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Fregate Island; experience the ultimate in tropical island seclusion in this idyllic retreat, where the world’s most beautiful beaches lie right outside your doorstep.


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Location

Found within the Seychelles archipelago, this private island is to the east of the main island, Mahé, from which it can be reached by a 20-minute helicopter ride or an hour and a half long speed boat transfer. Dotted around the island are a total of seven white-sand beaches, all of which are secluded by lush coconut palm and granitic rock formations. One of these beaches, Anse Victorin, has even been voted the most beautiful beach in the world.

Sustainability is important to Fregate, which besides preserving some of the world’s most endangered flora and fauna has successfully reintegrated endangered species such as the Seychelles blue pigeon.

Rooms

Fregate’s 16 villas are built into the rocky outcrops overlooking the Indian Ocean, and submerged within rich forests of scented takamaka and Wrights Gardenia. The décor has an airy, fresh feel, with wafting white tulle curtains, cream sofas and natural wood furnishings. All villas have a spacious sundeck in which you’ll find a private infinity pool with an integrated jacuzzi, day bed, pavilion and rainforest shower.

The Banyan Hill Estate is hireable for large private parties, occupying a vast 1100m2 and providing an additional lounge as well as a library-office, kitchen, and enough bedrooms for six adults and three children.

Assigned to each villa is a personal butler, who can arrange excursions and other activities.

Facilities

From the main reception area at Fregate House you will find stunning sea views, foregrounded by an infinity pool and beach bar. Adjacent to the tranquil teak-wood spa is the resort’s fitness centre (with personal trainers available upon request), as well as an infinity pool that appears to cascade down into the ocean below. An onsite dive centre caters for various water-sports.

Almost all of the restaurant’s ingredients are grown on the island’s own plantation, while fish is caught locally. Outside of the main restaurant’s white-linen service, the hotel is very accommodating of private dining experiences, whether that’s a barbecue on your private pool terrace, afternoon tea in the idyllic Glacis Cerf pavilion, or picnics on the beach.

The beauty of the beaches here at Fregate cannot be overstated, and besides swimming and sunbathing, guests are regularly treated to the sight of Aldabra giant tortoises hatching their eggs onshore.

Activities

The dive centre offers water sports ranging from deep-sea fishing, water-skiing and kayaking to surfing and snorkelling, while the Rock Spa offers a range of massages and wraps. Upon arrival guests are entitled to a complimentary one-hour yoga session and one-hour head and shoulder massage.

Guests to Fregate are attracted primarily by the nature reserves, explored via mountain bike, golf buggy, or by hiking across the island’s 11km of trails. Walks with the resident conservationist are recommended, while night-time safaris offer new perspectives on the landscape thanks to the rare fluorescent scorpion native to these parts. The lack of light pollution makes stargazing particularly worthwhile. Excursions to neighbouring islands La Digue or Praslin can be arranged in one of the Yacht Club’s four sports boats.

Kids aged 3-12 can spend the day at the Castaway Club, where they’ll discover the island’s wildlife through “jungle walks” and handling endemic beetle species.

All Inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Personal Assistant
A welcome massage (60 minutes) per adult per stay
Morning Yoga session at the Rock Spa (Monday to Friday)
Personal Fregate Island buggy per villa
Free laundry service during the stay
Non-motorized water sports (sailing, paddle-boarding, sea kayaking and snorkeling)
Guided nature walks - through the island jungle with resident island ecologists
Guided garden tours through the island plantaton
Hiking, mountain bicycles, volleyball, badminton, tennis

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As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

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