Get your luggage ready for some great activities to keep you busy while vacationing in the Seychelles Islands, specifically La Digue.
In this post I will be splitting up itineraries between three different holiday lengths on La Digue as well as appealing to people of all tastes.
4 DAYS LONG
Take it easy for your short holiday with these small suggestions.
- Beaches: Like every itinerary before, beaches are at the forefront of every trip to the islands. The pride of La Digue is Anse Source D’Argent and it’s not difficult to see why. This beach is an ideal spot for weddings and honeymooners. The clear turquoise water is relatively calm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
- Hiking: Get your hiking shoes on and head on over to the highest point on La Digue called Nid d’Aigle. You’ll be spending an average time of 3 hours on this trail, to and from, depending on how fast or slow you walk. Capture the most spectacular views of La Digue and neighboring islands from this point.
- Art: A definite must see on La Digue is the art gallery of George Camille, a famous artist here in the Seychelles Islands.
1 week vacation
One weeks seems like enough time to do some more activities and delve into the deep rich history of the island.
- Beaches: Go and relax on one of La Digue’s many secluded beaches for prime tanning and privacy.
- L’Union Estate: This piece of land covers over a third of La Digue and is a big tourist attraction. Here you can find an accumulation of local life activities and places of interest. The coconut farm which is found here shows demonstrations of extracting oil which is a staple in most Seychellois homes. Another tourist favorite is the tortoise park where you can take pictures with the giant land tortoises.
- La Digue Cemetery: Another small tourist attraction is the cemetery. This plot of land isn’t relatively spooky but it is home to many of the first settlers on the island.
- Ox Ride: Ride in style on carts pulled by large oxen, something that was very common for newly weds leaving the church back in the day. It may be a slow mode of transport but it is an experience, once you reach your destination you can carry on by foot or the preferred transport: bicycles.
- Eustache Sarde’s House: This beautiful house is one of the last remaining homes made out of timber in the whole of Seychelles.
2 weeks stay
Try different things while you extend your stay.
- Beaches: Lengthen your summer tan on the various beaches La Digue has to offer.
- Veuve Reserve: Find out more about La Digue’s endemic animals and plants at this small but beautiful nature reserve in the forest.
- Island Hopping: Find yourself a boat charter and check out the other islands that surround La Digue. Find out about their specific history and facts!
- Restaurants and Bars: Entice your taste buds with delicious creole cooking from a large variety of restaurants and bars.
- Helicopter Rides: See the island from a birds eye view with a lovely helicopter ride that takes off from La Digue.
- Lafet La Digue: This event more commonly known as the Feast of Assumption in English, is a major event that is marked in every Seychellois’ calendar from every island. On the 15th of August everyone comes down to celebrate the Virgin Mary and partake in the open-air mass and procession. The festivities continue with street parties, live music shows and food-stalls for both locals and visitors alike.
Find a full list of beaches here.