This dream archipelago is to be found in the far reaches of the Western Indian Ocean. Erosion has sculpted the low-lying outer coralline atolls. However, the rock elevations of the inner islands, set them apart as the only granite-birthed islands in the world. They are the outcrops of an underwater plateau with ancient links to a mountain chain that once connected India and Africa. Isolation in tandem with a range of differing habitats has shaped an extraordinary and unique natural world.
The Conservation Renaissance happening on North Island and Frégate Island Private is inextricably linked with their superlative hospitality experiences. These are blissful slip-away places, cocooned in privacy, layered in luxury, with every imaginable convenience. In addition to a glowing trail of service awards, these islands are also acclaimed for their remarkable conservation initiatives that are guaranteed to enrich the time spent in these environs.
A decade of rehabilitation has re-created the indigenous beauty of North Island; the Seychelles white-eye, once tottering on the brink of extinction, has been successfully re-introduced; on Frégate Island Private, these pivotal changes are mirrored in the re-establishment of the natural forest and turnaround of the previously Critically Endangered Seychelles magpie- robin. Aldabra giant land tortoises, the last hurrah of the Indian Ocean giant species, are growing in numbers; nesting sites of green and hawksbill turtles are on the increase.
It is said that more than half of Seychelles’ breathtaking beauty, lies underwater. Visibility has been cited at an astounding 30 m. A flamboyance of coral reefs and profusion of marine life hold the promise of enthralling encounters. A host of private charter options include Inter-island excursions, fishing trips and guided underwater explorations. These are your days, your moments and your memories.