The Northern Tip
The Northern Tip of La Digue
The northern tip of La Digue is most-often traversed during a cycling tour. From the island's jetty simply head north past the hotels, shops, and private residences. Following the small coastal street that leads past the ocean, behind the police station, you will pass a colourfully-decorated cemetery before reaching the picturesque beach of Anse Severe.
Behind the small headland at the tip of the island, the east coast of La Digue stretches out in front of you. After the Patatran Hotel comes the beautiful Anse Patates, which is a great spot to go snorkelling and swimming. Anyone who'd like to sunbathe should pay attention to the tide, as this beach is almost completely submerged at high tide.
Heading further along the coast by bike, you will pass by several other beautiful beaches, such as Anse Gaulettes, Anse Grosse Roche, or Anse Banane, where you can stop in the beautiful Chez Jules restaurant to recharge with a freshly-prepared juice or a delicious snack, all the time enjoying the views of the offshore islands. The beaches here are stunning and white in the sun, while the ocean laps the shore in turquoise colours, and imposing rocks and green vegetation finish the image off nicely.
The street ends in the east of the island at Anse Fourmis. It isn't possible to go all the way around the island by bike. From Anse Fourmis, you can continue on foot until you get to Anse Caïman. The path here leads over the rocks, so is only to be recommended to experienced hikers. At low tide, it is possible to wade through the water between Anse Fourmis and Anse Caïman, but make sure that you know the tide times for the day, as this is impossible at high tide.