Welcome to Silhouette
A truly magnificent and wild hideaway, the mountainous island of Silhouette is famed for its biological diversity. So much so that in 2010 more than 90% of it was permanently protected as Silhouette National Park – a bold move by the government given it's the country's third-largest granitic island after Mahé and Praslin. There's a small research station based in the village of La Passe that's open to visitors; it focuses on the conservation of giant tortoises and the monitoring of sea turtles and bats. Hikes, such as the one to the majestic sands and rocks of Anse Mondon, offer you further chances to understand and witness the island's rich ecosystems and wildlife. The island dive centre opens up the remarkable underwater world for exploration.