About Fregate Island Private
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.
What makes us unique
Home to 2200 free-roaming Giant Aldabra Tortoises
Safeguarding the nests of hundreds of endangered Hawksbill Turtles
Having saved the "Seychelles Magpie Robin" from extinction
Rehabilitation of indigenous forest with ten thousands of trees planted
A sanctuary to hundred thousands of tropical birds, more than 100 species
16 beautifully crafted Residences (400-700 sqm) with grand private pools
The Banyan Hill Estate on a secluded peninsula
Exclusive whole island rental available
7 beaches, one frequently voted "most beautiful in the world"
A private inland harbour & Yacht Club with PADI Dive Centre
Innovative cuisine inspired by exotic fruits & vegetables grown in our own plantation
Infinite romantic dining venues on the island, including our unique "Tree House" high up in one of the island's oldest and largest banyan trees
A charming, historic chapel for your most special celebration
Inspiring natural outdoor playground for children, our Kidsclub "Castaway"
The ultimate in privacy, secluded and secure
How to Get There
Fregate Island is accessible by sea and air. We offer personalized services for helicopter, plane (via Twin Otter) or boat transfers from Seychelles International Airport on Mahé Island. After touching down in Mahé, our own airport representative will greet you, whisk you through immigration and accompany you with your baggage to the transfer building.
Whether you choose a 15-minute flight to Fregate Island or enjoy the 1.5-hour boat trip from Mahé Island - subject to weather conditions – either route is ideal for a first taste of the true magnificence of our paradise island.
Fregate Island’s 7 beaches are all yours
Where else in the world can you find a beach that is frequently voted the world's best?
We pride ourselves on the beauty and seclusion of our beaches, some of which gently slope into deeper waters without a fringe reef. Each of our seven beaches – one of which offers absolute privacy – has its own unique character and atmosphere.
Whether you wish to start the day with a fruit salad breakfast, enjoy the sunset with a cocktail or just go for a swim, our beaches will make your paradise retreat perfect
The Seasons Finest Fruit & Vegetables
Our plantation gardens and hydroponics house offer a fantastic variety of fruits and vegetables from the tropics and other regions. We grow more than 50 different types of fruits and vegetables, which we use in our cuisine. All organically grown and without the use of pesticides, it’s the best in quality and taste.
The plantation gardens also provide a superb backdrop for a dining occasion, where the food is brought and prepared fresh from the garden to the plate. Our hydroponics house – where we grow a variety of tomatoes and spinach – offers insights into sustainable cultivation. Our excess production is highly sought after by other hotels on the main island.
Flora & Fauna
At 125 meters above sea level, the highest point of the island is Mont Signal where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island's jungle, beaches, granite rugged outcrops, ocean and the neighbouring islands. With hiking routes all over the island, you can explore its uncomparable scenery and beauty.
A fragment of the former supercontinent Gondwanaland, Fregate is today home to a unique assortment of exotic and precious flora and fauna. The ongoing preservation and protection of Fregate’s ecosystem is one of our proudest achievements, and is the reason why the island today remains home to such an amazing biodiversity.
We are fully dedicated to maintaining and sustaining a balance between the needs of the island's natural habitat and yours.
Fregate House - The Heart of Fregate Island
Beautifully located for a wide range of activities, Fregate House is where you find the reception desk and boutique, our library, main restaurant, a collection of old rums and whiskies, a wine-tasting cellar in the basement and, just outside, the charming Pirates Bar beach hut. Walking down to the main beach from Fregate House, you pass by the two common pools and our beach bar. As one of the first ports of call on Fregate Island, it is the perfect starting point for a relaxing and inspiring stay.
Plantation House & Museum
As you enter the veranda of the former plantation owner's residence, the charm of the colonial architecture immediately transports you back in time. The Plantation House provides an exquisite dining ambiance, with a chef specialized in fine Créole dishes.
Also located in the Plantation House, our Museum, a fascinating treasure chest of artefacts, truly brings the history of the Seychelles to life. Furnished with beautiful displays of marine flora and fauna, findings from the waters around Fregate and authentic documents, it is a must-see on any agenda for a proper feel of this unique island and region.
The Island Chapel
Our island chapel is one of the island’s oldest buildings. Decorated in authentic Créole style, you can celebrate weddings or other services here – for truly unforgettable moments in your life.
We have lots of activities to keep your little ones busy and bursting with joy. Our kids' coordinator has plenty of ideas for things to do for children between ages 3 and 12.
Both fun and educational, the Kids Club "Castaway" is where activities take place and all sorts of fun and exciting ventures start, to make your juniors' stay on Fregate Island as unforgettable as yours.
Our Castaway Trail leads them through parts of the jungle that are out of bounds for adults, where the giant tortoises and many other wonderful animals and plants grow and thrive. Together with our conservation manager, the young ones also get a tour of the island's wildlife that is as educational as it is entertaining.
And for a special treat, the treasure hunts on the island’s beaches are a favourite.
And as much as you love spending time with your kids, we also know that even the best mummies and daddies like to have time for themselves, especially on Fregate Island. We can provide you with a babysitter, giving you peace of mind that the young ones are in safe hands.
The Yacht Club is right by our private lagoon. Offering peace and quiet after an exciting day on water or as an intimate location, the Yacht Club is a cozy place to relax for an afternoon-tea or a BBQ in the evening. It also hosts a pool table.
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