Fregate Island Private: The Experience

Located in Fregate Island, The Seychelles

At Fregate Island Private, each accommodation is outfitted with a private veranda that holds an infinity pool, hot tub, day bed, and dining pavilion.

Guests visiting the lodge between October and January have the chance to assist island ecologists with initiatives to conserve endangered sea turtles.

Nestled into granite coastline, Fregate’s villas put the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters on full display.

Visitors come to the Seychelles seeking a tropical escape, and there are few better places to get that faraway feeling than Fregate. Secluded spots abound on this private island, and one could happily hide out on a sugar-white sandy beach and play castaway for a day. But on either side of the picturesque shoreline lie two unspoiled animal kingdoms waiting to be discovered. Explore inland jungles inhabited by plodding giant tortoises and rare tropical birds. Or get out on the water for a snorkeling, diving, or boating expedition, immersing yourself in a marine world that harbors the likes of giant manta rays and harmless whale sharks. At Fregate, you can let your wildlife-viewing wish list rule your itinerary, or just relax in a tucked-away spot and let nature come to you.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Swimming and Beachcombing
  • Naturalist-led Walks
  • Sea Turtle Conservation (October to January)
  • Giant Tortoise Nursery Visits
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving and PADI Courses
  • Kayaking, Sailing, and Windsurfing
  • Deep-sea Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Volleyball, Badminton, Tennis, and Bocce
  • Yoga
  • Sunset Cruises

Food and Drink

Fregate serves up Creole and international cuisine—dishes that reflect the cultural melting pot that is the Seychelles. Onsite organic gardens cultivate more than 50 types of fruits and vegetables, and fresh fish are harvested from the surrounding waters. The lodge’s “dine everywhere” policy encourages guests to enjoy meals while immersed in the island scenery of their choice. Start the day with breakfast on your favorite beach; then lunch high up in a tree house dining nook, or have a gourmet sashimi picnic packed for a day out on the water. Join the lodge chef at the plantation restaurant and pick out ingredients for a curated meal, or eat by candlelight at the water’s edge. At Fregate, the range of dining venues is as limitless as guests’ imaginations.

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