Need To Know
17 villas (including 1 Presidential Villa).
Double rooms from $4001.98 (€3,600), excluding tax at 25 per cent.
Rates include all meals, soft drinks, beer and wine, a three-hour fishing trip, a massage, a yoga class, an introductory scuba session, use of a buggy, all non-motorised water sports, guided nature walks.
A three-night minimum stay applies.
At the hotel
Seven beaches, private butler service, spa, a wine cellar, boutique and gallery, library, fitness centre, CD and DVD players, Jacuzzi, complimentary WiFi, private gardens.
Our favourite rooms
If you and your partner want to make ‘intimate’ noises without being overheard, then ask for one of the villas furthest away from the main buildings. Villas One and Two are a good option for those with children, as they are set in gardens rather than on a clifftop. All villas come with a personal golf buggy, so you can zip around the resort in style.
Two large communal palm-fringed infinity pools. Each villa has its own private infinity pool and Jacuzzi, reached via a wooden staircase.
Bring binoculars so you can catch a glimpse of the acrobatic frégate bird, after which the island is named.
For guests who would like to finally take the plunge and learn how to dive, Fregate Island Private offers a PADI certification scheme.
Junior holidaymakers, who are encouraged to use the Castaway Clubhouse, are welcomed into all areas – bar the bars, of course. There is a charge of €115–€345 per child, per night, if they are staying in their parents’ villa.
Fregate Island operates a robust conservation programme to preserve the Seychelles' rich flora and fauna. Where possible, all ingredients used in the restaurants and the Rock Spa are grown on site.The hotel's on track for carbon neutrality too.