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

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.”

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Hello Kaptain Kenny readers,

This time we are on a journey through the islands of the Seychelles.

“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?)

The island of La Digue is fascinating place. (Wiki page click here.) With a population of only 2000 people, apparently everyone knows everyone. For that reason, it makes a fantastic day trip. As you know from previous posts, 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 proportions. We went with the company mentioned above and everything was organised from bus pickup, 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 the Seychelles.

I often read other travel blogs to see what other people are doing and find I get so bored reading so much text. That’s why on Kaptain Kenny I try to focus it only on photography with a short captain. That way, if you like a place, you can look into it further.

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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.)

 

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This is where your boat from Mahe will pull in to the island of La Digue. Paradise awaits!
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Enjoying the sun and this tour of the island.
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Do you see what I mean about this country looking a little ‘prehistoric’? Don’t you just think a stegosaurus could be roaming here?
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The island of La Digue is famous for its ancient land tortoises. They commonly live to around 150 years old. Some Aldabra tortoises have been known to surpass age 200!
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Trying to make friends but not being too successful.
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In LOVE with these gigantic rocks all over the island. They really create a special atmosphere.
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Picture postcard perfect. My favourite kind of scene.
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Approaching the ever-famous Anse Source d’Argent Beach. This beach regularly tops ‘the world’s best beaches’ lists.
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La Digue at its finest. Look at that stunning display of nature.
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A local vendor selling his fresh fruit smoothies and juices.
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Nice place for an el dippo.
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On holidays with my favourite again.
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Looking a little paradise-esque here.
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Wind, sand and water!
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If there is one image I’ll never forget from this island, this is it.
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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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White sand, giant boulders and warm water. Yes please!
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Anse Source d’Argent Beach.
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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 the Seychelles before. To me it was utter paradise.
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Okay I lied before. This is my favourite snapshot from La Digue!
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So the juice bar had a ‘Wilson’ ball like in Castaway. As we were on a small island, I thought it was fitting.

 

 

 

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