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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, set up for two adults. Double bedroom, air-conditioning, safe, cable TV, Italian bathroom with shower, minibar, balcony facing the beach.
Features and furnishings: Ground-floor bedroom (accessed via stairs), and is set up for two adults and a baby. 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.
Features and furnishings: Bedroom, bathroom, and balcony on the first floor, indoor and outdoor lounge on the ground floor (accessed via stairs), set up for two adults, 2 children and a baby (convertible sofa). 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.
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 (for 1 adult or 2 children), 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.
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 (for 2 adults or 2 children), 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 sunloungers and lounge area.
Facilities: 2 adjoined Varangue bedrooms, set up for four adults, two children under 12, and a baby. 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.
Additional Price Information
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Early check-in: €100 per room (subject to availability)
Christmas: Compulsory supplement for the special dinner on December 25th - €30/guest over 8 years old.
New Year's Eve: Compulsory supplement for the special dinner on December 31st - €50/guest over 8 years old.
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)
*subject to alterations, depending on weather conditions, availability and modifications by Hilton Labriz. The final confirmatio is ensured the day before departure.
*Coach transfer return (about 30 minutes): Airport Mahé - Bel Ombre Jetty - Airport Mahé 45€/person.
- 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.
Special offer - You save 30%Valid in travel period: 04.09.2020 - 30.09.2020 Minimum stay: 3 nights in valid travel period
Stay-Pay Offer 7:6 - Stay 7+ nights - Pay 6 nightsValid in travel period: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021
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, 01.01.2020 - 31.01.2020, 01.09.2020 - 30.09.2020, 01.09.2021 - 30.09.2021, 01.06.2021 - 30.06.2021, 01.06.2020 - 30.06.2020
*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).
- Half-day or full-day fishing trip on La Belle Tortue's boat "Ti Girl"
- Includes skipper, big game fishing, trolling, a tour of the island, and fuel
- Lunch picnic (if full-day)
- Dinner with your catch of the day
*Price €470 (half-day) or €900 (full-day)
*Subject to availability
*Up to 4 people
*Valid all year-round
*Island Discovery Package:
- Creole cooking lesson with La Belle Tortue's chef
- Walk where you discover local spices, fruits, and trees
- Coconut-themed workshop and learning to weave a palm
*Minimum stay: 4 nights
*Subject to availability
*Valid all year-round
- Helicopter transfer (one-way)
- Sunset cruise and Champagne on La Belle Tortue's boat "Ti Girl"
- PADI Open Water course and certification for 2 divers
*Price: €2990/2 people
*Recommended length of stay: 6 nights
*Subject to availability
This lodge is awesome! Individual, familial, but not too permanent communication "forced", you can relax here wonderfully. The food was exceptionally good. In particular, the menus, the chef conjured every evening - a treat! Our minimal criticism: Breakfast added a piece of cheese, and no wish would have remained open. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Not to top - in every respect! Location - restaurant, rooms, beach, staff. A dream with star kitchen and worth every penny. All guests had a super wide grin - all day long - every day. Unfortunately, here comes the flood meanwhile up to the stairs of the houses. Seyvillas recommended the Hilton Labriz. Lucky we did not respond. There it goes. like in the chicken coop and it looks the same all over the world. 110 huts beside or behind each other. Too much of everything - guests, staff, restaurants, bars, pools, stinks, other fuss and constantly driving one of these golf buggies almost over the pile. The beach was also great here, although not as protected as in front of La Belle Tortue and open to the public, fortunately all Seychelles beaches. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Magnificent setting directly by the beach, very warm welcome by the manager and bis wife, delicious breakfast, great cocktails and excellent dinner. A little paradise!
A very family hotel. Highly recommended, if you want to have your peace. The small hotel is run by a French couple, where he is a chef. There are no buffets for breakfast and dinner (half board), but a menu for dinner with lovingly prepared food and for breakfast freshly baked bread with various side dishes. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Great accommodation with a young, motivated couple from France. Great kitchen. But: With the high prices, the question is how long this guesthouse will survive. We were the only guests. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The highlight of our journey. A small hotel for a maximum of 16 guests, right on the private beach and hidden behind lush vegetation. We were spoiled by the hotel managers and cooked on top level. The rooms are spacious, we also had a large terrace. Clean and very well equipped. The beautiful beach belonged to us almost alone. On Silhouette, there is only one Hilton Hotel apart from this hotel, a few houses of residents and no shops. The island is a nature reserve, some trails are preserved and are an experience (even if it's hot). There was free drinking water from the hotel. For hiking you can order packed lunches. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
At Silhouette the La Belle Tortue is gorgeous. Unfortunately we have to say the operators are not as described. It is a pity that both do not get involved. It was clear to us that there was French cuisine, but it really does not just consist of fish. The breakfast is totally boring. You feel a bit left alone. Nice are both really, but their use is only from the breakfast and the dinner. The rooms are great. Own beach really gorgeous. You can do more with it. Price performance is not quite true. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
How nice that we had saved the best to the end. Everything was excellent here! The young couple Aurore and Pierre made a great effort to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The breakfast and the dinner menu were varied and delicious. The beach right in front of the hotel clean and deserted. Snorkeling directly behind the reef is a unique experience. You can admire rays, sharks and moray eels as well as countless other fish here. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Here, the 5 stars are not enough !!!! The hotel is an absolute dream, so beautiful - I miss the superlative! The location is absolutely great, the small hotel blends in fantastically in the landscape. The rooms are beautifully decorated, clear without a lot of bells and whistles, but outstanding and stylish. Bathroom and toilet are separate and in a simple, noble design. The space in the room and in front of it is very generous, we had a huge veranda for ourselves, then sun loungers in the sand and a sofa 10m from the sea. The absolute dream !!! The young French couple, who are in charge there, is very charming, accommodating and sympathetic. We also met the few employees as wonderful people. Here you have the feeling that everyone feels comfortable .... Not to forget the food! The breakfast is the first highlight of the day (after the beautiful sunrise), fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices, on request pancakes or omelette, etc. homemade bread rolls or bread, the coffee .. excellently then the dinner: you will be asked on arrival There are allergies or wishes, which we denied and enjoyed the menus very much. Appetizer, main course and dessert are served and explained and every time a painting, to say nothing of the taste ... absolute treat !!!! All in all: BEAUTIFUL and ABSOLUTELY DREAMY Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
A wonderful facility, small and fine. Absolutely perfect rooms with wonderful mattresses. The managers Aurora with husband / cook Pierre are the absolutely wonderful hosts with a lot of commitment and passion! Excellent food! and ideal for swimming, but the snorkeling is not without high waves, as you have to get over the reef first. The location is beautiful and a dream. The island is also wonderful for hiking. In addition to the Dauban Museum is only the Hilton Hotel on the island, which probably take a kind of monopoly position under the title nature conservation ... Very gladly again! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very nice small but nice family area. The 3 dinners, which I was allowed to enjoy, were star cuisine. Highly recommended is the trail to Anse Mondon. Very exhausting but rewarding. Rating: 6 out of 5 stars :-) Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Superb location facing the beach, be careful this is not a hotel but a guest house You must specify because no choice for food dinners is a menu imposed but thankfully delicious but it can annoy some people (no meat at all) full board is essential because no possibility of lunch except the hilton and it is a little complicated The young couple who takes care of everything is extremely friendly and attentive and the excellent cuisine Missing a kettle in the room and wifi This is the most beautiful location we had during our trip Translation (FR): GoogleTranslate
Top! Excellent, loving service, a (fish) kitchen on star level - an extremely friendly host couple with French chef. Room service was perfect, from the outside La Belle Tortue looks a bit flaky, because next to the Hilton show. But: We thanked every day to be in this hideaway and not at the Hilton. So dreamy, so beautiful. But you should go swimming at Hilton Beach - the bay in front of the hotel is too small. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
What should we say ??? Our highlight of the holiday !! At first we could not decide if we should travel to the Hilton or the La Belle Tortue. And our decision to go to La Belle Tortue was absolutely right. It was just fabulous there. The staff were incredibly friendly. Always smiling ... The young owner couple is motivated, full of ideas, harmonious with the employees and and and. The food was just fabulous. The owner Pierre creates in the evening with his cook a stareful dinner ... The room was very clean and the bed in the evening nice and lovingly decorated. 5 stars are not enough here. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Fantastic location directly on the almost private beach, accommodation with beautiful verandas and plenty of space. Food a dream and very intimate atmosphere. A paradise. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Beautiful hotel on the dream beach. The rooms were great, very clean. The entire team was extremely friendly and always approachable for questions. Of course we were also very lucky that during our stay no other guests were present. But since there are few beds, the hotel will certainly not lose its charm even when fully booked. And the food was unbeatable (the two chefs came from France and Sri Lanka). Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Paradisical location, small but very exclusive area, excellent half board, super nice hosts, it was certainly not our last stay! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Perfect, great food and so nice friendly franz. Pair Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The hotel has been managed for about 3 months by a young French couple (Pierre and Aurore) and has been decorated very nicely and comfortably. It is located south of the investor on a fringed by moles and rocks dream beach. Recommended is the Varangue Room with veranda. The latter is huge and you can always find shade. We had quite strong wind and could position our beach chairs depending on the feel-good climate. Since we only during our stay max. 8 guests were, an almost familial feeling came, for example, preferences at the dinner were taken into account, lunch was freshly prepared on request. The quality of the food was very high, as they were always freshly prepared. However, only fish and seafood are served, that is, what is growing outside the door. At all in this hotel value is placed on sustainability. Our favorite place for meals was the "Cabana", a small pavilion right on the beach. To explore the beauties of the island unfortunately requires more or less good condition and sweat, you have the untouched nature almost all to yourself. The trails are difficult to see, sometimes very steep and slippery after precipitation, so that you can not necessarily achieve all the desired goals during the stay safely. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The La Belle Tortue was definitely one of the highlights on our trip. 14 days on 3 islands we could spend in this beautiful landscape. Travel time was late January to early February. Silhouette is adventure recreation at the same time. "La Belle Tortue" was run by a young French couple. Rarely have we experienced so much passion and attention as Silhouette has these days. The reception was already cordial. Of the 40-50 people who arrived with us in the ship, of course, the crowd was received by the Hilton. We were the only two guests who followed the sign "La Belle Tortue". The luggage was loaded and it went with a golf cart to the accommodation. Pierre is the chef and cares lovingly for the plant. His wife takes care of the office and the service. Both received us and explained us the possibilities and conditions of the island. By this point at the latest, you realize how far away you are from mass tourism. The lodge is fantastically beautiful, open from all sides and acts as a lounge, restaurant and bar at the same time. Here you can hear only the sea rushing and can spend quiet and pleasant hours in the shade overlooking the sea. In the evening there is a 3-course menu on star level. Pierre is an excellent cook and combines the French cuisine with the local ingredients. Lots of fish, which were sometimes even caught, breadfruit, coconuts and other fruits of the island with herbs of the specially created herb garden. Here the ingredients and the cooking are loved and you can taste it. Of course you have no choice here but that should not bother anyone with this offered quality. Maybe at first also looking for the conversation with the chef. At first we were also asked if we agree with the regional products and have just let him do it. Every dinner was a highlight for us! The breakfast was plentiful and consisted of toast, jam, fresh crossants and lots of fruit. Always enough for us until dinner. The rooms are spacious and lovingly furnished. The view from the veranda or balcony breathtaking. Overall, I believe 8 rooms for a maximum of 24 people. So you always have a quiet atmosphere. It's hard to put this stay in words right. So many details that would be perfect and worth mentioning. It went beyond hospitality without being intrusive or overdone. We felt like we were in paradise with friends and can hardly wait next time. Little is explored from this island. Except the pier in La Passe where a few locals live and the two hotels are poorly developed on this island. 93% of the island is pure virgin forest as a nature reserve. Nevertheless there are a few jungle paths. Here you should rely on the advice of the accommodation and possibly take a knowledgeable guide. We hiked a lot, on the admittedly, not very easy jungle paths. For example, the Anse Mondon was an exciting 6-hour jungle tour. Since it had rained a bit that day, you could say that it is feasible only for experienced hikers. In dryness much easier, but should never be underestimated. On the route to the other side of the island, it was pointed out that it should only be tackled with a local guide. Unfortunately, the weather conditions in our time there had not allowed the route to go. The vegetation and wildlife on Silhouette is truly breathtaking. During the hikes and snorkelling you can see countless exotic animals and plants. We will definitely return to this very special place ... Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
We give the palm of our stay to this magical, clean, welcoming, charming, ..... there is so much positive adjective to give to this place ... !!!! Adorable managers, rooms perfectly kept and decorated by Charline. Cuisine worthy of a starred restaurant. Small attentions granted for our honeymoon -> memorable! You understand this is the place we preferred everyone! Translation (FR): GoogleTranslate
Beautiful, small, very personal small hotel with a wonderful white sandy beach. Perfect place to start the Seychelles stay. Just relax, enjoy the wonderful food, relax. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The accommodation has a fantastic location right on the beach. Only the swimming and snorkeling is hardly possible there, since the water level is very low, especially at low tide. The breakfast was very sweet, except one eats eggs, which were offered in different variants. Otherwise, the service and the accommodation was great. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Here we were spoiled ...... The transfer was as always great, the hotel as well .... so nice at breakfast the fish in the sea, yes, closer to the sea is no longer possible The breakfast was delicious, dinner haut cuisine ...... Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Great location. The room was large, but lacked shelves, even for dive stuff to dry on the porch. Great facility. Chefs and staff very friendly. If you wanted something, it was done right away. You could really relax here. Very quiet due to few rooms. Just great. For us the best hotel on our trip. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
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