HILTON SEYCHELLES LABRIZ RESORT & SPA, A PERFECT LUXURY HOLIDAY
August 28, 2018
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is located on Silhouette Island, 20 km northwest of Mahé. There are two ways to arrive at the resort in style via a scenic 15-minute helicopter ride from Seychelles International Airport or a 45-minute boat trip operated by the resort on a fixed schedule from our Bel Ombre jetty on the main island. There is also the option to arrange private boat transfer.
What we encountered as we approached the dock was simply “out-of-this-world” around 20-30 hotel staff dressed in local costumes, singing, dancing and waving to us which immediately made us feel welcome and ready to enjoy and experience an wonderful time at the resort.
Snuggling the coast of Silhouette Island, a mere minutes stroll from Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa lies the historic Village of La Passe. Established in the first half of the 19th century by the Dauban family, legend dictates that it was bought for a violin. Today its modest population of 30 inhabitants is involved in environmentally sustainable conservation of the island. Today, the original Dauban plantation house has been restored, housing a restaurant serving sumptuous Creole specialities.
The Island is a Nature reserve that is rich in Biodiversity. The resort is ideally placed on a stretch of 2km white sandy beach. The Sea surrounding our Island is also a protected marine park which offers also great sites for the Dive and Snorkelling enthusiasts. A marine national park since 1987, Silhouette Island is home to a huge diversity of indigenous fauna and flora. Rare species on the island include the incense tree and sheaf tailed bat. The highest summit is Mount Dauban (751m), which is surrounded by a virgin rain forest full of botanical treasures such as the rare pitcher-plant, orchids, rare hardwoods and incense tree. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa has engaged in partnership with Island Development Company (IDC) & Island Conservation Society (ICS) to help preserve and promote the prosperity of Silhouette.
Besides beauty of the Lush Green Rainforest and pure breath-taking scenery, The appeal of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is our Romantic and spacious villas, Creole-inspired spa treatments, island excursions of nature and culture, fine cuisine in one of 4 Speciality restaurants.
Dotting the curvaceous landscape along the east face of Silhouette Island, the hotel offers spacious villas line the hillside and coastline. There are different types of villas to choose from and all of them are surrounded by a vibrant national park and the Indian Ocean. Each villa at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa has been created to deliver the truly unique Silhouette experience.
We stayed in a King Beachfront Villa that is a 101 sqm (1,080 sq ft) beachside superb villa discretely nestled amongst the lush jungle vegetation. I would like to highlight the large bathroom that opens onto a private garden complete with an outdoor rain shower. It is fantastic to wake up and enjoy the stunning views of the sun rising over the Indian Ocean from our private terrace while enjoying a cup of coffee.
The culinary options at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa are diverse and mouthwatering. The resort has a host of restaurants and bars in addition to room service and customised private dining options that will leave you spoiled for choice. I would recommend to experience Seychellois créole specialities and to enjoy the sushi prepared from fresh fish caught by local fishermen. From island originals to cuisine more familiar, the hotel offers five-star hospitality in an idyllic setting.
The resort has 7 international restaurants offering everything from light snacks and live entertainment in Lo Brizan, fresh aromatic gourmet pizza straight from the wood fired oven in Pizzeria, Italian fine dinning cuisine in the elegant Portobello, fusion Japanese cuisine featuring a vibrant open kitchen bar in Sakura, amazing fresh local seafood in a distinctive lakeside Teppanyaki and local Creole specialities in Grann Kaz that is set in a historic plantation house that was once the home of the Dauban family, the former owners of the island.
Located on a hillside between ancient rock and sprawling jungle, The Eforea Spa has six couple treatment suites set upon stilts amidst a magical landscape.this is the perfect place to enjoy tranquillity and experience a total sense of wellbeing. Prepare your mind body and soul by escaping into a unique spa that is at one with nature. Their treatments are specifically designed to suit each individual’s needs. The facilities cocoon you, leaving you free from stress, detoxed and revitalised. We Spent a day relaxing in modern facilities ranging from the soothing steam room to the refreshing plunge pool. Other facilities include sauna, jacuzzi and refreshment center.
The Eforea Spa at Hilton offers a variety of massages, body treatments and facials, as well as “Journey Enhancements”. Eforea Spa at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is a place like no other where you will reconnect with yourself and emerge brighter. Our Essentials and Escape Journeys feature both results-oriented and locally inspired therapies. Signature to eforea Spa are Journey Enhancements, powerful mini treatments that are added to your existing services or enjoyed by themselves. These treatments have been specially designed for eforea and introduce guests to special, commonly unexperienced techniques from the most fabled spa cultures around the world.
The numbers of activities on Silhouette Island there are as diverse as the surroundings. The resort has the only 5 star Certified PADI diving center in the region offering an unrivalled diving experience exploring the underwater world. The intrepid traveler can choose from an assortment of activities ranging from snorkeling, and water sports to big game fishing.
On land, the fitness centre and floodlit tennis courts are available to satisfy your competitive streak.
The kid’s club will make sure that the young ones will have an experience to tell their friends about.