Silhouette Island

Silhouette Island

Travel to Silhouette Island – An Unspoiled Wilderness

Silhouette Island is located in the Northern Seychelles Archipelago within a marine national park and it is the third largest island in the country. The island is largely undeveloped and can only be reached by helicopter. However, by making the effort you will be rewarded with wild forest trails that are perfect for trekking along, endemic wildlife species and beautiful unspoiled landscapes.

The island is named after Etienne de Silhouette, the French minister of finances under Louis XV and from the 19th century until 1960, the island was owned by the Dauban family from Mauritius.

Silhouette Island is located within a marine national park and so it has a wide range of flora and fauna to see. These include virgin forest where you can enjoy trekking, bats that are endemic to the island, numerous bird species, tortoises and spectacular coral reefs whch you can explore by diving.

Enjoy trekking along the many forest trails through an unspoilt wilderness. Or simply relax on the pristine beaches before visiting national parks in order to spot an abundance of wildlife. You can also explore the island’s only settlement, a small place named La Passe. There are also many good diving sites here.

There are several deserted beaches on which to relax, they are stunning white beaches fringed with palm trees. Also sometimes on clear days you can enjoy spectacular views of the main island of Mahé.

Silhouette Island has no roads, however, it has a number of trails and so you can easily get around on foot.

  • Trek through virgin forest.
  • Spot all manner of wildlife from bats to tortoises.
  • Dive amidst spectacular coral reefs.


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