Located just 20 km north of Mahé, Silhouette Island feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the Seychelles’ most populous island. The centre of Silhouette Island is made up of five peaks, all of which are covered in dense tropical jungle. White sandy beaches surround the island, with several wild and deserted stretches offering holidaymakers the chance to find their very own piece of paradise.
Though Silhouette Island has an area of more than 20 km2, the population of the island is just 200. This means that human activity has had a relatively small impact on the island’s ecology, with much of the landscape unchanged for millennia.
This small population also means it’s easy for visitors to escape the crowds and explore the pristine landscapes and beaches found across the island. Hiking trails lead visitors through some of the island’s most beautiful countryside, with some of the most spectacular beach accessible by foot.
Other activities on offer on Silhouette Island include snorkelling, diving and fishing, with the coral reef that surrounds the island making the warm waters an especially good place to spot colourful marine life. Alternatively, if you’d rather indulge in the luxurious side of tropical life, Silhouette Island is home to several high end spas, with a wide choice of treatments and therapies on offer.
Visitors who want to get close to nature will find plenty to explore on Silhouette as the island is famous for its biodiversity and its range of unique ecosystems. Giant tortoises and turtles roam freely along the white sandy beaches, while bats, geckos, birds and chameleons are also found on Silhouette Island.
A small number of high end resorts are located on Silhouette, giving visitors the perfect base for a luxurious tropical getaway and an unforgettable holiday in the sun.
One of the least spoiled islands in the Seychelles, Silhouette Island offers holidaymakers the chance to escape the modern world, experience an authentic tropical island getaway and enjoy a spectacular holiday in the sun. If you’re planning an exotic escape for your other half or a treat for your family, why not head to this little slice of paradise and enjoy a holiday you’ll never, ever want to forget?
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