Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Promising that desert island experience – without leaving you feeling truly deserted – this Crusoe-like retreat is the only resort on the private island of Félicité, in the Seychelles. Featuring a mere 30 Villas and two Residences, if you could dream up an island hideaway, this boutique beach escape would surely be it. Every villa is trimmed with a stunning infinity pool. Its three beaches are dusted with soft white sand and embellished with dramatic boulders for a postcard-finish. Its main pool sits alongside breaking ocean waves to add a sensational backdrop. Its daytime diversions let you flit from water sports to nature trails with picnics. And its night scene brings you films under the stars, sophisticated dining, and tempting tipples in The Wine Vault and Lakanbiz rum bar. It’s no wonder the magazine editors at Condé Nast Traveler added Six Senses Zil Pasyon to their Gold List in 2018.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Where is it

On Félicité Island in the Seychelles, just east of the islands of Praslin and La Digue. Transfer time from Mahé International Airport: a 20-minute flight to Praslin, then 20 minutes by speedboat. The hotel can also arrange helicopter transfers on request, direct from Mahé to Félicité Island (20 minutes).

Hotel information

30 one- and two-bedroom pool villas, plus a 3-bedroom residence and a 4-bedroom residence. All with private infinity pool, private sundeck, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, Mac Mini and bluetooth speaker, wine cellar* and mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, yoga mat, hairdryer, safe and spacious bathroom with organic bath amenities, rain shower and bath tub. Hideaway Pool Villas are set within the tropical vegetation on the east side of the resort, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in all dining outlets, including in-villa dining, buffet or à la carte. One destination dining experience (5-night minimum stay). Snacks in any outlet. All non-alcoholic beverages, premium alcoholic brands and a selection of wines. Mini-bar (replenished once per day). Laundry.

Half Board option: includes buffet or à la carte breakfast and dinner in all dining outlets, including in-villa dining. 

Full Board option: includes buffet or à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner in all dining outlets, including in-villa dining. 

Panorama Pool Villas are set in high locations with views of the Indian Ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Oceanfront Pool Villas are located closer to the Ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Pasyon Pool Villas are the signature villas of the resort, with private garden and impressive views, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. 

2-Bedroom Pool Villas are larger with a living room between the two bedrooms and a private infinity pool with a sunken bed inside. They sleep maximum 4 adults and 2 children. 

3- and 4-Bedroom Residences are available on request. They feature a master bedroom and transparent-base plunge pool on the upper level that filters through to the living area below. The lower level also has a fully-equipped kitchen and two or three en-suite bedrooms and a large infinity-edge pool. 

Island Café (International cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Chef’s Kitchen (open kitchen for handcrafted dishes, for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Ocean Kitchen (Oceanside seafood restaurant using fresh organic ingredients, fruit and vegetables) and The Wine Vault (tailor-made, unique experience). Lakanbiz Rum Bar (hidden honesty bar for home-infused rums and punches) and Koko Bar (poolside cocktails). Oceanfront spa* with 5 double treatment villas, saltwater pool, yoga and meditation pavilion. Fitness centre. Water sports including snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing*, fishing trips*, island-hopping excursions*. Petanque. Cinema under the stars (twice per week). Nature trails and treasure hunts. Organic farm. Trouloulou’s Kids Club* (4-12 years). Babysitting*.

5 nights: 22 Dec '18–8 Jan '19. No checkouts permitted on 31 Dec. 

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful honeymoon site

Jan 20, 2020 Dyan E London, United Kingdom

Villa and surrounding facilities, food, service and experience was excellent, luxurious, worth the money. The rock formations make it so you cannot walk or bike completely around the island, but you can walk some and we did the top-of-the-hill hike which was fantastic. The staff were so knowledgeable about the island, the trees, the geography, and… Read more
Villa and surrounding facilities, food, service and experience was excellent, luxurious, worth the money. The rock formations make it so you cannot walk or bike completely around the island, but you can walk some and we did the top-of-the-hill hike which was fantastic. The staff were so knowledgeable about the island, the trees, the geography, and it added to the experience. Kayaking, enjoying sunset, movie outside, or just staying in our perfect villa and private pool area was heaven. Flying in and out via Zil Air's helicopters was also fantastic with great views. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon of a lifetime in paradise

Dec 3, 2019 602kiranp

Six senses Zil Pasyon is truly one of the most special places in this world. After traveling across Southern Africa for 2 weeks, we decided to end our honeymoon with a week spent relaxing in the Seychelles and we could not have been happier that we picked this amazing resort. The island itself is so beautiful and the resort is incredible. This was… Read more
Six senses Zil Pasyon is truly one of the most special places in this world. After traveling across Southern Africa for 2 weeks, we decided to end our honeymoon with a week spent relaxing in the Seychelles and we could not have been happier that we picked this amazing resort. The island itself is so beautiful and the resort is incredible. This was our first stay at a six senses property and I must say we are now six senses junkies and can’t wait to visit some of their other resorts around the world! Even after a week of being there we were still awed by how every aspect of the resort was designed to blend into the boulders. We stayed in an ocean front villa and we were so happy with the villa. No details were overlooked and the staff at the six senses are all truly amazing. Everyone always remembered our names and our GEM Vera did an amazing job at taking care of us over the week. The food at the resort was great and we thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals especially the Indian and Asian themed nights. Their wine selection is also really great but if I had one tiny complaint it would be that the resort could benefit from a mixologist at the bar as we did not love the cocktails. Definitely try the popsicles that are complementary at the poolside everyday - the mango chocolate is to die for! The island has 3 beaches and none of them are spectacular for swimming but so beautiful to relax at and we really enjoyed snorkeling and kayaking over to the beautiful Cocos Island. Plus your villa will have a beautiful pool with stunning views so you’ll still be able to do lots of swimming. The spa is out of this world! It must be the most beautiful spa in the world and the treatments we had were just as amazing as the views. Don’t miss the sunset at the boulders experience - truly spectacular views! Thank you for such a spectacular honeymoon Six Senses Zil Pasyon! We can’t wait to return to this beautiful island one day! Read less
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Dec 1, 2019 BaselShabs London, United Kingdom

My wife and I are used to staying at luxury resorts, so when I say that this was absolutely wonderful and we had a great time, I say this while comparing this resort to other luxury resorts we stayed in, and not just in the Seychelles. The helicopter ride to Felicite Island and the warm welcome we received by management was a treat and it just… Read more
My wife and I are used to staying at luxury resorts, so when I say that this was absolutely wonderful and we had a great time, I say this while comparing this resort to other luxury resorts we stayed in, and not just in the Seychelles. The helicopter ride to Felicite Island and the warm welcome we received by management was a treat and it just kept getting better from there. Our experience was exceptional across board with impressive attention to detail. The resort had a very strong team that anticipated our every need and made sure this was a memorable holiday coupled with beautiful scenery and natural beauty. Service, food, housekeeping, management, villa and amenities were all faultless. The beaches are nice but I would have liked them to be wider, having said that the water sports and house reef provide wonderful experiences. Special thanks to our GEM Karen who was excellent and ensured that we had a wonderful, stress free stay. Hoping to meet her again on our next visit. Chef Christian and his team were more than happy to accommodate my wife's special dietary requirements (no onions and garlic) and delivered delightful meals throughout the day. Although everyone was excellent, the following still managed to shine through: Kareem (buggy driver), Shelly (house keeping) and Santos (engineering). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular in every way

Dec 1, 2019 854DP Wellington, New Zealand

Wow, this place is out of this world!! Super gorgeous with staff that feel like family! There is nothing they won’t do to make your trip truly memorable. We ham Sam as our GEM who looked after us, she was wonderful, so much so we wish we could have smuggled her home with us. She arrange a romantic meal for us then surprised us with, a divine… Read more
Wow, this place is out of this world!! Super gorgeous with staff that feel like family! There is nothing they won’t do to make your trip truly memorable. We ham Sam as our GEM who looked after us, she was wonderful, so much so we wish we could have smuggled her home with us. She arrange a romantic meal for us then surprised us with, a divine anniversary chocolate cake, nut bars, truffles and fresh mangos when she found out how much I loved them! We took a Creole cooking course with Yosef who indulged our tastebuds! The spa rooms are exquisite with stunning ocean views as are the beautifully appointed villas. We had the ocean villa with its own infinity pool. We could chose to have our meals brought to us there but the restaurant was beautiful and it was nice to meet new people as most of the time you never saw anyone. A cinema under the stars, a kayak to the island, boat trips to other islands, a dawn hike to the top of the island or a quiet snooze by the pool followed by a snorkel around the reef- perfect! My husband joked he’d like a cheese burger for breakfast, just because he’d never get one at home- on the last day he got his dream come true!!! This place is what dreams are made of!!! Thanks to Sam, Yosef, Marriel, Mark, Andy, Bruce & Ashley Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Paradise within Paradise

Nov 29, 2019 800kibc Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A truly iconic resort with stunning views nestled in nature. The staff compliments the beautiful resort with an excellent service.Thank you Saman for showing us around and all the staff for ensuring we had a great time.