Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Félicité
Imagine a stay on a dramatic granite island, surrounded by picturesque powder soft beaches, forested hillsides, sparkling turquoise pools and then imagine it all to yourself?
Six Senses Zil Pasyon offers this dream in spades; it is the only resort on the island of Félicité (accessed by helicopter or boat from Praslin) and its whitewashed luxury villas and bamboo hammocks slung over the ocean offer an enchanting paradise seemingly undiscovered by the rest of the world. Get there before they do!
Facilities & Activities
This hip resort occupies just a third of the 652-acre island and its eco-friendly credentials are the starting point here. All activities have been carefully curated to ensure maximum enjoyment but delivered with heart-warming care of the pristine environment. From hiking, to water sports, to island hopping, to yoga, it’s all included and with rest of the island left as wilderness, it’s your own private paradise to explore. Start the day watching turtles hatch on the resort’s beach (seasonal), hike out into the forested centre with the island ecologist and learn about the local flora and fauna, spend the afternoon island-hopping from the resort’s own private yacht and then finish off under the stars at the open air cinema on the beach. And that’s all before you’ve discovered the spa, a Six Senses ultimate in restoration and rejuvenation.
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The Island Café serves up a mix of European, Asian and African dishes dished up with flavoursome spices brought by the trade winds. Breakfast is served here, and snacks are available throughout the day. The Ocean Kitchen is known for its fresh seafood sourced from the local fishermen and served up with organic vegetables from the resort’s own garden. Start the evening at the Robinson Crusoe style honesty bar, Lakanbiz, with a home-infused rum or sample fresh cocktails at Koko Bar by the pool.
Resembling a tropical village, the beautiful one and two bedroomed villas are built to merge with the wilderness and enjoy floor to ceiling windows and cool Six- Senses touches: think submerged sun-loungers in the infinity pool and bathroom swing-seats with unhindered views of the sparkling ocean. There are a handful of super-luxury three and four-bedroom private residences complete with private pool terraces and expansive vistas. This luxury is topped off with your own personal ‘GEM’ (Guest Experience Maker) who will help hone and craft the perfect stay. Heaven, right?
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The resort has a great kid’s club for children aged 4 – 12 with a two-story tree house and an awesome archaeological sand pit, while the in-house library has a good selection of toys and books. The Two Bed Villas are an ideal choice for a family while the larger, super-luxurious, residences offer up to four bedrooms, perfect for the multi-generational family holiday! Babysitting is also available on request.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon do everything they can to operate sustainably to protect the island. This starts with all the produce used in restaurants and bars being grown at the location, the hotel also plants trees and shrubs to create healthy and productive habitats.
Coral is extremely important to the Indian Ocean therefore the hotel have harvested 1800 coral fragments with the aim to restore and grow the seafloor area. The island is a hub for turtle nesting, the hotel monitors these nesting spots to ensure there is no disturbance.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon collaborate with local schools in the Seychelles to increase education and awareness around environmental protection and conservation.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is the sole resort on Félicité. Considered one of the satellites of La Digue, the island is encircled by Grande Soeur, Petite Soeur, Coco and Marianne and offers the ultimate island-hopping experience. The resort is set on the island’s north side facing La Digue – just a short hop from Praslin or La Digue via speedboat or, for the more adventurous, an exhilarating 20-minute helicopter from Mahé with Zil Air (operates after sunrise and before sunset only). Alternate arrivals can be made by a short private boat trip from neighbouring Praslin or La Digue island. Domestic flights from Mahé airport to Praslin airport can be booked through Air Seychelles for scheduled flights.
The exceptional location of Félicité Island outside the cyclone belt offers virtual perpetual summer. The warmest time of year is generally April, with a few drops of rain likely between December and February, although it never stays long.