As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore.
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Despite being the third-largest island of the granite Seychelles by size, Silhouette has a population of just 130. Although close to Mahé, until recently it had few visitors as coral reefs made it difficult to land.
Unlike its neighbors, the island is of volcanic origin and is named after an 18th Century French dignitary. The famous privateer, Hodoul, once lived on Silhouette and it is generally believed that he buried treasure here.
Untouched by modern progress, this rare gem is the ideal retreat for
all nature lovers. Silhouette has neither roads nor paths and is reachable
only by boat or helicopter.
The highest summit is Mount Dauban (740m), which is surrounded by a mostly unexplored rain forest full of botanical treasures such as the rare pitcher-plant, orchids, rare hardwoods and the incense tree, which is only found on Silhouette.
The island is completely surrounded by a vast corral reef, and its crystal-clear water is ideal for diving, snorkeling, swimming and fishing.
There are no roads, so it is a place for walkers.
Languages spoken in the Seychelles are Creole (the official language), English and French.
Shopping hours Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat 0800-1200. Some shops close weekdays 1200-1300.
• January 1st and 2nd - New Year
• Good Friday and Easter Sunday - Easter holiday
• May 1st - Labour Day
• June 5 - Corpus Christi
• June 18 - National Day
• June 29 - Independence Day
• August 15 - Assumption Day / La Digue festival
• November 1 - All Saints' Day
• December 8 - Immaculate Conception
• December 25 - Christmas Day
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