Luxury holidays in Félicité Island
Ever spent a drizzly morning lamenting your lack of private tropical turf to escape to? Then get thee to the Seychelles’ Félicité Island – whether by speedboat or helicopter is up to you. One-third sense-soothing resort, two-thirds desert island, Félicité has all the white-sand beaches, sapphire waters and coconut-dangling palm trees of your Robinson Crusoe dreams. Wave goodbye to real-world worries at the spa, then skip across to neighbouring nature reserves or work up an appetite for a straight-from-the-sea dinner with a turtle-spotting snorkel.
When to go
The island is blessed with balmy tropical temperatures year-round, but aim for April to May or October to November to dodge the troublesome trade winds.
PlanesTouch down at Seychelles International Airport on Mahé, then fly from there to Praslin and hop on a speedboat transfer to Félicité. Private flights between islands are also available.
BoatsWherever you touch down, you’ll need a boat transfer to the island. Transfers run from Praslin Airport as well as La Digue – arranging it through your hotel will be easiest. Alternatively, the Cat Cocos ferry runs between Mahé and Praslin, where you can catch a speedboat transfer to the island.
AutomobilesTravel in 007-worthy style with a private helicopter transfer from Seychelles International Airport.