Beach "La Passe - Silhouette" · Other Islands
At a Glance:
La Passe is a long stretch of fine sand on the east coast of Silhouette Island, the third-largest in the Seychelles archipelago. The sand is lined with natural pools of water, formed when the water collects as the tide changes. The tide itself is very dependent on the moon, and changes throughout the year.
Getting to the beach is simple for guests of the nearby Hilton Labriz Resort and the smaller guesthouse, La Belle Tortue, both of which are located on this side of the island. It is likely, too, that La Passe will be your first real impression of Silhouette Island, as the island’s jetty is located on the beach, ensuring a beautiful scenic view as you arrive on the island.
The beach itself offers multiple activities, including swimming, snorkelling, and sailing. While the water is sometimes too shallow to swim, especially at low tide, it is sometimes possible to bathe in the beautiful water here, made safer by the presence of lifeguards on sections of the beach as well. Besides that, there are sunbeds and hammocks spread across the beach, so La Passe is also the perfect place for relaxing, sunbathing, or taking a break from the stress of daily life.
Almost all holidaymakers on Silhouette Island will likely spend some time on La Passe beach, such is its proximity to the hotels and resorts there. This fact also ensures that there are always facilities nearby, making for an excellent beach that compares favourably to many of the Seychelles’ other offerings.
- La Belle Tortue
- 0.9 km
- +248 2 56 97 08
- Opening hours:
- Mon-Sun: 12am - 2.30pm
7.30pm - 9pm
- Silhouette Island
- cash (SCR / € / $), credit card
The Creole restaurant of the Belle Tortue is located on the small island of Silhouette, and offers a beautiful view of the ocean. The French head chef serves up different three-course menus on a daily basis, based on seasonal ingredients and whatever fish stocks are available on the day. For lunchtime, the restaurant also offers light salads, fresh fruits, and can also provide a picnic basket on request for a beautiful beach day or excursion.