Must see resort: Fregate Private Island

Must see resort: Fregate Private Island

Fregate Island

Fregate Island Private is a secluded paradise, 4 degrees south of the equator and 35 miles off Seychelles' Mahe coast. Guests will discover the castaway idyll of their dreams amidst relaxed luxury. Fregate Island Private boasts 17 luxurious Villas, each perched over rocks looking towards the sea, and naturally isolated from one another. Interior architecture is simple and elegant, faithfully reflecting a colonial architectural heritage. The master bedroom, the dining and living rooms have heavenly views. Outside, an infinity pool and Jacuzzi seemingly spills into the exotic blue of the Indian Ocean. Fregate Island Private is a one-of-a-kind destination where guests can experience the ultimate offer to Seychelles luxury with an exclusive 5 – star experience and a team genuinely committed to conservation. The restoration and perception of its unique flora and fauna have always been and will continue to be a fundamental raison d’être for years ahead. Our precious Seychelles Island is covered in a lush forest, fringed by coral reefs and a sanctuary to some of the world’s rarest plants, reptiles, insects and birds. We welcome all kinds of travelers, near and far, in search of new inspiration to this peerless sanctuary. Fregate Island Private represents the most beautiful tropical paradise, amid its purest natural environment and harmless exquisite wildlife.

Hotel restaurant

There are two restaurants and two bars. Creole and African cuisine is served up in the main Fregate House restaurant, while barbecues are held regularly in the colonial-style Plantation House.

Hotel bar

Work your way through the cocktail menu beneath the thatched roof of the open-air Pirates Bar or whilst idling your toes in the sand at the Anse Bambous Beach Bar.

The hotel

Seven beaches, private butler service, spa, a wine cellar, boutique and gallery, library, fitness centre, CD and DVD players, Jacuzzi, free WiFi, private gardens.

Ideal rooms

If you and your partner want to make ‘intimate’ noises without being overheard, then ask for one of the villas furthest away from the main buildings. Villas One and Two are a good option for those with children, as they are set in gardens rather than on a clifftop. All villas come with a personal golf buggy, so you can zip around the resort in style.


Two large communal palm-fringed infinity pools. Each villa has its own private infinity pool and Jacuzzi, reached via a wooden staircase.

Packing tips

Bring binoculars so you can catch a glimpse of the acrobatic frégate bird, after which the island is named.


Junior holidaymakers, who are encouraged to use the Castaway Clubhouse, are welcomed into all areas – bar the bars, of course. There is a charge of €115–€345 per child, per night, if they are staying in their parents’ villa.


Junior holidaymakers, who are encouraged to use the Castaway Clubhouse, are welcomed into all areas – bar the bars, of course. There is a charge of €115–€345 per child, per night, if they are staying in their parents’ villa.


The Castaway Kids’ Club looks after your five- to 12-year-olds, and offers a wide variety of activities, from nature walks, sailing and snorkelling to ‘Banana rides’, volleyball and mountain biking. Toddlers will love the wide, white-sand beaches, while older children can indulge their Pirates of the Caribbean fantasies on rocky outcrops and in lush forests.


Kids are allowed into the resort’s restaurants at all times, and special children’s menus are provided. Packed lunches for junior explorers can also be supplied.


There is a babysitting service in the Castaway Clubhouse – where games, videos, craft material and books are all available – and carers can also come to your villa.

No need to pack

If you let the resort know of your requirements – buggies, high chairs, sterilizers, changing mats, etc – well in advance, they’ll all be waiting for you.

Sustainability efforts

Fregate Island operates a robust conservation program to preserve the Seychelles' rich flora and fauna. Where possible, all ingredients used in the restaurants and the Rock Spa are grown on-site. The hotel's on track for carbon neutrality too.


How do I get to Fregate Island?


Arrive by Helicopter or Boat

The closest international airport to Fregate Island Private is Seychelles International Airport on the island Mahé. Our very own airport representative will greet you after immigration and accompany you with your baggage to your private transfer shuttle.

Whether you choose a 15-minute flight by helicopter 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 unique paradise island.

Fregate Island Worldwide Reservations

Phone: +41 (0)41 79 80 811

Transfer by Helicopter

We are happy to assist you with arranging transfers to/from Fregate Island via Eurocopter EC120 and EC145 operated by Zil Air.

Approximate flying time: 15 minutes each way. Please be advised, that the Eurocopters only operate during the day.

Please note, transfers do not form part of our contract as these are performed by an independent third party (Zil Air). Therefore, we will not assume any liability for irregularities or changes made by Zil Air.

EC120: Maximum of 4 passengers and a total payload capacity of 325kg per flight
EC145: Maximum of 6 passengers and a total payload capacity of 700kg per flight

The following is valid for both operating helicopters:
Infants between the ages of 1–23 months may be seated on their parent’s laps. Children at and above the age of two years are considered as full passengers and are required to occupy their own seats with adult supervision. The mentioned total payloads include all passengers and their luggage. One piece of luggage per passenger is permitted as space is the limiting factor. Soft luggage is preferred.

One-way rates per Helicopter

EC 120 from and to Mahé International Airport - Fregate Island €919
EC 145 from and to Mahé International Airport - Fregate Island €1,980

Other islands on request.

Rates include tax, service charge & fuel supplement.
Rates & services are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of 50% of the value is applicable on all flights canceled 36 hours or less before the agreed scheduled departure flight.

Transfer by Boat

We will be happy to arrange your private transfers from/to Fregate Island by boat (approx. transfer time 1.5 h), subject to weather on the day of transfer.

A maximum of 12 passengers per boat transfer is allowed. There is no luggage limitation. Please be advised, that the boat only operates during the day.

One-way rates per boat

Mahé Inter-Island Quay to Fregate Island € 1,500

Rates include tax and service charges and are subject to change.

Our airport representative will drive you from Mahé International Airport to the Mahé Inter-Island Quay (approx. 15 min.), free of charge.

Cancellation due to rough sea conditions

In the event of rough sea conditions a transfer by boat is not advisable, transfer by helicopter or Twin Otter will be arranged. The applicable rate for the new mode of transportation will apply. Additional charges are to be settled on the island.

Seasons and sea conditions

The period between October and May is called the Northwest Monsoon in the Seychelles. This season is characterized by a lack of wind. Calm to moderate sea conditions normally prevail.

The period between the end of May and September is called the Southeast Monsoon in the Seychelles. This season is characterized by the daily, steady Southeast Trade Winds which usually cause rough sea conditions.

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