Jul 17, 2014

Travel Diaries: La Digue Island

The second island where we stayed for 4 days was La Digue, the smallest one among the three. In order to get there we took the ferry from Praslin and the ride takes about 15 minutes.
In order to see the island we rented bikes for two days, because the island is so small that they don't have any cars for rent. The locals told us that there are around 15 cars on the island and those are taxis and other facility cars. Funny thing, we experienced here the shortest taxi ride - I think it too like 3 minutes to get from the harbor to the hotel. Anyway, another transportation facility which you may use here are the ox-carts, but we thought bicycles are better. And faster.

The first day we went took a walk around the island up to the beach "Anse Source D'Argent" which is the most popular beach on La Digue (you can see in the first 10 photos below), and we also walked around those granite boulders, through the water, to find smaller hidden beaches and to climb in the end on a granite hill for a breathtaking view. Furthermore, the commercials for Bacardi and Bounty were filmed on this beach.
What I forgot to mention is that, before getting to that beach, we passed the "Union Plantation Reserve" where we could see some giant Tortoises, star fruit trees, an old manual mill, a creepy cemetery where the first owners of that domain are buried, and a vanilla plantation. 












During the second day we went, by bike, to explore the south-eastern part of the island and the two most beautiful beaches I've ever seen - Grand Anse and Petit Anse. Even though the water currents are very strong on this part of the island, the nature and the beaches are amazing and the fact that there were very few tourists (on Petit Anse there were 6 persons counting us) made it even better. Swimming is forbidden on Grand Anse, but the waters of Petit Anse were truly ours. :)


Grand Anse




Petit Anse



We spent the third day cycling from the north-western side of the island up to north-east for more beautiful views and untouched nature, we had lunch on a terrace situated on the shore, and we spent the evening watching the amazing sunset at a very nice beach bar.









This was by far my favourite island, with the most amazing landscapes.


..to be continued.

20 comments:

  1. waw, Andra, you are amazing :) m-au lasat fara cuvinte pozele tale, pur si simplu... de vis.

    te pup

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    1. Multumesc frumos! intr-adevar este o locatie superba :) te pup

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  2. Suuuuperbe fotografiile, mi se pare un paradis locul asta! Sper sa ajungem si noi candva sa ne bucuram de asemenea peisaje! <3

    Ador costumasul roz <3 <3

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    1. Muuultumesc dear!! Este intr-adevar ceva total diferit de orice statiune din Europa, o locatie speciala. Ma bucur mult ca am reusit sa vedem cum e acolo si va doresc si voua sa ajungeti pentru ca e o experienta deosebita. :*:*

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  3. Doamne, e superbă insula! Și îmi plac atât de mult pozele și costumele tale de baie! :)

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  4. Great look, I love it <3

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    1. Thank you! Following you back :)

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  5. Wirklich tolle Bilder, da möchte man glatt auch hin! :)

    Liebe Grüße!

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  6. All of those photographs are absolutely amazing, I enjoyed each of them. The place is so heavenly peaceful and beautiful! You are a lucky one to be there! I've also want to mention that you are always dressed simply but faultlessly. Keep it up!
    Best wishes!

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    1. Thank you very much Alexandra. I always think less is more :)
      xx

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  7. LOVE that pink top!!! SOOOO PERFECT on the beach! And what a gorgeous backdrop! WOWO!! Enjoy babe!
    kisses
    xo The Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  8. Ce frumoase sunt pozele :X Preferata mea este de departe penultima, e superba :*:*

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    1. MUltumesccc! Si mie imi place aia :D

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  9. I've never been this place, but I think it should be a fantastic area. I would love to have the chance to visit it. Kisses,
    Eni

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    1. It is beautiful! Totally recommend it :) Kisses

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  10. Buna Andy,

    Numai cand vedem pozele ne indragostim de locurile pe care le-ati vizitat.
    Sunteti la fel de frumosi ca si ele.

    :* :* Roxie T

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    1. Multumesc Roxie scumpa :*:*

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