Anse Sévère

La Digue

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, its jade waters are kid-friendly (due to the barrier reef) and there is some good snorkelling to boot. Throw in a shack for some tasty lunch and several fresh juice stalls and you're laughing. Don't leave before you've soaked up the sunset.

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2. Anse Réunion

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3. Veuve Reserve

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4. Notre Dame de L'Assomption

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5. Nid d'Aigle

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6. L'Union Estate & Copra Factory

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7. Anse Cocos

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