Fregate

  • 12 minutes from Mahé by helicopter and 2 hours by boat, Frégate Island, located 35 miles east of Mahé, offers a perfect view of the primeval forest. Coconut trees, filao trees, balltrees, papaya trees, mango trees and other exotic plants abound here. Once a pirates' hideout, it is now home to Frégate Island, one of the most beautiful hotels in the Seychelles, reserved for a wealthy clientèle. Frégate ...
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Amy Adejokun Expert destination Seychelles

12 minutes from Mahé by helicopter and 2 hours by boat, Frégate Island, located 35 miles east of Mahé, offers a perfect view of the primeval forest. Coconut trees, filao trees, balltrees, papaya trees, mango trees and other exotic plants abound here. Once a pirates' hideout, it is now home to Frégate Island, one of the most beautiful hotels in the Seychelles, reserved for a wealthy clientèle. Frégate has an extraordinary fauna and flora, which includes various endemic species, such as the Seychelles magpie robin. In 1744, French sailor Lazare Picault explored the granite islands of the Seychelles and named the island after the elegant frigatebirds that nested on the rocks.

Fregate: what to do?

On Frégate, botanical guides will lead you on a discovery of the island's endemic species, such as the Seychelles magpie robin. Once a week, a botanical guide leads a walk along one of the island's ten trails by the coast or through the tropical jungle. An opportunity to admire rare birds, endemic plants and trees, and even giant turtles. The trail leading to Mount Signal, a 125-metre high granite rock, is particularly recommended, among several others. Apart from a few tennis courts, the activities available are mainly centred around the sea. Those who love sport can visit the sailing and diving club and set off on a day of big game fishing. The Rock Spa is set amid 4,500m² of lush vegetation on one of the island's peaks and boasts 4 treatment suites. It offers a variety of treatment packages based on more than 140 ingredients harvested on the island. Here you will find a apothecary and a Zen/Yoga garden with meditation bays.

There are several endemic species, such as the Seychelles magpie robin, which almost became extinct, and the darkling beetle, a type of beetle that lives in the tree trunks. Botanists regularly visit this idyllic little island to observe the rare species and share their passion with those who are interested. From Rock Gym health club, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the greenery of the island. A path surrounded by huge banyan trees offers a 360° view of the island: the perfect place for outdoor physical activities. With no fewer than seven beaches, including the superb Anse Victorin, which was elected the second most beautiful beach in the world by the Daily Telegraph Ultratravel magazine in 2008, it is easy to feel as if you are alone in the world on Frégate Island. Fine sand, turquoise water, round rocks and coconut trees set the scene.

  • The seven idyllic beaches.
  • The island's endemic birds.
  • The time it takes to get to the island.
  • The high prices.

Reminders

Frégate is a 1mi² private island reserved for a handful of privileged people, most of whom are jet set personalities.

To avoid

Frégate Island is reserved for the wealthy. If you're not a millionaire, look elsewhere to avoid the risk of bankruptcy!

Fregate: what to eat?

Frégate's plantations and gardens mean you can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables every day. 90% of the food consumed is produced on the island.

Fregate: what to buy?

The treasure of pirate Hodoul.

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