The iconic Seychelles Islands are often called the land of perpetual summer, adding one more reason (out of many) to consider that place a paradise
The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago with 115 islands over 177 square miles, in the Indian Ocean (0.03% of its surface is land!). Only 33 of the islands are inhabited and 90% of the population live in Mahe with most of the last 10% on Praslin and La Digue islands. That live most of the areas unspoiled …
The archipelago is the world’s only mid-ocean islands composed of granite (instead of remnants of volcanic lava flows), making Seychelles absolutely stunning. In my view, that place is on the top 5 of the most beautiful islands on earth. As a photographer or nature lover, this is a paradise…
Within Seychelles, La Digue is probably one the most beautiful and peaceful inhabited islands of the Archipelago, with, as well, great sunrise views over Praslin Island for landscape photography.
What to do in paradise?
One of the tough tasks you’ll have is to explore different coves and beaches. To name a few, Anse Lazio (elected many times as the world’s most beautiful beach), Anse Georgette, and Anse Volbert are amazing.
One of my personal favorites remains however Anse source d’Argent on the west side of the islands
But keep exploring!. Wherever you go will be a dream and the “perfect island” image 😊😎, that all can make amazing photography prints
Many of the tourists coming to the archipelago are honeymooners, as you find there the ultimate paradise setting for that event. The romantic landscapes will, for sure, provide amazing memories and pictures to those lucky couples like the one below!
Go snorkeling or diving!
The underwater portion of Seychelles is stunning and a paradise for snorkeling or diving enthusiasts. No need to be a pro, this is what you can get just a few meters away from the beach …
If you’re looking for payback for the expensive trip 😀, you should know that Seychelles was the land of pirates. It is believed that a massive treasure (not discovered yet) was hidden by Olivier Levasseur somewhere!. Grande Anse on the south of the island is one of the amazing spots where you can easily imagine pirates boats coming in…
As people search the treasure in the most famous Pirate areas (Anse Forbans Pirate’s Cove on Mahé Island and Côte d’Or on Praslin), perhaps looking in La Digue is a smart idea, who knows 😊?
Few practical tips
When to go?
The temperature in Seychelles is around 30°C (86°F) all year round and you’ll get all year round a mixture of sunshine and tropical showers. The island is beautiful anyway, even under a cloudy storm sky!
The best time to visit Seychelles is however between April and May, or October and November. These are the calmer periods but again, But it is a paradise all year round so don’t hesitate!
How to get around?
With less than fifteen square miles, Praslin is as tiny as beautiful 😊. The local bus system is efficient and cheap and you can as well rent a car to get to some of the secluded places. The best way to explore the island remains, however, to rent a bicycle or get one from your hotel.
Where to stay?
It is easy to go to La Digue on a day trip from Praslin (only 15 min boat) but you should stay a few days to really discover the island. There are still lots of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to very nice guesthouses (with homemade Creole food) so you will find something to your taste and budget range.
I hope that this article and images will get you engaged to visit La Digue island paradise!. Sunset and sunrise are always a magic time. especially with a view of Praslin Island so you should really stay in La Digue for more than a day !. I’ll cover the as well beautiful Praslin island in due course in a separate post 😊