Frégate Island was once a drop-off point for pirates who had run out of hideaways in the Indian Ocean. Now it offers the perfect romantic hideaway for those wanting the optimum in comfort and luxury. Frégate is a tiny private island that is just a mile long and less than a mile wide. It is only 20 minutes by plane from Mahé.
Egyptian cotton sheets, antiques, Asian artwork and a sundeck linked by steps to a private jacuzzi and gazebo-style lounge area combine to create a romantic retreat, sympathetically coexisting with the island’s fragile ecosystem. Frégate is the home to the rare Magpie Robin, the Seychelles bush warbler and the Dutch Dove.
Accommodation is in 16 beautifully appointed private villas. Each villa has a separate bedroom and drawing room.
There is no entertainment in the evenings but you can have private in-villa dining or dine at the gourmet a la carte restaurant in Frégate House. Champagne breakfasts or picnic lunches can be arranged on a totally private beach.
The island, surrounded by it’s own coral reef, is ringed by seven beaches which you can explore in your private villa ‘golf buggy’. The lush vegetation is very tropical with coconut palms, bamboos and sandragon trees. Much of the fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices employed by the hotel’s kitchens are indigenous to the island.