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Paradise Beaches -Anse Source d’Argent; La Digue: Seychelles

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

I never thought I’d have the pleasure of saying I went on holidays to Seychelles – but I’m happy to report that the journey there is worth every minute and every cent. It’s complete and utter paradise and is laden with pristine beaches, white sand and beautiful mountain ranges in the background. If you want to island hop, that’s also easy and a good chance to see some variation in scenery. Some islands, such as La Digue, are super small and not heavily populated.

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

This is where your boat from Mahe will pull in to the island of La Digue. Paradise awaits!

“She sells seashells by the seashore.”

(I don’t know why but as a child I often associated that tongue twister with this country. Did you?)

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

Do you see what I mean about this country looking a little ‘prehistoric’? Don’t you just think a stegosaurus could be roaming here?

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

The island of La Digue is famous for its ancient land tortoises. They commonly live around 150 years old. Some Aldabra tortoises have been known to surpass age 200!

The island of La Digue is a fascinating place. (Wiki page click here.) With a population of only 2000 people, apparently, everyone knows everyone. For that reason, it makes for a fantastic day trip. We were based at the Hilton Northolme on the main island of Mahe and they were ever so kind and arranged an EPIC day trip for us of beautiful (albeit long) proportions.

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

Picture postcard perfect. My favourite kind of scene.

La Digue, an island of striking beauty where tall coconut palms and gigantic boulders cradle glorious white sandy beaches. La Digue also offers a real insight into the life of the Seychellois people. After disembarkation at the jetty you will be greeted with a warm welcome typical of the island people unspoiled by the pressures of the modern world.

Proceed to l’Union Estate with its majestic colonial house. At l’Union Estate watch coconuts being processed into copra and oil and admire the giant tortoises in their pen close to one of the Seychelles largest granite boulders. Time for swimming at lovely Anse Source d’Argent Beach. Late afternoon, head back to the jetty for return journey to Praslin Island and subsequently to Mahe.”

To book with 7 Degrees South tour company, click here.

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

Approaching the ever-famous Anse Source d’Argent Beach. This beach regularly tops ‘the world’s best beaches’ lists.

We went with 7 Degrees South: a company mentioned above and everything was organised from the bus pickup and transfer to the boat, lunch, all the sights on La Digue and the other spectacular island of Praslin. I’d highly recommend using that company for a good day trip to the surrounding islands in Seychelles.

(*NB* We paid for everything and this is an unsponsored trip.) 

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

La Digue at its finest. Look at that stunning display of nature.

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

A local vendor selling his fresh fruit smoothies and juices.

Orevwar! (This means goodbye in the Seychellois Creole language which is very similar to French. Although the locals will tell you they prefer to speak English as real French grammar is too difficult. Click here to find out more about their native language.)

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

Nice place for an el dippo.

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

Looking a little paradise-esque here.

Looking for more Seychelles inspiration? I’ve got some other posts you can read:

The Best Beach in Seychelles: Anse Lazio; Praslin

Diving at Baie Ternay Marine National Park, Mahe; Seychelles

Island Hopping in Seychelles – Hilton Northolme Resort; Mahe

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

La Digue is a small island and never has too many tourists so you’ll often have a chance to get some peace and quiet.

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Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

White sand, giant boulders and warm water. Yes, please!

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

Anse Source d’Argent Beach.

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

This guy was a winner! He made me a delicious smoothie and cracked me open a new coconut. He said his biggest dream is to get to London. I couldn’t understand why but he told me he hadn’t left Seychelles before. To me, it was utter paradise.

Anse Source d'Argent; La Digue: the Seychelles - Kaptain Kenny Travel

Okay, I lied before. This is my favourite snapshot from La Digue!

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