source d'Argent, and it's easy to see why. Picture this: a dazzling white-sand beach backed by naturally sculpted granite boulders and lapped by emerald waters. …
Beach in La Digue

Anse Cocos

From Petite Anse, you can take your beach towel further north to the wonderfully scenic Anse Cocos, which is reached by a rather vague track that starts at the southern end of Petite Anse. The bay here is dazzling t…
Beach in La Digue

Anse Marron

At the southern tip of the island, the tiny inlet of Anse Marron is a hidden morsel of tranquillity. The fact that this fantastically wild beach can only be reached on foot adds to its wonderful sense of remoteness.…
Wildlife Reserve in La Digue

Veuve Reserve

La Digue is the last refuge of the black paradise flycatcher, which locals call the veuve (widow). This small forest reserve, which has been set aside to protect its natural habitat, is thought to shelter about 15 p…
Viewpoint in La Digue

Nid d'Aigle

Nid d'Aigle (Eagle's Nest), the highest point on La Digue (333m), commands sensational views. From La Passe, follow the inland concrete road that leads up to Snack Bellevue (it's signposted), then take the narrow pa…
Beach in La Digue

Anse Sévère

On the northern outskirts of La Passe, Anse Sévère is not the most photogenic beach on La Digue but the peace you find sitting here under a takamaka tree may be as good as it gets on the island. It's lapped by jade …
Beach in La Digue

Grand Anse

On the southeast coast, Grand Anse is a stunning beach to sun yourself on, and it sees fewer visitors than Anse Source d'Argent because of the effort required to get there (though you can easily walk or cycle the 4k…
Historic Site in La Digue

L'Union Estate & Copra Factory

At one time, the main industry on La Digue was coconut farming, centred on L'Union Estate coconut plantation south of La Passe. These days L'Union Estate is run as an informal 'theme park', which harbours the Old Pl…
Beach in La Digue

Petite Anse

North of Grand Anse, the wonderfully dramatic crescent of Petite Anse is accessible on foot only. Strong riptides make it dangerous for swimming but it's a lovely place to kick back and sunbathe. From Grand Anse, it…
Beach in La Digue

Anse Réunion

True, Anse Réunion, south of La Passe, hardly compares to La Digue's other beaches – there is usually algae drifting along the shore – but it's an easy walk from town and a pretty place to watch the sun set.