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JA Enchanted Island Resort

18, Round Island Marine Park, Round Island 1455 Seychelles
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Enchanted Island Resort is a luxurious hideaway located in the midst of a designated National Marine Park in the Seychelles. The 8 acres of white sand and lush tropical vegetation are surrounded by turquoise waters, which are home to some of the world’s most colorful marine life. The resort facilities have all taken shape around the island’s natural landscape and walkways weave through large rock
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megodoyle wrote a review Apr 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed one week at the JA Enchanted Island and had our wedding there. The island is truly a private oasis, situated within a beautiful set of beaches with the most perfect white sand and crystal clear water. With only 10 villas, the island feels very quiet and private - it's almost like you're staying on your own nature reserve. The villas are spacious with big beautiful private pools - what makes the stay is being able to head down your private stairs to perfect white sand beaches. We stayed for 7 nights and intended to explore the Seychelles...but decided to enjoy our pool and beach instead! For a wedding, you really can't pick a better location in the Seychelles. The staff exceeded all expectations (thank you Irma and Moses!!) in making the day absolutely perfect...from the ceremony set up, to the cake, and food. No detail was missed. Add this on top of a beautiful, unique setting - couldn't recommend this location enough for a wedding. The food was good - a nice mix of local and international dishes. I have a nut allergy and the staff were fantastic at making me feel comfortable. Sanjit and Christelle in the restaurant were particularly wonderful and made us feel at home. Can't go wrong with their mojitos or curries! We had a very special stay and would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in Seychelles :)
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have beautiful views and beach access :)
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Response from Burak Aydin, Guest Services / Front Office at JA Enchanted Island Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Megodoyle, Greetings from JA Enchanted Island Resort. It is such a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your vacation in Seychelles at JA Enchanted Island Resort. We want you to know that we appreciate you selecting our resort as not only your vacation destination but especially for having chosen us as your wedding location. We all wish you the very best in life and do hope to welcome you back on your first year anniversary next year. Moses, Christelle, and Sanjit send you their love and thank you for your very kind words of appreciation. With kind regards, Burak Aydin General Manager
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JLoeffler903 wrote a review Nov 2020
24 contributions6 helpful votes
When we booked this trip, we were super thrilled to go and see the Seychelles, especially after hearing about its beautiful blue water beaches and scenic views. We arrived at SEZ airport after a 10h flight and didn’t meet anybody from the JA team at the airport, even though pick up times were discussed via Expedia. We ended up waiting in the humidity and decided to call after 15 minutes. We were told that they didn’t have any information about our arrival on file but will organize the pick up right away. Also made us wonder why nobody proactively reached out to us for the transfer knowing that we were going to check in that day and the only way to get to the island is via a 10min boat ride. Found out at check out that despite the website saying free arrival and departure transfers during given times, they charged us for the taxi that was not even there to pick us up at first. After arrival on the island, we found out that there’s no snorkeling gear available due to coronavirus. Ended up going back to the main island and spent $90 (the cheapest) on two sets of snorkeling gears. This is something you should tell guests ahead of time given that the Seychelles are known for snorkeling. We received a friendly greeting by one of the staff members with a glass of cold peach tea. After a little while we were transferred to our villas. It was a bit disappointing as we didn’t get any input on how the island was set up, such as good snorkeling spots. Traveling to the Maldives a few times a year, we are used to receiving a small map or at least some input on things to do and how the resort is set up. In the Villa Received a fruit basket along with a bottle of wine. Great gesture but might consider replacing fruits every day to maintain freshness and also check with guests on wine preference (red/white). Villas in colonial style, very dark and “rustic”. Rustic works sometimes but they were not well maintained. The ladder in our pool almost came out of its stand when getting out of the pool, the wood was cracking, and our villa smelled like Pee. We tried to overlook the latter issue but after a night with no AC the urine smell was unbearable. Shower, bathtub and restroom outside. Very cute, but toilet outside at night not convenient when it’s windy and rainy. Private pool and sun chairs on the deck. Some have better views and positions than others. Villas have ‘private’ access to the beach, which is great but beaches are not private. Locals/charter boats come to the area and people get cozy on the beach with coolers and loud music and stay for the whole day. Only an issue on the weekends currently. On the side where we stayed, the water was very shallow (during low and high tide) and not much marine life besides crabs. Also, there were no sun chairs on the beach. The pool water in your private pool doesn’t seem clean/filtered. It didn’t seem like they are using chemicals to clean the pool, which is great but then they need somebody to clean it prior to the water turning milky. The views from the villas are fantastic! It definitely allows you to forget about some minor issues. While being surrounded by the fauna, be prepared that mosquitoes, cockroaches and many centipedes find their way inside the villa. Staff not trained to look for these and as a result we found dead bugs all over underneath the desk, sink, etc. As mentioned earlier, we noticed a urine smell in the bedroom that seemed to be coming from below the bed. Rang up the front desk and they came in for a deep clean. In the middle of that same night, AC broke down and with the heat the urine smell came back. We moved rooms the next day and were told that they ‘found’ the cause of the smell. A fruit tree outside the garden was to blame but the smell did not exist outside, or even in the front of the bedroom, just near the bed so definitely was not from the tree. Finally the hotel ordered a villa change after a sleepless night with no AC and urine smell. They apologized with a bottle of lower cost champagne at sunset. Food Due to covid, staff is required to take your temperature every time you enter the restaurant. This only happened the first two days we were at the resort (total stay 6 nights). Staff didnt come off very professional - I think they were trying but it was awkward. First night, we sat down for dinner without getting the menu and were asked to say what we would like to eat. Then when asking what we should eat, it did seem like they were trying to oversell. The restaurant handed out disposable menus that didn’t look like they were disposed after every use. During breakfast, every table gets a bread basket which has some slices of toast, two very thin slices of cake, one croissant and one danish puff pastry. There are a lot of pigeons and other birds in the breakfast area waiting to take over tables that have not been cleaned yet and also land on your table while eating. The staff doesn’t really care about the birds walking on the table and snacking on the leftovers, which sometimes can turn into quite a battlefield. The overall atmosphere in the restaurant is very weird. It’s quiet / no music and puts you asleep early. The food is good but there is no variety on the menu. Chef Pankkaj was very nice and prepared a special lobster and steak dinner on one of our last nights. It was great and we appreciated his approach to prepare something off the menu. We enjoyed talking to the local staff a lot. Especially the housekeeping team was very nice and attempting. One morning we spoke to the waitress and she recommended places to see in Mahe, which we really appreciated. While we were talking, her male colleague approached and just talked over her. Also, she was only able to take beverage orders but not food - I’m sure you can train your whole team to take both orders as the menus are quite small and not extraordinary. Service and offerings Insincere service. Someone commented on TripAdvisor before that the atmosphere was ‘weird’ and ‘awkward’. Hard to pinpoint exactly why but fully agree. No one truly interested in making sure your vacation goes well. More apologies when you raise issues that should have been proactively dealt with. And being busy cannot be an excuse - we were the only people on the island for two nights! Located in one of the best snorkeling areas in Mahe yet no snorkeling tours (paid or otherwise). Limited other activities despite a lot of staff being around. Everthing is an extra charge. We had to take a COVID Test prior to departure and they seemingly arranged a great transfer for us. Only to find out later that they were charging us for the transfer without even asking us. When we found out, we ended up getting a local taxi for half the price. They then volunteered to pick up the test - again not mentioning an extra price. Forgot to pick up our COVID test on the day they were supposed to (good thing we got it done a day early even though they tried to tell us we were taking it too early despite us checking the Dubai entry requirements and knowing we were within the requirements) They have a boat that goes back and forth all day to pick up guests, supplies and employees, yet only one of the times is it included (leave at 9:30am and come back at 4:30pm). During the week there were times where we were the only guests, or one of three couples, on the island. If the boat is going back and forth anyways, there is no reason why the other times couldn’t be included as well. Departure day We had to check out at 10:00am as they last minute sold villas. 10am is the earliest checkout time I have ever experienced at a hotel. The hotel does not have ample amenities to hang out at after check out so we had to get a hotel on the mainisland for our last day to wait for our flight. They did not help arrange and that morning seemed like they were entirely focused on new guests and no longer thought service for us was necessary. In fact, even though we were forced to check out at 10am, our boat transfer to the main island which we had arranged the night before was 45 minutes late for us as they waited for arriving guests. Overall: has the right ingredients for a 5* hotel (private island in a nice area, with private villas all with private pools), but service and upkeep is lackluster making this an extremely expensive 4* hotel at best. If you are spending 600+ per night and looking for a private island experience, go elsewhere. For example, we have been to plenty of resorts at the Maldives where you will have incredibly attentive staff and a brand new villa for the same price or less.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Burak Aydin, Guest Services / Front Office at JA Enchanted Island Resort
Responded Jan 22, 2021
Dear JLoeffler903, Thank you for your most constructive comments on areas where we have not been successful at delivering a perfect product and service to you. Please be sure that we have discussed internally with each related team member on how any of these shortcoming could have been avoided. It is apparent that our efforts in remedying each instance of dissatisfaction, fell far from your expectations. We do hope that despite these disapointments, we were able to create some fond memories for you in Seychelles. With kind regards, Burak Aydin Resort Manager
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Victoria from Estonia wrote a review Sep 2020
Tallinn, Estonia2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the very best hotel in my life. Everything there was like in Paradise: nature, flora, fauna, lovely clean, white sand,delicious food and very-very friendly staff, who was always helpful and nice. I highly recommend this hotel for people who wanna have relaxing holidays and only the pleasant feelings. Burak, Benny, Rawat, Bhunwan, Moses and other guys, thank you so much. I will never forget you :)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Burak Aydin, Other at JA Enchanted Island Resort
Responded Oct 15, 2020
Dear Victoriabright, Greetings from Seychelles. it is such a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at JA Enchanted Island Resort and thank you for such a lovely review. We are extremely delighted to know that our team was able to provide such wonderful experiences for you and that you had the opportunity of enjoying our beautiful nature, the white sandy beaches and were able to relax thoroughly during your visit to our paradise island. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on another occasion. Kind regards, Burak Aydin Resort Manager
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Omar AlQassimi wrote a review Aug 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
افضل فندق في سيشل الفندق في جزيرة خاصة الفلل جدا جميلة و كبيرة الاكل عجيب و من ناحية النظافة جدا جدا جدا جدا نظيف و الموظفين مستعدين يساعدون في اي شي تحتاجه. Great Place! Enjoyed my stay very calm and relaxing vibes. The food was delicious and the service was great. Friendly staff very clean villa’s. Third time visiting seychelles but my first at JA and it is the best hotel you will find in seychelles the best in everything!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Burak Aydin, Guest Services / Front Office at JA Enchanted Island Resort
Responded Jan 22, 2021
Dear OHQ, Greetings from JA Enchanted Island Resort. Thank you so much for a such a lovely review and furthermore for selecting us as your recent vacation destination. It is such a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed our product and services, We do hope to welcome you back to Seychelles soon and wish you all the best in 2021. Sincerely, Burak Aydin General Manager
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feegal2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
St. Andrews, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited Enchanted island for three nights. Perfect amount of time for us to enjoy this beautiful little place. Our villa was big with its own private pool and garden area , it was a quiet tranquil area to relax, we were not disturbed by any of the boat trips mentioned on other reviews. Maybe we were lucky where our villa was situated. The villas are very spacious and comfortable with great air conditioning. The only thing we maybe didn’t like is the “outdoor toilet” it is all part of the outside bathroom which is very nice but the toilet area would be better separate, in my opinion. As it’s only a tiny island breakfast is a la carte with enough choice. Food for lunch is limited but was tasty enough. Get to know chef Ravi, he’s great and will cook you something special and to your taste. A big thank you for our last evening dinner , delicious. ALL staff and management are so friendly helpful. A special thank you to Bhoun and Tiaysha ( smiling and happy to look after everyone. The island beaches are small but great for snorkeling and swimming. The island is full of wildlife and tropical plants , so naturally beautiful ( bring your mosquito repellant 😄) I would highly recommend Enchanted island for total R and R.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Burak Aydin, Other at JA Enchanted Island Resort
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear feegal2017, Greetings from Sunny Seychelles. It is such a pleasure to read in your review how much you enjoyed our resort and our services. We will be sure to share your kind words of appreciation with our team and especially with those you mentioned by name. It was a true pleasure to host you at JA Enchanted Island Resort and we look forward to welcoming you back once again. Kind regards, Burak Aydin Resort Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about JA Enchanted Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to JA Enchanted Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Anse Lazio (4.1 miles), Copolia Trail (3.7 miles), and Morne Blanc (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at JA Enchanted Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at JA Enchanted Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at JA Enchanted Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to JA Enchanted Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Maharajas, Bravo Restaurant, and Marie Antoinette.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JA Enchanted Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does JA Enchanted Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, JA Enchanted Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is JA Enchanted Island Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Round Island.
Are there any historical sites close to JA Enchanted Island Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Clock Tower (3.6 miles).
Does JA Enchanted Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.