Luxury holidays in Fregate Island

A lush equatorial island with no fewer than seven white-sand beaches, Fregate Island makes it all too easy to play castaway for a while. The only sign of civilisation is the 16-villa Fregate Island Private resort, which never opens its doors to more than 40 guests at a time, often making it feel you’ve got the entire place to yourself. Two of the beaches can be even be reserved for just the two of you – just flip the sign to ‘beach occupied’ before you settle on the sand. Seclusion and serenity aside, the other major advantage of Fregate's exclusivity is the unspoiled nature. Run as an ecologically sensitive resort, the island is positively teeming with wildlife: you’re likely to see Hawksbill turtles shimmy across the sand, giant Aldabra tortoises lumber through the forest and flying foxes swoop from the forest canopy.

When to go

The island is just four degrees south of the equator, meaning the temperature hovers around 30 degrees all year. The sweet spots are April–May and October–November, which tend to be drier and less humid.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    You’ll probably fly into Seychelles International Airport on Mahé, the largest island in the archipelago. Most flights from Europe (including those from the UK) go via Abu Dhabi or Doha. Once you’ve touched down, you’ll be greeted by resort staff, who’ll escort you to the helipad or speedboat.
  • Boats

    It takes around 90 minutes to get from Mahé to Fregate Island by speedboat.