Named after the elegant tropical Fregate bird, and originally a refuge for pirates, the island of Fregate today is home to an extraordinary 16-villa resort. Sixteen villas are spread out over this 720 acre island, assuring privacy.
Fregate Island is a unique destination where one can experience the best the Seychelles has to offer. The name recalls legends and tales of treasure chests buried under the sands, as immortalized in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”. And with over ten kilometers of roads and walking trails, you can comfortably explore the island – both with your own electric buggy and by foot.
Private Pool Residences
Choose one of our 16 Private Pool Residences for the ultimate in comfort and privacy. Beautifully crafted, your residence nestles nicely into the coastal line, naturally screened from your neighbor. With your own luxurious terrace, large private infinity pool and jacuzzi, daybed and dining pavilion, you overlook the lush jungle and deep-blue seas.
Banyan Hill Estate – Your ultimate tropical home
Welcome to a place quite like nowhere else on earth. Magnificently located on a hilltop on a secluded peninsula overlooking the harbor, beaches and a large part of the island, our Banyan Hill complex combines a high level of luxury with a unique feel of privacy and natural beauty.
Banyan Hill Estate comes with your own personal chef, private butler and personal maid, all dedicated to making sure your wishes are fulfilled.
The Entire Island to Yourself
For a truly magical stay, Fregate Island can offer you the unforgettable opportunity to have the entire island to yourself. Put together your very own exclusive guest list and share the island’s beauty and delights with those closest to you. Our team of live-in staff is here to ensure that every conceivable desire is fulfilled to the utmost perfection.
Two restaurants (Fregate House, Plantation House)
Two bars (Pirate’s Bar, Anse Bambous Beach Bar)
Wine cellar with wine tasting dining facilities
Award winning ‘Rock Spa’
Marina with PADI Dive Centre and Yacht Club
Fully equipped gym (air-conditioned)
Two additional freshwater swimming pools
Plantation and hydroponics
Giant Tortoise Nursery
Castaway Kids Clubhouse (seasonal kids program)
Island boutique and gallery
Library with DVD, books, board games and music CDs
Island Chapel and Island Museum
Treehouse in a banyan tree for private meals
Nature Walks with our resident conservationists, biking, hiking
Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving by day or night, fishing
Sailing, surfing and kayaking equipment – from Hobie Cats to optimists for children, windsurfing boards, water skis or banana towing, sunset cruise, powerboat
Stargazing program to explore the night sky
Island hopping by helicopter
Additional Services & Activities (Not Included)
Transfers from/to Mahé or other islands
Alcoholic beverages except from our selected wines & local beers
Massages and treatments at the ‘Rock Spa’
Babysitting service (upon request)
Wedding arrangements at a location of your choice
Telephone and fax service
Golf trip to Praslin (18 hole course; requires helicopter transfer)
Motorized watersports: scuba diving and certification
Boat charters for deep sea fishing, big game fishing and excursions to neighbor islands
Waterski, banana ride
A large variety of fresh fish directly from the ocean is available. A selection of fresh, home grown ingredients daily cooked by The Chef Alan Larch offering Créole and international cuisine at its best.
In addition to the main restaurant, plantation restaurant, pirate’s bar and beach bar guests may enjoy a meal anywhere, anytime on the island.
In the Tree house high up in one of the island’s oldest and largest banyan trees, in the Yacht Club or choose any of the beaches for a BBQ, breakfast, lunch or dinner. A Sunset Cruise or Sashimi Picnic are also offered for a boat excursion. An early evening cocktail can be organized on Mont Signal.
Guests can stay in the comfort and privacy of their own residence, where their private butler will take care of all dining arrangements.
Wellness & Beauty
Fregate Island’s Rock Spa is the ideal spot to both relax and revitalize the mind, body and soul. Drawing on age-old know-how and the healing properties of local plants, the spa’s experts offer treatments, massages and yoga instruction in a truly peaceful environment.
Rock Spa products will complement the treatments and therapies perfectly. Made in the Seychelles with ingredients grown on Fregate Island, products offer the ultimate in relaxation, revitalization, detoxification and inner strength.
Fregate Island is accessible by sea and air: personalised services for helicopter, plane or boat transfers from Seychelles International Airport on Mahé Island.
15-minute flight to Fregate Island or 1.5-hour boat trip from Mahé Island.