Fregate Island Private, Fregate
Description: Fregate Island PrivateFregate Island's pure shores encircle a unique destination: Fregate Island Private, a collection of 16 luxury villas, each crafted to provide the highest degree of privacy and comfort, located on a remote tropical island in the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Fregate Island Private is the only resort on one of the most unspoiled places on earth. This island attracts the discerning and privileged with its soothing climate, tropical forests, and hidden coves of dazzling white sand.
What really sets the property apart is its commitment to the endemic wildlife that surrounds it. Designed to coexist within a fragile ecosystem that shelters some of the world's most endangered species, Fregate Island Private offers the utmost in luxury, tempered with caring responsibility.
Fregate is a twenty minute flight east from Mahe. It lies 4 degrees south of the equator, and far, far away from the clatter of modern life: approximately 1,000 miles south of India, 1,000 miles east of Africa, and 1,000 miles north-east of Madagascar.
Type of rooms: Fregate Island Private16 (2,000-square-foot) villas. Built from traditional materials such as native mahogany and African teak in a simple post-and-lintel style, the villas are topped off with dense thatched roofs. 2 nestle in their own private tropical gardens, and these are particularly good choices for families vacationing with young children.
Each villa was situated to make it feel like a part of the surrounding landscape, and to ensure maximum privacy and seclusion for the guests. Sliding glass walls and French doors that can be opened to the elements help to further blur the line that separates inside from outside.
With traditional appearance and supremely laid-back ambiance, the villas come well-equipped with DVD machines and CD players.
Additional information: Fregate Island Private
Dining: There are 2 main restaurants, one in Fregate House and one in Plantation House, or you can enjoy your meals in the privacy of your villa. The open-air Pirates Bar serves light lunches and snacks.
In keeping with the resort's commitment to providing its guests with the finest quality while at the same time coexisting successfully with the islands fragile wildlife, the chefs create gourmet meals using produce grown hydroponically in their gardens. This ensures a steady supply of tomatoes, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, peppers and other vegetables. A small plantation yields home-grown pineapples, oranges, breadfruit, bananas, and a wide variety of herbs and spices. Naturally, there's fresh fish in abundance.
Go game fishing on the 37-foot Little Fregate Bird. Her sister vessel, the 43-foot motor yacht Fregate Bird, is also available for charter. Bring home your catch of the day and one of the chefs will serve it to you for dinner.
There's a fully equipped gym, a fresh water swimming pool, an extensive library and a children's game room. Golfers can head to the course on nearby Praslin Island.
Spa: Located on one of the peaks of the island, approach the spa through a natural rock archway under the roots of banyan trees. The spa has various pools and rocks situated around the buildings that echo the natural local Creole architecture. The terraces have open-air stone baths and massage tables to enable treatments to be given outdoors. An apothecary will make many of the remedial therapies on location from native ingredients and will allow guests to choose their preferred treatment. Oils imported from India and traditional therapies for ailments, detoxification, rejuvenation and revitalization available.
25 Ft swimming pool built into the rocks near the Fregate House. The pools infinity edge spills over the horizon into a waterfall which cascades down the rocks towards the ocean.
Tennis court area amid lush tropical palms and trees, a thatched gazebo provides welcome shade and a place for refreshment.
Childrens Castaway Club: on arrival children 'check in' to the club and receive their own passport and adventure rucksack with various surprise items for survival and discovery. They explore the island, make new friends and learn new skills. Various eco-adventures in the forest allow the children to discover the rare and special creatures of Fregate. A wide variety of other activities are available including basketball, tennis, rock climbing, kite flying and water sports.
To help you discover the island unparalleled wildlife, island ecologists are on hand to guide hikes through the island's tropical jungles and along its rugged coastline.
Instruction and certification in scuba diving and snorkeling is available at the PADI-certified dive center. To the north of Fregate is Chimney Rocks, one of many popular diving locations where you can explore the dazzling underwater world that encircles the island.
Mountain bike your way along trails that cross the island, go Hobie Cat sailing, book a sunset cruise or simply stay at home and have a massage on your deck.
The island is small, which makes it ideal for exploring on foot. It covers a mere 740 acres (1.15 square miles, or 3 square kilometers). The highest point is Mount Signal, which reaches a peak of 125 meters (410 feet). The year round temperature is 24-27° Celsius (75-86° F), and because the Seychelles lies outside of the cyclone belt severe weather is highly unlikely.
The connection between Mahe, the main island upon which the Seychelles International Airport is located, and Fregate Island is by private chartered aircraft (Airplane or Helicopter). The connection has to be booked in advance by the guest at the appropriate rate. Reservations for this connection can be made through Unique Experiences GmbH.
Shared transfer flights may be available for the fifteen-minute transfer to Fregate Island. Guests who wish to use this service may do so by advising Fregate Island Private, and every effort will be made to combine passengers for a flight, however, please be informed that shared transfers are unlikely due to different international flight arrangements of clients. The cost of the flight will vary, depending on the number of guests per flight. Please contact hotel for details of prices for transfers.
Number of rooms: 16
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1998.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: Creole, French, English.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: Breakfast from 7:00am. to 10:30am.; Lunch from 12:00pm. to 3:00pm.; Dinner from 7:00pm. to 10:00pm.
GPS Coordinates: 4° 34' 48.05'' S 55° 56' 26.96'' E
Nearest airport: Mahé International Airport - 20 mn.
Rates: Fregate Island Private
|Private Pool Residence||4400||5200||4600||15% incl.||10% incl.|
|Private Pool Twin Residence||6700||8200||7100||15% incl.||10% incl.|
|Banyan Hill State (3 Villas)||13000||15000||14000||15% incl.||10% incl.|
|Breakfast per person||incl.||incl.||incl.|
|Description of seasons|
|Minimum stays Christmas & New Year's Eve Season From 20.12.2014 - 27.12.2014 (one week minimum length of stay) From 28.12.2014 - 06.01.2015 (12 nights minimum length of stay if reservation is including this dates) From 28.03.2015 - 12.04.2015 (Easter Season - 5 nights minimum length of stay) From 20.12.2015 - 27.12.2015 (7 nights minimum length of stay) From 28.12.2015 - 06.01.2016 (12 nights minimum length of stay if reservation is including this dates)|
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|Booking and cancellation policy|
|An advance deposit of 30% of the total booking amount becomes due
to confirm the reservation and is payable within 7 calendar days. The remaining balance is required 60 calendar days prior to the arrival date.
If the deposit or the remaining balance remains unpaid in due time, we
may consider this as cancellation of the client and we reserve the right
to cancel the booking without further notice. The cancellation fee will
apply as stated below. Credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card) are accepted for deposits or pre-payments. In case of an exclusive island booking a separate agreement for payment shall apply due to respective planning necessities.
If the client cancels the contract partly or completely or is a no-show, a lump sum cancellation fee, in view of our arrangements and as compensation for its expenses, will become due and payable as set out below:
- More than 60 days prior to arrival - no cancellation fee.
- Between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival - 30% of the total booking price.
- Between 30 and 16 days prior to arrival - 50% of the total booking price.
- Within 15 days and less prior to arrival - 100% of the total booking price will be charged.
In case of an exclusive island booking special cancellation conditions shall apply due to respective planning necessities.
Guests are kindly urged to purchase a travel insurance policy covering refunds of the cancellation deposit.
Children are very welcome.
Up to 5 years of age: free of charge.
From 6-11 years of age: Euro 430 plus tax and service per child per night.
From 12-17 years of age: Euro 850 plus tax and service per child per night.
Children rates apply, when more than 2 persons are sharing a Private Pool Residence and more than 4 persons sharing a Private Pool Twin or Private Pool Spa Residence.
When sharing the Banyan Hill Estate with 6 adults, up to 3 small children stay free of charge.