Seychelles : Six Senses Zil Pasyon Félicité island

While the Seychelles was always so high on my bucketlist there was one resort in particular that I have had my eye on since forever and this was the iconic – Six Senses Zil Pasyon on Félicité island. Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a private island resort located on the incredible Félicité island. In this post I will be recapping our stay at Six Senses Zil Pasyon!

About Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Félicité island is an ecological jewel of the Seychelles. Except for the resort, it is an uninhabited island that is also part of a nature reserve. So this is truly as raw, unspoilt and authentic as it gets, to spend a luxury vacation with an authentic Seychellois island vibe. The minute you set foot on this incredible paradise, it is hard not to fall in love with it! I have been to a ton of luxury resorts around the world and I can tell you straight off the bat this is easily one of my favorite resorts we have ever stayed at.

This was my first experience staying with the Six Senses brand and I am so inspired by the Six Senses Brand after everything that we learnt about it. Aside from being an epitome in luxury brands in the hospitality industry, they are pioneers in sustainability which is one of their core values . Six Senses as a brand is big on social and environmental sustainability and aims to be plastic free by 2022! Each Six Senses resort has different sustainable practices, some of Zil Pasyon’s are :

1 ) They grow most of their own food – from fruits to veggies and more. I had a chance to visit their veggie garden and learnt so much about how they grow their produce.

2 ) They are self sufficient with water with a water bottling facility and only use plastic free bottles.

3 ) Everything from their water bottles to toiletries to even utensils are made by them and are reusable.

4 ) They have taken great efforts to preserve the natural habitat of the island. The resort is set seamlessly within the natural lush landscape. They have also only planted indigenous plants, shrubs and trees endemic to the Seychelles to maintain the integrity of the island. By eradicating invasive species and planting endangered and local endemic plants,  birds and other wildlife can return to the island.

5 ) They employ locally and offer educational programs to local schools too.

6 ) They also have a coral nursery for coral restoration and a turtle conservation project.

 

 

How to get here?

When you get to the Seychelles you will be flying into Mahe or Praslin. To get to Félicité island, you can either take a helicopter ride from Mahe or a short boat ride from Praslin island. The Six senses concierge will be sure to assist you with this once you book your stay with them.

 

Stay

Six Senses Zil Pasyon has 28 one-bedroom pool villas and 2 two-bedroom pool villas, which offer more seclusion among lush tropical vegetation. All 1 and 2 bedroom villas also had their own butler too! They also have ultra luxe three- and four-bedroom residences on property. With the natural habitat being a primary amenity here – I just LOVE how all these villas are built around the natural landscaping of the island, which makes staying in one a unique bucketlist experience by itself.

ONE BEDROOM VILLA :

We stayed at a beautiful one bedroom pool villa and quite honestly this is truly one of the most stunning luxury villas we have stayed at EVER! Our villa looked like it was literally in the middle of nowhere – the perfect way to disconnect from everything and indulge in ultimate luxury. Our butler Saman was so hospitable and made sure to make our stay so memorable!
Our spacious one bedroom had a gorgeous bedroom and living space, his and her closets and the most dreamy bathroom. Look at this view from the bathtub ! It also had an outdoor shower. The villa was surrounded by tropical vegetation and offered spectacular unsurpassed ocean vistas from our deck which had a private infinity pool, dining space and lounge chairs. Here are some photos from our villa :
One Bedroom Villa – how dreamy is this villa!
Private infinity pool
Beautiful bedroom & bathroom 

Above pic PC : Six Senses

 

TWO BEDROOM VILLA :

While we were there we also got a chance to view one of the 2 two bedroom villas! Very similar in design to the one bedroom, except with the extra bedroom and bathroom. This villa is ideal for large families, smaller families travelling together, or even a group of friends. This was the signature 2 bedroom villa and I cannot tell you how unreal these views were!
Two bedroom villa
Stunning and luxurious both inside and outside!

Above pic PC : Six Senses

 

FOUR BEDROOM RESIDENCE :

I also got to view the absolutely spectacular four bedroom residence. This luxurious escape had plush interiors, ultra-sleek finishes, two poolsa and vistas across the Indian Ocean. Perfect for a large group or even a wedding/special event! While we were there a wedding party was going to take place at this residence. What an epic location for a destination wedding, don’t you think?!
Above pic PC : Six Senses

Beaches

This deserved a whole section by itself! Six Senses occupies just a third of Félicité island and has 4 beautiful untouched beaches each with its own unique vibe.

This little cove (below)  close to the welcome area is the only swimmable beach on the resort and has great snorkeling!

This main beach area (below) in front of the village (where the restaurants are located) is beautiful for an afternoon siesta on these hammocks.

My favorite beach of them all and probably our no 1 fave beach in all of the Seychelles was Grand Anse at Six Senses! It was absolutely magical in every way – palm fringed coastline, the softest white sands,crystal clear aqua waters and giant granite boulders making it the most picture perfect postcard from Seychelles. The beach wasn’t swimmable as such , but it was the most beautiful place to spend our day! We were literally the only ones here which made our time here all the more special. Choose to lie on the hammock or on the sand or walk along this dreamy stretch – its hard not to fall head over heels with this paradise.

Our no 1 FAVORITE beach in the Seychelles! Grand Anse at Six Senses Zil Pasyon

 

Dining

Seychellois cuisine reflects the cultures that have come to these shores over the past centuries. African, Chinese, French, English, and Indian culinary staples and the local Seychelle’s Creole. Drawing from this diversity, Six Senses Seychelles restaurants offer traditional favorites along with a little interpretation of island cuisine by our adventurous chefs. We were on a half board basis here but still got to try most of their dining options. They have so many dining options and culinary experiences on property :

  • Island Cafe :

The main restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. Breakfasts were ala carte style – my fave was the coconut chia pudding, the pancakes, fresh fruit and of course the fresh baked pastries.

We also had a sushi dinner here on one of the nights and it was so delicious!

Above pic PC : Six Senses

  • Ocean Kitchen :

We loved our yummy Indian themed dinner here that we tried on one of the nights!

  • Lakanbiz ( a rum bar)
  • Koko Bar ( the pool bar)
  • Wine Vault private dining experience
  • Chef’s kitchen (private dining experience also offers cooking classes! )

 

Activities

The resort offers so much to do in and around the property such as a

  • fitness centre
  • a world class spa – offers many spa services, yoga and meditation too.
  • day trips to La Digue
  • sunset cruises and other sundowners
  • kayaking to the beautiful Coco Island
  • watersports, snorkeling, etc
  • top hill hike and others hikes in the island
  • organic garden nursery tour
  • cinema under the stars
  • main pool area
  • library and lounge area

A few things that we did :

1 ) Couples massage at the spa :

The Six Senses Spa experience is one of my faves ever. Aside from the wonderful service, what I love about this spa is this setting – how stunning are these vibes ! Loved exploring the spa area that is also built around these giant granite boulders.

Spa area – how gorgeous is this bridge and that view from the treatment room!

The most beautiful part of the spa – the spa pool perched on stilts within the giant boulders. It is truly one of the most iconic spa pools in the world. With world class services, epic views for days and these peaceful surroundings one thing is guaranteed – you will leave feeling ultra pampered and super rejuvenated.

Handsdown the most iconic and beautiful spa pools in the world!

 

2 ) Sundowner on Top Hill :

This was such a romantic evening! The resort has this beautiful experience where they set up beanbags on the top of the hill – best seat in the house to witness a magical Seychelles sunset while sipping on some bubbly and savoring on some samosas.

Romantic and intimate sundowner on the Top Hill

3 ) Coco Island :

We really wanted to Kayak to Coco Island but unfortunately couldn’t as the tide was too high on the day we wanted to. But if you are here are get the chance to do it this is a must do. Coco Island is an untouched marine protected Coco Island. We saw it from the boat and it looked so beyond incredible.

 

Overall we had the most memorable and romantic getaway at Six Senses Zil Pasyon! I cannot reccomend it enough for a luxurious yet authentic Seychelles island getaway. It would also make a beautiful destination for a honeymoon, destination wedding or a special occasion.

You can catch all the rest of my Seychelles posts HERE.

Check out my TRAVEL GUIDE TO SEYCHELLES here.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

Jyo

 

 

**This stay was sponsored by Six Senses Zil Pasyon but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

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