Anse Source d’Argent, one of the world’s most iconic beaches with its exquisitely eroded boulders and sparkling white sand, can be easily reached on this the fourth largest of the Granitic Group. Lying half an hour’s ferry ride from Praslin, La Digue is reminiscent of a bygone era and so much more relaxed than its two bigger neighbours. It boasts rare cave swiftlets and the small Veuve Reserve protecting the rare endemic black paradise flycatcher. Island exploration is best done by hired bicycle or oxcart. There is safe bathing, good snorkelling offshore, excellent diving and keen walkers can scale the highest point at Nid d’Aigles for fantastic views.