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November 2018

With only three days left of my stay in the Seychelles, I knew I couldn't leave without a trip to La Digue. The iconic boulder dotted beaches of La Digue have always been what I've associated the Seychelles with, and it was worth a visit. La Digue lies 45 kilometers away from Mahe Island and takes approximately 90-minutes by ferry.

The fastest way to get to La Digue would be a 20-minute helicopter flight and if you are going on a day trip you will surely save a lot of time.

The third option would be a 15-minute domestic flight to Praslin and a 30-minute ferry ride form Praslin to La Digue.

Whichever mode of transport you pick try and book early. La Digue is quite popular and gets booked up quickly. It is definitely a good idea to arrive early, so you have enough time to explore the island properly.

La Digue has the most photogenic beautiful beaches lined with the incredibly massive granite boulders and you don't really realise how massive they are until you're walking beside them. There are eight magnificent beaches on the island; Anse Source D'Argent, Anse Coco, Grande Anse, Petite Anse, Anse Grosse Roche,, Anse Patates, Anse Maron and Anse Severe.  The one to start with is the very photogenic Anse Source D'Argent.  The most popular way to get around is by bicycle or ox-cart. Or if you are tight on time and want to get around faster you can book a driver for a few hours.

For lack of time we booked a driver and only squeezed in two beaches. I definitely need to go back to the Seychelles and spend more time at la Digue. Try to arrive early and leave late afternoon. It's worth it.

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