Seychelles : La Digue
La Digue claims to be the most beautiful and the most photographed island in the Seychelles, and it is easy to understand why as the whole island is encircled in coral reefs and there are huge pink granite rocks that lie along the coastline. Life on the island has remained unchanged for years, you can get there by boat (only 30 minutes from Praslin) and the only forms of transport are by bicycle and by ox-cart. There are a limited number of lodges here as the island is small but guaranteeing plenty of sandy beaches for a small number of people.
La Digue Island Lodge is situated on the fourth largest island of the Seychelles and borders the Anse Reunion beach. The lodge is surrounded by peaceful and exotic tropical gardens of coconut palms, takamaka trees and a variety of flowering plants providing a cool and breezy atmosphere. There are 60 rooms altogether at the hotel, most of which are individual wooden chalets just a few metres away from the beach. There are also a number of villas and suites. All rooms have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, full television and music systems. Arriving at the hotel is quite an experience in itself, transfers from Mahe are either by boat or helicopter and then an Oxcart will take you onto the Hotel, methods of transport on the island are unchanged for years, this is the place where time stood still. Activities on the island range from walking, bird watching, photography, diving, day trips to the other islands and sailing.
Hotel L'Ocean is located on a hillside in a secluded cove in the north of the island, at the end of a quiet single-track road. The situation is simple, charming and beautiful. This hotel is a good choice for those who wish to get away from it all yet require the highest standard of cuisine and friendly staff. There are only eight en-suite rooms that are all air conditioned and with their own balconies. You are able to dine in style, or relaxing with a cool drink in the bar is a pleasure in this small, friendly hotel. The hotel restaurant offers a fine selection of Creole and international dishes and attentive service. The lodge has facilities for snorkeling and cycling.
Paradise Flycatchers Lodge is one of the cheaper lodges on the island but the accommodation is clean and you are very close to the beach. There are only 4 bungalows, each with two large bedrooms, a sitting area and a dining room fully equipped for a self catering holiday. Breakfast is served every morning on your verandah.