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Hotel "La Belle Tortue"Silhouette Island

La Belle Tortue
5.0 of 5 128 Reviews
Type:
Hotel
Size
34 - 108 m2
Beach:
1 m
  • For 2 people
  • From 365 € / night
  • Service:HB
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Description

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.

Facts:

Location:
In a sheltered sandy cove on Silhouette Island, in close proximity to an old wharf, and Pointe Varreur.
Grounds:
7 living-units spread across different categories (Lodge Room, Varangue Room, Anne Dieu-le-Veut Villa, Suite, Private Villa).
Board:
Half board (breakfast and evening meal), snack and lunch menu (payable on-site)
Facilities:
Double bed, air-conditioning, hotel safe, free WiFi (only in lounge area), cable TV, Italian bathroom with shower, minibar, balcony or terrace (features vary slightly depending on room category).
Rooms:
2× Lodge Room with Balcony (up to 2 people)
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)

Description:

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.

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.

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Surroundings

Restaurants

    • La Belle Tortue
    • international 
    •  
    • 0.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 56 97 08
      E-mail:
      contact@labelletortue.com
      Website:
      www.labelletortue.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12am - 2.30pm
      7.30pm - 9pm
      Address:
      Silhouette Island
      Payment:
      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.

Rooms

Tastefully-furnished, high-quality rooms create a truly welcoming Creole atmosphere. The ocean view is really extraordinary, and is typical of the peaceful, private feel of this luxurious property.

Lodge Room with Balcony (1-2 guests)

Size
37m²
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.

Varangue Room with Veranda (1-2 guests)

Size
34m²
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.

Villa Anne Dieu-le-veut (1-2 guests)

Size
64m²
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.

Suite Aldabra (1-2 guests)

Size
74m²
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.

Suite Providence (1-2 guests)

Size
74m²
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.

Private Villa (3-4 guests)

Size
108m²
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.

Prices per night

Please note: Anyone planning to book their holiday for August or December (high season) should avoid waiting too long! Contact us well in advance to avoid finding out that your desired accommodation is fully-booked or that the flights are expensive.

CategoryOccupancyPrice
Lodge Room with Balcony 1 guest
1 Extra bed possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
292 € 292 € - 430 € 430 €
Lodge Room with Balcony 2 guests
1 Extra bed possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
365 € 365 € - 515 € 515 €
Varangue Room with Veranda 1 guest
1 Extra bed possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
382 € 382 € - 500 € 500 €
Varangue Room with Veranda 2 guests
1 Extra bed possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
455 € 455 € - 585 € 585 €
Villa Anne Dieu-le-veut 1 guest
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
  • Children up to 17 yrs: 125 € plus 100% on board.
528 € 528 € - 665 € 665 €
Villa Anne Dieu-le-veut 2 guests
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
  • Children up to 17 yrs and Adults: 125 € plus 100% on board.
600 € 600 € - 750 € 750 €
Suite Aldabra 1 guest
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
  • Children up to 17 yrs: 125 € plus 100% on board.
459 € 459 € - 615 € 615 €
Suite Aldabra 2 guests
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
  • Children up to 17 yrs: 125 € plus 100% on board.
  • Adults: 125 € plus 100% on board.
532 € 532 € - 700 € 700 €
Suite Providence 1 guest
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
  • Children up to 17 yrs: 125 € plus 100% on board.
459 € 459 € - 615 € 615 €
Suite Providence 2 guests
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
  • Children up to 17 yrs and Adults: 125 € plus 100% on board.
532 € 532 € - 700 € 700 €
Private Villa 3 guests
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
870 € 870 € - 1145 € 1145 €
Private Villa 4 guests
2 Extra beds possible
  • Babies and Children up to 2 yrs: 30 €.
  • Children up to 11 yrs: 90 € plus 100% on board.
952 € 952 € - 1230 € 1230 €

Babies: 0-1, Children: 2-17, Adults: 18+ (on departure)

% Discounts and Special Offers (3)
  • Stay-Pay Offer 7:6 - Stay 7+ nights - Pay 6 nights
    Valid in travel period: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019 
  • Early Bird Discount - 10% discount for bookings made at least 180 days before the arrival
    Valid in travel period: 01.07.2016 - 31.12.2019 Not valid in travel period: 01.09.2018 - 30.09.2018, 01.09.2019 - 30.09.2019, 01.06.2019 - 30.06.2019, 01.01.2019 - 31.01.2019 
*Early Bird Discount (10%): bookings are 100% non-refundable.

*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).

*Fishing Package:
- 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
*Price: €80/participant
*Minimum stay: 4 nights
*Subject to availability
*Valid all year-round

*Sensation Package:
- 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
*The offers are automatically calculated in the final price.
% Honeymoon & Wedding Anniversary Specials (1)
*Honeymoon Offer:
- Fresh fruit basket in the room upon arrival
- Welcome La Belle Tortue cocktail
- Candlelit dinner
*Couples who stay more than 5 nights will benefit from a free upgrade (subject to availability)
*Marriage certificate required at time of booking to confirm the offer (less than one year old)
*Minimum stay: 3 nights
*Valid all year-round

*Romantic Package:
- Bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne
- Fresh fruit basket in room upon arrival
- A candlelit dinner
- Petals on the bed upon arrival
*Price: €95
*Minimum stay: 3 nights
*Subject to availability
*Valid all year-round
Cancellation Policies

Further information:

  • - 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.
Best Price GuaranteeDid you find a better offer for this accommodation? Please do not hesitate to send us the quote that you have received and we will do our best to match the offer. It is our main priority to offer you the best possible price!

Half board: at 0 €0 €/person

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 return (about 45 minutes): Mahé (Bel Ombre Jetty) - Silhouette: €125/person. (Children under 12 years: 50% discount.)
*Coach transfer return (about 30 minutes): Airport Mahé - Bel Ombre Jetty - Airport Mahé 45€/person.

Please note: The first guaranteed shuttle transfer to Mahé from La Belle Tortue is at 11am each day. The hotel offers no connections for early international flight departures.

Reviews (128)

Average: 5.0 out of 5 stars
★★★★★ Gabriela 25.06.2018

Perfect, great food and so nice friendly franz. PairTranslation (DE): GoogleTranslate

★★★★★ Martin 10.03.2018

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

★★★★★ Aline Annalene 23.02.2018

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

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