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 are just coming back from a 10 night stay at this hotel.
We found the hotel to be very good despite inconsistent weather. This was our second stay, and whilst the hotel is generally great, you do need the weather to good to make the most of it. Will probably come a third time in future
Room: Excellent - all rooms are villas and have their own pool. Both times that we have stayed in a hideaway room. The first room we stayed in had no ocean view (not a criticism, it is not advertised as having one), whereas the second had an excellent view and you could hear the waves crashing. Both are sunrise view rooms
Service: Excellent - from the minute you arrive to the moment you leave you are well looked after. Our GEM, Shamia was great
Food: Quality is outstanding - the menu has about 10 options, supplemented by themed nights. It just about got us through 10 days without becoming boring. The chefs are also flexible with ingredients
Amenities/Activities:The hotel has a range of activities for guests to do. They offer a complimentary boat trip to La Digue and Grand Soeur each week, both of which are good. They offer kayaking and snorkelling, although you need the weather for those to be enjoyable.
The hotel does need to improve the diving experience. The hotel provides a complementary boat to take you to a dive company in La Digue (who are good), but as a consequence you lose most of your day - given the location of the hotel they should get a dive centre on site
It was an amaizing experience. We recomend to spend at least 3 nights in this place.
It has been an experience, not only an holiday.
Everything was perfect and we enjoy this stay very much.
I think that is one the plasce I would surely go again.
What we experienced in our 10 nights in the Six Senses Zil Pasyon Félicité, we felt in many aspects as the next level. The next level as a personality with a constant, great personal contact. The next level of eating with a contemporary and healthy menu. Sustainability, spa quality, attention to detail in terms of design and furnishings, views, nature ... what a wonderful resort concept!
_ The villas are beautiful and modern with a large pool, great bathroom with swing and lots of attention to detail furnished, detached with maximum privacy.
_ The food is at the highest level with incredibly delicious modern and above all very healthy orientations. It is a pleasure to test the menu from top to bottom. The theme evenings are also highly recommended.
_ Great service with a personal Guest Experience Manager who makes everything possible. Our GEM Saman took such great care of us and it was a great pleasure that he was there for us! Thank you.
_ Very high sustainability, no plastic, own water source, no flower decoration and much more.
_ Own organic garden.
_ Great views from above of the surrounding islands La Digue, Cocos, Grande Soeur etc. and the sea.
_ Beautiful main area with large pool, bar and restaurants.
_ Unique nature with large granite rocks and photo motifs.
_ Quick arrival via helicopter from Mahé and landing directly at the hotel.
_ Uncomplicated check-in.
_ Mostly fast buggy service.
_ Very friendly staff.
_ Architecturally unique spa with super applications and courses, great pool and views of large rocks.
_ Modern gym with punching bag, trx and co.
_ Wonderful beaches with small cabanas and hammocks directly under the palm trees.
_ Modern overall concept, in a relaxed holiday style without dress codes etc.
_ Experience Center for excursions, sports and snorkelling.
_ Very nice kidsclub with great staff member Lee (Thanks!).
_ Weekly changing activities.
_ Beautiful sunsets.
_ Beautiful underwater world.
_ Resort has only 30 villas, therefore intimate and private.
_ The prices for additional costs (e.g. in the restaurants) are on a high level, but compared to the Four Seasons in the Seychelles they are much fairer and more transparent (you see the real prices and don't always have to add 20%).
_ Buggy service dependency: fitness studio, beaches, spa and main area are far away from many villas, you need a buggy and it's not always, but sometimes a while to wait.
_ Due to corals and stones and the surf, beaches are usually only suitable with bathing shoes and only conditionally for relaxed bathing in the sea.
_ Tennis court or football pitch would be nice to have.
_ Heli flight is very worth it
_ All-In package sometimes available in summer from 10 nights and is very worth it! Be sure to ask if this is available.
_ Excursion to Grande Soeur is very nice, great beach with waves and good for bathing.
_ La Digue excursion: is in the high season quite full and we felt it with so much silence on Felicite rather as exhausting. Beaches beautiful, but very crowded.
_ Very beautiful hiking trails on the island, partly to hidden beaches or to the top of the island.
10 of 10
1 = no way
2 = rather not
3 = if it's absolutely necessary
4 = you can do it, but you don't have to do it
5 = is fine, but no highlight
6 = one you can make
7 = is good
8 = beautiful hotel
9 = wonderful, do it!
10 = top, definitely do it!