Set on a 2.19 square kilometre private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Fregate Island Private is a jewel of conservation – unique on the planet. This secluded sanctuary hosts 16 luxurious residences, nestled into the coastline and overlooking turquoise waters so that privacy is guaranteed – plus the Banyan Hill Estate, on a secluded peninsula. Fregate Island Private is also home to hundreds of exotic birds, 2,200 free-roaming Giant Aldabra tortoises and lush vegetation. Part of Fregate’s ecological philosophy is the culinary concept, inspired by fresh products organically grown on the island that is circled by seven idyllic beaches.
Enchanted Island Resort is a secluded island hideaway in the Seychelles, featuring just ten Private beautifully decorated Creole-style villas with own plunge pools, beach access, king size beds, French bathtubs and outdoor rain showers. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean’s blue waters and vibrant marine life, guests can enjoy contemporary international and Creole cuisine at our Bounty Restaurant, while the Castaway Bar offers cocktails and aperitifs. The Serena Spa overlooks the sea and features a yoga pavilion, couple treatment suite, and two individual treatment pavilions with their own private steam rooms, showers and terraces. Guests may also snorkel, go kayaking, or relax at the resort’s infinity pool. Enchanted Island Resort is member of the JA Resorts & Hotels.
Bird Island is Seychelles’ most northerly island, fringed by untouched beaches and turquoise clear waters. The lodge boasts 24 individual bungalows offering comfortable and spacious accommodation, whilst preserving the informal atmosphere of island life. From May to October, part of the island is home to millions of nesting sooty terns and with a year-round population of at least 20 other bird species it is an ornithologist’s heaven. Bird Island is also an important nesting site for turtles and boasts one of the world’s largest known land tortoises, Esmeralda. Activities on Bird Island include nature tours, bird watching, tortoise feeding, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, whale watching(October to November) and shore fishing.
The Alphonse Group of Islands, which comprise of the uninhabited islands of St Francois and Bijoutier as well as the inhabited island of Alphonse are considered to the most remote, pristine and unspoilt group of islands in the Seychelles. Alphonse Island has taken significant steps to transform the island to appeal to the lucrative luxury travel market. All twenty-one Beach Bungalows and five spacious Beach Suites have been extensively refurbished, along with the beach bar and restaurant, in a style and colour palate that reflects the ambience and atmosphere of the island. Positioning itself as an ‘experience for all the senses’, Alphonse Island will be primarily focusing on the wide range of truly magical and wonderful encounters that are exclusive to the island itself.
Denis Private Island is perched on the northern edge of the Seychelles bank, 95 km north of the main island Mahé in the Seychelles archipelago. A Private coral island of 375 acres with 25 elegant cottages, where simplicity, comfort, pleasure and relaxation co-exist equally and in perfect harmony. Beach Cottage – 3 units Deluxe Beach Cottage – 10 units Beachfront Spa Cottage – 10 units Family Villa – 1 unit Beach Villa – 1 unit No keys, no phones – no worries. Leave the outside world behind on this tranquil private island swathed in lush vegetation and with pristine beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters. A visit to the beautiful Denis Private Island promises an authentic and intimate island experience.
Boutique hotel situated at the entrance of the Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Cerf Island Resort offers 24 exclusive and luxurious villas, within a naturally elegant setting. The resort boasts of two fine dining restaurants with a delight of Creole, Asian and international cuisines, 2 infinity swimming pools with pool bars, beach side dining, secluded full service beach as well as an open beach, two relaxing lounges, ‘Le Spa Latanier’ with 3 treatment rooms, an outdoor tennis court and a helipad. All the villas offer beautiful views of the tropical vegetation and some with patches of the Indian Ocean. Almost seems to have been created for that indescribable ‘quiet togetherness’.
Cousine Island is a private nature reserve in the Seychelles, a wildlife sanctuary that offers you the chance to not only see nature but to live amongst it and to have a true island experience. The Pavillion offers fine dining where the two Seychellois chefs prepare mouthwatering cuisine to order.
The Beach House Spa and Wellness Center offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind while being pampered from top to toe – the gym is available should you wish to sneak in a work out or two and 2 dedicated conservation officers can take you on guided walks and snorkeling trips or should you wish you can try your hand at shore fishing. For the more adventurous they offer scuba diving, deep sea fishing, water sports and excursions to other islands. Voluntary participation in conservation projects can be arranged or just chill on the beach with a tropical cocktail – on Cousine Island you will have the rare experience of life’s perfection!
Occupying tiny Round Island, the lush granite isle just 10 minutes from Praslin by boat, this exclusive property comprises three luxurious and private two-bedroom villas as well as a spacious, traditional three-bedroom island mansion set apart in its own private grounds. An all-inclusive concept features an array of personalised and flexible services, discreetly provided to maintain the islands’ offerings of seclusion and escapism. A fine-dining restaurant overlooking the swimming pool and the beachside bistro provide contemporary fusion cuisine with a Seychellois kick, a fitness centre and a range of water sports and land activities are also available.
Desroches forms part of the exquisite Amirantes group of Indian Ocean islands, 230km south-west of Seychelle’s largest island Mahé, and is the only resort situated within the entire atoll. Located at only 4 degrees south of the equator, Desroches is blessed with one of the world’s healthiest, malaria free, endless year-round summer climates. With an expanse of white soft sandy beaches and crystal clear waters that stretch over 14km, privacy on Desroches Island is to be expected. For those who like to tackle activities, Desroches offers everything from spectacular fishing and diving, to indulgent spa treatments, a game of tennis, exploratory island cycle rides and more. Twenty junior suites and twenty-eight four bedroom villas (available by November 2011) are situated just metres from the waters edge and make up this luxurious getaway. Set amongst tropical gardens, palm trees and green lawns, each of the junior suites includes a private veranda and lounge area, and is built 25 metres from the water leading directly onto the beach. In addition to the plush services found in the junior suites, each villa will be complemented with further indulgences such as private rim flow pool, central living and entertainment area, a fully equipped culinary kitchen, and personalised butler service. Villa décor will be that of a modern and luxurious feel, blending in with the sensuous remote island atmosphere, and rates are inclusive of all meals which can be enjoyed in the privacy of one’s villa or at the island restaurant. Sizes will start at 440m², and suit those who seek to escape with family or friends on a private retreat.