Petite Anse on La Digue Island is a long beach, which is located just next to the famous Grand Anse beach. There are nearly no trees, which could give you the possibility of hiding from the strong sun on La Digue, but some people built little huts out of old leaves, which give you protection. Free of charge, of course!
A very nice hotel for your stay on La Digue is Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie.
The beach is one of the best on La Digue and many tourists follow the foot-path from Grand Anse to Petite Anse, during their exploration of this side of the island. To get to La Digue, you take a 20 minute boat ride from Praslin. As soon as you step off the boat, you will see taxis and ox carts as forms of transportation. There aren’t that many cars on the island of La Digue. Here the oxcart is the main mode of travel. Fortunately, tourists can rent bicycles, which are a great way to get around the island.
The island of La Digue is the fourth largest of the Seychelles in size, and the third largest in terms of population. La Digue has a population of around 2,000. Most of the full time residents of La Digue live in villages on the western side of the island called La Passe, and La Reunion. The name of the island comes from the name of a ship belonging to the fleet of Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, a French explorer who visited the archipelago in 1768.
There are a few hotels on the island, offering comfortable rooms. The most famous hotel is the La Digue Island. There are also some guest houses that offer simpler accommodations. On the other hand, La Digue can be visited as a day trip from the island of Praslin. La Digue is full of beautiful land forms, with stunning rock formations that go right into the ocean. This is the only place in the Seychelles where you will find ancient granite formations sculpted by time and weather to make breathtaking landscapes. The beaches on La Digue are covered with beautiful white sand, and there are numerous coves with deserted beaches, too. Because of the natural beauty of this island, it is favored both by photographers and film makers.
For those who are adventurous enough to spend their whole vacation on La Digue, the beaches are only part of the story. There is also a mountain located in the center of the island. If you climb to the top on the rugged foot path, you can get an amazing view of the island.
Many of the attractions of La Digue are located only a short boat ride away from the larger island of Praslin. Tourists from every part of the world come to La Digue in the Seychelles so they can enjoy a wonderful vacation in comfortable, affordable accommodations, including the resort, lodges, and guest houses. The amazing land forms of La Digue including the white beaches and the granite cliffs give the island an aura of peace and serenity. The island is quite unspoiled, and life here is reminiscent of what the Seychelles looked like before becoming the tourist heaven it is today.
The roads in La Digue aren’t tarred, and there are only a few cars on the island. Most people get around on foot, by bike. Off shore are coral reefs, and snorkeling, swimming, or strolling are all very relaxing activities in this beautiful environment. Bacardi rum once filmed an ad on La Digue because of its great natural beauty. Nothing this beautiful can be found anywhere else in the world.