Silhouette island had more to offer than what we originally thought. Boat excursions, hikes, cooking classes, diving, etc. Did we do any of it? Nope. I big fat Nada on this one. We decided to stick with our intricate plan of doing absolutely nothing but relax and walk the beach.
We spent our first night in a "garden" view villa. Beautiful room but with a view of another villa's butt instead of a garden. Good enough for me but David was on a mission to get us upgraded to a king beach villa with plunge pool. After enough bitching and moaning - ah-hem - I mean with a lot of persistency, here we are, beach front!!
The beach in front of the resort is a nice typical secluded island beach with very few people around and the ocean slowly chewing down at the sand. However, after a little exploration, we discovered silhouette island has many different personalities. From soft
We also found the secret beach our resort guide had kindly told us about (well...us and the rest of the entire guest list)
Not much going on in the snorkeling department here although we saw a 2 feet long shark from shore. Not 5 years ago, you would have said: look, a baby shark... And I would have spun my feet like Fred Flintstone to get the hell out of there. Now David was not even done with his sentence that I was literally running in the water thighs deep to try to get a better look at it.
We did see 3 small eels while walking by the boulders hanging out in very shallow water too. Those are not as toothy as sharks but win the creepy looking price.
The food here is decent. Nothing too exciting. We had dinner at the house of the first family who lived on this island which has been transformed into a set menu Creole restaurant. Kinda cool. But the real food adventure came in the form of what I believed would be a calamari salad but was really octopus salad. Look.
I mean really... Look.
A little closer??
Tentacles. Super sticky, icky looking mini suction cups. Doesn't help that my inner geek kept repeating "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"
A little bicycle ride on the last mornings...
Our last afternoon plan was to soak up the sun while walking the beach for a last time. We got soaked, alright!! By non-stop heavy rain. David slept the rain away while I sat on our deck watching nature getting a big healthy drink of water.
Next: Praslin island.