Enchanted Island Resort

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

If there’s even the slightest bit of ‘Robinson Crusoe’ in you, it’s sure to come out at the romantic JA Enchanted Island Resort. But this is doing ‘castaway’ like an A-lister. Home to a mere ten luxurious villas, this little private island sits in Sainte Anne National Marine Park. Your exclusive villa has a charming creole design and features a private infinity pool, outdoor bathroom, deck and gazebo, and a private walkway down to the beach. And, although you may not have a ‘Man Friday’, you do have a butler at your service to put loungers on the beach for you, bring you a refreshing drink or arrange a kayak for you. There’s a restaurant by the hotel’s clifftop pool where the chef's on hand to chat about the delectable local dishes, or you could opt for private dining on your villa’s terrace. And, if that’s not enough extravagance, the resort's spa offers more in its oceanfront treatment pavilions. This island hideaway is the ultimate in privacy and relaxation for couples.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

On Round Island, a granite island in Sainte Anne Marine National Park. Transfer time from Seychelles International Airport: 10 minutes by car to Eden Island Jetty, then 15 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

10 villas. All with butler service, air-conditioning, infinity pool, private deck, satellite TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, complimentary WiFI, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, al-fresco rain shower and hairdryer. Private Pool Villas have direct access down to the beach, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes breakfast, plus lunch or dinner from a three-course à la carte menu.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, plus lunch and dinner from a three-course à la carte menu. 

Enchanted Signature Villa has 2 bedrooms and direct access to the beach, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children. Guests receive complimentary in-villa private barbecue once per stay, one 60-minute Adam and Eve massage per person and a special departure gift.

Owner's Signature Villa has 2 bedrooms with separate lounge and dining area, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children. Guests receive complimentary in-villa private barbecue once per stay, one 60-minute Adam and Eve massage per person and a special departure gift.

Bounty Restaurant (International with Creole influences, changing daily menu, poolside), Castaway Bar. Private dining (such as breakfast in bed, private barbecues, moonlight dinners, lunch on villa’s terrace). Clifftop infinity pool. Spa* (3 treatment pavilions with steam rooms, yoga pavilion). Small gym. Water sports centre (kayaks and snorkelling equipment). Scuba diving*. Marine park boat trips*. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi throughout resort.

5 nights between 27 Dec–31 Dec. No checkouts on 31 Dec and 1 Jan. 

3 nights year round in Owner's Signature Villa.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: steps lead from the resort to the beach. Children under 8 years are not permitted at the resort. 

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Oct 24, 2019 Preston S Whistler, Canada

This is an amazing little island with fantastic villas. Once inside your villa it’s hard to leave. The private pool was clean and refreshing. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent. I brought fresh caught fish and the chef prepared them three ways . It’s a short kayak paddle to Moyenne island to wander around with the giant… Read more
This is an amazing little island with fantastic villas. Once inside your villa it’s hard to leave. The private pool was clean and refreshing. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent. I brought fresh caught fish and the chef prepared them three ways . It’s a short kayak paddle to Moyenne island to wander around with the giant tortoise. Over all was a fantastic experience. Very relaxing. I would highly recommend a visit. Read less
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Oct 6, 2019 AmandaBH1234 Munich, Germany

- Room: A wonderful oasis, a huge villa with our details just for us. We did not like de decoration though, and the swimming pool could be warmer, as it was extremely cold, and the weather is not so warm. One tip: Ask for a room with a bigger beach; we just had a little spot between 13.00-16.00, and there is nothing else to do there. We love the… Read more
- Room: A wonderful oasis, a huge villa with our details just for us. We did not like de decoration though, and the swimming pool could be warmer, as it was extremely cold, and the weather is not so warm. One tip: Ask for a room with a bigger beach; we just had a little spot between 13.00-16.00, and there is nothing else to do there. We love the tube, the views...paradise - Hotel: It is really the perfect place if you are looking for silence and being alone. You have great views, huge house, swimming pool for you, beach for you... Just we missed that nobody informed us about the activities, we just discovered them, such as Kayak to the turtles island, snorkel, romantic dinner, transport to other islands etc. It was something that we really missed, the staff was not professional and the hotel could offer SO much more!! - Staff: Really nice in average. Just one guy was really intrusive and intense, making us questions like 4 times in a row if we wanted more juice, or why we did not want more...sorry, I do not need to explain myself if I do not want to eat more. - Food: Poor, really poor and industrial. The breakfast was nice though. However the lunch and dinner.......3-4 out of 10. Not tasty. - Honeymoon details: Some flowers,nice. We expected a better villa with a larger beach. Read less
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Oct 2, 2019 Tirso T Voorburg, The Netherlands

We were lucky enough to be able to visit and stay for 3 nights at this resort. I had no idea what to expect. I knew it was a luxury resort, and that being on an island in the Seychelles it is supposed to be very nice. When we arrived, I quickly got a sense of the Island. A small round island, with a small peak in the middle. It has about 10… Read more
We were lucky enough to be able to visit and stay for 3 nights at this resort. I had no idea what to expect. I knew it was a luxury resort, and that being on an island in the Seychelles it is supposed to be very nice. When we arrived, I quickly got a sense of the Island. A small round island, with a small peak in the middle. It has about 10 exclusive villas neatly positioned around the island. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. They made us feel at home from the moment we landed ashore. The Villas are amazing. We had our own private infinity pool, and yes, you can swim 5 strokes across.... The room is very large and the bed super comfortable. The climate control was surprisingly good, for a villa that is almost entirely made out of wood. The shower and toilet are located at the back, on the outside. The toilet with the best view ever. Yet very secluded, no one can see you. The views from our villa are amazing. It was the bodanmyen villa, where in my opinion you have the best view (due to its height) of the stretch of sea between round island and long Island. For the the highlight is the fact that everyday at 11 am the tide goes down and the Islands connect, to what becomes an intense long stretch of white beach with multiple small natural "bathtubs or pools". And as the tide comes back in, you can swim a bit more, as it gets to around 1,5 metres in depth again. The food is AMAZING, they have a female chef from South Africa she does magic. I have eaten Red Snapper before, but the way she prepared it was exceptional.I loved the Creole Curry Fish so much I had it 2 nights in a row. The only downside is that the WIFI is very weak, but I think that is actually good, as you have the best excuse to disconnect and connect again with nature. It has been a very relaxing, adventurous and romantic experience. my wife and I loved Everything at JA Enchanted Island... I can't find any fault. I really want to come back. Read less
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Oct 1, 2019 D T

I searched for a while before I decided to proceed with enchanted island resort and I was not disappointed in any way. I was expecting beauty but in reality it’s so much more beautiful. My girlfriend and I had 11 nights of pure bliss. Highly recommend if you want to go somewhere to relax and replenish. The private beach was amazing. We stayed in… Read more
I searched for a while before I decided to proceed with enchanted island resort and I was not disappointed in any way. I was expecting beauty but in reality it’s so much more beautiful. My girlfriend and I had 11 nights of pure bliss. Highly recommend if you want to go somewhere to relax and replenish. The private beach was amazing. We stayed in Bodenmyen villa but The two villas to the right were beautiful as well with really nice views of the sandbank. Staff went above and beyond and were super attentive, with a special mention to Bhowan and Vinot, who gave a 5 star service and they make an exceptional amaretto sour now as well. Will definitely be back Read less
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Sep 29, 2019 D0nAli1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We visited the resort this weekend, for a weekend getaway. The staff were great and very welcoming and accommodating. The rooms/villa well it cant get any more private than this, it was simply mesmerising. Everything about the hotel was wonderful. There were only 2 not minor set back were. 1. No room service after 09:30 pm until 07:30 am. If you… Read more
We visited the resort this weekend, for a weekend getaway. The staff were great and very welcoming and accommodating. The rooms/villa well it cant get any more private than this, it was simply mesmerising. Everything about the hotel was wonderful. There were only 2 not minor set back were. 1. No room service after 09:30 pm until 07:30 am. If you wake at 2 am hungry you need to wait for breakfast, being a remote island I believe it will be great to have 24/7 room service and buffet breakfast will be ideal. Also not having a set menu will be better as that gives option to the guests rather than limiting then to certain dishes which might not be of their liking. 2. Going to the city at specific timings otherwise we get charged high amount, I believe this also should be a free service for the guests in the hotel as it will make traveling to the city easier. However overall it was a nice experience and wonderful customer service. Read less