Fregate Island Resort
Private island – Exclusive villas – Unique nature experience – Fregate Island
Our Expert’s Highlights
Welcome to Fregate Island Private Resort to have a vacation as you’ve never had before. The nearly three-square-kilometer private island in Seychelles is the pinnacle of a sumptuous and paradisiacal island stay.
The 16 spacious villas offer the utmost privacy, tranquility, and comfort for your vacation. Fregate Island, with seven beaches and massive granite cliffs, exemplifies the unique beauty of the Seychelles beaches with their imposing granite cliffs. The butler service and countless possibilities to explore the land and sea will leave you with lasting memories of a once-in-a-lifetime island adventure.
Seven private beaches, spacious houses, and a wonderful natural idyll
A pristine private island is also a model of environmental stewardship and long-term management. Through different animal preservation efforts, the resort has been able to secure and even expand the prevalence of uncommon animal and plant species.
Fregate Island Private, located only 20 minutes by helicopter from Mahé, Seychelles’ major island with the international airport, offers not only pure luxury but also unparalleled natural experiences. There are approximately 2,000 free-ranging giant tortoises on the island, one of which you can adopt. The island is home to over a hundred species of birds, including the Seychelles magpie, which has been saved from extinction.
What we like:
- Rock Spa is a quiet, open-air getaway perched high in the hills with its own beautiful water garden.
- Seven lovely beaches offer plenty of options for sunbathing.
- Hawksbill turtles may even come ashore to lay eggs in broad daylight.
- Water sports enthusiasts can take use of the resort’s services, which include a dive center, four boats, and surfing and kayaking equipment.
- Approximately 80% of the food served at the Seychelles hotel is farmed organically on the island.
Suites & Villas
In one of the 16 villas or the “Banyan Hill Estate,” savor every moment. The villas, which were designed by renowned American interior designers Wilson & Associates, fit in seamlessly with their surroundings and are situated in such a way that they are hidden even from direct neighbors. Two cottages on sheltered meadows were designed specifically for the requirements and wishes of families with children.
The rest are situated above the best bathing beaches and provide a spectacular view of the sea. The sea, the sky, and the lush foliage are all visible via the glass walls. Each residence’s private sun terrace has a private pool, a jacuzzi, and a day bed, allowing you to spend time outside both during the day and at night.
13 PRIVATE POOL VILLAS
Size 450 sqm / one bedroom with separate living room
The Private Pool Villa is situated on a hilltop with a view of the sea. There is one bedroom, a living room, and a small eating area in this apartment. Relax in the big infinity pool or the Jacuzzi on the very spacious sun patio. You’ll also find a supper pavilion. You’ll also have your own personal buggy and, in some villas, private beach access.
Occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children up to 17 years
3 PRIVATE POOL TWIN VILLAS
Size 750 sqm / two bedrooms with separate living room
The Private Pool Twin Villa is similarly situated on a hilltop with views of the sea. The villa has a living room, two bedrooms, and a small dining space on the inside. The property has a big terrace, an infinity pool, a Jacuzzi, and a dining pavilion on the outside. You also get access to a private buggy.
Occupancy: 4 adults + 2 children up to 17 years
Banyan Hill Estate
The Presidential Villa “Banyan Tree Estate” is around 1,100 m2 in size (with approximately 400 m2 of living space) and has three bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, a balcony, a large infinity pool with a pavilion, a fully supplied kitchen, a private chef, a buggy, and a butler.
Possible room occupancy: 6 adults, 3 children up to 17 years.
Each residence has a direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD, stereo with CD player, safe, air conditioning, fan, butler service, and a buggy for free use. Cleaning is done twice a day. A maximum of two children can be accommodated per residence.
Restaurants & Bars
On Fregate Island Private, you can eat wherever you want: in your villa, treehouse, on the beach, in the center of the plantation, under a Banyan Tree, in the Yacht Club, or anyplace else on the island. On the island, there are two restaurants and two bars to choose from. The main restaurant, “Fregate House,” serves delectable cuisine, great wines, and a spectacular view of the sea.
The “Plantation House,” which is housed in the island museum, welcomes visitors with Creole, East African, and Asian cuisine specialties in a true-to-the-original setting.
The quaint Pirate’s Bar or the laid-back Anse Bambous beach bar are perfect places to conclude your pleasant island days.
- FREGATE HOUSE – Main Restaurant
- PLANTATION RESTAURANT – Restaurant
located in the Plantation House it serves creole specialties
- PIRATES BAR – Bar
snacks and light meals
- ANSE BAMBOUSE BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT – Restaurant & Bar
Beach restaurant and bar
Wellness & Spa
The Rock Spa is perched on a granite ridge on the island. You’ll find a haven of quiet and tranquility here. Relax with a view of the tropical jungle or the sapphire-blue ocean while receiving high-quality spa treatments and massages, or cool down in the refreshing infinity pool.
- Luxurious spa on 4,500 square metres
- Use of ingredients from own cultivation
- Pool set into natural rocks
- Ayurveda, aromatherapy, shiatsu, acupuncture, reiki
Take a stroll along the gorgeous beach or go on a guided nature walk if you want it more leisurely. During boat tours or diving, you can marvel at the grandeur of the Indian Ocean. Visit the air-conditioned gym or choose from a variety of water activities to stay in shape.
On the island, there are seven dream beaches, two freshwater swimming pools, and a fitness center. A slide exhibition with free wine is held once a week.
- Air-conditioned gym
Sailing, deep-sea fishing, surfing, PADI diving, water skiing, snorkeling, and other water sports are available. The island has its own yacht club and marina. Pleasure boats can also take you to other Seychelles islands. You may rent a variety of sporting boats, including Hobie Cats, catamarans, and sailboats. As a result, you can also learn more about the maritime environment. Water sports include sailing, deep-sea fishing, surfing, diving at the PADI diving centre, water skiing, snorkelling and much more. The island has its own marina with a yacht club. Other islands of Seychelles can also be reached by pleasure boats. You can access the full range of sports boats, Hobie Cats, catamarans, and sailboats. And so you can also explore the maritime environment.
- Scuba Diving
- PADI diving school and 12 dive spots in the area
- Deep-sea fishing
- Fishing with locals
- Water sports (sailing, surfing, kayaking, water skiing…)
- Boat trips
Plant and animal lovers, in particular, will get their money’s worth by discovering extremely rare kinds of insects and flowers. The luminous scorpions, which may be seen especially at night, are a real highlight. A stroll with a local scientist provides more insight into the island’s ecosystem, which is well worth seeing. The highly overgrown jungle is traversed via an eleven-kilometer hiking trail. Mountain bikes can also be used to explore the island.
- 11 km of paths for walking or biking
- Guided nature walks
- Night safaris
- Turtle adoption program
- Participation in nature conservation programs
- Hiking on Mont Signal
Fregate Island is close to the pulse of the times, caring not only for its guests but also for the conservation and maintenance of the stunning natural surroundings. Exotic species that are on the verge of extinction can be found on the islands. Fregate has made it their mission to safeguard these species, and they have succeeded. Look over the shoulders of the locals at work, or volunteer to help and learn about the ecology.
- Participate in conservation projects
- Turtle watching
- Exotic birds
- The world’s largest beetles
- Cultivating corals
- Maintaining the on-site gardens
- Smoking area
- Check-in time from 15:00
- Check-out time until 12:00
- Early check-in: for a fee
- Late check-out: daily 12:00 – 18:00, for a fee
- Reception, money exchange is available
- Guest services
- Fireplace room
- Cash machine in the accommodation
- Garden area, sun terrace
- Pool: free of charge, outdoor, daybeds: free of charge, sunbeds: free of charge, deck chairs
- Bath towels: free of charge
- Internet: WLAN/WiFi, in the entire hotel (complex), in public areas, at reception/lobby, in the bar, by the pool
- Laundry service: for a fee
- Concierge service, luggage service
- Payment methods: TUI Card / VISA, MasterCard, American Express
- National Category: 5 stars
Location & Arriving & Map
Fregate Island Private is one of Seychelles’ inner islands, and it can be reached by helicopter from Seychelles International Airport on Mahé’s main island in just under 20 minutes. Boats can also be chartered to the private island. The journey from Mahé to Fregate takes 90 minutes.
This is the smallest of Seychelles’ Inner Islands, at just over two square kilometers. It’s easy to stroll or jog through at two kilometers in length and a little over a kilometer wide. Frégate is home to about 200 Seychellois islanders.
Is Fregate Island home to a museum?
The Plantation House & Museum features fascinating discoveries from the animal, plant, and undersea worlds, as well as fascinating insights into the island’s past.
Is butler service available at Fregate Island Resort?
Each villa has a personal butler who will attend to all of your queries, comments, and requests.
What is the best way to get to Fregate Island Resort?
The only way to get to the island is by helicopter. From Mahé, the trip takes 20 minutes by helicopter or 1.5 hours by boat.
Are drinks free at Fregate Island Resort?
All soft drinks, as well as a variety of wines and local beers, are included.
Does Fregate island Resort offer private guide tours?
On request, a private guided tour of an island plantation and hydroponics can be arranged.
In the Press
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Fregate Island in Seychelles is known for its exclusive luxury resorts, seven stunning beaches, and water sports including swimming, snorkeling, climbing, windsurfing, and deep-sea diving, among other things. The island is the easternmost of Seychelles’ granite Inner Islands. It costs between $3,422 and $4,985 a day and is well worth visiting because of its deluxe villas with infinity pools overlooking the Indian Ocean…
Blancpain and Fregate Island Private help the ocean
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Frégate Island Private is an island paradise worthy of a movie star
My arrival on Frégate Island, one of Seychelles’ most opulent resorts, is fit for a movie star. As we land, the blades of the helicopter whip the hot, humid air, and we’re met by cheerful employees who hand us damp cloths scented with lemongrass. Nichol, our personal butler, whisks us away to Villa Pisantez, where the joy of entering is palpable: floor-to-ceiling windows enclose a private infinity pool and, beyond that, the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters. The resort has undergone a two-year renovation and is now open for business…
Frégate Island Private Awards
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