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*From October 2017

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.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Snack Bellevue
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 268 Reviews  
    • 2.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 52 78 56
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 8pm
      Address:
      Nid Aigle
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      On the slopes of the Nid d'Aigle lies this snackbar, reached after a challenging climb. That said, it's well worth it thanks to the incredible view. If you want to stay for the incredible sunset then we recommend taking a taxi back down, or at least being very careful, as the way can be dangerous at night due to poor visibility in the dark!

    • Phone:
      +248 2 59 13 08
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 4pm
      Address:
      Anse Source d'Argent (Union Estate)
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This open beach-restaurant in the Union Estate offers traditional local cuisine, and is the ideal place to enjoy some delicious delicacies after (or even before) sunbathing on the nearby Anse Source d'Argent. Enjoy freshly-grilled fish, a salad, or one of many other culinary treats with the sand between your toes!

    • Zerof Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 315 Reviews  
    • 2.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 44 39
      E-mail:
      zerofguesthouse@yahoo.com
      Website:
      www.zerofguesthouses.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8am - 9pm
      Address:
      Anse Reunion
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      At the 'Zerof' restaurant, guests can get to know the best that Creole cuisine has to offer, backed up by the fact that the restaurant is equally-popular with tourists and the Seychellois themselves. Enjoy a variety of cultural flavours and seasonings in the menus, which change every evening.

    • Chateau St. Cloud
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 43 46
      E-mail:
      stcloud@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.chateaustcloud.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      La Passe
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Chateau St. Cloud restaurant offers guests a delicate choice of local Creole meals, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Seychelles. The restaurant's location amidst a stunning garden creates a unique experience for each guest.

    • Le Relax Beach House Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 4.0 of 5 45 Reviews  
    • 2.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 52 73 53
      E-mail:
      beachhouse@lerelaxhotel.com
      Website:
      www.lerelaxhotel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Le Relax Beach House, Anse Reunion, Opp. Roman Catholic Church
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This small hotel, located in the Beach House hotel, offers Creole cuisine, international dishes, and Indian food, as well a beautiful view of the neighbouring island of Praslin.

    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 42 87
      E-mail:
      rchezjules@yahoo.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 9am - 5pm
      Dinner on request.
      Address:
      Anse Banane
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      This beach bar, right on the sea, with a roof made from palm tree leaves, wooden carvings, and a laid-back atmosphere, constitutes a real insider's tip. Enjoy fresh fruit-juice, snacks, and Creole cuisine on request, including the well-loved octopus salad. Reservations are recommended for evening meals.

Nearby accommodation:

Villa · La Digue · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

Villa · La Digue · Distance: 1.8 km · Map

4.5 of 5 18 Reviews

Guesthouse · La Digue · Distance: 1.9 km · Map

4.5 of 5 33 Reviews