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How to Get to Anse Marron, La Digue: Hike or Tour

How to Get to Anse Marron, La Digue: Hike or Tour

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Learn how to get to the hidden gem of Anse Marron on La Digue Island in the Seychelles.

Anse Marron has quickly become one of the most famous of all the beaches on La Digue due to its remarkably blue water and unique granite boulder formations.

However, what you might not know is that this is one of the most remote beaches on the island. Therefore, to get here you’ll be in for a short hike or a boat trip. In fact, the Anse Marron walk is commonly rated as one of the best nature trails on La Digue.

Where is Anse Marron

Anse Marron is located on the southern tip of La Digue Island in the Seychelles. It's a remote beach that is tucked away from the often crowded locations like Anse Source D'Argent or Grand Anse.

To reach Anse Marron, you typically need to embark on a guided hike from La Digue’s main settlement, La Passe, which is about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away. Usually, the hike starts from L'Union Estate but some hikers walk from Grand Anse.

In my opinion starting from Anse Source d'Argent and finishing at Grand Anse is a much better option.

La digue island drone photo, seychelles
Anse Marron on the southern coastline of La Digue

Below I've pinned the exact location for Anse Marron which is accurate. However, as you'll see there are no roads leading to the beach. You cannot rely on Google Maps and even GPX maps are tricky as there is no obvious path in many sections.

Tip: If you're still planning your visit, make sure to read my useful guide covering the three best ways to get to La Digue from Mahe or Praslin.

Map of anse marron on la digue island

How to Get to Anse Marron on La Digue

The National Parks authorities and the local guides working on La Digue Island do not recommend tourists make the trip out here by themselves. That's because I was told that tourists are constantly getting rescued after getting lost on the trails. The trails are also blocked with signs. So, you would be breaking the law if you were to try to get here yourself.

However, the good news is that it is possible to get to Anse Marron with a guide.

Top-rated Anse Marron Trip: Hike-in Guided Tour

In fact, this particular trip to Anse Marron is one of the most-booked and highest-rated tours on La Digue Island! It has 5 stars on Viator– one of the world's best booking websites, with a Badge of Excellence on Tripadvisor. Best of all, it only costs around €40 for a whole day!

The trip starts at L'Union Estate and includes a guided tour with a lunch served on the beach. Taking a licensed guide also means you'll be filled in on all the endemic flora and fauna species of the island.

Anse marron seychelles

My Hike to Anse Marron

I started the hike from Anse Source d'Argent. I followed the coast for much of it and there was some rock scrambling involved. The path climbs over and around the rocks which forced me to crawl through narrow gaps.

I honestly wouldn't recommend this hike without a guide, especially if you are not confident with hiking.

Furthermore, many sections of the trail are unmarked and go into the sea. This part involves wading through shallow tidal pools and walking along rocky coastal areas. The water can be knee-deep in some places.

After approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of hiking, I arrived at Anse Marron. This secluded beach is known for its unique rock formations and natural pools. The beach is divided into two sections: one exposed to the open sea and another hidden among granite boulders, offering a protected natural swimming pool with crystal-clear waters.

What to Expect at Anse Marron

Anse Marron is easily one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. Gentle, turquoise waters lap the white-sandy shores and large, granite boulders form a protected, natural swimming pool.

Anse marron la digue island

Anse Marron is one of the best beaches to swim at. It's quite protected close to the shore but it can get rough if you swim far out. When it's time to relax, the view out to the endless ocean beyond is breathtaking. I visited this spot for sunset and let me tell you, it was fantastic!

Due to the remote location, this spot is usually very quiet. If you make it out here, you can say you'll definitely be off the regular tourist beat.

Anse marron and la dique coastline, seychelles
Anse marron on la digue island, the seychelles
Beach anse marron on la digue island, the seychelles

Where to Stay on La Digue

La Digue is quite a small island and you can get anywhere on a bicycle within 20-30 minutes. You'll find a lot of hotels on the west side of the island near the jetty but only a few along the narrow stretch of coastal road on the mostly inhabited eastern side.

On La Digue, there are a wide variety of hotel and resort offerings ranging from relatively "budget-friendly" self-catering lodges to incredible luxury resorts. Below is a quick summary of the best picks.

Le domaine de l'orangeraie

1. Le Domaine De L'Orangeraie Luxury

A beautiful beachside resort on the northern end of La Digue Island. It features a stunning ocean-view pool, two restaurants, and a full-service spa with massage and body treatments. A fantastic choice for honeymooners seeking a tropical getaway with all the amenities.

Bedroom at hotel chateau st cloud, la digue

2. Hotel Chateau St Cloud Mid-Range

This is where I stayed on La Digue and I can personally recommend it as one of the best accommodation options on the island. The location is excellent– just a little out from the main area on a quiet street that is close enough to both the incredible southwest beaches and the port.

Cocotier du rocher

3. Cocotier Du Rocher Budget

A great value pick for larger groups or families, with babysitting services available. While not on the beachfront, it's in a quiet location with beautiful beaches nearby.

I sincerely hope this quick guide to visiting beach Anse Marron has inspired you to check out this coastal wonder.

While you're here on my blog, make sure you check out some of my other articles. I've published a lot of useful content for the Seychelles and I know you'll find something unique for your own trip!

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