La Digue, Seychelles

Navigating the waters and rock formations of La Digue

This morning we arrived to La Digue, the fourth largest island of the Seychelles with only about 2,100 inhabitants. They have some of the most beautiful and well-known beaches in the world. The unusual aspect of La Digue is it is not a coral or volcanic island but is granite.

While on the island, we learned an interesting fact that La Dique is where the Tom Hank’s movie Castaway was shot along with the movie Robinson Crusoe. The islands are also featured in many Bacardi commercials.

Later that morning, we participated in a reef kayaking experience. We boarded two person kayaks which were made of clear polycarbonate so we could see below us and observe the coral and fish beneath us. A very unusual perspective and quite distracting.

The huge granite rocks along the shore-line were stunning and many had names such as Kissing Rock, Shark and Turtle.

Whether or not you could visualize how they got their name, the rocks were magnificent, especially against the white, white sandy beaches and warm, lovely turquoise water.

It really was a stunning paddle not only for the seashore views but the abundance of coral and reef below us.

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