My dream holidays are fixed with beach images in my mind. Probably because I’m a water sign that drawing near any body of water relaxes the heck out of me. I don’t know, but let me write about one of the greatest discoveries of my life, La Digue, Seychelles.
Gone are those days when I dreamed of going to an island that’s too boisterous like Boracay. I love Boracay but it’s a haven for party animals at heart. I spent two years of my life on that island and it will always have that special place in my heart. Those few years helped me shape the person that I am now but it wouldn’t be the place for me anymore. It might be considered as a sign of aging but my holidays are often planned to be lax. I like going to touristy places but I need a fair amount of quiet moments to deliberately hibernate.
One of the most unforgettable places I’ve visited is La Digue, Seychelles. The whole time I’ve spent on that tiny island was a clear definition of how simple life is and how beautifully Earth was crafted by God. I cannot remember being too stressed about anything in La Digue, Seychelles. Everything is as relaxing as life should be. I didn’t even wear a watch considering it’s a staple ensemble for my dailies. It felt like I was hibernating the whole time and it freaking felt good.
We all have to agree that Seychelles is an expensive country to travel, nope, I do not accept any rebuttal on this and trust me you don’t want to know how much I’ve spent on this country. I have only visited a few islands in Seychelles and out of all, La Digue, Seychelles is the cheapest one (at least from my experience). There are no cars on the island so you go around by renting bicycles or walking is an idea that’s always welcome. There are a few fancy restaurants but you can buy take away boxes near the ferry dock. There are Airbnb places on the island so you don’t really need to bother booking in a fancy hotel because that’ll eat up heck amount of money from a year’s worth of savings.
While I am writing this, I am kind of reliving the moments in La Digue, Seychelles. I miss strolling on the streets with my bicycle, getting lunch at a nearby takeaway shop and bringing it to the beach to start delving into it. I have to say, it was the most majestic and peaceful lunch I ever had. After lunch, I grabbed my backpack and walked in between huge granite boulders to find a place where I can take pictures alone, that is seriously wanting to stray away from people’s prying eyes. Good thing finding a solo spot isn’t a hard task in La Digue, Seychelles.
I have already built a connection with my bicycle during this day trip. It took me to places where astounding natural beauty stands exactly before my eyes leaving them awed and teary. The kind of beauty that really makes you believe that there’s truly someone who has a greater power that’s beyond the understanding of human minds. It’s a paradise. Seychelles is a paradise. The sound of the waves crashing onto the shores perfectly synchronize with the chirping of the birds it’s music to the ear that it makes the trees sway together with gentle winds-everything is pure harmony.
I didn’t stay for the night at La Digue, Seychelles which is totally my deepest regret. I could’ve booked a hotel on this island rather than in Praslin, Seychelles. I took the last boat going back to Praslin to call it a day. It was exhausting yet rewarding and calming in so many ways. Finally, seeing Anse Source De Argent was pure magic! Meeting strangers and school kids and chatting about their life was beyond bliss. Lastly, pedaling around the island was my top favorite thing, I felt like a pure adventure-always moving, eyes wide open ready for the unexpected.
Granites, in different shapes and sizes
Golden coconut for the golden skinned girl
My Lunch Spot
La Digue, Seychelles island life transportation staple
This kid works so he can get to college. He wants to be a captain!
Tiny islands scattered around on the way to La Digue, Seychelles
Symbolic summer life, coconut trees
The entry way to the majestic, Anse Source De Argent
My ultimate friend in the island, my rented bicycle
A little bonus, I did make a short clip about my Seychelles travel, care to check it out? Here you go!