Six Senses Zil Pasyon
What We Love
- Unplugging on a paradisiacal private island in the Seychelles
- Guest Experience Makers, or butlers, assigned to each villa
- An oceanfront yoga and meditation pavilion at the spa offering private and group sessions
- Exploring the area’s pristine underwater world
What To Know
- The hotel is 30 nautical miles northeast of the nearest airport on the main island of Mahé
- While most guests are flown in from the airport in a helicopter, the property is also accessible by ferry via nearby Praslin Island
- Free WiFi
- The resort is family-friendly, with weekly activities and nanny services
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
Located on Félicité Island, a private paradise of massive boulders, white-sand beaches, and lush tropical foliage, this luxury resort does a fine job at respecting its pristine surroundings and the region’s vernacular architecture without sacrificing refinement. Thatched roofs, a mix of dark and light woods, woven furnishings, and a neutral palette enlivened by candy-colored details help set a relaxed atmosphere. While it’s perfectly possible to while the day away in your villa—what with its private infinity pool, stocked mini-bar, bluetooth Marshall speaker, and nearly every other modern amenity known to man—much of life at the resort unfolds at a series of stylishly appointed common areas. Island Cafe, the main dining venue offering a fusion of European, Asian, and African flavors, is set under a wide pitched roof but otherwise completely open to the outdoors. The best place to sit is at a series of tables flanked by pillowed benches, where guests can sit back and enjoy the sea views. Steps away is the pool deck, covered in rustic blond wood and perched right over the beach, with a row of woven beds that hang hammock-style over the sand. A small pool bar delivers signature cocktails made with house-infused rums. Elsewhere, there’s a seafood restaurant offering local fish and organic vegetables, a chef’s kitchen doling out made-to-order dishes, a wine vault, an honesty bar lined with vintage-style rum barrels, a boutique and a library. All you need is to turn off your phone and put away your wrist watch.
In the Area
There’s plenty to do in and around Félicité Island, including hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, world-class scuba diving, catamaran sailing and fishing using traditional hand lines. But it’s well worth exploring the archipelago that lies beyond. Nearby is the relatively large Praslin Island, known for the Unesco World Heritage-listed Vallée de Mai, a nature reserve where the rare coco de mer palm grows in its natural state. The island is also a bird-watching hotspot, with frequent sightings of Seychelles bulbuls, blue pigeons, warblers, and the endangered black parrot. On the northwestern tip, there’s Anse Lazio, reputedly the world’s most beautiful beach. Smaller La Digue, only 10 minutes away from Félicité, is home to giant turtles, rare birds like the black paradise flycatcher, and Anse Source d’Argent beach, where crystalline (albeit shallow) waters and powdery sand make for great photo-ops. Stay for lunch or cocktails at the charmingly rustic Chez Jules.
How to Get There
We anchored outside this beautiful Island which is private. We called them and asked if we could have a table for four which was ok.
We started of in the bar with a nice cocktail.
The hole island is very quiet and peaceful.
We hardly saw any people.
After the cocktail we walked over to the restaurant.
We had a really fancy menu, everything was fresh and good tasting.
I love Chardonnay and her I got the best one I ever had so far.
They had a magnificent wine cellar.
We talked to the sommelier and he told us about all the wines.
It was a really nice posh evening and yes! It was expensive. We payed around 800 euros for the 4 of us.
It was an experience and I would do it again.
We elected to travel to Felicite by the helicopter service which was a great experience. On landing on the island we were greeted by the hotel manager and some of his team, which was a very nice welcome. We were introduced to our GEM (Guest Experience Manager) Maximilian who was looking after us for the week. A quick transfer to our room by golf buggy to freshen up and Max invited us for a resort tour. We found the tour to be extremely useful in understanding our location in relation to the distance to restaurants/pool/spa and beaches. We also had a tour of the spa and facilities. The staff there were very welcoming and happy to run through spa options available during our week stay. Max was a delight to have around all week. He never intruded on our privacy but was always readily available if we had any queries or just wanted a lift on the buggy. We elected to have a villa with a panoramic view which was ideal for us, however the route up is very steep and not easy to walk. Buggy's are a quick phone call away so it was not a problem. The restaurants and food were excellent with plenty of choices included themed nights. For ease we choose to go all-inclusive which is an option available too. The island is private so it stays exclusive. The beaches are amazing and some days we did not see another person which was bliss! We were fortunate to witness a turtle laying her eggs on the beach and a hatching one evening which is now a memory never to be forgotten. There was so many great experiences from this trip but i cannot finish this review without mentioning the staff. The team at Felicite are like a family. Everyone was so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble and we cannot thank them enough for their hospitality during our time on the Island. If you want a piece of paradise this place is for you.
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many great places around the world and this place wins, hands down! You get assigned a GEM (general experience manager) upon arrival and that’s really the only person you deal with — I can’t recall the name of ours (we stayed a year ago and I’m just getting around to my review), but he was the nicest guy and he arranged everything and anything for us...meals in the villa or at the restaurants, day trips to other islands, spa appointments, even a great hike to the top of the island to see the magical and rare coco de mer trees. The spa is to die for and you should use it daily. Period. This truly is a “pinch me...is this really happening” place. The helicopter transfer from/to the main island is worth every penny!
Our stay at Six Senses Zil Pasyon for our honeymoon was truly amazing and I can't recommend it highly enough, especially to couples. Our villa was extremely clean and spacious with beautiful views. We would eat breakfast poolside at our villa each morning (room service is no extra charge!) and have dinner down at one of the restaurants in the evening. My husband and I consider ourselves to be minor "foodies" and the food was always delicious. The staff are all amazing and they would remember our special requests from the previous day. The island itself is breathtaking with lush plants and greenery everywhere, very well maintained and extremely safe as the resort is the only property on the island.
While everything about the hotel is perfect, what stood out the most was our GEM, Maximilian. Max was so thoughtful, thinking of every possible detail to help make our trip special for us. My husband's bag was lost by the airline and Max took over full communication with the airline for 3 days to track down the bag and get it to us! Max was always available when we needed him but otherwise was never invasive or bothersome. He also offered to take some photos of us which we will treasure forever. When we arrived, Max gave us a full tour of the island which I highly recommend in order to plan the activities you want to do during your stay. We did the hilltop sunset experience which was breathtaking. We also enjoyed a couples massage at the spa which was outstanding. And we did kayaking to Koko beach island through the resort's experience center! Thank you so much Max and Six Senses Zil Pasyon!
This hotel is perfection, the best hotel I have ever stayed in. From the moment we arrived until the day we left. The rooms are unreal and the hospitality and service are the best I've experienced. I proposed at this resort and our gem did an incredible job at helping with the preparations. I can't speak more highly of it. If you are unsure about this
Property don't be.