While at La Digue, the ship will be at anchor.
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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. There are lots of open air mini-taxis and multi-seat taxis. Prices are variable. Watch out for gouging. 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 rentals.
From the tender port it takes over 1 hour to walk half way around the island then the road ends. You have to walk back to the port and then go the other direction for about 1 hour until the road ends, then walk back.
Protected on all but its southeast shores by a magnificent encircling coral reef, La Digue retains all the fascination of an untouched world.
Beaches are beautiful but many are very rocky and depending on the season some are not good for swimming due to strong currents and undertow.
It pays to compare your cruise line tours 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.
In general prices are high in the Seychelles/La Digue
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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