Sea activities …
- Like Robinson
- Kayak & Paddle
Discover Silhouette from the sea!
Snorkel in La Belle Tortue or Anse Mondon and enjoy the treasures of the ocean. Swim among turtles, and colorful fish! For your pleasure, we have equipment available for rent. If we don’t have your swimmfin size, the PADI Center has a wider choice available for rent.
Like Robinson Crusoé
Play the role of Robinson Crusoe on a deserted island and visit one of the most beautiful beaches of Silhouette through the forest: Anse Lascars, Anse Patate, Grand Barbe … Look for the famous treasure of Jean-François Hodoul, without missing the most beautiful riches of the island: its natural wonders.
Come and try fishing
Go on an expedition around the island and try the different fishing styles: troll fishing for big catches such as sea bream, tuna and swordfish; or deep-sea fishing for the burgher and the captain … Whether you’re experienced or just want to discover one of Seychelles’ famous attractions, let us know what you want and we’ll put you in touch with a skipper for renting a boat.
Dive with the 5* PADI center!
Discover one of the most important underwater eco-systems: observe manta rays, sea turtles, sharks and corals … Enjoy the biodiversity and magic of the sea with an experienced and friendly team. The dives are organized every day and must be booked after your arrival at Silhouette. You can also join them every afternoon for snorkeling.
Kayak & Paddle
Want to enjoy Silhouette more actively?
Water sports enthusiasts can rent kayaks and paddle boats to sail during high tides.
Ground activities …
- Grand Barbe
- The Dauban Mausoleum
- Beache La Passe
- Anse Ramasse-Tout
- Jardin Marron
- Anse Mondon
Grand Barbe offers an excellent day trip with its historic ruins and breathtaking scenery. The trip to the Silhouette mountains alone is already unique, but the final destination is particularly impressive: a ghost village where giant turtles roam, a long and deserted beach where turtles nest. This excursion is reserved for experienced walkers.
The Dauban Mausoleum
The Dauban Mausoleum
Visit one of the most eccentric architecture in the Seychelles with its six massive neoclassical columns inspired by La Madeleine. A few steps from La Belle Tortue, in a palm grove on the property of the Dauban family, the monument highlights both the past prosperity of the French family and the island.
Beache La Passe
Beach La Passe
Stroll along the 2 km of La Passe beach. Only 7% of Silhouette is inhabited: you can literally escape the crowd! At low tide, join the beautiful Bay of Cipailles where the jungle meets the ocean and admire the beauty of the famous granite rocks of Seychelles.
Walk to Anse Ramasse-Tout, a few minutes from La Belle Tortue but so far from the world. Discover the little Anse and stand on the rocks, admire the powerful waves, Anse Patate & the island of Mahe in the distance. Observe the local fishermen, and feel the spiritual atmosphere of the marine cemetery where the old Silhouette families rest.
Hike to Marron Garden
to see Seychelles’ famous Coco-de-Mer and Silhouette’s unique wildlife. The palm garden and giant seeds stand on Mount Pot-à-Water at an altitude of 450 meters, surrounded by the largest equatorial forest and one of the most incredible biodiversity of the Indian Ocean. Marron Garden owes its name to the old path created in the 19th century by slaves fleeing the Dauban plantation.
Admire Anse Mondon from Belle Vue!
By boat or at low tide through the rainforest and its wildlife reach the small cove with crystal clear waters, which can be harsh and inhospitable sometimes but often calm and perfect for snorkeling. Go through the ruins of the old plantation and colony, and cool off in the spring water. Nature has returned to its home in Anse Mondon.