A truly luxurious lodging, where development is balanced with preserving — and restoring — the natural surroundings.

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

Fregate Island Private is just one of 115 islands in the Seychelles archipelago that were formed when India broke away from the Gondwanaland supercontinent. Lying just east of the main hub, Mahé, it’s ridiculously sumptuous — charms ranging from the 2,200 giant tortoises that roam free on the island to powder-white sand, crystal clear waters and prehistoric foliage. Apart from the luxury lodge, the island is completely uninhabited- no cars, no people, no distraction. 85 per cent of fruit and vegetables used for guest meals are grown organically on the land too. You’ll pay a month’s rent per night, be assigned a private butler and wish you could stay forever.

ROOMS; 16 villas from $4243, excluding tax
OWNED BY: The Oetker Collection hotel group (who also run Hotel Du Cap).
DON’T MISS: The award-winning Rock Spa.
INSIDER’S TIP: Ask your butler to arrange different venues for lunch, dinner, picnics and sundowners. Be sure to eat in the tree house surrounded by love birds…

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