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Best Secret Islands on Earth 2010

La Digue, Seychelles

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Seychelles: La Digue

Great Value Though this spot is often overlooked by island-hoppers, it may seem familiar because in-the-know photographers and Hollywood location scouts love La Digue and its jagged, towering granite boulders that jut into the sea at Anse Source d’Argent. Explore the rugged landscape before a night at La Digue Island Lodge (doubles from $204), either in a thatched-roof bungalow or in one of 69 rooms set in the Yellow House (a 19th-century colonial building that’s now a national monument).

T+L Tip: The best sunset views are at Veuve Restaurant (dinner for two $87), which serves local Creole dishes, including saffron-dusted tuna.

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