How many of us harbour a dream of having our own private island? For most of us, sadly, it will never come to pass, but there’s something almost as good: staying a while on someone else’s private island in the Seychelles! In fact, this solution might even be preferable. You have none of the responsibilities or costs of maintaining the place, and you can even enjoy the delights of more than one!
The private island is the epitome of luxury. You simply can’t put a price on solitude and privacy, especially when they come wrapped in a package with the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean, endless days of golden sunshine, pristine white beaches, and all the other wonderful things which make the Seychelles our favourite destinations for an island retreat. There is plenty of variety on offer too, and at Africa Exclusive we recognise that whilst one person’s dream private island might be dripping in indulgence, for others the ideal is something simpler, where you can be in touch with nature. We will find the private island which is just right for you.
Staying on Fregate Island is always a joy, especially if you are beach lover. Here, you will have a choice of seven different beaches, each with its own personality and charming quirks That’s one for each day of the week! This tropical paradise is surrounded by sapphire seas, and the sound of the water lapping against the shore will be your nightly lullaby as you drift off to sleep in your ocean facing villa. If you want a completely exclusive experience with a small group of friends or family, you can take the island’s Banyan Hill Estate - an unbeatable location for a private party. Not only do the three villas here have commanding views from the hilltop, but a private staff will be available around the clock to meet your every need.
On North Island you’ll find unashamed indulgence on a wild castaway 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. Desroches Island has a single hotel - owned and run by the ever superb Four Seasons - and also a giant tortoise sanctuary, so the tortoise will be your only neighbours. Last but not least on our favoured list of private islands, Bird Island always turns guests’ heads. There is a wealth of wildlife here, from hawksbill and green turtle to sooty tern and white tailed tropicbird, and they will be all around you as you stay in the island’s simple eco lodge on the old coconut plantation.