Fregate Island Private: Victoria, Seychelles
Marc Aeberhard, Managing Director
Victoria, Seychelles

Fregate Island Private, an exclusive 750 acre island, 60 miles from Seychelles' main island of Mahe, is dovetailed elegance so seamlessly connected to environmental sustainability, there is no excuse but to simply relax, rejuvenate and indulge. A jaw-dropping paradise viewed through the lens of luxury, this easternmost granitic island is home to seventeen breathtakingly romantic villas. The entire island is dedicated to your total holistic makeover. Let the skilled Balinese staff at The Rock Spa unwind your knots. Adrenaline seeker? Try the PADI Dive Center, a well-rigged catamaran, kayak or deep-sea fishing boat. Or, take a hike with the islands private conservation manager, a few Aldabra Giant Turtles and other fauna you can only experience atFregate Island Private. Afterward, enjoy the Anse Bambous Beach Bar, followed by cuisine at a table to suit your mood, from Plantation House or Fregate House, on to exclusive dining options - a tree house or on one of seven perfect beaches. 

What is your favorite word to describe Victoria?

A Garden of Eden--a sublime combination of Peter Pan's Neverland and a gentle edition of Jurassic Park.

What word best reflects the people of Victoria?

Friendly, helpful and dedicated to preserving the environment, open hearted and skilled at making one feel at home straightaway.

What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Victoria?

Atop of Glacis Cerf, as this is the second highest point on the island, from where you can watch the birds flying around the trees below you; sitting in our tree house in the majestic canopy of a century old Banyan Tree, over 52 feet off the ground, enjoying a delectable 4 course menu with silver cutlery and crystal glass.

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Victoria?

Taking a private nature walk with the conservation manager. This never ceases to be fascinating, as Fregate is home to a host of flora and fauna that no longer exist on other continents or sharing a champagne picnic on the beach at Anse Victorin, which the New York Times voted the "Most Beautiful Beach in the World."

What is your favorite indoor activity in Victoria?

Listening to the myriad of nature sounds (symphony naturelle) and indulging in the intensity of the shades of greens and blue of the sea and the surrounding jungle.

What is your favorite sound or noise in Victoria?

The sound of swaying coconut palms in the wind.

What is your favorite smell or taste in Victoria?

The gentle perfume that hovers over the island of Ylang Ylang, gardenia and frangipani after a tropical rain shower.

What drink best reflects Victoria?

In the very best tradition, a Gin & Tonic with slices of bilimbi (pickle fruit), followed by a glass of Planters Punch made of fresh island ingredients. 

What song or type of music best reflects Victoria?

"3rd Movement of the 6th Symphony (Pastoral Symphony)" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

If Heaven were Victoria, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates?

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