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Beach "Anse Songe"

La Digue
Anse Songe, La Digue
Snorkeling
Shade
Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The remote atmosphere of the beach, and the incredible scenery that can be found here, including the small, rocky offshore island and the abandoned dwelling house with its small pond.

Facts:

  • 6m x 1m - empty at all times
  • Very deep water and strong currents
  • Normal tide - high waves
  • A tiny, wild beach full of rocks

Map:

At a Glance:

  • This tiny beach is the name for the sand between Pointe Canon and Grand l’Anse (not to be confused with Grand Anse). It consists of three tiny spots, spread across about 300 metres of rocky surface.
  • Unsuitable for swimming as the water is very deep and there can be currents under the water.
  • Access via Grand Anse, 15 minutes’ walk away.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Songe is a tiny beach in the south of La Digue, next to Grand Anse. While it is not immediately apparent what the draw of this beach could be, it is worth visiting for its scenic views alone. The water here is very deep, and there is no coral reef to protect it from the open ocean. Therefore, it is not safe for anyone to swim here, including confident swimmers. The easiest way to access the beach is via Grand Anse, and the walk between the two takes just 15 minutes. The parking at Grand Anse also means that arrival by car is possible, if you manage to obtain use of one (can be tricky on La Digue!). This 15-minute walk is worth doing for the views alone, which rank among the most beautiful on La Digue. Once you get to Anse Songe, you will be struck by the beauty of the location, with the mix of rocks, coral, sand, and the offshore island making it a good spot for photos. Nearby, you can also find the remains of a dwelling houses, covered with leaves, as well as a small pond filled with water lilies. Besides the view, there isn’t much you can do here. It is certainly possible to go snorkelling, but the water can be deep in places, so make sure to be extremely careful when venturing into the water. The trees that line the beach mean that you can stop for a rest in the shade, if you need to. While it doesn’t offer the widest variety of activities, Anse Songe is worth visiting for its scenery alone. The 15-minute walk from Grand Anse is especially scenic, with views of the ocean, abandoned buildings, and an offshore island being the highlights.

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Nearby accommodation:

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This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 1.20 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 2
Beach: 850 m
Mandarin Studio
For 2 people / night
€ 100
Service: B

Dan Kazou

Apartment · La Digue
SeyVillas Flex Option

This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 1.62 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1500 m
Standard Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 100
Service: B

Mountain View Hotel

Small Hotel · La Digue
3.0 of 5 2 Reviews
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Distance: 1.69 km
Rooms: 9
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 2000 m
Deluxe Room
For 2 people / night
€ 128 - € 290
Service: B&B

Villa Pasyon

Villa · La Digue
4.9 of 5 20 Reviews
SeyVillas Flex Option

This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 1.72 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4 - 10
Beach: 400 m
Villa
For 4 people / night
€ 375
Service: B
4.0 of 5 2 Reviews
Distance: 1.78 km
Rooms: 5
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 1000 m
Standard Room
For 2 people / night
€ 140 - € 179
Service: B

Belle des Iles Guest House

Guesthouse · La Digue
4.3 of 5 95 Reviews
SeyVillas Flex Option

This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 1.85 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 2
Beach: 1700 m
Double Room with Balcony
For 2 people / night
€ 86 - € 90
Service: B

Chloe's Cottage

Guesthouse · La Digue
4.5 of 5 46 Reviews
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Distance: 1.88 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1000 m
Garden Room with Kitchen
For 2 people / night
€ 125 - € 140
Service: B&B

Mazu

Apartment · La Digue
5.0 of 5 17 Reviews
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Distance: 2.02 km
Rooms: 5
Pers.: 2
Beach: 850 m
1-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 187 - € 250
Service: B&B

Fern Lodge Self Catering

Apartment · La Digue
Distance: 2.02 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2
Beach: 900 m
1-Bedroom Apartment Evergreen
For 2 people / night
€ 113 - € 125
Service: B

Etoile Labrine

Guesthouse · La Digue
4.6 of 5 515 Reviews
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Distance: 2.03 km
Rooms: 8
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 700 m
Deluxe Room
For 2 people / night
€ 127 - € 155
Service: B&B
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