La Digue, an island of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean with beaches of breath taking beauty, surreally shaped granite rocks and colours of incredible intensity. Fabulous birds enjoy fragrant fruits and flowers and a small village community shares a little piece of paradise between the sea and the lush green hillside rising up to 333 metres.
The smooth granite rocks protruding from the turquoise waters are part of the former supercontinent Gondwana, literally as old as time. With about 700 million years of age, these rounded boulders are even older than the surrounding sea.
The 115 islands of the Seychelles were initially uninhabited, people of different origin successively occupied the islands, mainly Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. To date this mixture has lived together in peace – friendly people who welcome you with a warm Bonzour.
Maybe the stunning beauty of nature ensures the peace, maybe the solid ground is the reason for stability in the islands; or simply the fact that you can neither starve nor freeze…