La Digue, Seychelles
La Digue is in Seychelles and it is the most popular island and fourth-largest by land area. Seychelles is in the Indian Ocean off East Africa. It lies east to Praslin and west to Felicite Island. The largest island in Seychelles is Mahe Island and the second is Praslin, the third is Silhouette Island and the fourth is La Digue. This island is 32 kilometers far away from the main city of Mahe. The total population of this island is 2800 Since there is no airport in La Digue, the only way to travel is to fly to Victoria and then travel by ferry via Praslin. It costs around 14 euros for adults and half price for children between 2-12 years, and infant is free of charge. La Digue total area is 10.08km x km. La Digue was discovered by Lazare Picault in 1744 but in 1768, a ship in the fleet of French explorer Marc Joseph Marion du Fresne visited Seychelles and they named this island La Digue. Most population in La Digue are Catholic and the island’s feast day is on 15th August is a national holiday. La Digue, Seychelle’s main currency is the Seychellois rupee, and euros and US Dollars are also in use within the country.
The highest point in La Digue is Belle Vue ( Eagle’s nest mountain) and is at the central part of the island. It is 300 meters above sea level. According to history, the first Catholic chapel was built by Father Theophile on La Digue. By French colonies in La Digue manufactured coral lime, but they were responsible for the decline of the island’s coral reefs. In addition to that, they made copra out of coconuts and they planted vanilla on their plantations and this tradition has been continued so far.
In La Digue, the main transport is bicycles. When tourists arrived, they have to use this lifestyle and they have to rent bicycles near the pier. Most of the cars and buses are belong to hotel companies in La Digue, but some people only personally owned vehicles. If it is a car there are many seats available but can only accommodate their own family. Roads in La Digue have originally decided only for bicycles. When two cars are traveling against each other, just slide off the road with two wheels in the sand. In apart from that there is another way of transport in La Digue and that is ox – cart.
When we look around about the people’s cuisine in La Digue, most of them have learned how to make hundreds of recipes out of simple ingredients. If it is a food making of fish, they know fish curry, fish fillets, raw fish with lemon, grilled fish, steamed fish, and cooked fish. Also, they make fried octopus, lobster with garlic and their very special food is bat curry. They put more ginger into their meals. The most popular drink in La Digue is palm wine.
La Digue seychelles weather
La Digue normally has bearable weather and the highest temperature is 28C and the lower is 25C. The two trade winds hit this island each year. The Northwest trade wind blows from November to March and the Southeast wind from May to September. Therefore the best time to visit La Digue is between April and May.
La Digue Tourism
La Digue is very famous for tourism and the main industry also the tourism. The two beaches called Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse are very special for their tourism. In the previous century, La Digue had a major tourist increase and heavily impacted the economy of Seychelles. Secondly, they earned income from copra and vanilla productions. In apart from that La Digue has underwater creations like fish, sharks, and rays where tourists visited and earned money to the country. Also, there are some earning factors of diving centers, boat trips, diving trips around La Digue, Hiking trips are also available in La Digue for additional income.
La Digue Seychelles Beaches
La Digue beaches are very famous all over the world. There are the ten most beautiful beaches in La Digue, when people arrived, they normally fall in love with these beaches. Some of them are Anse Source d’Argent, Grand Anse, Anse Cocos, Anse Marron, Anse Severe etc. They are also categorized as best for kids and families, couples, groups, and travelers on a budget. Some of the beaches where best for kids and families are Anse Source d’Argent, Anse Severe, Anse Patates Beach, Anse Grosse Roche Beach. The beaches good for couples are Anse Coco Beach, Grand Anse, Petite Anse. There are some budget-friendly beaches are available for tourists such as Anse Coco Beach, Spiagge di Anse Marron, Petite Anse, etc.