La Digue is the 3rd largest inhabited island of Seychelles in terms of population. It is situated west of Felicite and east of Praslin Island. In terms of size it is Seychelles' 4th largest granitic island after Mahe, Praslin and Silhouette Island. La Digue Island has a population of 2,800 people (2014 est.), mostly of whom live in the west coast villages of La Passe (linked by ferry to Mahe and Praslin) and La Reunion.
No airport is available on La Digue, and to get there from foreign countries, tourists have to fly to Victoria and then continue by ferry, ordinarily via Praslin. La Digue has an area of 10.08 km2 (3.89 ml2), which makes it easy to travel around on foot or by bike. The island was named after a vessel in the fleet of Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer who visited the Seychelles in 1768.
Nowadays, the main industry on La Digue Island is tourism. The island is famous for its beaches, especially Grand Anse and Anse Source d'Argent. La Digue Island went through major tourist increase during the 20th century, which strongly impacted the economy of Seychelles. In former times, vanilla and corpa production were mainstays of local economy, which is commemorated in island's museum.
Situated in the island's interior, Veuve Nature Reserve is home to rare black paradise flycatcher - there are only about a hundred of the kind in existence. La Digue Island's tallest peak, Belle Vue in Eagle's Nest Mountain, lies in the central part of the isle, with a summit over 980 ft (300 m) above sea level. The island is also visited for its variety of underwater creatures like sharks, rays and fish. La Digue offers plenty of accommodation and exciting activities. There are at least 20 guesthouses and hotels, a dive centre and a few restaurants. Visitors can go on a boat or diving trip around the island for one or half a day. Veuve reserve offers a hiking trip with a guide to show travelers the beauty of La Digue.
Highlights: Beaches, Bird Sanctuary
La Digue Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to La Digue Island dock (anchor) at La Passe - port town on the western coast.
Port La Digue Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from La Digue Island, Seychelles. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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