Thanks for signing up!

Check your inbox each week for our inspirational newsletter and special offers.

Sign up to great deals. Easy peasy.
Please enter a valid email address
020 3944 2201

Seychelles

Silhouette Island Holidays

Get inspiration

Silhouette Island? Sorted.

On a holiday to Silhouette Island, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in your own private patch of paradise. Virtually untouched by human hands, it’s the third-largest of the Seychelles’ inner islands and lies in the Indian Ocean, just north-west of Mahé. Perfect for escapists and romantics at heart, Silhouette only has a few hints of habitation, endless beaches and viewpoints, and only one resort. The five-star Hilton Seychelles Labriz is perched on the island’s sheltered east coast, overlooking palm-fringed Anse le Passe.

The island’s isolation is definitely of the splendid variety, and nature-lovers will be in their element on a holiday to Silhouette Island. The entire landscape’s safeguarded by the Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles. And walking or hiking in the dense, untamed rainforest constantly brings you into the path of rarities, like incense trees and carnivorous pitcher plants. It’s also one of the few islands in the Seychelles with a cloud forest, which drapes the mighty peak of Mont Dauban and adds an even greater sense of mystery to atmospheric Silhouette.

If you find yourself longing for a little hustle and bustle, it’s within easy reach. Mahé is just a short sail south and its lively capital, Victoria, more than satisfies any cravings for shops, museums, cafés and restaurants. Or you could go island-hopping over to Praslin or La Digue, and spend a day exploring some of the world’s loveliest beaches, walking through the lush Vallée de Mai, and discovering a fascinating mix of Creole culture and colonial history.

Not that Silhouette Island is short on history. Its roots trace back to ninth-century Arab traders who moored their dhows here. Legend has it that Jean Francois Hodoul buried pirate treasure somewhere on the island. And, if you wander to the west coast, you’ll spot an extraordinary mausoleum built for the Daubans – a French dynasty which owned Silhouette from the 19th century until 1960. 

Whether you’re drawn to the beaches, the forests or the topical ocean, our experts will help you plan every detail or your trip, to make sure your holiday to Silhouette Island is just as you imagined it would be.

Things to do

Days out

Activities

Best time to go

Things to do on Silhouette Island

There aren’t many run-of-the-mill things to do on Silhouette Island – but the extraordinary experiences here more than compensate. With no fewer than five tall peaks, the isle boasts one of the most dramatic and mountainous landscapes in the Seychelles. It comes with a rainforest and cloud forest, too, as well as roosting caves for rare Sheath-Tailed Bats. And if that isn’t exploring potential enough, Silhouette also happens to be one of the most bio-diverse areas in the Western Indian Ocean.

Show More
Show Less

Drop in at the island eco-centre. Take a fascinating nature walk with local guides. Or you could head off on your own and see where the day takes you. Don’t miss a visit to Grann Kaz – this restored plantation house once belonged to the wealthy Dauban family, and is now an interesting museum, cultural centre and restaurant.

Show More
Show Less

Days out

A holiday to Silhouette island is perfect for a bit of escapism – but it’s also well placed for exploring the rest of the Seychelles. Mahé, the county’s largest island, lies to the south. Set sail and visit the charming capital city, Victoria, or go trekking through the lush greenery of Morne Seychellois National Park. And don’t miss a visit to Domaine de Val des Près Craft Village, where you can see local artisans fashioning their creations.

Show More
Show Less

Pretty Praslin is the place to go for UNESCO-protected Vallée de Mai, the largest Coco de Mer plantation on the planet. Alternatively, you could sail to La Digue and admire French colonial architecture, see traditional boat building up close, go kayaking across crystal-clear waters and laze on the gorgeous sands of Anse Source d’Argent. Or you could simply spend a day cruising aimlessly across the Indian Ocean and admire the beautiful Marine National Park, which sprawls in every direction from Silhouette Island.

Show More
Show Less

Activities

You’ll never be bored on your holiday to Silhouette Island. The gorgeous, dynamic landscape doubles up as a thrilling natural adventure park, and even the beautiful beaches invite you to do more than simply lie in the sun. You can make the most of the National Marine Park’s pristine waters by going diving, snorkelling, kayaking or catamaran sailing. And make sure you spend a day out on the water with an island-hopping boat trip. You’ll be able to admire the Seychelles from the ocean, and discover a variety of hidden beaches.

Show More
Show Less

To de-stress from everyday life, take a yoga class on the beach, and then unwind even further at the glorious and green eForea eco-spa. If you’d prefer to keep busy, why not go on a hike across the island with expert local guides? And don’t worry about sleepy Silhouette’s lack of shops. Instead of stocking up on souvenirs, join a Creole cooking class and take some delicious recipes – and new skills – back home with you.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to visit Silhouette Island

It’s warm on Silhouette Island throughout the year, with temperatures barely moving below 27°C. But, because rainforest and mountains cover almost the entire island, humidity is also fairly high, especially in the wetter months between November and February. Dramatic afternoon storms are frequent at this time of year, and it can be slightly cooler in the evenings during the wet season – but daytime temperatures still sit around 29°C.

Show More
Show Less

March, April and May are the hottest months of the year, and this is the best time to visit Silhouette Island if you’re a keen bird-watcher, as you’ll be able to see creatures like the Seychelles Blue Pigeon and Seychelles Kestrel. It’s also a great time to for snorkelling, sailing and diving. But the most blissful beach weather rolls in at the end of June and holds until late September. At this time of year, you can look forward to clear skies and plenty of sun, low rainfall, and cooling sea breezes to keep you comfortable on your sun lounger. 

Show More
Show Less

Things to do

Things to do on Silhouette Island

There aren’t many run-of-the-mill things to do on Silhouette Island – but the extraordinary experiences here more than compensate. With no fewer than five tall peaks, the isle boasts one of the most dramatic and mountainous landscapes in the Seychelles. It comes with a rainforest and cloud forest, too, as well as roosting caves for rare Sheath-Tailed Bats. And if that isn’t exploring potential enough, Silhouette also happens to be one of the most bio-diverse areas in the Western Indian Ocean.

Show More
Show Less

Drop in at the island eco-centre. Take a fascinating nature walk with local guides. Or you could head off on your own and see where the day takes you. Don’t miss a visit to Grann Kaz – this restored plantation house once belonged to the wealthy Dauban family, and is now an interesting museum, cultural centre and restaurant.

Show More
Show Less

Days out

Days out

A holiday to Silhouette island is perfect for a bit of escapism – but it’s also well placed for exploring the rest of the Seychelles. Mahé, the county’s largest island, lies to the south. Set sail and visit the charming capital city, Victoria, or go trekking through the lush greenery of Morne Seychellois National Park. And don’t miss a visit to Domaine de Val des Près Craft Village, where you can see local artisans fashioning their creations.

Show More
Show Less

Pretty Praslin is the place to go for UNESCO-protected Vallée de Mai, the largest Coco de Mer plantation on the planet. Alternatively, you could sail to La Digue and admire French colonial architecture, see traditional boat building up close, go kayaking across crystal-clear waters and laze on the gorgeous sands of Anse Source d’Argent. Or you could simply spend a day cruising aimlessly across the Indian Ocean and admire the beautiful Marine National Park, which sprawls in every direction from Silhouette Island.

Show More
Show Less

Activities

Activities

You’ll never be bored on your holiday to Silhouette Island. The gorgeous, dynamic landscape doubles up as a thrilling natural adventure park, and even the beautiful beaches invite you to do more than simply lie in the sun. You can make the most of the National Marine Park’s pristine waters by going diving, snorkelling, kayaking or catamaran sailing. And make sure you spend a day out on the water with an island-hopping boat trip. You’ll be able to admire the Seychelles from the ocean, and discover a variety of hidden beaches.

Show More
Show Less

To de-stress from everyday life, take a yoga class on the beach, and then unwind even further at the glorious and green eForea eco-spa. If you’d prefer to keep busy, why not go on a hike across the island with expert local guides? And don’t worry about sleepy Silhouette’s lack of shops. Instead of stocking up on souvenirs, join a Creole cooking class and take some delicious recipes – and new skills – back home with you.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Silhouette Island

It’s warm on Silhouette Island throughout the year, with temperatures barely moving below 27°C. But, because rainforest and mountains cover almost the entire island, humidity is also fairly high, especially in the wetter months between November and February. Dramatic afternoon storms are frequent at this time of year, and it can be slightly cooler in the evenings during the wet season – but daytime temperatures still sit around 29°C.

Show More
Show Less

March, April and May are the hottest months of the year, and this is the best time to visit Silhouette Island if you’re a keen bird-watcher, as you’ll be able to see creatures like the Seychelles Blue Pigeon and Seychelles Kestrel. It’s also a great time to for snorkelling, sailing and diving. But the most blissful beach weather rolls in at the end of June and holds until late September. At this time of year, you can look forward to clear skies and plenty of sun, low rainfall, and cooling sea breezes to keep you comfortable on your sun lounger. 

Show More
Show Less

Chat With Our Seychelles Experts

With 40 years in travel and hundreds of experts ready to help you realise your dream holiday.

Follow us on
You might also like...

Take a look at these popular alternatives

Still surfing for inspiration?
Sign-up today to get expertly curated holiday deals straight to your inbox.
Please enter a valid email address
Privacy notice
Follow us on:

Out There Made Easy

Every day, our travel experts help people realise their dream holidays. We take care of all the details, to make your experiences easy and hassle-free.

Knowledge

Between them, our travel advisors can boast almost 800 years of holiday expertise.

Ease

Our tailor-made packages make it easy for you to discover more of the world.

Value

Whether you're looking for luxury or simplicity, we've got the perfect holiday for you.

Trust

Travelbag is fully protected by ATOL and ABTA, so your booking is completely secure.

Knowledge

Between them, our travel advisors can boast almost 800 years of holiday expertise.

Ease

Our tailor-made packages make it easy for you to discover more of the world.

Value

Whether you're looking for luxury or simplicity, we've got the perfect holiday for you.

Trust

Travelbag is fully protected by ATOL and ABTA, so your booking is completely secure.

Cookies: We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to use our site cookies.

See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.

I Accept

Call our experts 020 3944 2201
Callback