Anse Patates

La Digue

Petite, picture perfect and ideal for a splash or snorkel, this boulder-framed beach sits tucked into the northern tip of the island.

As it's within sight of camera-toting cyclists and pedestrians on the road above, Anse Patates isn't the ideal spot for a peaceful afternoon of lounging.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby La Digue attractions

1. Anse Sévère

0.25 MILES

Easily accessible on the northern outskirts of La Passe, Anse Sévère is a great beach to spend a day on. Set alluringly behind stands of takamaka trees,…

2. Anse Réunion

1.04 MILES

Although its white sands and azure waters are stunning in some sections, Anse Réunion is backed by a string of development that often encroaches on the…

3. Veuve Reserve

1.33 MILES

La Digue is one of the last refuges of the black paradise flycatcher, which locals call the veuve (widow). This small forest reserve, which has been set…

4. Notre Dame de L'Assomption

1.44 MILES

With its striking yellow facade and white trim, this unmissable Catholic church is well worth a gander, particularly on Sunday mornings when it is…

5. Nid d'Aigle


Nid d'Aigle, the highest point on La Digue (333m), commands sensational views out over the island, as well as out to Mahé, Praslin, Curieuse, Félicité,…

6. L'Union Estate & Copra Factory

1.96 MILES

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…

7. Anse Cocos

2.25 MILES

This wonderfully scenic beach of salt-white sand and turquoise water curves gracefully between distant granitic outcrops. What sets it apart from others…

8. Grande Anse

2.42 MILES

This ribbon of white sand is the most beautiful beach on Félicité, though shallow waters make swimming difficult. It's also the least visited, simply…