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. 

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 ...

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. 

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.

The Resort

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.

Kids Club

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.

Yacht Club

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.


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 neighbour. With your own luxurious terrace, large private infinity pool and jacuzzi, daybed and dining pavilion you overlook the lush jungle and deep-blue seas.

Choose from three types of residence

Private Pool Residence (400-450 sqm)
for 2 adults and up to 2 children

Private Pool Twin Residence (570-700 sqm)
for 4 adults and up to 2 children

Private Pool Spa Residence (700 sqm)
for 2 adults with a private spa facility
optionally available for 4 adults and up to 2 children

Other Features

Bedroom and living room connected by vestibule with dining facility
One large and one small bathroom, each with their own private outdoor shower
Air-conditioning, telephone, wireless internet access, TV, DVD/CD player, iPod station
Minibar, tea and coffee
Several residences with direct beach access
Personal island buggy

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 harbour, 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.


3 separate sleeping villas for a total of 6 persons
Large, architecturally stunning main building with open living area and grand dining space
A fully serviced kitchen
Separate TV Lounge
Separate private study / office
Private infinity pool with spacious gazebo and alternative dining space
Sleeping villas have their own verandas, bathroom, telephone, wireless internet access, TV, DVD/CD player, iPod station, air-conditioning, safe and mini bar also with tea and coffee
Per villa, one extra bed can be added for a child
Personal island buggies

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.


Activities & Nature Experiences

Our Nature Walks with our resident Conservationists are a highly inspiring and encouraging journey into the island's ecosystem that give you a deeper understanding of the role conservation plays in our island life. You are also more than welcome to assist and observe them in some of the field work they do, for example, searching for tiny sea turtle hatchlings emerging from their nests or checking nest boxes for eggs or chicks. In our Tortoise Adoption programme, you can also make a valuable contribution to protecting and sustaining the island's flora and fauna.

You can explore the winding mountain trails by hiking or explore the island on buggy trips. Alternatively you may also take one of our mountain bikes.

The air-conditioned gym facility by the Rock Spa is open for your workouts, including a personal trainer if required. Our resident instructor offers yoga lessons at any time of day.

Our Stargazing programme lets you explore the night sky.

Further, we can make arrangements for helicopter rides to other islands or golfing destinations.

Water Sports & Activities

The Indian Ocean is a treasure trove for sports and activities. The marine environment around Fregate Island is truly diverse and unspoiled, teeming with colour, dramatic topography and excitement. If you wish to scuba dive by day or night, our diving staff knows all the best spots and we offer PADI certified diving courses for all levels.

For deep sea fishing enthusiasts, we have a game bank nearby. If you wish to sample an authentic taste of Seychellois lifestyle, why not go on a trip with one of the local fishermen? We can make all the necessary arrangements.

If you want to take the waters by yourself, we have a range of sailing, surfing and kayaking equipment - from Hobie Cats to optimists for children, windsurfing boards, water skis or banana towing. And for a brisk way to see Fregate and the surrounding islands, our seaworthy powerboats can take you out on a day trip of your choice.


Our Cuisine fresh from the Garden & the Sea

You will be surprised just how many flavours you can find on Fregate Island Private. One of the reasons we take such great care to nurture the island's natural habitat is to ensure that the vegetables and fruits we grow ourselves are of the highest quality. Grown organically, we guarantee our island produce reaches your plate fresh and tasty.

A large variety of fresh fish also lands in our harbour from the ocean, for you to choose from. And with this variety of fresh, succulent ingredients, we offer Créole and international cuisine at its best.

Dining in Exotic Settings

On Fregate Island, we want you to have dinner where ever you want. The island's individual spots all add their own touch to your dining occasion.

Besides dining in our restaurants and bars, you can explore dining in our Treehouse high up in one of the island's oldest and largest banyan trees or in the Yacht Club. When you sit down to dine in our plantation, you choose your ingredients together with our Chef de Cuisine from a wide variety of exotic vegetables, herbs and fruits. You can also choose any of our beaches for a BBQ, breakfast, lunch or dinner. And for high tea, we recommend our Glacis Cerf Pavilion.

On our Sunset Cruise or Sashimi Picnic we take you out on water in one of our boats. And on Mont Signal, the highest point on Fregate Island, we can also serve you an early evening cocktail.

Last but not least, if you wish to stay in the comfort and privacy of your own residence, we are happy to take care of all the dining arrangements there too.

Rock Spa

Surrounded by dramatic granite rock formations, the Rock Spa on Fregate Island offers a range of facilities and treatment rooms for massages, training or yoga sessions. For your personal fitness, our air-conditioned gym is free to use.

With giant tortoises gently roaming the grounds of the Rock Spa, a warm welcome awaits you in this haven of relaxation for mind, body and soul. After you arrive, our friendly, skilled staff can offer you a freshly infused tea with a smile and provide information on our facilities.

Fregate Island Private'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.

Our line of Rock Spa products complements our range of treatments and therapies perfectly. Made in the Seychelles with ingredients grown on Fregate Island Private, our products offer the ultimate in relaxation, revitalization, detoxification and inner strength.

Unforgettable Wedding Venue

Fregate Island Private is the perfect venue for your wedding:
dream location, creative cuisine, inspiring décor and welcoming staff to ensure a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for you and your loved ones.

Oetker Collection

Fregate Island Private has recently joined the Oetker Collection, an inspiring selection of the world's "Masterpiece Hotels". Each property is one-of-a-kind, characterized by singularity, beauty and quality - in harmony with nature. Like Fregate Island Private, the distinctive architecture and interiors of these hotels all reflect the heritage of their individual surroundings. In these exclusive settings, Oetker Collection hotels together share the same core value and commitment: To exceed our guest's expectations.

Oetker Collection hoteliers invest great attention to detail in their hotels' character and charm. Complementing the highest level of services, every hour of every day, with the creation of a strong sense of belonging for our guests. Offering guests and visitors high-touch, rather than high-tech. With their exceptional concepts, beautiful interior design and exquisite environment, Oetker Collection hotels give flight to thoughts and set the spirit free. Where warmth and harmony make our guests feel at home and ease.

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