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Paradise island with wildlife-friendly rainforest
Silhouette Island transports you to a beautiful and mountainous treasure trove of golden beaches, azure waters and verdant jungle interiors. Just a 45 minute boat ride from Mahe, it is the third largest in the Seychelles archipelago. Couples will enjoy seeking out secret coves among the wild and deserted stretches, while families will relish discovering the turtles and giant tortoises that roam along the white sandy shores. Adventurers can select from diving, fishing and snorkelling in the exquisite coral reefs, home to a colourful marine life including rays and turtles.
Silhouette Island offers holidaymakers a chance to escape the modern world and enter a tropical paradise of natural beauty and serenity. Year round sunshine gleams over the mountainous interior, smooth granite boulders and the iconic silhouette of Mount Dauban, surrounded by virgin rainforest. Explore the Jurassic Park-like scenery, home to the spectacular black crowned night herons, bats, chameleons and geckos.
Luxury holidays in Silhouette Island provide you with a slice of Seychelles culture and turbulent history featuring tales of rum swigging pirates and spice plantations. Today, however, it is a haven of fine beaches surrounded by blue lagoons, with Anse La Passe leading the way. Admire the majestic five peaks at the island’s centre, covered in dense tropical jungle, and if you fancy indulging in the luxurious side of this exotic island life, then sample the high end spas featuring rejuvenating therapies and treatments.
At Sovereign, we will tailor make a luxury Silhouette Island holiday to match your requirements and offer you deluxe hotel accommodation that has been handpicked and tested by our experts. Your dream holiday will also include selected complimentary airport lounges, allowing your trip to get off to the best start possible. The Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is a superb choice of accommodation and the only resort on this unexplored paradise. World class diving, five star dining and private villas overlooking the turquoise ocean waters await.
Direct flights from the UK to the Seychelles take approximately 10 hours. You can also choose to fly via the Middle East.
A 30-minute drive takes you from the airport to the private ferry dock. From here, it's a 45-minute boat ride to Silhouette Island.
The Seychelles keeps a steady temperature all year round, with the mercury usually hovering between 24°C and 32°C. April marks the end of the rainy season, warming up in time for May – the sunniest month of the year. July is the coolest month, with temperatures dropping down to a comfortable 24°C. November is the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, so the temperatures rise and the number of rainy days slowly start to increase.
The Seychelles is completely visa-free. Officials will just hand you a visitor’s permit when you go through customs. Just make sure you have your passport, details of where you’re staying and proof of onward travel (i.e. details of your flights back home).
A 5-10% service tax is added to bills in most hotels, restaurants and bars. Feel free to increase this if the service exceeds your expectations.
English and French are the two most commonly spoken tongues, but Seychelles Creole is the official language.