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 had a day out on a boat from Mahe island and we were recommended to visit newly open Six senses (well relevantly new, been open for 3 years). First impression wasn’t the best, it just felt smth was missing. We went to have lunch and chef Christian greeted us. From there on everything was just spot on. We had lovely lunch at their beach bar, fresh tuna ceviche and calamari were just wonderful. Straight from the ocean! We were then offered the resort tour and we just loved it. Big spacious villas, and just amazing looking spa. Beaches are amazing and we had snorkelling at their resort; the reef is so beautiful with so many colourful fish and you spend hours enjoying it. Will defo give it a go and stay next time for couple of nights.
My first thought upon arrival at our beautiful room was this place is perfect for honeymooners. During our stay I realized you need not be on a honeymoon to enjoy the exceptional service.
It was obvious upon arrival and during our stay that management & staff value their guests. The private villa which actually feels like your own house is spacious, private & beautiful with a good sized infinity pool. Our first full day we had breakfast & lunch in our room only venturing out for dinner. We arrived in the bar area and while enjoying the sunset, a server arrived with a table and chairs so we could enjoy the view with our drinks in comfort.
We were assigned a GEM (guest experience maker) named Karen who was truly a gem. On day two we decided to go to a beach. Karen not only picked us up by golf cart but when she dropped us off at our daybed, she had already put towels there and an ice bucket. We stayed on this beautiful beach all day and never saw another human. During our entire stay, Karen was helpful in many ways.
Meals were very good and enhanced by visits from Executive Chef Christian Pedersen who is not only a great chef but charming & interesting. There is a good wine list to go with your meals.
The Spa is gorgeous and massages extraordinary. Go early in advance of any treatment and enjoy the spa facilities.
When it was time to leave after 6 days, much of the management team saw us off at the helipad and we really did feel like we were saying goodbye to friends.
This was our first experience at a Six Senses and based on this trip we would definitely choose Six Senses again.
We recommend Villa 28
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