Dotting the curvaceous landscape along the east face of Silhouette Island — one of 115 islands that make up the Seychelles — is the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. This ‘one island, one resort’ is only a 15-minute helicopter ride from the international airport or a 45-minute boat ride from the resort’s own jetty on the main island. It is one of the few properties in the Seychelles that offer spacious private villas to guests with all scopes of budgets, from King Garden Villas to Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villas, as well as the luxurious Silhouette Estate, which boasts the largest private pool in the Seychelles.
The culinary options at the resort are diverse — from freshly prepared sushi platters at Sakura to fine dining in the idyllic setting of Portobello. Other options include: Pizzeria, offering gourmet pizzas from a wood-fired oven; Teppanyaki, with a live cooking station searing fresh fish; and Café Dauban, which offers the perfect beachside setting for breakfast. Lo Brizan bar and Moonlight Payot deliver the ultimate lounge experience with views of the beach.
A short stroll from the resort is the historic village of La Passe, where the locals are involved in the conservation of the island. The 19th century plantation house of the founding family Dauban has been restored and is now home to Grann Kaz restaurant, serving sumptuous Creole specialties.
Nestled along the hillside, between ancient rocks and a sprawling jungle, is the eforea Spa, which comprises six treatment suites set on stilts. The spa features a plunge pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool bath and relaxation area, and offers a variety of facial and body treatments, plus a range of massages.
The Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa also has a wide variety of activities on offer, including hiking, snorkelling, sunset cruise, and big-game fishing. Scuba divers will be drawn to the coral reefs lining the outer edges of Silhouette Island, and there’s even a five-star certified PADI diving centre. A well-equipped fitness centre, yoga studio, floodlit tennis court and bicycles are also available for those guests who want to do more than just sunbathe.
Discover rare flora and fauna in a nature walk through the island’s untouched, verdant jungle
Need to know
• Helicopter and boat transfers from Mahé
• 111 private villas
• 7 restaurants and bars
• Guided hikes
• Boat trips, including fishing
• Yoga and meditation
• Creole cooking class
• 5-star PADI diving centre
• eforea Spa
• Fitness centre
• Kids’ club
• Dedicated wedding concierge