Our second stop was not just a stop, it was a drive and then a ferry stop away to an Island called Silhouette Island and lies 20 km northwest of Mahé in the Seychelles. It is the third largest granitic island in the Seychelles. It has an area of 20 km2 and has a population of about 200, mostly workers on the island. Mount Dubon being a backdrop reaching a height of 780mtrs. Silhouette Island is also home to many species as it is a rainforest type island. With so much history on the island itself, it almost feels as if no one ever left. It’s also known to have one of the best dive centers and hikes in Seychelles. We arrived 40 minutes by ferry to Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
Here is a small review
Travel Junkie Diary
Originally, only a small lodge housed visitors to Silhouette Island, but now the stunning Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa features a choice of 111 contemporary style villas in garden or beach settings, some with plunge pool. There are also 17 Deluxe Pool Villas – each with their own living room, bedroom, indulgent bathroom and a private swimming pool. Guests staying at Hilton Seychelles Labriz benefit from a complimentary aperitif on arrival, in-villa tea & coffee, free wifi internet access and Espresso machines in Deluxe Rooms.
We booked our one bedroom beach front with swimming pool a couple weeks in advance knowingly that these were very popular with tourists. 111 air-conditioned villas with bath, outdoor shower, hairdryer, TV, DVD player, minibar, espresso machines (Deluxe Villas), tea/coffee facilities, terrace and courtyard garden. Some Beach Villas have a plunge pool. Deluxe Pool Villas have a separate outdoor dining pavilion and a swimming pool
Being on an island 40 minutes away from main Mahe Island is not easy, but Hilton Labriz made sure everything is available for you. My daughter loved spending her days at the Kids Club and we found to have the bicycles to be one of the best inventions on the island!
- Six restaurants
- Bar with occasional live music
- Free wifi internet access
- Swimming pool with whirlpool
- Technogym Fitness Centre (open 24 hours)
- Tennis court
- Snorkelling & kayaks
- 5* PADI dive centre
- Aquum Spa
- Bicycle hire
- Two boutiques
- ‘Jungle Fun’ Kids Club (4-12 years)
Big game fishing and diving can be arranged and the resort has its own 5-star PADI Dive Centre including a decompression chamber. Generally, the best conditions for diving are in the calm periods (April-May and October-November).
The Grann Kaz Plantation House restaurant at Hilton Labriz serves traditional Creole cuisine, while an Italian restaurant Portebello, and the Teppanyaki and Sakura restaurants offer a more international flavour by blending Asian and European influences. The Café Dauban (main restaurant) offers varied theme dinners and the bar and the pizzeria offers lighter options for lunch. Guests staying on Half Board at Labriz may dine-around at any of the hotel’s restaurants (excluding Teppanyaki).
Recommended for travelers with kids, families, honeymooners and divers.
PO Box 69, Mahe, Seychelles
TEL: +248-429-3949 FAX: +248-429-3939