Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Destination Information

Discover  the wonders of Silhouette Island


Silhouette Island is the 3rd largest island in the Seychelles, it is also the most untouched island with 93% making up a National Park and only one resort - Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, discover below many reasons why Silhouette is unique from every other Island in Seychelles.






2.5km of white sandy La Passe beach. Take a long walk with your loved one on the long La Passe Beach of Silhouette Island.

 

Grann Barbe Beach  This secluded and 'off-the-beaten-track' beach is considered by many Seychellois as the most beautiful beach in Seychelles Discover another world at Grann Barbe Beach, the 1 km long white sanded beach affords a good chance of observing the magical sight of female Hawksbill Turtles nesting between November and February. Further along the coast is the largest Mangrove area in the Seychelles where guests can expect to see a variety of coastal flora indigenous to Silhouette.



View Giant Tortoises are in their natural habitat  Discover the giant tortoises roaming wild on the beach at Grann Barbe.

 

Sight the famous Coco de Mer on the Island  The legendary lodoicea maldivica, more commonly known as the Coco-de-Mer tree, is one of the Seychelles’ most iconic spectacles.




Unique hikes and diving in the National and Marine Park  Silhouette Island is perfect for nature lovers, there are 4 trails offering accessibility to the island - the island remains untouched with no roads only nature trails crossing the island.When you are finished exploring the terrestrial delights of Silhouette island, the marine life awaits to deliver another extraordinary experience. 






Discover endemic flora and fauna species, unique on Silhouette Island  The animals waiting to be found on Silhouette range from extraordinary chameleons to rare Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bats to the bizarre miniscule Gardiners Frog, no bigger than a fingernail.



A Pristine Nature Reserve  Island Development Company and the Island Conservation Society, in collaboration with Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, make Silhouette Island even more unique! In 1994 the IDC invited The Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles to assist with conservation management of the island. There are plans to declare much of the land area as a national park. ICS promotes the conservation and restoration of Silhouette Island’s ecosystem, sustainable development of islands, and awareness of their vulnerability and vital importance to the planet's biodiversity.






To find out more about Silhouette Island, here is another great article to read, CLICK HERE!




 

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