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the Low Down
Six Senses Zil Payson is set on Félicité, a private island in the Seychelles, with picture-perfect beaches. Embracing nature, the resort offers every comfort within its tropical expanse. Accessible by helicopter from Mahé International Airport or speedboat from Praslin, the resort comprises of 30 one and two-bedroom spacious pool villas and several residences.
The resort offers exceptional privacy and unsurpassed ocean vistas. Villas feature sundecks and outdoor dining, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, satellite channels – some also come with personal wine cellars. There are also two restaurants and two bars offering cuisine and drinks inspired by flavours from the Seychellois spice route and the surrounding waters. There are five individual spa villas, sauna and steam rooms, a yoga and meditation pavilion – the views from the spa’s elevated open-air saltwater pool with a sundeck won’t disappoint. .
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Each booking is welcome to enjoy complimentary kayaking, snorkelling, hiking, a half-day trip to La Digue (twice weekly) and a half-day trip to Grande Soeur (twice weekly).
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The hotel houses the biggest rum collection in the Indian Ocean – they also make their own rum flavours with local rum brand Takamaka
Even though Felicite is a private island, they are close to lots of other islands including La Digue and the Sister Islands, perfect for day-trip exploration expeditions
The island is home to some of the Seychelle’s best snorkelling spots
Six Senses Zil Payson is a villa only resort – each villa comes kitted out with its own private pool
Each villa comes with a GEM – a guest experience maker
Great for foodies: The resort sources fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables from the island’s organic garden and local farmers. Cooking classes are also available weekly where you can learn the secrets of the local cuisine and take foodie notes as you sample your creations
The resort is an all-villa resort, each with their own private infinity pools. Six Senses Zil Payson has 28 one-bedroom pool villas – choose between ‘Panorama’ for views and ‘Oceanfront’ for relaxing ocean sounds. For families there are two two-bedroom pool villas, which offer more seclusion among lush tropical vegetation. The three- and four-bedroom Residences are next level luxury, with inspired design, ultra-sleek finishes and vistas across the Indian Ocean.
Occupying less than a third of the total island, Six Senses Zil Payson is the sole resort on the private island of Félicité. Considered as one of the satellites of La Digue, the island is encircled by Grande Soeur, Petite Soeur, Coco and Marianne and offers the ultimate island-hopping experience.
- Getting there:
The Zil Air helicopter journey to Félicité is approximately 30 nautical miles (55 kilometers) northeast of the Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) on the country’s main island of Mahé. The exhilarating 20-minute flight is over verdant islands, with arrival on the resort’s own jetty helipad. Helicopter transfer is available up to a maximum charge of 325 kg (including 4 passengers maximum and luggage). The helicopter operates after sunrise and before sunset only. Alternatively, arrivals can be made by a short private boat trip from neighbouring Praslin or La Digue island. To reach Praslin Island there are domestic flights from Mahé airport to Praslin airport which can be booked through Air Seychelles or ferry services which can be booked though Cat Coco Ferries.
- What to pack:
Dress code at the resort is smart casual – pack plenty of swimwear and shoes suitable for hiking up to the perfect sundowner spots.
Seychellois cuisine reflects the cultures that have come to these shores over past centuries and you can find flavours from Africa, China, France, England and India at the resort. Drawing from this diversity, Six Senses Zil Payson offers traditional favourites along with a little interpretation of island cuisine by their adventurous chefs. Island Café, the all-day dining eatery, is inspired by flavours from the spice route, offering a melting pot of European, Asian and African fare. Fruit, pastries and made-to-order eggs for breakfast give way to drinks and snacks served throughout the day in an open lounge. Chef’s Kitchen offers a private dining experience where your private Chef prepares a tailor-made menu with your favourite ingredients for lunch or dinner. Ocean Kitchen presents seafood dishes inspired by the local creole cuisine and celebrates the aquatic surroundings. Dishes are created with the fresh fish from local fishermen who are committed to sustainable fishing. The restaurant is open for lunch daily and dinner on certain days of the week.
Six Senses Spa Zil Payson features five double treatment villas (Rock, Cave, Ocean, Nature and Floating) that reflect the island’s eco-system, colours, textures and themes. The elevated pool with sundeck, yoga and meditation pavilion enhance the personal journeys. The spa’s wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation, local and African inspired treatments are designed around the natural giving properties of the island’s fauna and flora.
- Signature Activities:
Sailing: Spend the day cruising around on the Luxury Manhattan 74 fly bridge motor-yacht ‘Basic Instinct’, with cruising speeds of 26 knots island hopping around the Seychelles.
Sunset dining experience on Top Hill: A brilliant setting for a romantic sundowner. Relax into oversized beanbags while enjoying champagne and handmade samosas, watching the sun set into the horizon from the island’s best viewpoint. We feel a proposal coming on.
Wine Vault Dinner: Fine-dine among the wines. The unique wine cellar offers some exciting vintages, perfect for two or up to eight guests to enjoy a three-course dinner with the sommelier close on hand for recommendations and pairing inspiration.
Aperetif at the Boulodrome: Blend the fantastic setting of Seychelles with a classic French afternoon by taking part in a game of pétanque accompanied by Pastis or rosé wine and a gourmet charcuterie board.
Cinema Under the Stars: After all the dining excitement, relax on a sun lounger under the stars and listen to the palms rustling in the breeze with a blockbuster movie illuminating the large cinema screen with a state-of-the-art surround-sound system, along with homemade popcorn. Scheduled screenings take place twice a week, but should you wish to have a more private experience, screenings can also be arranged for couples, families or groups.
Available packages include Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board, All Inclusive
Service charge and all applicable government taxes are included in the rates
Children aged five years and younger can stay and eat for free from the children’s menu.
Children aged six to 11 years stay for free on Bed & Breakfast basis and have a dedicated menu.
Children aged 12 or above are charged adult prices.
- Kids Club ‘ Trouloulou’: Six Senses values the important junior guests and aims to delight them by creating memories that last long after their visit. Here, little ones can participate in an array of environmentally-focused experiences that value interaction with the world in which they live and are crafted to excite their young minds in a fun and playful way. The club is dedicated to children between the ages of 4 and 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the morning and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the afternoon.
Temperatures average around 27c and range throughout the year from 24c to 31c. April, May, October and November are the best months to travel as the humidity drops in the Seychelles.
- Complimentary group activities: yoga, meditation, pranayama
- Your personal GEM (Guest Experiences Maker) will ensure your every request is taken care of
- A wide range of activities within the resort along with interesting excursions to the surrounding islands
- Breakfast in bed at no extra cost
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Xmas and New Year period averages 2800, all rates based on Bed & Breakfast for double occupancy
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