Fregate Island, Seychelles
Fregate Island Private
What it is
A 16-villa private island retreat with a yacht club, PADI dive center, sustainable ethos, seven pristine private beaches and teak hilltop spa.
What it isn't
Just for starry-eyed honeymooners. Kids live large here too, thanks to a devoted kids playland known as Castaway.
What we think
When a resort looks this jaw-dropping, you’d think it could rest on its laurels a bit. But no. Guests of Fregate Island are pampered like royalty at every possible moment. Take the villas themselves, which are ready to wow Beyonce and TikTok stars alike with their jaw-dropping aesthetics (think: thatched roofs, crystalline private infinity pools and jacuzzis overlooking the ocean, and dreamy four post beds swathed in gauzy white mosquito netting—plus, yes, air conditioning). Each one comes with a doting private butler, full board (local beer and excellent wine options included), water sports like sailing and windsurfing, guided hikes with their own on-staff ecologist, a buggy to peruse the island like it’s your very own….the list goes on. We love that you can take your meals—made mostly from the organic produce grown on the premises—wherever you choose, from a tiki torch-lit white sand beach to a deck perched high in a banyan tree.
You're here because
They’ve done a yeoman’s job at helping the island’s indigenous inhabitants, including the forests, 1,000 bird species, 3,000 free-range aldabra tortoises, endangered hawksbill turtles, the Seychelles Magpie Robin (saved from the brink of extinction)….the list goes on.
After a magical but busy night taking an after-dark safari, where you spotted sea turtle hatchlings emerging from their eggs, there’s only one thing on your to-do list: R&R. You book a massage in the rain-forest-fringed spa and have to pinch yourself. This is living.
Restaurants & Bars
The Plantation Restaurant - Creole
The Fregate Restaurant - Traditional European
Dine wherever, whenever - Choose any of a number of locations from beaches to a treehouse to private boat and pick your food with the Chef de Cuisine
Pirates Bar Beach House
Fregate House Bar
A blissful reprieve from the Real World. Fregate Island is a 15-minute helicopter flight or 1.5 hour boat ride from Seychelles International Airport, and resort staff will happily arrange your transfers (not included in the rate).