- Location: South of the equator in the inner islands of Seychelles
- Best Time to Visit: Between May and September
- Prices: 6 nights in a villa on full board including flights and transfers from Â£7337 per person (2008 guide price)
- How to reach: Fregate is only 35 kilometers from the main island of Mahe, take a 20 minutes’ flight journey or a 2 hours’ boat trip
- Nearest international airport: Seychelles International Airport
The private island paradise of Fregate, with sugary beaches, lush tropical forests and diverse flora and fauna in sparkling Seychelles, is a perfect choice for those seeking ultimate exclusivity and seclusion. Located 60 miles across the Indian Ocean from the main island of Mahe, Fregate Island is one of the most exclusive hideaways of Seychelles, offering a tranquil setting for a romantic vacation.
Flora and Fauna
Fregate in Seychelles boasts of its wealth of flora and flora that includes the rare Seychelles magpie robin along with the world’s only population of the giant tenebrionid beetle and numerous giant tortoises.
Activities and day trips
Fregate Island, Seychelles is packed with a multitude of activities, sports, and outdoor adventures. Apart from sightseeing, there are countless things to do for you like diving, fishing, sailing, swimming, tennis, basking on one of the scenic beaches or on the comfortable sunbeds, exploring the island in your kart or just enjoying a peaceful afternoon in the library of the island’s Plantation House.
Those who prefer to stay ashore may go the well-equipped gym or spend some fruitful time at the extensive library. You may also climb Mount Signal or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Seychelles aboard a helicopter or a small aircraft.
Fregate’s Castaway Club is known for keeping children between 5 to 12 years of age and engaging them with outdoor activities, crafts, and cookery that engross them in their own tropical island fantasy.
You may pamper yourself at the Rock Spa, perched on a cliff-top plateau overlooking the sea. You will get various types of rejuvenating body treatments.
Fregate’s Yacht Club, Marina and PADI Dive Centre are conveniently located on the lower plateau of the island, just opposite the plantation. Sailing and motorboats will take you to the dive sites which are located around the island.
The majestic island offers you fine cuisine and what may be the finest, is the Creole cooking in Seychelles along with the best wines. Meals are served in the Plantation House or in the main restaurant where the primary focus is on personal service. If you long for, you may order your breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner on the terrace of your romantic villa or on one of the beautiful beaches.
Where to stay
The island offers16 luxurious villas that are spread out between the palm trees and just a little above the beaches. Built-in native style with mahogany wood and African teak in a simple post-and-lintel style, the villas are covered with dense thatched roofs.
All the villas are equipped with 2 bathrooms, living area, private sundeck, daybed and Jacuzzi, satellite TV, DVD, CD player, telephone, fax, air conditioning, and ceiling fans. Drawing on Balinese and Thai influences, each of the villas ensures the highest level of privacy and seclusion for the guests.
A peaceful vacation in Fregate Island assures memorable experience in the midst of a serene setting.
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