Extraordinary Africa>Seychelles>La Digue
Lovely little La Digue probably isn’t the sort of place you’d come for a full two weeks, but for a few nights as part of a Seychelles island-hopping experience, it’d be truly idyllic. La Digue is utterly unspoilt, and visiting feels like winding back the clock a few decades- to this day, most people get around by motorbike, golf buggy and bicycle. We’d certainly recommend the latter for a truly Seychellois experience- once you step off the boat, it’s only a five minute walk to the village centre where you can hire one, and set off exploring La Digue as the locals do- at a leisurely speed.
Just make sure to stick along the shoreline- not only does La Digue have some one of the most ravishing beaches in the Seychelles, but the steep forest-covered hills in the centre of the island could prove something of a challenge! It’s possible to cycle almost anywhere on La Digue within an hour or so, and with a couple of days you can start to truly absorb the Creole culture, with a visit to the market, the church and a few of the local villages.
The great charm of La Digue is in its timeless simplicity, so while there are a number of small hotels and guesthouses here, you should expect them to be peaceful and laid-back rather than glossy 5* resorts.