Six Senses to open on the private island of Felicite in the Seychelles
March 5, 2014: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced their first resort in the Seychelles, called Six Senses Zil Pasyon, which is scheduled to open in 2015. The resort is located on the private island of Félicité which is approximately 55 kilometers, or 30 nautical miles northeast of Mahe, with access by helicopter from the International Airport or a short boat ride from neighbouring La Digue and Praslin islands.
Félicité is a dramatically beautiful isle featuring massive granite boulders that fringe the shoreline and create an air of drama and mystery. Measuring 264 hectares (652 acres), the resort will create a personal destination that embraces nature while offering every creature comfort. The island features prolific indigenous and abundant flora and fauna – the ideal site for a Six Senses project and the sole resort on the island. Six Senses Zil Pasyon will be located on the north side of the island and will occupy less than one third of the total land.
With 28 one-bedroom villas, 2 two-bedroom villas and 17 private residences, all with private pools, Studio RHE has created an oasis of serenity while Six Senses will oversee interior design. The resort will include two restaurants, a bar, retail outlets, a recreation center and Six Senses Spa in addition to a well-appointed gym and swimming pool. It will also provide intimate function space ideal for board meetings, weddings and special celebrations. Guests will get the opportunity to swim with turtles right off the main beach.
“The development of Six Senses Zil Pasyon on Félicité Island is the result of visionary ambition of the shareholders and the Zil Pasyon team resulting in this rare luxurious and ecologically sensitive development offering,” said Francis Savy, director of Félicité Island Development Limited.