La Digue has to be one of the best islands in the Seychelles, and visiting this little island paradise has to be one of the best things to do in the Seychelles as well. This island is truly just, paradise on Earth. It’s got one of the most photographed and beautiful beaches in the world, it doesn’t allow private cars so there’s this special, relaxed vibe on the entire island, and it’s just full of amazing beauty and experiences. There are so many amazing things to do in La Digue that you could spend an endless amount of time here and never tire of its beauty. So rest assured, whether you’re planning a La Digue day trip or planning a month there, you’re going to have an amazing time. But let me tell you some of the top things to do in La Digue and how you can pack an itinerary full of incredible memories.
The Short Version of How to Fill a 3 Day Itinerary for La Digue
Plan Your Trip
Before we get started, let’s answer some of the “how to get to La Digue” answers so you know just how to be to this magical, paradise island.
Where to Stay
First and foremost you need to find somewhere to stay during your trip. I stayed at this magical hotel called the La Digue Luxury Beach Bungalow Spa & Gym, which was lovely. However I imagine anywhere you stay on this island will be a dream.
How to Get to La Digue
First, you’ll need to fly into the international airport on Mahé before you can. do anything, because there are no direct routes to La Digue.
Then, you’ll have to take a ferry or private transfer from Mahé to La Digue. The ferry is a pretty easy and relatively inexpensive experience which is what I’d recommend unless you’re truly willing to drop a lot of money for privacy.
The Long Version of the Best Things to Do in La Digue, Seychelles
Alright, now that your lodging and travel is all planned, let’s get to the good stuff. There are so many incredible things to do in La Digue to fill up your itinerary, you literally cannot go wrong no matter what you do. But the items on this list were my favorites things I did while visiting La Digue and what I would HIGHLY recommend anyone do as well while they visit paradise.
Visit the Incredible Beaches
It is no doubt that La Digue has not just some of the best beaches in the Seychelles but also some of the most beautiful in the world. SO it is imperative that during your trip to La Digue you spend some time soaking in the sun on one of – or many of – these magical beaches. During my 3 days on this gorgeous island, I visited many different beaches and these were my 3 favorite and what I consider the best beaches in La Digue.
Anse Source d’Argent
Anse Source d’Argent is not just one of the best beaches on La Digue and in the Seychelles, but one of the best in the world. It tops many “best beaches in the world” lists every year and that is for good reason. It is absolutely stunning.
There is a ~$11 USD that is required to enter the government park where the beach is located, but in my opinion it’s VERY worth the money. Grab a spot in the shade (preferably at high tide) and have a phenomenal afternoon.
Grand Anse Beach
Grand Anse Beach is one of the largest, most pristine beaches I’ve ever seen and it’s located along the southeast of the island. If you want to play in the waves and maybe go surfing, this is the beach for you.
What’s nice is it also has a restaurant right there so you can go grab something to eat if you get hungry. Which we did, and it had some of the best food from our entire time on La Digue, so I highly recommend it.
However, this beach has little to no shade, so pack a beach umbrella or be prepared to snuggle in tight under the few trees there are.
Anse Patates is a smaller beach on the north side of the island that is truly lovely and full of those iconic Seychelles granite rocks. This is a smaller beach but is really, quite lovely. It was one of my favorites, and what I consider one of the best beaches on La Digue.
Bike Around the Island
Now, as I mentioned before, private vehicles are prohibited on La Digue. And that’s definitely part of what gives it its unique charm among the more popular islands in the Seychelles. While La Digue is a small island, trying to walk everywhere will eat up a lot of time, so I highly recommend renting yourself a bicycle for the duration of your stay! It was certainly one of the most fun things to do on La Digue and was also so practical.
We rented ours directly through our hotel so they had them ready for us when we arrived.
Also, a lovely story about my bike rental experience is that my bike chain actually came off while we were riding to Grand Anse. We were about a 15 minute bike ride away, which would have been about 30 minutes to walk. I decide “I’ll just walk it to the beach, we’re pretty close” so I begin pushing my bicycle. Then, a local man who was going the other direction sees that I’m walking the bicycle and that the chain is basically on the ground. He comes over to help, sees it can’t be repaired, and takes my bike back to the rental place and brings me a new one. He took probably 30 – 40 minutes out of his day to help a stranger, and it was one of the kindest things I’ve experienced during my travels.
La Digue’s Famous Crystal Kayak Tour
This is absolutely one of the best things to do on La Digue if not in all of the Seychelles. The kayak tour from Crystal Water Kayaks is amazing. You can find Crystal Kayaks near the entrance to Anse Source d’Argent, and a three hour tour costs around $40 USD per person. You’ll be shown around the reef, taken to secret beaches, and will learn so much history about the nature of the island. I highly recommend adding this experience to you La Digue itinerary.
To book your tour, send them a message on Whatsapp at +2482800877.
Find the Tortoises
Did you know that the Seychelles are home to giant tortoises, and not just on the other inner islands but there are some roaming around La Digue as well? They’re so fun to spot, and the locals treat them like they’re everyone’s pets. So once you find one, stop and say hi. They love neck scratches, and if you have any banana peels to feed them, they’ll gladly accept those too.
Now, I personally didn’t do any hiking during this trip because I was there for my honeymoon and my husband’s idea of fun isn’t exactly hiking, so we had more of a relaxing trip. However, there are lots of gorgeous hikes that lead to amazing viewpoints that I wish we would have been able to hike to, had we had the time (and my husband, the desire, ha!). If you’re a hiker, hitting up one of these trails is definitely one of the best things to do during your time on La Digue:
- Anse Cocos & Anse Caiman
- Romeo & Juliet Point
This post also has quite a few La Digue hikes listed, as well as more information on the Romeo & Juliet hike.
Eat Your Heart Out
La Digue has some really good food, so you’re definitely going to grab a couple of meals outside of your hotel if you can swing it. These were my favorite spots:
- Reggae Bar – this is also a fun bar if you’re looking for a little nightlife
- The restaurant at Le Nautique – a hotel with a beautiful outdoor patio and I had some amazing fish tacos
- The restaurant at Grand Anse Beach
- The restaurant at Le Repaire – another hotel restaurant with good Italian food
So there you go, my favorite and what I consider the best things to do in La Digue, Seychelles, especially for a 3 day itinerary. For a more boots-on-the-ground look of my trip to the Seychelles, check out my Instagram story highlights and my TikTok playlist. And as always, reach out with any questions or concerns about this list of best things to do on La Digue. Happy planning, and I can’t wait for you to experience the Seychelles!