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La Digue: the more traditional island in the archipelago of the Seychelles

The island of La Digue is situated just 6 km south-west of Praslin, from Praslin leave boats that take 30 minutes to La Digue. La Digue (10 sq km) is the fourth largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, in this island there are around 2,000 inhabitants. The island owes its name to the sailing ship of the French commander Marion Dufresne that landed on the island in 1768.

The island is known for its beautiful beaches, which are decorated by huge granite rocks and coral reef, and are ideal for long walks, swimming, and snorkeling. The means of transport on the island is the bullock cart. La Digue is considered the most unspoiled and traditional island in the archipelago of Seychelles. The inhabitants live of tourism, cultivation of vanilla, saffron, processing of copra and fishing.

La Digue is famous for the beauty of its landscape, which offers unique rock formations, which descending to the sea. The best beaches are those of Anse Union, Anse Source d’Argent and Anse Severe. Petit Anse and Grand Anse in south-east corner of the island are wild beauty, but because the currents are dangerous for swimming.

Union Anse in La Digue is the dream of photographers: huge blocks of granite are scattered along the coast, the beauty of this area is indescribable. Anse Union is the most famous beach on the island with its beautiful landscapes, made up of unique rock formations, descending to the sea. To getting around the island should hire a bicycle and follow the few roads that cross it: essentially two roads, the one that runs along the coast between Anse Union and Anse Fourmis and the one that crosses the island coming to Grande Anse on the wild south-eastern coast.

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