La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. Island residents mostly live in the west coast villages of La Passe (linked by ferry to Praslin and Mahé) and La Réunion.
The island’s main industry is tourism and it is known for its beaches, especially Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse. Veuve Nature Reserve, in the island’s interior, is home to the rare Black Paradise Flycatcher, of which there are only about 100 in existence. La Digue’s tallest peak, Belle Vue (Eagle’s Nest Mountain), is also in the central part of the island, with a summit more than 300 metres (1000 feet) above sea level.
La Digue is also visited for its wide variety of underwater creatures like fish, sharks and rays. One can go on a boat trip or a diving trip around La Digue for either one day or half a day. Furthemore, the Veuve reserve offers tourists a hiking trip with a guide who can show them the beauty of La Digue.
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Language – French, English, Seychellois Creole
Population – 2000 approx
Land Area – 10 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 248
Travel Links –There is no airport on La Digue, so to get there from a different country, one has to fly to Victoria, take the ferry to Praslin and then take another ferry to La Digue.
The only international gateway to the Seychelles is Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) near Victoria. Flights are available from Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dubai, Doha, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi.