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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Gaulettes" · La Digue

  • Anse Gaulettes, La Digue
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The views of nearby islands, the orange orchard, the wall running along one side of the sand, and the art gallery at one end of the beach are all unique features that add up to make Anse Gaulettes a fascinating prospect for the Seychelles holidaymaker.

Facts:

  • 800m x 2m - empty most of the time
  • Shallow water - very little seaweed
  • Tide can be violent - strong undercurrents and high waves
  • Long, narrow beach with some facilities
  • Good for sunbathing - art gallery and snack bar nearby

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Long, narrow strip of sand that lends itself well to sunbathing.
  • Swimming should be avoided at all times due to strong undercurrents and choppy water. At high tide, the beach is almost completely covered, and the currents can take you out to sea.
  • Not at all suitable for children due to the strong currents in the water and the coral that lines the narrow sandy surface.
  • In terms of activities, the beach is good for sunbathing, and there is an art gallery and a snack bar nearby.
  • Some shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Gaulettes, in the north of La Digue, is a long, narrow strip of sand that lies between the road and the ocean. While the water isn’t particularly deep here, at high tide the beach is barely exposed, and the currents under the water turn particularly strong, and can sweep even the most confident swimmer out to sea. Therefore, no-one should swim here for any reason.

Access to the beach is via walking, bicycle, or car. The coastal road runs parallel to the beach, providing plenty of places to stop if you manage to find a car, but also makes access via bicycle a joy. The beach lies near to a few hotels, including Patatran to the north, and is sandwiched between two interesting beaches, Anse Patates and Anse Grosse Roche.

At the south end of the beach lies an art gallery, and further south on Anse Grosse Roche there is a small snack bar, ensuring that visitors can spend a whole day in the area if they want to. The beach also offers views of four nearby islands: Petite Soeur, Grande Soeur, Felicité, and Mariane. There is a long wall that runs along part of the beach, which is the most unique feature of Anse Gaulettes, except perhaps the old orange orchard that can be found behind the beach. This orange orchard still has trees in it that blossom from time to time.

The ocean at Anse Gaulettes may be too dangerous to swim in, but there is certainly plenty to keep holidaymakers busy here. The long, thin sandy surface lends itself well to sunbathing, although be sure to find out when the tide will change, as the beach can disappear at high tide. All in all though, there is enough to do and see here to make a trip to this beach well-worthwhile.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Patatran Restraurant
    • creole, international 
    • 3.0 of 5 111 Reviews  
    • 0.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 43 00
      E-mail:
      patatran@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.patatranseychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 10pm
      Address:
      Patatran Hotel, Anse Patates
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Creole cuisine is served with an incredible view of the Indian Ocean and the small offshore island. Once weekly, the restaurant serves up a Creole buffet.

    • Le Combava
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 34 Reviews  
    • 1.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 99 99
      E-mail:
      combava@orangeraie.sc
      Website:
      www.orangeraie.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 4pm, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie, Anse Sévère
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Located on the roof terrace of the Domaine de l'Orangeraie hotel, this restaurant (whose name means 'Lime' in English) offers an excellent culinary experience to its guests. The meals here range from international delicacies to Creole specialities, served up by excellent chefs. A further highlight is the excellent view of the surrounding nature and the shimmering blue ocean. Reservation recommended.

    • Au Clair De Lune
    • creole 
    • 3.5 of 5 58 Reviews  
    • 1.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 41 42
      E-mail:
      moonlightbeachvilla@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.moonlightbeachvilla.de
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Hotel Moonlight Beach Villas, La Passe
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      If you head north of La Passe on foot or by bike, you'll reach the Clair de Lune, a hotel/restaurant that offers Creole cuisine and a stunning location. Enjoy the sea-view at breakfast time, lunchtime, or in the evening.

    • Villa Authentique
    • creole, international 
    • 3.0 of 5 116 Reviews  
    • 1.3 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 44 13
      E-mail:
      villauthentique@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.villaauthentique.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8am - 11pm
      Address:
      Villa Authentique, La Passe
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Anyone looking for exceptional Creole cuisine for an affordable price will be happy here at the Villa Authentique. Particular highlights include live music at the weekend or the cocktail evening.

    • Tarosa
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 163 Reviews  
    • 1.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 44 07
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 11pm
      Address:
      La Passe
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This centrally-located Café and Restaurant can be found in La Passe, and offers a view of La Digue's harbour. This establishment is a particularly pleasant spot for an evening drink or meal while enjoying the beautiful sunset. At the weekend, there is sometimes live music on show.

    • Bor Lanmer Takeaway
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 70 Reviews  
    • 1.4 km
    • Address:
      La Passe
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      Affordable, delicious Creole cuisine is on the menu here. Instead of fast food, these kind of takeaways offer excellent food for a low price, something the locals also take advantage of. This takeaway is located in the middle of La Passe, next to the Internet Café.

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