The recently renovated Fregate Island Private, in Seychelles, offers scenic grounds and hospitality at its best. The 16 villas promise privacy and luxury, with an exclusivity that allows a maximum of 40 guests on the island at a time. With grand windows and individual pools for each villa, Fregate living adheres to high standards of living. Cuisine is prepared with fresh produce from the island itself. With its own sources of water, each dish exudes homegrown flavor and Creole influence. Spend time at the island spa, and request a massage. For the more active sort, plan a diving trip and get to know these waters.
The Frégate bird is the pirate of the air; unable to swim or land on water, it uses a combination of speed and skillful manoeuvres to steal the 'loot' of other seabirds. Whilst exploring the Seychelles in 1744, Lazare Picault was so impressed by the aerial acrobatics of this local bird that he named an island after it - Frégate Island.
A 20 minute flight from Mahé, Frégate rises 125 metres out of the Indian Ocean - a tropical paradise which covers three square kilometres and is the most remote and secluded of the Seychelles granite islands.
Like the bird after which it is named, Frégate symbolises nature at its most inspirational.
Frégate has 16 villas, restricting the number of guests to a maximum of 40 at any one time. The island remains exclusive to its guests - no day visitors are allowed -with each villa positioned to ensure ultimate privacy.
The villas are built of native mahogany and blend harmoniously into the natural surroundings. The tropical feel of the buildings is deliberately casual. Each villa has a large terrace with a day bed and jacuzzi as an extension of the living area. The light and spacious interior houses colonial-style furniture and state-of-the-art technology
The first 'settlers' on Frégate were probably pirates during the 16th and 17th centuries, seeking shelter following their raids. The island would have provided them with everything they needed: secret hideaways, fresh water and an abundant supply of food. Their stories are told in the museum housed in the Plantation House.
In the evening, the Plantation House turns into a romantic restaurant serving traditional Creole dishes and island specialities. This historical building evokes memories of the island's past and is a wonderful venue for open air dining.
The alternative dining venue is Frégate House, where a gourmet menu features the Chef's daily selection of local produce. Dining is available on the lower terrace and also in the restaurant. Guests can also dine in the privacy of their own villa or at the Beach Bar at Anse Bambous.
Frégate Island has its own source of freshwater and most of the fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs consumed on the island are homegrown.
Frégate Island offers a host of activities on, in and under the water.
There are two freshwater pools and seven beaches - one of which, Anse Victorin, is renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Discover another world while snorkeling, explore the ocean aboard a hobie cat or kayak, go game fishing aboard the island's launches, Fregate Bird and Little Fregate or take a boat trip to explore a remote island.
The Rock Spa is multi awarded, with its location over viewing the island and the sea. Stunning, it includes four treatment rooms.
A marina and fully certified Dive Center offer a wide array of water sports activities including big game fishing.
For those who prefer to stay ashore there is a fully equipped gym and an extensive library. Guests can also climb Mount Signal, with a summit of 125 metres, or enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Seychelles aboard a helicopter or a small aircraft.
Frégate's Cast Away Club keeps younger guests entertained with outdo
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