A time travelling boat ride from Seychelles' second island, Praslin, to La Digue takes only 40 minutes, but transports visitors to the island back in time, to a slower, friendlier and richer time, a time of community, of an unspoilt environment and of an appreciation of the truly important things in life.
Aboard a traditional schooner the island is a short but stunning ride from Praslin, with verdant islands dotting the horizon and the lush hills of La Digue rising up out of crystal clear tropical seas. The island's silver-sanded beaches give way to the schooner's berth on the quaint La Passe jetty, where it nestles between traditional fishing boats and sleek sailing yachts.
Looking inland from the jetty visitors are stunned by the contrasting colours of La Digue, from the lush green forested slopes to the dazzling sandy beaches, from the azure seas to the pink and grey granite formations breaking through the forest canopy, painted with the colours of the sunset in the early evening light.
The rustle, high over head, of coconut palms and the gentle sounds of traditional Creole musicians, the intoxicating scent of vanilla and tropical blooms, La Digue provides a feast for the senses.
Uploaded: Jul 15, 2015