Silhouette Island - Your Guide to the Stunning Isle of Seychelles

Silhouette Island is the third largest granitic island of Seychelles. located northwest of Mahe. The main settlement of this uninhabited island is La Passe, where the popular Hilton Hotel is located. Silhouette Island is known for its rich biodiversity comprising of endemic and threatened species. Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, Seychelles giant tortoise, Seychelles kestrel, Seychelles blue pigeon are some of the rare species spotted here. Now a protected area, the island is designated as a marine national park. Silhouette Island has no roads or cars, just a few footpaths and electric cars (these belong to the Hilton Hotel).

Silhouette Island Attractions

1. Grande Barbe

Grande Barbe Seychelles
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Perfect for a day trip, this site has breathtaking, scenic beauty. Grande Barbe has historical significance, and people come here to see the historic ruins. Your visit to the island's mountain is going to be an amazing one while the final leg of the excursion is sure to be impressively unique. Explore a ghost village where giant turtles can be seen lying around on the beach. 

2. Dauban Family Mausoleum

Dauban Family Mausoleum Seychelles
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La Madeleine, Paris inspire this unique mausoleum. An excellent example of eccentric architecture; this place has six neoclassic columns built massively. Located in Dauban family property in the palm grove, it takes few minutes to reach here from La Belle Tortue. The mausoleum represents the past prosperity of this island and the Dauban family.

3. Ramasse Tout

Ramasse Tout at Silhouette Island Seychelles
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Located a few minutes away from La Belle Tortue, a walk to Anse Ramasse will take you away into calmness, for a while. Stand on any rock, and gaze at the beauty of the waves. See how the local fishermen do fishing. 

4. La Passe

Silhouette Island is mostly uninhabited so you can enjoy peace and isolation from the rest of the world. Take the joy of the scenic beauty of the Bay of Cipailles. The jungle ends, and the ocean starts here.

5. Anse Mondon

Anse Mandon, Silhouette Island Seychelles
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The right place for snorkelling, this place has its charm. The wildlife, the crystal clear water, rainforest, and low tides make Anse Mondon a beautiful destination to invest some time.

6. Snorkelling

Discover the island from the depth of the sea. Jump and enjoy snorkelling in Anse Mondon or La Belle and get closer to the treasure of the ocean. Play with the turtles and get amazed by the colourful fishes. Equipment is available for rent.

The seascape of the gorgeous Silhouette Island is dominated by the peaks of mountains jutting out of the crystal clear water. The powdery white sand beaches and the silky boulders of granite give this place unparalleled beauty. 

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