Anse Source d'Argent (La Digue) picture1 of 2
Anse Source d'Argent (La Digue)2 of 2
ChristianB/Getty Images

Key Info

L'Union Estate, La Digue

Details

Beaches Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9

scorecard

  • 2.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

If you're looking to spend the day on one of Seychelles' most famous beaches, complete with rustling palms and gigantic boulders, make your way to Anse Source d'Argent. If you feel like you've seen this sandy stretch before, you probably have: Anse Source d'Argent has been used as the backdrop for numerous advertising campaigns for Bacardi Rum, Campari and Bounty Chocolate. You'll find this picturesque strip of shoreline along the southwest coast of La Digue. However, unlike other Seychelles beaches, you'll have to pay to play here. If you're looking to sprawl along Anse Source d'Argent's white sand you'll need to fork over 100 SCR (approximately $8 USD) to L'Union Estate, the plantation that sits adjacent to the beach.

Despite it being one of the only beaches requiring admission, recent visitors say that Anse Source d'Argent is well worth the trip if you're on La Digue. "Anse Source d'Argent is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited," one TripAdvisor user claimed. "I can see why commercials are shot in this location!"

You'll find Anse Source d'Argent about a mile south of the island's ferry port. You can easily reach the sands on foot or by bike; the beach welcomes visitors any day of the year as long as L'Union Estate permits entry (you can call ahead to make sure). While here, you can also take advantage of the plantation's facilities, including the restaurant. For more information, visit the Seychelles Tourism Board's Anse Source d'Argent page.

See all Hotels in Seychelles »

More Best Things To Do in Seychelles

Anse Volbert (Praslin)1 of 10
Beau Vallon (Mahé)2 of 10
Type
Time to Spend
#1 Anse Volbert (Praslin)

Also known as the Côte d'Or ("Golden Coast"), Anse Volbert earns rave reviews from sun-seekers, swimmers and snorkelers for its sugary white sand and crystal clear water. Although it's one of the island's most popular beaches, Anse Volbert's size (approximately 1½ miles long) means it never feels crowded. "It's not a busy beach but for a good experience, try to go to the right to get away from all the boats," one TripAdvisor user suggested.

Although they admit that Anse Volbert isn't the prettiest of Seychelles' beaches, travelers say that the soft sand and shallow water are ideal conditions for those traveling with children. And the abundance of restaurants and bars close by means you can plan to spend the day there without worrying about going hungry or finding a restroom.

Read more
Alquiler de Coches/Flickr
See full list of Best Things To Do in Seychelles »

Explore More of Seychelles

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

I Went On a Cruise During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is What Happened.

Coronavirus concerns, itinerary changes and uncertainty lead to an unusual vacation.

5 Travel-Themed Activities to Do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Use these suggestions to fill the travel void amid the pandemic.

Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

If you are rescheduling a vacation or booking a future trip, consider purchasing an insurance policy with the CFAR benefit.

The 21 Best Costa Rica Tours

Dive into this natural paradise on these exceptional excursions.

Social Distancing Outside: 8 Safe Places to Go and Things to Do

Here are some creative ways to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus outbreak.

14 Things to Do When Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed

Know your options when flight delays or cancellations threaten to ruin your vacation.

What Will Happen to My Elite Status and Points Because of the Coronavirus?

Limited travel due to the coronavirus prompts airline and hotel rewards programs to make policy changes.

Can You Cancel Your Flight Because of the Coronavirus?

Tips, info and more on cancellations due to the pandemic.

Virtual Tours: 35 Destinations, Museums and Attractions You Can Experience Online

Stuck at home amid the coronavirus outbreak? Enjoy museums, performances and nature from the comfort of your couch.

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico 2020

Reserve a room at one of these all-inclusive resorts for a fun, hassle-free vacation.