Seychelles : Anse Source D’ Argent, La Digue

Have you had a beach that is so high on your bucketlist that you saved it as your screensaver for months and visualized yourself there! Anse Source D’Argent in La Digue is arguably a beach that I have been wanting to visit since forever. It was the primary reason the Seychelles was on my travel list! If you google Seychelles this is going to be one of the top images to show up.

Anse Source D’Argent in La Digue, Seychelles is what tropical dreams are made of and has been voted multiple times as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This is also the NO 1 most photographed beach in the world and it’s not hard to see why ! We couldn’t put our camera/ drone / phones away cos literally every corner is a picture perfect postcard. In this blog post I wanted to recap our day trip to La Digue to visit this beach.

 

How to get to La Digue ?

La Digue is a tiny island in the Seychelles and is most known for this beach. While you can stay here for 2-3 days, we decided to just do a day trip from Praslin. There is no airport in La Digue – so you can either :

  • take a helicopter (Zil Air) from Mahe or Praslin or
  • take a short 15 minute scenic ferry ride from Praslin or an hour ferry ride from Mahe.
  • Of course you can also rent a private boat charter to explore La Digue on your own.

We took the Cat Rose ferry from Praslin to La Digue and booked it online at this website. They have a couple of options for timing for going and for the return.

 

How to get to the beach? 

When you arrive on La Digue unless you are staying there the only way to get around on the island is bicycles! You can rent a bike right across from the ferry terminal. Riding bikes here made this so fun and gave us such an authentic island experience. There is a ton to explore on the island if you have more time, but we wanted to spend our entire day at the very beach we travelled all the way from the US for!

Anse Source D’ Argent is just a short 20 minute bike ride from the ferry terminal. It is located within Reunion estate. This is a public beach, but since you have to go through a national park to access it, there is an entrance fee of 10 euros per person. On the beach there are no eateries or hotels, so pack some snacks, towels etc if you plan to spend many hours here. Also bring cash as there are kiosks selling some souvenirs and fruit/coco water on the beach.

Once you enter the park you will also see other interesting things like vanilla plantation, giant tortoises as well as the most dreamy coconut groves with hundreds of coconut trees.
If you have time other must see beaches to explore on La Digue are –  Anse Cocos, Grand Anse and Petite Anse ( all on the east coast of the island).

The beach itself : 

At first glance – I cried! I had to pinch myself to believe that this was real life and that I was on the beach of my dreams! Anse Source D’Argent totally lives up to the hype and more. While I do have other fave beaches in the Seychelles, I have to say this was undoubtedly the most photogenic of them all. And easily one of the most unique beaches I have ever been to.

From the sky or from the ground every corner looked like a literal postcard ! The beach is a long one divided into many little coves and nooks – all with iconic granite boulders, lush tropical flora, white sands and turquoise waters which makes it so quintessential Seychelles ! This surreal landscape is what makes this beach so unique.

One thing to note is that the tide changes here significantly twice a day. The beach looks so different at high and low tide. I had done some research on this and found that in my opnion the beach looked the prettiest at mid to high tide! So I definitely recommend checking the tide timings on Google before you go to the beach.

While you are here – a must do is to rent a Kayak on Crystal Clear Kayaks ( their kiosk is right at the entrance). Kayaking around the beach gives you some spectacular vistas all around! They also have several kayak tours to choose from if you would rather do a guided group tour.

 

More Postcards from this this paradise :

You can catch all the rest of my Seychelles posts HERE.

Check out my TRAVEL GUIDE TO SEYCHELLES here.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

Jyo

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