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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lowest point of honeymoon

Jan 17, 2020 travelbug5589

We stayed at Ja Enchanted for 2 nights as part of our 2 week long honeymoon trip. I would say that this is the lowest point of our honeymoon but I’ll start with the positives: - Beautiful accommodation. The villa set up was quite special and the decor was on point. - Some staff have been helpful especially the ladies who operate some night shift… Read more
We stayed at Ja Enchanted for 2 nights as part of our 2 week long honeymoon trip. I would say that this is the lowest point of our honeymoon but I’ll start with the positives: - Beautiful accommodation. The villa set up was quite special and the decor was on point. - Some staff have been helpful especially the ladies who operate some night shift The negatives however outweigh the positives: - Manager who didn’t really seem to care about hotel guests. Whenever we asked for something, it would always be ‘we’ll try or no it’s not possible’ - We did mention that it was our honeymoon upon checking in which might seem like there was no prior notice but there was not even a bottle of wine to acknowledge that in contrast to other hotels which were giving out discounts or drinks to make us feel special. - Doesn’t feel like you’re staying in a luxury accommodation especially after being asked to pay for every small little thing (we also got overcharged for our restaurant bill which we never got around to rectifying) - The beach can also get quite rowdy as non guests have access to the beaches and therefore is not private I would say there’s probably better value in other hotels if you’re thinking about going during your honeymoon. Read less
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Jan 12, 2020 alpeshb_160779

Firstly, I was disappointed when I found out that there was only 1 menu and I had to eat what’s of the menu for 10days. I’m a foodie so this wasn’t going to work. However I quickly made friends with the chef Ravi. The above is now void. Well well. What can I say about Ravi, This man knew what I wanted. He was my very own butler/chef.… Read more
Firstly, I was disappointed when I found out that there was only 1 menu and I had to eat what’s of the menu for 10days. I’m a foodie so this wasn’t going to work. However I quickly made friends with the chef Ravi. The above is now void. Well well. What can I say about Ravi, This man knew what I wanted. He was my very own butler/chef. Everyday I was surprised with my dinner. Whilst everyone was ordering of the menu I had my very own chef He was the best. Ravi is a phenomenal chef. He catered for my children and myself. I cannot recommend this man highly enough. Speak to him directly and he will make you what you want, from scallops to a full blown traditional Indian meal to Italian. He is the man. Over all enjoyed my stay very much. I would definitely visit again Thank you round island team. It was a pleasure Read less
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Jan 8, 2020 afnanalbreiki Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We had an excellent experience. The island is very quite and relaxing. Activities are limited and expensive, a sunset trip would cost €2500. There is a lot of mosquitoes and lizards here so prepare yourself and bring a mosquito repellent. The staff are very friendly thanks to Vinod, Bowant and Sanjeet for making our staying memorable.
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Jan 6, 2020 _travelling_ollie_ Coogee, Australia

The beginning of this holidays was completely ruined by the resort as we got a flight which landed at 8:00pm. We arranged someone to come and pick us up and a boat to the island but no one came. The staff were almost impossible to contact and in the end we had to pay $90 for the boat trip over. However, when we woke up in the morning we were… Read more
The beginning of this holidays was completely ruined by the resort as we got a flight which landed at 8:00pm. We arranged someone to come and pick us up and a boat to the island but no one came. The staff were almost impossible to contact and in the end we had to pay $90 for the boat trip over. However, when we woke up in the morning we were amazed. A private pool, a stunning view and a bathroom backing onto the water. Recommend taking a boat to the neighbouring island to see the tortoises. Have a swim off the island as there are sandbanks. The best place in the world to swim with shimmering water and idyllic weather. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding !!!

Dec 24, 2019 797karans

Absolutely outstanding property in the Seychelles! Located on a small island just 10 mins boat ride from Mahe Island, the property has 10 stunning villas all overlooking the turquoise water and lush green islands! The hotel was very kind to upgrade us to the Owners Signature Villa which was magnificent! 2 separate villas fully equipped with a… Read more
Absolutely outstanding property in the Seychelles! Located on a small island just 10 mins boat ride from Mahe Island, the property has 10 stunning villas all overlooking the turquoise water and lush green islands! The hotel was very kind to upgrade us to the Owners Signature Villa which was magnificent! 2 separate villas fully equipped with a large private pool and direct access to the beach! Butler service extremely prompt and helpful with requests.. One restaurant and bar on the property have plenty of food choice (tasted and loved most of them). Things to do (besides chilling) - snorkeling, kayaking, hop across to Moyenne island to check out giant tortoise, half day at Mahe Island, etc Staff was very kind and helpful .. Sanjit, Bhuvan and Vinod in the restaurant, Charaka, Benny and Murat at the reception and Dilip in Butler service were all great! Read less