Silhouette Island is an incredibly important habitat for a range of birds and marine life. Between all those beautiful coconut heavy palms, endemic birds like the Seychelles Kestrel, bulbul, sunbird and blue pigeon’s sore. From the skies to its waters which were declared a marine national park in 1987, everywhere in Seychelles is full of beautiful life.
Close to the jetty on Silhouette Island is a small conservation centre where you can go to learn more about the history of the island and its protected status. If you’re staying at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa during your Seychelles holidays, you can easily cycle down to the Jetty on one of the hotel’s free bikes! There may even be some baby turtles to meet.
Take a walk on the wild side
Silhouette Island is very mountainous which in turn comes with some spectacular scenery. Take your pick of five peaks, each over 500m high. Silhouettes highest peak is Mount Dauban, souring 740 meters above the most stunning virgin rainforest filled with a range of hardwoods, exotic orchid flowers and carnivorous pitcher plants!
Trekking on Silhouette Island takes you to places you’d never believe to be real! Walk to Belle Vue point where you can admire the tiny cove of Anse Mondon beach. The beauty of its landscape and seclusion of its sandy shore is a view hard to imagine until you see it with your own eyes. Continue to discover the island’s wildest regions with a hike to Grand Barbe. Delving into all areas of the island, it’s a must-do when on holiday to Silhouette Island. This three hour walk will give you the opportunity to see the giant tortoises which roam peacefully! The usually people free sands at which the hike ends are highly frequented by hawksbill turtles who come to nest here between November and February.