Silhouette Islands, Seychelles
Silhouette Island lies 20 km northwest of Mahé in the Seychelles. It is the third largest granitic island in the Seychelles. The main settlement is La Passe, where there is a hotel for visitors to Silhouette.
The island is mountainous with five peaks over 500 meters in elevation; Mont Dauban (740m), Mont-Pot-a-Eau (621m), Gratte Fesse (515m) Mont Corgat (502m) and Mont Cocos Marrons (500m). As such it has some of the most dramatic scenery of the islands.
The island is surrounded by a rich marine environment, including a coral barrier reef and granite cliffs. The coral habitats are exceptionally healthy and there are many good diving sites, although strong currents may limit swimming or water-sports.
Things to See & Do
* Snorkeling & swimming
* Marine life
* Bird & wildlife watching
* Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Language – French, English, Seychellois Creole
Population – 200 approx
Land Area - 20 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 248
Travel Links – The only international gateway to the Seychelles is Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) near Victoria. Flights are available from Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dubai, Doha, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi.