Our tiny island is a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora & fauna on earth. La Digue is home to a huge abundance of life which thrives in the safe and unspoiled environment. Both above and below the waves, hundreds of species of animals, plants, insects and fish exist here.
Seychelles is also home to two U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the world's largest raised coral atoll and Praslins Vallee de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden.
From the smallest frog to the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within surroundings of exceptional natural beauty.
Apart from hosting the Seychelles' black paradise flycatcher, one of the rarest birds on earth, La Digue's biodiversity features such stars as the chinese bittern, cave swiftlet, waxbill as well as two rare species of terrapin.
La Digue's forests also contain a wealth of flora in the form of delicate orchids, tumbling vines of vanilla, as well as trees such as Indian almond and takamaka. Gardens blaze with hibiscus and nepenthes against a backdrop of swaying coconut palms.