La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles

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La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles
La Digue Island Lodge Seychelles

La Digue Island Lodge is one of the most unique and vintage establishments of Seychelles – surrounded by a lush green environment and a private stretch of beach. Our unique beachside setting boasts magnificent vistas of the neighboring islands and beautiful crystalline waters where colourful sunsets paint the skies on a daily basis.

Nestled at the heart of 17.51 acres of sprawling grounds at Anse Reunion, the hotel is a time-honored establishment with its iconic Yellow House – that transcends the island’s traditions and way of life.

The lodge is situated in a peaceful and exotic tropical garden of coconut palms, takamaka trees providing a cool and breezy atmosphere which complements the natural beauty of the island.

Situated along the beach and in the seclusion of the garden, the detached A-Frame chalets with semi-open bathrooms are built from local takamaka wood a distinctive steep pitched roof.

They all have an en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor, and a small mezzanine deck with two single beds for older children. The interiors have a light and airy feel, with natural wooden flooring.

The Beach House rooms are located on two levels in a traditional Creole Plantation house right by the beach. The upper level rooms provide stunning sea views across the beach and the neighbouring island of Praslin, while the ground floor rooms are on beach level. The Beach House caters for couples and families who can be accommodated in two bedroom rooms.

These well appointed terrace style rooms are located in a peaceful garden setting behind the Beach House. They offer simple, functional accommodation with pale floor tiles, whitewashed ceilings and matching timber furnishings evoking a typical Creole style room.

These bungalows are located in the L’Union Estate Park, adjacent to the famous “Anse Source d’Argent” beach. They enjoy the exclusivity and the tranquility of L’Union Beach and its natural surroundings. Each accommodation has two separate bedrooms with en-suite facilities, living room and kitchen. The accommodation comes with a full butler service.

This famous colonial house which dates from 1900 has been declared a National Monument of Seychelles. It houses nine double-bed guest rooms each with a spiral staircase leading down to a spacious bathroom with separate bath, shower and bidet.

A 15 room’s easy bed and breakfast accommodation within the heart of Anse reunion village. Gregoire’s Apartment is situated on the first floor of the Gregoire’s Complex, a modern
building with an elegant Creole touch, right next to our sister property La Digue Island Lodge in the Anse Reunion Village.

Only 50 metres and 5 minutes by cart from the famous Anse Source D’Argent beach and 800 metres from La Digue Jetty, the complex has become the centre of the village of the island.
The rooms features a double queen size bed, recommended for young active couples only, no wheelchair accessibility facilities available in the property

Set right on the beachfront, the main restaurant offers one of the most memorable dining experiences. With the sound of lapping waves, it is the perfect venue for an early morning breakfast.

The dusk atmosphere is infused with stunning sunsets and candle lit tables looking onto the moonlit ocean adds a romantic touch to the evenings. “Marmit” Restaurant caters for a variety of cuisines with various themed buffets and delectable ‘table d’hôte” menus with live entertainment by local folkloric groups at least three times a week.

Long been the pride of place of the authentic la Digue lodge gastrinomic experience, our chef Dominique has put together an array of delicacies with traditional menus based on the ingredients that he has sourced out from organic producers and local farmers.

Set next to the magnificent pool this outlet service lunchtime snacks such as salads, sandwiches, burgers and the Seaview terrace is the perfect meeting point for a sundowner, the unique badamier tree provides ample shade for an al-fresco daytime dining experience.

This comfortable and stylish bar looking out to the sea and lobby provides our guests with an alternative space to relax before and after their evening meals. the furniture and decor enhances the rustic feel providing an atmosphere of the bygone colonial days. the old bar is located close to the reception area.

Our feet-in-the sand setting by the beach catering for all guests lazing away by the beach. Serving grills, salads, ice cream, fresh coconuts and a variety of drinks, it is the perfect spot for al-fresco lunches.

La digue island is the ultimate location for your dream wedding. our hotel caters for all your special needs for this momentous occasion with various packages of different services, these include dedicated wedding planner, cake, special dinner, flower arch, pre-wedding spa treatment, decorated beach or hotel setting, registrar and apostle stamp authorization. additional services include professional wedding photographer, bouqnet for the bride.

Our spa offer a variety of massages, from balinese massage to aromatherapy deep tissue massage and a range of other treatment in a very peaceful and relaxed environment. The product are exclusively made from local organic products.

Visit the famous isolated beaches of la Digue by trail (45mins) and have your private picnic on the virgin beach of Anse Cocos. The spectacular bays along the ante cocos trail encompass the stunning beaches of grand anse, petite anse and anse cocos.

The 45-minite trail take you through some amazing landscapes and the beaches offer a small, secluded natural pool among the rocks that is quite romantic. other excursions that can be arranged on request: snorkelling, fishing, tour round la Digue by boat or by bus, sunset tours.

One of the most visited sites on La Digue is the L’Union Estate situated on the southern end of the island. An old plantation house is the centrepiece of the estate, which is flanked by a giant granite boulder, a large pen where Seychelles’ giant tortoises roam and a spacious paddock for the estate’s horses.

Once a leading industry in Seychelles, the production of Copra (the dried flesh of a coconut and the oil derived from it) has declined significantly and today the only remaining Copra Mill on La Digue is at the Union Estate where you can see every stage of the copra processing, from the laborious de-husking to the final purifying and bottling of the oil.

The Plantation of the Union Estate covers almost a third of La Digue and is home to a wide variety of plants cultivated for food and medicine. At certain times of the day visitors to the plantation are able to observe the time honoured techniques used to maintain and harvest the crops. Another historical sight at the L’Union Estate, the old Cemetery was established by the very first permanent settlers on La Digue.

The Paradise Flycatcher (Vev in Creole) is found only on La Digue and is the only one of Seychelles’ endemic bird species still listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. While it can be seen in many places on the La Digue plateau, the best opportunity to glimpse this rare bird is afforded by the Veuve Reserve.

The male bird is black with an iridescent blue sheen, a blue bill and sports long black tail streamers, while the female is smaller with a brown back and wings. They can be seen flying around the badamier (Indian almond) trees and in the marshes where they feed on insects.

Vigorous conservation efforts are underway to protect the Vev, the total population of which numbers only a couple of hundred birds. The Reserve is the perfect place to watch the birds and is equally inviting for non-birdwatchers for its peace, tranquillity and verdant scenery.

Fish is a central part of traditional Seychellois cuisine and Seychellois have been expert fishermen for as long as the islands have been inhabited, ensuring that the dish of the day is always fresh from the sea.

The warm waters of the vast western Indian Ocean supply a myriad range of fish and fishing opportunities to the enthusiastic angler, allowing a fishing trip off La Digue to be everything from a one off day trip to a week long ocean going adventure.

Working alongside local fishermen and the talented crews of the Azzurra Pro Dive centre, La Digue Island Lodge can tailor make the fishing trip of your dreams, catering to all tastes, from trolling for marlin behind a powerful motor boat to using a simple hand line while reef fishing for succulent parrot fish and rabbit fish.

We can cater for any fishing holiday available in Seychelles, whether it’s a private trip aboard an ocean going motor boat, or a group holiday for seasoned reef fishermen; La Digue Island Lodge is ready to meet your every need.

A number of La Digue’s beaches experience strong, seasonal currents and powerful waves. Beaches where extra caution should be taken are clearly marked with warning signs. When visiting these beaches please take a moment to read the signs and follow the instructions given.

Where the track turns to sand, abandon your bicycles and walk the remaining few yards to one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. Reputed to be the most photographed beach in the world, Anse Source D’Argent is a long stretch of golden soft white coral sands, flanked by spectacular granite boulders.

Following the twisting pathways that lead away from the main beach the intrepid explorer discovers the hidden coves, separated by towering boulders and secret caves, that make up Anse Source D’Argent.

A beautiful stretch of soft sand lapped by tranquil turquoise seas, the L’Union beach extends from the L’Union Estate to Anse Source D’Argent. Quiet and peaceful, the L’Union beach is the perfect spot from which to photograph Anse Source D’Argent.

Famous for its snorkelling and ideal for swimming, this beach is yet another secluded spot easily discovered by foot or bicycle.

One of the most stunning beaches in Seychelles, the golden sands of Grand Anse are often pounded by powerful waves which attract the island’s surfers. Its backdrop of immense granite boulders and lushly forested mountains make it a perfect spot for postcard pictures and a day spent lounging in the sun.

A sister to Grand Anse beach, the quieter and smaller Petite Anse is accessed by walking from Grand Anse and offers a unique beauty and tranquillity which repays the extra walk.

Anse Coco; the most isolated, stunning and unspoilt beach on La Digue. It can be reached on foot either via Grand Anse and Petit Anse or, for the more adventurous, by trekking across the island via Nid’Aigle. The perfect beach for rest, relaxation and solitude.

For those in search of a Robinson Crusoe beach, this is a “must see”. Whether you’re a veteran visitor to La Digue or a first-timer, Anse Marron should no be missed.

A welcome rest after a gentle trek through the south of the island, Anse Songe is a uniquely charming small beach.

Azure dive centere is the island’s only diving center located in a hotel. It is staffed by professional and knowledgeable PADI certified instructors.

It is the base from where diving enthusiasts can explore world class diving sites in the vicinity of la Digue and the surrounding island. Whether you are a certified diver, or have no previous experience and are looking for an introduction to scuba diving, come to Azzurra Pro Dive!

You cannot afford to miss the wonderful underwater environment that our island has to offer: enjoy the breathtaking granitic slopes, experience the thrill of diving among a school of reef sharks, discover the thriving underwater life in all its shapes, sizes and incredible colours!

One of the better known sites in this area, a series of huge granite boulders surround the small island and drop down in dramatic vertical walls and swim-throughs. The series of protected gullies and bays are home to a prolific fish population including Stingrays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Napoleon wrasse and reef sharks and are also visited by turtles.

These rocks are located mid-channel between Praslin and La Digue and provide a magnet for fish and invertebrate life amid their corals. A series of interesting gullies and holes provide ample shelter to protect not only the shoals of smaller reef fish, but also the larger groupers and snappers.

Right next to Ave Maria, less know but every bit as inviting, is White Bank; this series of rocks is the gathering place for schools of Unicornfish, Jack, Snappers and Bat-fish. In the crevices and tunnels Lobster, Octopus, Scorpion fish, Humphead Parrotfish and White tip shark can all be found.

Here a long granite back stone supports an impressive coral reef, where Moorish Idols, Parrotfish and Surgeonfish swim along Turtles and schools of Eagle Ray. Look out for the beautiful Anemones hosting pairs of Clownfish. The gentle current makes this an excellent site for drift dives.

The gentle drift along the side of the island can reveal several giant stingray and Nutrice shark. Humphead Parrotfish glide past, unconcerned by the presence of divers. Several species of large grouper can also be found, hiding under overhangs and in holes.

Here a long granite backbone supports an impressive coral reef which has become the hunting ground of several small reef sharks. The end of the reef has a series of interesting caves and swim-throughs which harbour a diversity of the shyer fish species.

A circular granite formation adorned with corals with swim throughs and crevices to explore. An ideal location for finding Bumphead parrotfish, Hawksbill turtles and schooling Eagle rays. Small stingrays and white tip sharks sleep under the corals and rocks.

Pinnacles of granite reach to the surface from the sand at 20 metres forming impressive underwater spires and canyons. These provide a sheltered home to Napoleon wrasse, jacks, parrotfish and a multitude of colourful reef fish.

Un énorme bloc de granit fournit une maison pour les écoles de vivaneaux et l’extrême rare Armitage Angelfish. Le grand Barracuda et le requin gris gris occasionnel ajoutent une touche passionnante. Cependant, le grand mérou marbré vers la fin de la plongée est très timide, alors approchez-vous tranquillement!

Adrift dive over dramatic rock formations with swim-throughs and soft corals a specialty. Shoaling Humphead Parrotfish and Hawksbill turtles are regularly seen, as is the unusual and colourful clown triggerfish.

These rocks between Sister Island and Felicite start at just three metres below the surface and form a natural focus for swirling schools of jacks and Mackerel. Reef Sharks and Green Turtles are frequently spotted.

A good place for diving amongst granite formations scattered on the sea bottom and reaching up seven metres to the surface. Common is the grey reef sharks and the nurse shark, and the swim-throughs attract schools of Humphead parrot fish, Napoleon Wrasse, Hawsksbill turtle, Lobsters, Morrayeel and Sting rays, lying in the sand.

These two remote granite reef have large coral formations which are frequently visited by schools of barracuda and Jack fish as well as being home to Turtles, Stinray, Eagleray and reef Shark.

This deep granitic bank is an excellent location for seeing shoals of large pelagics. Dogtooth tuna, large jacks, rainbow runners and red snapper roam the outer edge, while the overhangs are home for sleeping sharks, rays and a profusion of reef fish.

This range of granite pinnacles studding the sea bed makes an excellent drift dive. They are a gathering point for many kinds of pelagic and game fish such as dogtooth tuna, large jacks and even sailfish. Look out for nurse sharks, giant stingrays and schooling Oceanic triggerfish.

The submarine rocks at the eastern end of Curieuse Island are covered by an immense diversity of coral attracting an equally exciting range of coral fish species. Sharks and Ray are frequently seen cruising by. Turtles are a common favourite.

An extensive coral reef tableau dominated by large coral heads and table corals, this is an excellent location for finding lionfish, octopus, morays and scorpionfish. Its protected status means that you are often surrounded by hundreds of shoaling fusiliers and jacks. Marine Park Regulations will apply.

A series of dramatic granitic pinnacles just break the surface and are the home for giant stingrays, reef sharks and pristine coral formations. Shoals of fusiliers swoop over the divers and turtles are often seen in the shallows.

On this site a huge granite formation has literally splintered apart leaving a series of narrow interconnecting gullies. These provide superb diving and hiding places for many unique fish and coral species as well as visiting Turtles.

A long granite rising, to within seven metres of the surface, the site is covered with both hard and soft corals and shelters shoals of small fish which in turn an attracts turtle, dolphins and occasional reef sharks. Lucky divers in the right season may also spot the occasional whale shark.

A series of dramatic granitic pinnacles just break the surface and are the home for giant stingrays, reef sharks and pristine coral formations. Shoals of fusiliers swoop over the divers and turtles are often seen in the shallows.

An island renowned as a nature reserve for its bird life, the underwater life is easily as spectacular! The reefs off the island provide superb diving and a hiding place for many unique fish and coral species as well as turtles.

Only just breaking the surface at low water, this rock is a potential hazard to shipping but a Mecca for divers. The site is home to a number of reef sharks and has an impressive 10 metre long tunnel with several openings through to the outer reef.

This bank is a series of granitic pinnacle surrounded by boulder outcrops covered in corals. You are guaranteed to find small reef sharks (sometimes larger!) and a multitude of shoaling fish.

A drift dive around Booby Rock is an excellent way of seeing Eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse, turtles and dolphins. Sleeping sharks and lobsters hide under the rocks and coral heads, while shoals of snappers and soldier fish inhabit the reef tops. Whale sharks a distinct possibility in season.

This offshore pinnacle is covered in pristine coral formations and is seldom visited by divers. The visibility is usually excellent and sightings of schools of devil rays, giant grouper and reef sharks are common.

Grey reef sharks and stingrays rest on the sand at the base of this pinnacle. Shoals of batfish, snapper and the odd hawksbill turtle are found slightly shallower, close to a neat swim-through in the rocks. Often to be seen are large moray eels. During ascent don’t miss watching the different shades of blue formed by waves breaking onto the rock.

The island drops steeply into the sea forming dramatic cathedral size structures. Three species of shark can be seen in one dive, including up to 25 Grey Reef Sharks patrolling the lower fringes of the reef. Hawksbill turtles, Napoleon wrasse and Eagle rays are easily found, with guitar fish a rare treat.

In addition to the many surfers who find their perfect wave in the Seychelles – many divers find “home” in this tropical paradise thousands of miles from anywhere boasting excellent diving in spectacular surroundings. Seychelles is a group of about 115 islands which lie 1600 km (990 miles) off the coast of east Africa.

The islands are predominately made of granite and, due to oceanic isolation, have managed to preserve a large number of unique species such as giant tortoises. Minimal currents, abundant fish, colourful corals and an above average chance of seeing large pelagics (such as manta rays, turtles, and whale sharks) make this a top dive travel destination.

The three central islands are Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, all of which are granitic, while the outlying islands are coral atolls. Aside from palm-fringed beaches and superb snorkelling and diving, there’s also plenty of forest wilderness with an abundance of wildlife.

Diving, particularly around the outlying islands is popular and diving is offered both from dive centres on the islands or from a number of live-aboard dive vessels with good facilities. Seychelles has four marine national parks, and more than 150 species of tropical reef fish have been identified.

In 1997 Seychelles was affected by coral bleaching caused by the El Nino weather pattern which resulted in some hard coral mortality, mainly of branching Acropora species (finger corals, stag-horns etc).

Since then there are visible signs that the reefs – like many other areas affected by this natural phenomena – are recovering. And it is important to note that the amount of fish has not been affected.

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