The Seychelles’ luxurious island hideaways are amongst the very finest in the world: not only do they benefit from heavenly locations, but the architecture, facilities, service, and general atmosphere are superb. On Fregate Island, for example, you will have the choice of seven beaches, each with its own personality and quirks but all equally as beautiful. This private island is set within its own marine conservation reserve and, in the words of National Geographic, the “brochure-worthy beaches are inhabited by creatures seemingly plucked from the Galapagos”. All of the villas have their own pools shaded by tropical ferns, and some even boast a private spa.
Elsewhere on North Island, you will find unashamed indulgence on a wild private island. Relax in your private villa, on the ribbons of smooth sands, or dive into the Indian Ocean to meet the aquatic residents of the Seychelles. Granite peaks rise up above the palm trees and icing sugar white beaches: this is the ultimate location for a barefoot luxury escape. The dining experiences are tailored each day to individual guests, and you can move around the island to make the most of each view. You might decide to have breakfast on the deck of your villa, a light tapas style lunch in the West Beach Bar, and then try a mouthwatering platter of local seafood - or even a Creole curry - during a romantic candlelit dinner for two in The Piazza.
Denis Island is less well known, but it’s probably the closest any of us will ever get to a desert island castaway experience. It is an intimate place with a strong commitment to sustainability. Wherever you go on the site, you will be surrounded by the endemic birds and turtles. There is no swimming pool, wi-fi, or phone reception, so you have to leave behind the stresses of everyday life and just enjoy the islands’ simple pleasures: swimming in the sea, eating delicious meals made with ingredients sourced from the sea or the island’s own organic farm, reading a book on the beach, and watching the waves lapping against the shore.