A Tropical Paradise in the Indian Ocean
Visitors to La Passe on the Seychelles island of La Digue often get a sense of déjà vu, which is not at all surprising. The isle’s world-famous beaches have been featured countless times in movies, commercials, and magazines. In fact, if you closed your eyes right now and tried to envision an island paradise, chances are images of La Passe would appear like a dazzling mirage.
Of course, with thoughts of a tropical utopia currently dancing around your head, you’re probably in a rush to see the beauty of La Passe for yourself—which is great news, because Azamara can take you there! And when we do take you to the Seychelles, all you need to do is forget about the fast life, because if ever there was a picture-perfect place to lie in the sun and do nothing, this is it.
If you absolutely have to do something, anything, than you can take pictures of the indigenous wildlife like the rare Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher. (See? Even the birds here have the word “paradise” included in their names!). Or explore each of La Digue’s eight beaches including Anse Source d’Argent, dubbed “the most photographed beach in the world”.
After a day spent basking in the joy of being off the grid, dine on the island’s signature ingredient, fresh fish, which can be served fried, grilled, steamed, baked, raw with lemon…you get the idea. And if you’re feeling really brave, order up a bowl of curried fruit bat, a local delicacy.
Vallée de Mai
Vallée de Mai
The Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the most incredible flora and fauna in the Seychelles. The park’s main attraction, though, is the legendary coco de mer palm tree and its giant seeds: Weighing up to 66 pounds each, they are the largest in the plant kingdom.
The beaches on Praslin are something to truly behold. Pristine white sand disappears into the brilliantly clear, turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean, while majestic palm trees ring the shoreline. And just offshore, some of the best snorkeling in the southern hemisphere awaits.
Showcasing the traditions and cultures of Seychelles, the Praslin Museum also features a garden of endemic and medicinal plants. Enjoy a glass of Citronelle tea or local fruit juice, or try your hand at coconut de-husking and grilling up some delicious breadfruit.
La Passe, Seychelles At a glance