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Fregate Island Private

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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 has always been, and will continue to be a fundamental raison d’être for years ahead. Our precious Seychelles Island is covered in 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Afrikaans

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Seychelles Intl Airport29 miSee all flights
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Michael G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Simply Magical place ! Stunning Nature combined with exclusive top range premium Hospitality. If you like perfection then you will find it all there on this beautiful island. I would recommend this place to everybody who seek a special experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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MichaelaReisser wrote a review May 2020
Abstatt, Germany2,104 contributions86 helpful votes
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Frégate is such a magical island and the epitome of a dream place. You’ll get enchantend the moment you set the feet on her. We arrived by helicopter, which is the most convenient way and of course the most stunning as well. After a warm greeting by the lovely Resort Manager Arta, our nice butler Shannon and another staff member we were whisked away to our wonderful residence # 4 Water Lily, one of the 3 villas with direct beach access, great! The outdoor area is sensational with a huge inifinity pool and spectacular view over the ocean. About 400 square metre at least in size, the villa features a separate dining and living room, a romantic bedroom and also a tropical outdoor shower. It’s designed in a warm colonial style which perfectly matches to the environment. Only 16 Residences and the Banyan Hill Estate guarantee a very intimate atmosphere with highest privacy level. No wonder at all that many celebrities choose to holiday on Frégate. The included mini-bar is stocked with a good choice of wines, local beer, and as a welcome gift in addition 2 bottles of the famous Takamaka rum. Every residence has its own buggy so you can easily explore the island by yourself. We settled in our villa and afterwards went on an introduction tour with our butler, showing us some major parts of the island. This beautiful place sizes about 2,2 square kilometre in total. Frégate is now covered again with endemic vegetation after many years of renaturation under initiation of the German owner. Around 3000 giant Aldabra tortoises roam around freely, over 100 species of birds live here, geckos and other creatures are also domestic. Undoubtedly an animal’s sanctuary and a nature lover’s paradise. Around 70% of the food is sustainably produced directly on the island. Local fishermen deliver fresh fish and seafood. Conservation of the endemic flora and fauna is on top priority. The Seychelles Magpie Robin has here been saved from extinction. We went on a nice tour with Charles, the agricultural manager. He was showing us the hydroponic house, in which vegetables and flowers are cultivated. Also in the gardens among other plants corn, lemongrass, papaya, banana, breadfruit trees are growing in large numbers. You are always surrounded by hundreds of chirping birds which is just lovely. Also, for the ones who are afraid of creepy things: We had no special encounter at all, what of course does not mean there is nothing existing. But it’s definitely no need to worry about that. There are 7 beautiful beaches, including Anse Victorin. This one has been voted as one of the best beaches worldwide. Also Anse Macquereau is amazing, and it’s the „private beach“ of the island. The first couple entering the entrance put the sign to „beach in use“. Your butler will be delighted to come over with a delicious lunch basket accompanied by a bottle of wine. Every beach is equipped with a cool box containing soft drinks, also towels and of course a telephone are provided. Yet, those both beaches are not easy to reach, it demands a bit of an exercise to get the many steps down – and of course up again! So best you book afterwards a relaxing massage at the idyllic Rock Spa 😉. Unfortunately, during our stay we could not go swimming due to waves/currents on those 2 beaches. Some others are an alternative, e.g. main beach Anse Bambous and Marina beach. Anse Bambous houses also a lovely beach-side restaurant and comfortable beds to chill under the palm trees. Apart from the beaches, there is lots to explore on the island. The visit of the small cemetery from the former times for example. The original plantation house is now a museum with records of the history as a pirate’s nest. About 11km of nature trails surrounded by spectacular scenery are waiting to be explored. The resident conservation team will glady accompany you on an interesting jungle tour or on a night safari (for the more adventurous). Signal Hill is the highest point with 125 metre above sea level. A perfect venue for a celebration of high tea in the afternoon. Mountain biking, yoga, scuba diving, excursions and other activities are also available. Toddlers will have fun in the kids club with some nice things on offer like treasure hunting. The main restaurant is perched on the hill with fabulous view from every point. Also lovely is the rustic Pirate’s Bar, ideal for a sundowner. Food is certainly of a high quality. Own bottled water is is served not only in the villa, but also in the outlets. That’s an important point in terms of sustainability. Many resorts only provide those bottles in the villa and serve in the restaurants imported bottles or even plastic ones. You select either from an à-la-carte menu with nice things like wagyu and lobster or off-menu. All meals can of course be enjoyed everywhere on the island. Choose a romantic candle-light-dinner on the beach, start the day with a breakfast high amidst the branches of an ancient Banyan Tree, or lunch in the privacy of your terrace. Only at breakfast I think the choice of pastry/jam could have been larger and also the service a bit swifter. The omelette selection was excellent! Well, I am famous for being picky on those things 😉. Frégate is definitely a unique island which seems to be out of this world. It’s an ultimate hideaway for those who love to reconnect with nature without compromising on luxury. When we left the island, our pilot said: „Back to reality“. So true. Frégate is a rare jewel and a bit of a fairy tale.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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MJH wrote a review Nov 2019
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I will start with the usual “we’ve been to many exclusive places around the world” routine...and this really is very true in our case. We have an enormous amount of comparison points. Aman Resorts would probably be a good benchmark with which to compare places such as Fregate, and we have been to most of the Amans. Fregate is undoubtedly a photographically beautiful island. The the initial arrival is quite a “wow” in that respect, but things sort of disappoint thereafter. The wildlife (we loved it, but for the occasional few a put-off apparently, but you really shouldn’t be in the Seychelles if you are not into birds or centipedes) is very interesting and the conservation effort is clearly to be applauded...although we wondered if really the island was “conservation first, clients second” at times. As of October 2019, the villas and general facilities are dated...certainly for the money one is paying. The beach bar (apparently) isn’t “shabby chic”...it’s just shabby...there’s nobody there ..you have to call someone to come down, eventually. The main restaurant and common areas feel aesthetically very unimaginative. I can’t think of any other of the facilities I would describe as “wow”...the spa area is ok perhaps. Generally they probably need a more inspirational architect or need to commit proper money for a more comprehensive update, not incremental “catch-up/patch up” changes. I won’t go on to list things, but I noticed quite a few things where I felt a good architect with some imagination and attention to micro details may have improved on things. The food is ok but hardly knockout for such an expensive place. The service is well-meaning enough, but quite slow at times, Seychelles-style. All in all, just disappointing for the (very large) amount of money. The one thing I really need to highlight though, and something that I’m truly bemused does not appear in many other reviews, is the fact that the very photogenic beaches are only useful for just that ...nice photographs...because you can forget enjoying going in the water...and with kids they are 100% a non-starter. Most they tell you to simply not go in (and you wouldn’t, not even strong swimmers), and the two bits they highlight as “swimming beaches” simply are not ...a somewhat scruffy bit of sand called “Marina beach” is simply a foot slicing exercise to get into the water across the broken coral for subsequently not a particularly amazing swimming experience, and the small section down in front of the main restaurant with its nasty shore break would knock most kids (and some adults) off their feet and churn then around in the sand in a nanosecond. There’s plenty of random rocks around under the water to slam into if you get anything wrong. What is disappointing is that via my agent I very specifically asked about swimming possibilities for both adults and children, and was specific about the time of year we were visiting, and the reply was “yes” and the old “the beaches change with the seasons so there’s always nice swimming somewhere”. Rest assured the denial will come, but I really don’t believe it. A manager at another high end place in the Seychelles summed it up honestly: “the Seychelles is pretty well one of the worst places in the Indian Ocean for actually swimming in the sea”. He’s right.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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worldcustomer2017 wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom138 contributions39 helpful votes
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This private island is full of giant millipedes warms which enter your villa, your underwear, clothes and food! Outrageously expensive : £3000+ a night for a villa and you get to experience this phobia! I and my husband booked our stay for 6 nights via Knightsbridge Circle Luxury concierge company based in London. After 3 nights, upon waking up with these millipedes next to my bed and clothes, I had enough and demanded to leave the island immediately. We moved to the newly opened Six Senses resort which was free from any of these creatures and had great service. So we basically had to pay again for our holiday. I have been several times to Seychelles to different islands. These millipedes are native to Fregate Island only. On top of that, Fregate private island whose management charges outrageous amounts to their guests, does not have any activities! They do not even have a proper boat to begin with. We booked a private day trip to the other islands and they wanted to put us in a transport ferry boat, can you imagine? To give some credit, their beaches are beautiful but warning: you can’t swim in any because of strong currents and waves and also to get to them there are like 200 steep stairs down. My husband slipped and fell on his back. Very dangerous. Last but not least, there were like 300 types of birds nesting and pooping everywhere. To sum up: this island is not adequate for tourism. They need to make a lot of changes and lower their unreasonable prices.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from FregateIslandPrivate, Manager at Fregate Island Private
Responded Aug 5, 2019
Dear Worldcustomer 2017, Thank you for your feedback, we are disappointed to read your review. It is always our intention to exceed our guests' expectations, and we are sorry to read that our island did not live up to yours. Having met you and understanding the positive words you had to say about our people, your dining experiences and the privacy you experienced at Fregate Island Private, we do think it important to highlight that our island was probably not the right choice for your holiday. we mention this considering your self-declared phobia of crawling insects. That aside it is still disappointing for us that you did not enjoy what Frigate Island Private has to offer, which is a true, fully intact, exceptionally beautiful, natural island experience. Thank you for your kind words about our beaches, with seven stunningly beautiful beaches around the island, certain beaches can experience better conditions than others but we are fortunate enough to always have at least one of our beaches with good swimming conditions. The ocean around our island changes throughout the year, with certain seasons experiencing less desirable sea conditions than others. Even if you did not swim in the sea during your short stay with us, we were glad to hear that you enjoyed the privacy of our “privacy beach” which is consistently rated as one of the best beaches in the world. Regarding our friendly millipedes and the many birds, we are truly sorry that they were the ruin of your vacation with us. It is true that we do have millipedes on our island but they are not at all unique to us as you have suggested, they occur on every island of the Seychelles. Millipedes are an endangered species and we take care not blanket fumigate on our island out of respect for the wonderful nature which plays host to our exceptional private Island hotel. We do preventative controls for all insects, both crawling and flying around and in the villas and also around our public areas to avoid nature coming inside, however it does happen from time to time that we do have a millipede enter a villa, fortunately they are harmless. Our understanding is that you found one millipede in your villa and that you have a phobia against crawling insects and so it is understandable that this incident upset you to the point that you wanted to leave our island. The birds are plentiful and we consider them, and the rest of our nature, such as the Aldabra Tortoises, which Frigate Island Private can boast the largest population on earth after Aldabra Island itself, as our most important, Unique Selling Point. You will certainly have seen this on our website where this fact is prominent and were we refer to ourselves as being “ a mini Galapagos”. We also think it important for our future guests benefit that we reply to your remark about our boats. We have an exceptional fleet of boats, possibly the best private fleet of boats in the Seychelles. There are four of our own boats for your choosing and we also offer 3rd party boats if you prefer. We offered you at no charge, transport off our island in our Steber 52, this is the boat which you have posted pictures of in your review but for a better impression of the boat it can also be seen in our picture gallery and on facebook/Instagram. We have spoken to your tour operator, whom you mention in your review. For us it is very important that our partners in the industry match their clients well with the destination they assist their clients in choosing. Fregate Island Private is not a suitable destination for people who have a phobia of either insects or birds and we will work with our partners to avoid this happening again in the future, even if, in this case, the agency you booked your vacation with and who knows our island very well, assures us that they had discussed the nature aspect of our island with you before you made your booking. It is regrettable for us that you did not enjoy our island experience and we hope that you find more suitable destinations for your future vacations. With our kind and sincere regards, Hilton Hastings Managing Director Fregate Island Private, Seychelles
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C_and_N2001 wrote a review Apr 2019
Milan, Italy88 contributions60 helpful votes
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The first rule of marketing is “location, location, location” and this place has inherited the Garden of Eden! If you’re tired of the magazine air-brushed Maldives, or if French Polynesia is just too far, if you like a touch of luxury with your adventure, then this is the place for you. Pros: -African jungle fauna that will overwhelm you... 5000+ tortoises (some of them 200 yr old), hundreds of thousand birds, large fruit bats, etc. etc. This place seems like a step-back to the Jurassic era -amazing villas with more-than-amazing views -some of the world’s most beautiful beaches where you will be the ONLY one on the beach! -privacy!!! You’ll basically never see other guests or be bothered at all -delicious and healthy food... freshly caught fish, 80% of fruits and vegetables (so fresh and delicious!) served are grown on the island, etc. you can eat well AND loose weight here -great mix of relax and activity... they organize and propose things for you to do every day to make sure that you get to know the island, etc. you don’t have to call or organize anything... they think ahead and make it happen -personalized service... they know your name, learn your preferences and habits, and tailor the service to match Cons: -none really but the hotel could use an “update” in some cases (e.g., the gym)... there’s a little wear-and-tear that you might not expect at these prices but the management says they’re aware and will make future investments We’d love to thank Edson and Angela (our assigned assistants), the management team including Wayne and Arta, all of the waitstaff in the restaurant (David, Ades, etc.) and housekeeping (Mimirose!). Kudos also to Richard who is fighting the “good fight” in terms of ecology and conservation. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$3,869 - $4,878 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fregate Island Private
What are some of the property amenities at Fregate Island Private?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Fregate Island Private?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fregate Island Private?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fregate Island Private?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Fregate Island Private have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fregate Island Private offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fregate Island Private located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Fregate Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fregate Island Private?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fregate Island Private?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, and Afrikaans.
Does Fregate Island Private have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.