Need to know
2pm. Earliest check-in, noon. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $1258.42 (€1,127), excluding tax at 26.5 per cent.
Rates usually include a buffet or à la carte breakfast, and some scheduled activities, such as daily morning yoga, kayaking, snorkelling and paddle boarding. A shuttle boat to La Digue Island, cinema screenings and ice-cream treats are also included.
This private island has three pristine natural beaches; you’ll find one in front of the pool and restaurant; two more are a three-minute walk or buggy ride from the hotel’s main drag. Each is a mix of white sands and rock, and all are suitable for swimming.
At the hotel
Beaches, spa, gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, iPod dock and Bluetooth-enabled Marshall speaker, gaming console, Lavazza coffee-maker, the Organic Pharmacy bath products, a yoga mat, ice machine, minibar and free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
For a private plunge pool that appears to float over the serene teal waters lapping at the island, book an Oceanfront Villa. Hideaway Villas are flanked by tropical vegetation, for a little extra provided-by-nature privacy.
Just a stone wall separates the main infinity pool from the sea; it’s so close that ocean spray and gentle waves often break over the edge. The long pool is family-friendly, unheated and surrounded by a pool terrace with sunloungers and cargo-net hammocks. Poolside bar Koko slakes guests’ thirst. Views from the pool and surrounding terrace extend all the way to Coco Island, Sister Islands and Praslin Island. There's a small pool in the spa, too.
We admit, we're not au fait with Terres d'Afriques' lymph wands, but on Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon's menu of highly indulgent facial treatments it sounds rather enticing… The spa's African-inspired treatments (fig- and green coffee-infused body wraps; rose-crystal masks) are carried out in five private, beach-y pavilions, set between the hotel's rocky outcrops. There's also a yoga pavilion and a saltwater soaking pool with a sundeck.
Bring big, glamorous sunglasses, an even bigger bottle of suncream, and a fill your suitcase with tropical swimwear.
The terrain, which includes many sets of stairs, may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Quarantine is mandatory for pets entering the country, so it’s best to leave your fur-babies at home. See more pet-friendly hotels in Seychelles.
All ages are welcome, but this stay’s best for over-sixes. Baby cots, children’s beds, and big-ticket baby swag, including highchairs and buggies, can be provided, as can playthings and art materials.
Over-sixes, as the terrain is unsuitable for buggies.
All of the villas can accommodate a cot or sleeping space for smalls. Swing for a Two-Bedroom Villa if you’re travelling with young Smiths over the age of eight.
Trouloulou kids club, for children aged four to 12, offers a personalised weekly schedule of activities.
The main infinity pool is family-friendly, so long as littles are supervised.
Highchairs and children’s cutlery can be provided on request. A children’s menu, available at Island Cafe, Ocean Kitchen and Koko bar, includes mini beef burgers with sweet-potato fries, chicken and vegetable fried rice, pastas, fish and lightly-spiced curries.
Can be arranged on request; prices vary.
No need to pack
Buggies, cots, highchairs, children’s cutlery, playmats, toys, board books, puzzles and more can be provided for children under five. For over-fives, the resort can provide arts and crafts materials, books, board games, game consoles and puzzles.
Please note: the villas are not fully secure for children, as the in-villa infinity pools cannot be gated off.
The hotel is extremely Earth-loving: food is organic and grown on site or sourced locally. Eco-friendly cleaning products, bath products and light bulbs are used throughout the hotel, and grey water is re-used to water the hotel’s plants. The hotel has solar panels and a desalination plant, and also supports a habitat-restoration project on Félicité Island.