While at La Digue, the ship will be at anchor. Guests will be taken ashore via tender. The whole island can be covered on foot within an hour.
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This small island, no more than four square miles in size, is Praslin's beautiful neighbor and presents a picture of peaceful seclusion. Apart from a few minivans, the only other means of transport here are ox carts or bicycles. The island has two centers, La Passe where you come ashore via the ship's tender and, just half a mile to the south, La Reunion. Both are on the islands west coast and neither has more than a handful of dwellings, a few shops, bicycle and oxcart rentals.
Protected on all but its southeast shores by a magnificent encircling coral reef, La Digue retains all the fascination of an untouched world.
Ox cart and bicycle rentals are available at the end of the pier.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
The islands' currency is the Seychelles rupee (SCR). ATM machines usually have the best conversion rates, however, airports and banks also conveniently exchange money. 1 Euro= 8 rupees.
Languages spoken in the Seychelles are Creole (the official language), English and French.
Shopping hours Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat 0800-1200. Some shops close weekdays 1200-1300.
• January 1st and 2nd - New Year
• Good Friday and Easter Sunday - Easter holiday
• May 1st - Labour Day
• June 5 - Corpus Christi
• June 18 - National Day
• June 29 - Independence Day
• August 15 - Assumption Day / La Digue festival
• November 1 - All Saints' Day
• December 8 - Immaculate Conception
• December 25 - Christmas Day
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