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The comfortable La Belle Tortue lodge on Silhouette island is completely surrounded by a tropical garden and lush vegetation, ensuring a level of peace and privacy that allows guests to fully enjoy their exclusive holiday in the Seychelles.
4 × Varangue Room with Veranda (up to 2 people)
1 × Villa Anne Dieu-le-veut (up to 2 people)
1 × Suite Aldabra (up to 2 people)
1 × Suite Providence (up to 2 people)
2 × Private Villa (up to 4 people)
Activities and specials:
- Absolute privacy: there is only ever a maximum of fifteen people staying at La Belle Tortue throughout the year.
- Enjoy close proximity to the fine, sandy beach.
- Discover Silhouette Island on-foot! The island offers a number of different hiking trails to the island's beaches. In terms of simple routes, La Passe (5 minutes), Anse Cimitière (15 minutes), Anse Lascars (30 minutes) and Anse Patates (1 hour) are all reached with ease on-foot. Baie des Cipailles (40 minutes) is another easy-to-reach beach, although bays such as Anse Mondon (2 hours; great for snorkelling) and Jardin Marron (1 hour 45 minutes) are much harder to get to. The path to Grand Barbe (3 hours) shouldn't be attempted without a local guide accompanying you, as the path itself isn't easy to find. In addition, after the 1 hour 30 minute mark, you will lose phone signal. Furthermore, a tour of Anse Marron and Grand Barbe is not to be recommended if it is raining, as the granite boulders can become extremely slippery. See the hiking map for more information.
- Clients also have the extra option of booking the Aldabra Suite with a home cinema system and a selection of DVDs to help keep them entertained during their stay. Clients can also watch their own films that they have stored on their hard drive, but movie downloads or streaming are not available due to the island's internet connection.
- First shuttle boat connection from La Belle Tortue runs at 11 a.m. Private boat or helicopter transfer can be arranged (as an extra) to depart from 7 a.m. onwards. - Guests who are booked onto an early flight from Mahé at 08.15 a.m. are advised to book their last night's accommodation on Mahé in order to ensure they don't miss their flight, or, alternatively, to book a later flight.
La Belle Tortue is an exclusive lodge located in a sheltered sandy cove on Silhouette Island, protected from the open ocean by a coral reef. The excellent year-round climate and ease-of-access from the main island of Mahé are both real highlights of the accommodation. In fact, in this location, it's almost as if time stands still, it's so beautiful. The completely untouched nature of this uniquely-beautiful island ensures a luxurious feel to the lodge's surroundings. The locals even believe that Silhouette best represents the true essence of the Seychelles, so why not immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings that will relax your body, mind, and soul?
Silhouette, the third-largest Seychelles island, has been left as much as possible to nature. The island is really just a single mountain, Mount Dauban, that slopes steeply down into the Indian Ocean, with nothing but the sandy beaches of its coastline to separate the sea from the lush rainforest interior of the island. La Belle Tortue lodge is located on one of these beaches, offering a truly private location for the limited number of people who can reside on the island at the same time. In addition, there are numerous other beaches of varying sizes to explore. For those who want more than just beaches, there's much to discover all over the island. The island's paths may be a little 'wild' for some people, but they cut through the vegetation, leading you to various secluded spots on the island. (For more information regarding hiking paths see 'Activities and Specials'). On Silhouette there is something unique to see around every corner: rare tropical plants, cedar trees, the short-tailed bat, or mini-chameleons. Giant tortoises can also be found, as can the spectacular beaches we've already talked about. The whole island was designated a national park more than twenty years ago, and its really this natural beauty that's the main draw of the island.
The inviting Belle Tortue was designed in a Creole style, with the aim of making guests feel right at home upon arrival. Visitors can spend many relaxing hours on the ocean-view veranda, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of the island. The rooms and villas of the lodge offer plenty of peace and privacy, perfect for a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a solo vacation. The hotel's managers aim to create an easygoing, carefree atmosphere for their guests. Over the course of the day, you'll have the choice between total relaxation, the peace and quiet of the library, or refreshing cocktails at the bar or on the terrace. The cosy lounge almost acts like a family living room, allowing guests to wile away the hours chatting to each other, discussing plans for their holiday, swapping pictures over the free WiFi, or simply relaxing after a busy day of exploring. Guests can also choose to have a game of Scrabble, Backgammon, or even Monopoly, before heading to the restaurant, which serves up a delicious combination of local and international cuisine, lovingly prepared with fresh, local fish, fruit, and veg produce by the kitchen staff. The chef is always happy to serve up a stunning three-course set menu.
On top of all that, the lodge offers numerous activities and things to do so guests will never be bored. Why not take a trip around the national park, or get up-close and personal with the giant tortoises? Plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean or discover numerous fascinating animals. Diving or fishing trips, snorkelling excursions and sunset tours (to book ahead) on the open sea are all available, before heading back to the lodge to let the day fade out into your memory.
Guests of La Belle Tortue can use the boat transfers between Mahé (Bel Ombre Jetty) and Silhouette organised by Hilton Labriz (approx 45 minutes):
Departure from Bel Ombre (Mahé)
1st boat 9.30am
2nd boat 3.45pm
3rd boat 6.00pm
Departure from Silhouette
1st boat 5.00am (not guaranteed)
2nd boat 11.15am
3rd boat 4.45pm
*Guests are required to reach the jetty 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the boat in order to complete check-in formalities.
*Boat schedule subject to change without prior notice.
Features and furnishings: First-floor bedroom. Double bedroom, air-conditioning, safe, cable TV, Italian bathroom with shower, minibar, balcony facing the beach.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults/children (0-99 years old) + 1 infant (0-2 years old)
Features and furnishings: Ground-floor bedroom (accessed via stairs). Double bedroom, air-conditioning, safe, cable TV, WiFi (free of charge), bathroom with shower, separate WC, minibar, terrace facing the beach with two sunloungers, lounge-area.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults/children (0-99 years old) + 1 infant (0-2 years old)
Features and furnishings: Bedroom, bathroom, and balcony on the first floor, indoor and outdoor lounge on the ground floor (accessed via stairs). Double bedroom, air-conditioning, safe, cable TV, WiFi (free of charge), Italian bathroom with shower, WC, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, terrace facing the beach with sunloungers, lounge area, four-poster bed, balcony with sea-view and two armchairs.
Maximum occupancy: 3 adults/children (0-99 years old)
Facilities: 1 Varangue Room with lounge on the ground floor, double bedroom, sleeping area with two large and comfortable sofas which can be converted into 1 sofa bed, air-conditioning, fan, safe, Italian bathroom with shower, separate WC, minibar, cosy indoor lounge, cable TV, WiFi (free of charge), home cinema in the lounge with a selection of DVDs, terrace facing the beach with two sunloungers and lounge area.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults/children (0-99 years old) + 2 children (0-11 years old) + 1 infant (0-2 years old)
Facilities: 1 Varangue Room with lounge on the ground floor, double bedroom, sleeping area with two comfortable sofas which can be converted into two sofa beds, air-conditioning, fan, safe, Italian bathroom with shower, separate WC, minibar, cosy indoor lounge, cable TV, WiFi (free of charge), terrace facing the beach with two sun loungers and lounge area.
Maximum occupancy: 4 adults/children (0-99 years old) + 1 infant (0-2 years old)
Facilities: 2 adjoined Varangue bedrooms. Double bedroom, sleeping area for two children on a sofa-bed, air-conditioning, fan, safe, home-cinema, WiFi (free of charge), cosy indoor lounge, Italian bathroom with shower, separate WC, minibar, family dining table in private dining room, terrace facing the beach, with four sunloungers and two lounge areas.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults/children (0-99 years old) + 2 children (0-11 years old) + 1 infant (0-2 years old)
Additional Price Information
Half board: incl.
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Minimum stay of 2 nights: surcharge of €81/person
Early check-in (arriving with the boat departing at 09:30) is complimentary (subject to availability) and late check-out (taking the boat at 04:30) can be booked for €100.
Christmas & New Year's Eve: Compulsory supplement for the special dinner on December 25th and 31st - €65/guest over 8 years old.
Half-board includes breakfast and a 3-course dinner, excluding drinks.
Boat transfer to Silhouette (mandatory, operated by Hilton Labriz):
Mahé (Bel Ombre Jetty) - Silhouette: departures at 09:30 am, 03:45 pm and 06:00 pm*
Silhouette - Mahé (Bel Ombre Jetty): departures at 05:00 am, 11:15 am and 04:45 pm*
Price: €125/person (50% discount for children below the age of 12 years)
The check-in of the boat transfer is possible on Mahé until 45 minutes before departure and on Silhoutte until 10 minutes before departure.
Helicopter transfer from/to Mahé and other Inner Islands, operated by Zil Air: from €638 one-way, subject to availability and changes
*subject to alterations, depending on weather conditions, availability and modifications by Hilton Labriz. The final confirmation is ensured the day before departure.
- This travel offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (please contact the SeyVillas team for more information or if you have any questions on this topic).
- Travel services will be carried out in English. In certain cases, German, French, or Italian may be spoken.
- Information about passport, visa, and healthcare requirements can be found here.
- The images of the accommodation serve as a reference and may differ slightly.
Stay-Pay Offer 7:6 - Stay 7+ nights - Pay 6 nightsValid in travel period: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021* Can be used in conjunction with the 10& early bird discount.
Early Bird Discount - 10% discount for bookings made at least 180 days before the arrivalValid in travel period: 01.07.2016 - 31.12.2021 Not valid in travel period: 01.01.2021 - 31.01.2021, 01.09.2021 - 30.09.2021, 01.06.2021 - 30.06.2021* Can be used in conjunction with the Stay-Pay Offer 7:6.
* For this offer, the following specific cancellation policy applies:
From the date of booking until arrival (as well as in case of no-show and early departure) a cancellation fee of 95% of the total cost applies.
*Stay-Pay Offer 7:6 includes half board for 6 nights and on the 7th night breakfast only. Mandatory dinner costs €60 extra per person (excluding drinks).
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Best place to stay, great food. Beautiful location Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The stay at La Belle was wonderful. The service is very good, the operators try very hard. You have peace and quiet there can relax wonderfully. The evening menus were top notch. There was always fish for the main course, but each time it was created differently with great spices, herbs and vegetables. The desserts also left nothing to be desired, and the wine selection is excellent. In the morning there was a wonderful fruit plate, followed by half a roll, croissants, butter, homemade jam and eggs in any shape. If you like good black tea, you should bring some. The bungalows are located on a small sheltered bay, which you almost have to yourself. You can only go into the water at high tide, it is rocky. Snorkeling is possible, equipment is available. The rooms on the upper floor, which only have a small balcony (on which it is hard to stand), are not recommended. If you have the need to hike a lot, you should only stay 3 nights. You can easily get to the long neighboring beach, where the Hilton holidaymakers also bathe. Then there is the possibility to walk to 2 smaller beaches (approx. 15 minutes), where you can not swim. For further excursions you need a guide and this is not entirely safe, not even in all weather conditions. You can take the ferry back and forth to Mahe free of charge, but if you don't take the first ferry early at 5 a.m. you won't have much time in Mahe and the market will be dismantled on arrival. There is also the option of driving a car across the island in Mahe - costing 150 rupees. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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