Anse Source D'Argent
Anse Source D'Argent
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  • davidxjones
    Los Angeles, California14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable experience.
    Our final days of our Seychelles honeymoon trip were on the island of La Digue. Anse Source d'Argent lives up to it's reputation as one of the most photographed and majestic beaches in the world. The giant granite boulders and turquoise water left us stunned. Don't forget your drone!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Dr Jebel Al Fil
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia794 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unquestioned natural beauty
    Never become bored with this experience of nature and its unspoiled beauty. Truly exquisite and breathtakingly beautiful. The beach, natural rock formations, alcoves, and interesting botanical features make the experience memorable indeed! It's marvellous to reach the fresh fruit cocktail bar stalls that's unexpected. The underpinning excitement is going through the process of fresh fruit selection, and then enjoying the perfect fruit cocktail while kicking sand at the shoreline. The local staff are amazing with outstanding hospitality on their responses. Awesome indeed!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Susan M
    Liverpool, United Kingdom544 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As stunning as I dreamt it would be
    As stunning as it looked on YouTube... Not much more to say other than GO!! Best seen midday to late afternoons for the beautiful colours of the water and the huge fish that swim around you. Any later and the tide is in and it's not quite as pretty Don't expect Robinson Crusoe solitude, there will be lots of tourists...but nicely dotted about. The rocks are incredible.. Perfect
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 October 2023
  • IndySig
    Indianapolis, Indiana4,119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Views
    We rode our bikes through the park and then you get to the beach. The walk to the water is a beautiful path with trees and boulders and views of the ocean. One of the prettiest beaches around the world. Snorkeling wasn’t as good as Anse Severe but it wasn’t too bad.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Łukasz K
    Wroclaw, Poland41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting but certainly not the most beautiful beach in La Digue, not even a top 3 or top 5 in Seychelles.
    Overall it is a nice beach but in our view not the most beautiful one in Seychelles - not even in top 5, maybe in top 10. La Digue has a lot of more impressive points such as Anse Cocos or Anse Marron. On the pros, access to Anse Source d’Argent is really good, unlike many other beaches in Seychelles. It is overpriced as for the experience but – ironically – we advise you to see it at least once, as it still is nice.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2024
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Gadabouts95
Grantham, UK592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The day we went to Union Estate and Anse Source D'Argent it started raining shortly after our arrival and barely stopped all day. However, we persevered and managed to get some photos of the beach when the rain was not too heavy. One advantage of the rain was that the beaches were empty and the boulders looked fabulous when they were wet. All the surrounding greenery also looked more lush than usual.
A word of warning, as were were leaving early afternoon hoards of cruise passengers arrived in a stream of trucks so it may be worth checking in advance when cruise ships are in or at least get there early.
Written 9 January 2020
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J222_psu
Chicago, IL1,375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I do not think that anything can be added here that would detract from this being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are two (2) ways to the beach. First, you can pay to enter via L’Union Estate Farm or the second, you walk around the southern end of the island and exit through L’Union Estate. Either way will give you access to the beach. Those traveling to the beach have a few options for avoiding the crowds. Come early or late, avoid lunch time. If you take your time going through L’Union Estate there are some interesting things to look at. Vanilla trees, tortoise feeding, etc. those traveling around the southern end of the island can only do so at low tide. Anyone visiting the beach should take note of the tide times to ensure that you are there when there is the most beach possible. Take plenty of water with you, and as always, take all of your trash with you when you leave.
Written 17 February 2020
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didier914
Chantilly, France337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
To be seen , but go there very early . For 115 rs you can walk in the park and access to the beach . By bike you win some time and can park in dedicated area before anse source d'argent . Take time to see the villa ,giant turtle , old cemetery.
Beach is not wide , some algae ...
Written 19 January 2020
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SB
Nairobi, Kenya58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
I was a bit worried about the crowds here so we arrived at 6:30 am and it is definitely worth getting there early! We had the beaches to ourselves for hours and even hiked up through the jungle past the abandoned house. It was beautiful up there on the rocks with great views. Some areas in the ocean are a bit rocky and I definitely recommend carrying your water shoes. One of the most surprising parts I liked was actually right at the entrance! We ran past there early morning but on the way out saw the vast clear water and spent hours in there.

One negative comment which has nothing to do with the beach- I wish Seychelles would ban drones! They are intrusive and noisy and everyone seems to have the horrid things!
Written 8 June 2022
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Nikita S
New Delhi, India23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
One of the most picturesque beaches we have been to! It does get quite crowded during the day but as day trippers leave by evening, you can get the beaches all to yourself (and there are quite a few of them if you keep walking forward).

We based ourselves next to a cute little beach bar who kept making excellent fresh fruit cocktails for us (150SCR a drink). Once you have a day pass, you can step in and out all day, and we even ventured out to pack some takeaway to eat at the beach.

We tried the crystal water kayaking (the lazy version - where they tow you tied to a boat, and it's perfect!) And got a view of the beautiful rock formations from afar the beach (like the drone versions you would see online). It was amazing.

Spend the day there, pack everything you can want (food, drink, towels, snorkels, book, etc) and head there. No one will ask you to leave even when it gets dark and we left post sunset in almost pitch dark. It felt magical.
Written 15 July 2023
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Shelleyash
San Diego, CA1,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We enjoyed seeing giant granite rock formations mixed with lush green tropical plants, but we didn’t think it was the most beautiful water on La Digue. There are beautiful blue ombré shades of water at other beaches which also have green foliage and boulders. Check out Grand Anse on the East side and Anse Patates on the north side. Mahe has Beau Vallon, Anse Soleil, and Anse Intendance, and Praslin has Anse Lazio and Anse Volbert. All have gorgeous beaches.

You must pay to enter L’Union Estate, it cost us over over 100sr /7eu pp. They told us their credit card machine was broke so cash only. It’s open from six till six. It was not crowded when we visited in February.

Upon entering it is unclear which direction you should go. There is a photo op gazebo on the right by the beach with a view of kissing rock. There are a few buildings which have drying coconuts, there is a plantation house. If you go to the left you will see the large tortoise enclosure. If you go straight through the plantation past coconut trees and vanilla plants you will see where everyone has left their bicycles before walking to the beach. You can cycle up to the point where it says no bikes. There is also an old cemetery here.

there is a lot of Seaweed and the coral in the water and sand hurts your feet as you walk in the water. The snorkeling wasn’t as good as we have seen at other beaches. There is a large plate sized silvery fish that swims around people, but less variety of fish here. The water is clear and shallow and the sand on the beach is soft.

They sell souvenirs, vanilla, and coconut oil. There are some very friendly coconut vendors in the shade near the beach. Some of them have hammocks or a swing. One made my son a spinning toy out of leaves.

You can walk further down the beach on your left to find other shady coves and beaches.
Written 26 February 2020
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Sara P
249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is the most beautiful and breathtaking beach that I ever saw! Perfect combination of white sand beach, turquoise and clear water, warm Indian Ocean, giant granite rocks, palm trees and other plants, and the most important thing - it is safe for swimming (as everybody told us the beach is protected by the coral reef and other barriers and that’s the reason why you are safe from waves and sharks). You can reach there easily from every side of the island by bike. Before you get there you must pass through nature park and pay entrance fee 100 seychelles rupees per person (approx. 5€ per person). Scenes when you ride through the park are stunning and you can see giant tortoises too.
Written 1 July 2020
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Martin S
Hampshire, UK250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
For anyone visiting Seychelles, especially La Digue you should not miss a visit. During our stay on La Digue we spent four hours there, including lunch which felt just about the right amount of time.
The photos just don't do it justice, and it's without doubt the most beautiful beach we've seen on the three Seychelles inhabited islands. It might be possible for some people to walk there from the ferry terminal in maybe thirty to forty minutes, but I wouldn't recommend it with the heat and humidity. Much better to get a buggy which should cost about 200 rupees each way. We used Babi (2514338) who spoke great English and was very reliable. I believe he is also the owner of Kot Babi Guest House.
The beach itself is accessed via Union Estate, which has lots of facilities and the grounds are beautiful to walk through on the way to and from the beach. The Old Pier Restaurant is pretty decent too with moderate prices. The fee to enter the estate is 150 rupees per person. This includes the beach. Memorable, and money well spent!
Written 25 March 2023
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oslo8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
5 out of 5 stars for the beach. 0 out of 5 for the turtles in enclosure. Thought it ok to pay entrance fee until i saw the turtles. There were a couple of big tables with greenery for tourists to feed them a leaf. Come on what are we? The turtles should roam free and have access to as much green as they want! I took all of it from the table and threw it in the enclosure as a small protest to this whole ordeal and they came "running" to it. Greens obviously scarse in the enclosure. Poor things. Living there for so many years. I explained to my son as gently as i could that they were in captivity and he got very angry at it all, especially after having made friends with two turtles who were free. But its important to teach kids this, and esp not encourage them to feed those who are in the enclosure. Much more meaningful for everyone to meet them in the wild instead, which was not hard to do at La digue. Then you could hang out with them for a whole day without any enclosure!

The beach is amazing though a bit busy perhaps. But if you walk on a bit longer than the crowd there are amazing small "pools" to swim in both for adults and small kids
Written 16 February 2020
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Yvonne O
Victoria, Seychelles132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
We had a lot of fun on this beach just relaxing. There is a gate fee for visitors though so just be ready to make that payment if you’re coming in through the entrance. There are some giant tortoises before you get to the beach. The views are incredible and worth the trip
Written 8 January 2021
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