Six Senses Zil Pasyon
A luxurious private island retreat
- 30 pool villas
- Restaurants and bars
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Water sports
- Outdoor cinema
- Cooking classes
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on Félicité, a private island home to huge granite rocks and coral fringed beaches. It is reached by a scenic 20-minute helicopter flight from Mahé or a 20-minute speedboat trip from Praslin Island. There is a huge emphasis placed on protecting and rehabilitating the island and surrounding ocean, from eradicating invasive vegetation and restoring the seafloor, to monitoring turtles.
The resort features 30 pool villas nestled among the tropical vegetation with views over the sparkling Indian Ocean. Each villa has its own private infinity-edge pool and the interiors are bright, airy and spacious. Bathrooms offer wonderfully deep tubs as well as showers.
When it comes to eating and drinking, guests are spoiled for choice. Enjoy breakfast and dinner at the Island Cafe where European, Asian and African cuisine comes together, inspired by the Seychellois spice route. Enjoy fresh and simple fare at the Ocean Kitchen and refreshing drinks at the resort’s two bars. Those with a sweet tooth should keep a lookout for the ice cream bike that travels up and down the island offering delectable frozen treats using fresh, local ingredients.
The Six Senses spa is perched between towering boulders and offers a range of holistic treatments. It features five individual villas, sauna and steam rooms, a yoga and meditation pavilion and an elevated open-air saltwater pool with a sundeck.
There is so much to do while staying at Six Senses, from cooking classes and outdoor cinema to water sports, cycling and fishing.
Eradicating invasive plants
The resort only has plants, shrubs and trees indigenous or endemic to Seychelles, setting Six Senses Zil Pasyon apart from the “artificial” landscapes of other resorts. The landscaping team has worked for a decade to eradicate invasive Coco-plum and reintroduce authentic species of trees and plants. The habitats are rich and productive so a happy result will be the return of endemic birds including the Seychelles Magpie Robin, Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Whiteye, Seychelles Warbler, Seychelles Fody. As coastal habitats are also much improved, they hope to see seabirds returning in numbers to nest.
Restoring the seafloor
Collaborate with local NGOs: Ramos Marine and Island Reserve in projects that aim to restore a seafloor area of about 6,500 square feet (600 square meters). During a one-year period, corals grew over 200 percent, with a range of between 85 and 422 percent per harvested segment. In the last six months of 2018, the 1,800 coral fragments have grown between 62 and 174 percent, and the first coral transplantation is underway under the watchful eye of their Sustainability Manager and Sustainability Team.
The Turtle Conservation Project includes the monitoring, tagging and photo identification of turtles. The project started in September 2017 with Turtle Action Group Seychelles (TAGS) led by Dr. Jeanne A. Mortimer and the Seychelles National Park Authority (SNPA). The island has always been a nesting site for green and hawksbill turtles. Nesting season starts from October and runs to April. They monitor nesting turtles and the hatchlings to ensure that no disturbance is created/Each villa has two solar panels on the roof for producing hot water.
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