La Digue Island Excursion
Experience two of the most beautiful islands in the Seychelles in one day. First up is the island of La Digue. With its relatively small population, La Digue is the most untouched of the three main tourist islands. Your tour will start with a visit to L’Union Estate, slowly unveiling the surprises of a deep-rooted farm life through discovery of the copra mill, giant tortoise pen, and the time-honoured plantation house. As you go further, you will be welcomed by giant boulders of granite nestled on the pristine, world-famous beach of Anse Source d’Argent, which is said to be the most-photographed beach in the world. Here, opportunity awaits for a revitalising dip in its rippling turquoise waters while the Iles des Palmes Hotel team prepares a sumptuous Creole Lunch at La Buse Restaurant.
After discovering the beautiful island of La Digue, it’s time to head to the historic Praslin island. To kick things off, you will be transported to the enigmatic Vallée de Mai, which is home to the extraordinary Coco de Mer, a double-lobed coconut remarkable for its shape, which grows on these ancient trees. The Vallée de Mai has even been said to be the biblical Garden of Eden, and the Coco de Mer its forbidden fruit. This was also once the property of the ancestor of the directors of Creole Travel Services.
Serenaded by the birds’ tweeting and the serene sounds of the forest, the tour guide will lead you through this magical land of rare endemic bird and plant species. Next, you will head to the Praslin Museum at the Cote d’Or, which provides a summary of the Seychelles culture. Finally, rejuvenate and give your feet a rest at the world-renowned beach of Anse Lazio.