Tourism may be on ice, but the team at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz resort and Spa, the only resort on Silhouette Island, have been busy with an island-wide clean-up of its spectacular beaches and jungle interior.
The clean-up team has scoured seven locations across the island to date, with ongoing plans to carry out more. While Labriz doesn’t use plastic bottles within the resort, plastics from as far away as China and Singapore have been found, swept up on the shore of the island.
Over 90 per cent of Silhouette island is a protected nature reserve, as are the waters around it.
The resort’s filter system harvests water from the Mount Dauban waterfall. Hotel buggies fitted with solar-powered panels…
Established on Silhouette since 2011, Hilton Labriz has embraced the idea of conscious travelling with a range of sustainability initiatives. The resort’s filter system harvests water from the Mount Dauban waterfall, filling glass bottles for use across Silhouette and Mahé, for use in resort restaurants and guest rooms.
The hotel also boasts an organic, pesticide-free garden, featuring over 200 varieties of herbs, fruit and vegetables. It’s estimated that the garden has reduced the resort’s energy and water consumption levels by 20 per cent. All hotel buggies fitted with solar-powered panels.
Earlier this year, the resort, which boasts spacious individual villas and extensive grounds, was awarded ‘Best Eco-Friendly Enterprise of the Year’ for a second consecutive year at the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Awards.
In line with their community outreach programme, the resort has also donated food supplies to the Presidents Village Orphanage, a home for children, in the western Mahe district of Port Glaud. The hotel collects leftover soaps for the orphanage as part of their Soap For Hope scheme, which helps tackle hygiene-related diseases.
While untouched by Covid-19 virus, new sanitation and hygiene initiatives are being implemented across the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa, before once again opening its doors to vacationers.