Seychelles: Ferry from Mahe to La Digue
We arrived late evening on Mahe, the biggest island of the Seychelles. Our one night stay had to be at Chez Batista, which has the perfect view to wake up in a good mood. Having breakfast with the feet in the sand and only 30m away from the sea is wonderful. They provided yummy fruit salad with Passionfruit, Mango, Papaya and several others. Not to forget the omelet and pancakes.
Next morning we took the ferry via Praslin to La Digue. It is 1060 SR for adults and 570 SR for children. No need to book in advance. In Praslin one needs to change the ferrys and unfortunately carry their luggage from one ferry to the other. Not so convenient organized if you travel with two small children and a lot of luggage. After 1,5h we arrived on La Digue. The ferry itself is of high standard. One almost feels like in a plane. There’s a small cafeteria inside, selling drinks.
Another option is to fly from Mahé to La Digue or Praslin. Tickets are even bookable 1h before take off online at Air Seychelles.
La Digue island is only 3kmx2km “big”. Taxis are allowed there, otherwise everyone rides bicycles or walks. There’s no far distance 😉 For children it is perfect here! Being safe all the time and having the beach to play makes it relaxing for everyone. The best beach is Anse Source d’Argent. It was many times the best beach worldwide.
The Seychelloise know that they live in Paradise – this is reflected in their prices. Accommodation and food is far away from western standard or price level. We rented a 120sqm house, called Kaz Ladouceur, on a small hill with seaview and 3 bedrooms. As a befriended family accompanies it was important to have enough space for 3 children, a own kitchen and 3 bedrooms. At our arrival the owner had prepared the whole villa very friendly and showed us around to make us feel comfortable. Nevertheless it feels a bit odd to stay in someone elses house who didn’t tidy up his belongings. The washing is still on the terrasse, medicine lying around and no key to lock the front door. For over 300€ per night we expected a bit more, as a cleaner in the hotel earns only 250€ per month. Anyway, today we drove around on our rented bikes (6€ per bike per day) and explored the island. We had the impression that other houses are still worse and don’t provide the space and convenience than ours.
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