The paradisiacal 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean 932 miles off the east coast of Africa is legendary for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and lush hills surrounded by palm trees are truly spellbinding. Though famed for its luxury resorts, there's also an ample choice of lodgings for those looking to economize. For example, on La Digue, the Seychelles' third largest island (just over ten square kilometers, connected by ferry to the main island Mahé and other islands), here's a quartet of excellent budge lodgings which are very close to some of the beaches:

Paodise GuestHouse

This charming guesthouse features air conditioned rooms with modern decor in neutral tones, including full kitchens with fridges, electric stoves, and microwaves. Each room comes with a garden view, and the property also features an outdoor shower, BBQ facility, pool, and an open spacious veranda with the beautiful mountain view. Guests are offered complimentary laundry and maid services as well. If you wish to explore the landscape, the hotels also offers bikes for rent. The surrounding area is quite popular for cycling.


Tannette Villa

Just an eight-minute stroll from Anse La Réunion Beach (and near other beaches as well), and 15 minutes from the inter-island ferry, this cozy villa features five rooms with clean, modern decor as well as tropical garden and forest views. It also features a common lounge, terrace, and kitchen, along with room service, laundry service, and WiFi. This region of Seychelles is quite popular for cycling, and Tannette offers bicycle rentals.


Pension Michel

Another small, cozy property, it's family owned, with just eight modern, air-conditioned, creole-style rooms in three bungalows arranged around a nice garden, terrace, restaurant, and bar. Its location is great, as well - just 150 meters from Anse Réunion Beach and 1 km from l'Union Estate, a former coconut and vanilla plantation that provides visitors insight into the Seychelles' colonial history. Continental breakfast is served every morning, and WiFi throughout the property is included.

Orchid Self Catering Apartment

Surrounded by a beautiful, well-kept garden, this one-bedroom cottage has a clean, homey interior with a well-equipped kitchen, washing machine, and modern bathroom withbidet. if you and your partner wish to go cycling, you may rent bicycles from the management. With Union Estate Park just over a kilimeter away, you may also go for a morning walk or jogging. A continental breakfast is served each morning.