Anse Source d’Argent, on La Digue Island, in the beautiful Seychelles, is one of the world’s most iconic beaches. With its warm shallow waters and clean white sand it’s the absolute epitome of the ideal beach location. With its picturesque granite boulders interspersed with palm trees there’s dozens of little spots on the beach that you can make your own for the day.
Resting under the shade of a palm tree you can watch your children play in the surf and make sandcastles while enjoying some of the excellent take away food available from the nearby eateries. The beach is also a favourite for couples enjoying a romantic getaway!
To help you get around more easily you can rent a bicycle to head down to the beach, where you might even get to see some of the island’s famous green sea turtles that sometimes venture closer to the island from the reefs where they usually hunt!
If you enjoy snorkeling and exploring underwater coral beds then La Digue Island is definitely for you. The ecosystem of the island and its coral reefs are thriving and support a huge diversity of wildlife.
La Digue is one of the most popular islands in the Seychelles and attracts people from all over the world to marvel at the pristine natural wonder of the place and take a break from their hectic modern lives. The island’s permanent population is about 3000 people but it still has all the facilities you would expect from a world class holiday destination.
How do you get to Anse Source d’Argent?
To reach the Seychelles you can take an international flight to the airport on the island of Mahe. Mahe is the central international hub for transport to and from the chain of islands in the Indian Ocean. Once you reach Mahe, which is approximately 5 hours flight from Mumbai, India, you are only 40 miles away from La Digue Island. There are fantastic, well managed local transport links that you can use to get to La Digue with regular ferries and boats to the island.
Until recently cars were banned on the island and although this has changed bicycles are still the most common way to get around. The distances involved are not massive, usually less than a few miles from place to place, hotel to beach, beach to restaurant and back which is why many people choose to cycle! When you arrive on the island from the ferry you can find several bike hire stands right beside the jetty, so it’s very convenient, although it’s still possible to hire a taxi if you prefer.
The vast majority of hotels and accomodation are located on the West side of the island. You can find many guesthouses, hotels and holiday rental properties in and around La Passe. The largest town on the island is called Reunion, where you can find a great selection of restaurants, hotels, shops and bike rental facilities as well.
When is the Best Time to Visit the Seychelles and Anse Source d’Argent?
The weather on La Digue is pretty much perfect throughout the year due to its equatorial location, with temperatures averaging between 25 and 30 Degrees Celsius. The rainy season is between late September and March so if you want to avoid the wetter weather then it’s best to visit the island between April and August.
The beach is extremely popular with tourists and sometimes it can get a little bit crowded, but if you head out to the beach in the early morning or later in the evening, you’ll be able to have much of it to yourself! Watching the sun set as the waters lap softly against the shore will leave you feeling like you have found your own slice of paradise when the evening light is just perfect to capture some outstanding holiday snaps.
What can you do on the island of La Digue?
The island of La Digue has numerous top quality hotels, as well as smaller guesthouses and rental properties available for you to stay in during your visit. All are close to the Anse Source d’Argent beach, one of the most famous attractions on the island. Getting around is easy by bike, however if you want to arrange a taxi then the friendly staff in the hotels will always be on hand to assist you in making travel arrangements.
The island has a lot to offer beyond its amazing beaches and natural beauty, and whether you want a fun packed day of activities or a more restful, relaxing time, you’ll find there’s plenty of possibilities to explore.
Why not try some Kayaking?
A great choice for families with children who love to get out on the water, as well as others who want to explore some of the oceans by kayak. You can take a guided tour in kayaks that have a see through, transparent bottom, so you can admire the marine life while you kayak around the island’s coast. A really unique experience you’ll never forget!
Take a nature tour around the island and its nearby neighbours.
On this lovely day excursion you’ll be taken on a guided walk through the forests of La Digue, travel on a comfortable boat to enjoy lunch on the Anse Marron, and return in the evening to relax on the beach of Anse Source d’Argent.
Visit the Plantation House National Museum.
If you want to see a little more of the island’s culture, and learn about its history then you can’t miss out on a visit to this beautifully renovated colonial house which now serves as a fascinating museum.
And there’s much more to do on the island; why not charter a private boat for a day trip, taste the fine dining of the superb restaurants and beachfront cafes, snorkel in the coral reefs and of course, relax on the wonderful beaches that the island is famous for.
In the town of Reunion you will find a great variety of shops, selling everything you might need including beachwear, towels and snorkel gear, as well as charming souvenir boutiques. The town’s restaurants specialise in freshly caught seafood and delicious Cajun and Creole; but amongst the wide variety you’ll find something to match every palette including pizza parlours and steak houses.
Anse Source d’Argent is the perfect destination for a beach holiday, whether you’re a family looking for plenty of fun packed activities or a couple seeking solitude and some special time together. With amazing accommodation on offer to suit all budgets, excellent restaurants and local cuisine as well as great transport links, this unmissable destination is just waiting for you to discover it.