Silhouette Holidays 2021/2022

Can you even imagine a place without roads or cars, holidays to Silhouette Island will open your eyes to a whole new world! The most beautiful views of white sandy beaches surrounded by lush green landscapes bundled with palms, replace those of built up highways. 90% of this isle is designated as a national park and it’s impossible to not fall in love with its beauty. The third largest of the archipelagos and one of the most secluded, Silhouette and its resident 125-year-old tortoises provide one of the world’s most stunning pieces of paradise.

Personal hideaway

If you’re a sun seeker or a nature lover or perhaps both, Silhouette Island holidays more than tick those boxes. Laced with walking trails winding up mountains, through palm-filled forests, leading down to those exquisite castaway beaches, if you’re looking for a place to capture some all-important ‘you’ time, we couldn’t think of a more idyllic setting.

The place to stay on Silhouette Island has to be the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa. In its secluded beachfront setting, nestled among the jungle, it’s the only hotel resort on the island. Opening out onto a pristine beach and shallow lagoon, everything about this accommodation screams relaxing hideaway.

Cosy up on a cabana by the pool and have your drinks kept full by attentive waiters. Practice yoga on the beach and satisfy your underwater curiosity with a drive into the ocean. Heading to remote beaches like Grand Barbe and Anse Mondon, or up to Jardin Marron, where you can see the rare coco de mer trees can also be organised through this amazing hotel.


Currency: Seychellois Rupee

Language: French, Seychellois Creole and English

Flight Time: Approx 10hrs

Time Difference: GMT +3

Population: 200

Religion: Catholic

Conservation central

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.