Silhouette Island, the third-largest gem in the Seychelles archipelago, beckons travelers with its majestic landscapes, rich biodiversity, and the luxurious 5-star Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. Nestled just 19 miles from Mahé, this untouched paradise boasts rainforest-clad slopes, pristine white sand beaches adorned with granite boulders, and a unique blend of rare and indigenous flora and fauna.
Rising to a height of 780 meters, Mount Daubon dominates the skyline, offering breathtaking views of the island. With the designation of Silhouette as a National Park, conservation efforts have flourished, creating a haven for endemic species, including the iconic giant tortoises freely roaming the island.
Silhouette Island is not just a terrestrial marvel; it is surrounded by a coral reef, earning its status as a Marine National Park. Snorkelling enthusiasts can explore vibrant underwater ecosystems, while divers and anglers can indulge in the diverse marine life that thrives in the crystal-clear waters. The Island Conservation Society's tireless efforts are evident, with 571 turtle tracks, 316 nests with eggs, and 31 tagged turtles recorded through their monitoring project.
Covering an area of 20 square kilometers is located 20 km off the western coast of Mahé. Despite its proximity to the main island, Silhouette remains the most undeveloped and remote of the Seychelles' inhabited islands. The cloud-kissed peaks of Mont Dauba often obscure views of Mahé, creating an ethereal atmosphere. The island's diverse ecosystems include the endemic carnivorous pitcher plants and a fascinating population of bats, hanging from treetops during the day and becoming active nocturnal foragers at night.
Silhouette Island, with its minimal population residing in La Passe, is a nature lover’s paradise. The 5-star Hilton Seychelles Labriz resort is the sole accommodation, easily accessible by boat from Mahé. As a marine national park, the island boasts spectacular marine life just offshore, complementing the lush rainforests and mountainous landscapes that invite walkers and hikers to explore its natural wonders. Explore the allure of Silhouette Island – where nature, luxury, and adventure converge in perfect harmony.