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. 

  • Booking bonus: receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost and a complimentary upgrade from Half Board to Full Board, for travel between 1 Mar '19–21 Dec '19.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Blackout dates apply. Offers may not be combinable.

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 Very good overall but you need the weather to be kind

Sep 1, 2019 stroudy Suffolk, UK

We are just coming back from a 10 night stay at this hotel. We found the hotel to be very good despite inconsistent weather. This was our second stay, and whilst the hotel is generally great, you do need the weather to good to make the most of it. Will probably come a third time in future Specifics: Room: Excellent - all rooms are villas and… Read more
We are just coming back from a 10 night stay at this hotel. We found the hotel to be very good despite inconsistent weather. This was our second stay, and whilst the hotel is generally great, you do need the weather to good to make the most of it. Will probably come a third time in future Specifics: Room: Excellent - all rooms are villas and have their own pool. Both times that we have stayed in a hideaway room. The first room we stayed in had no ocean view (not a criticism, it is not advertised as having one), whereas the second had an excellent view and you could hear the waves crashing. Both are sunrise view rooms Service: Excellent - from the minute you arrive to the moment you leave you are well looked after. Our GEM, Shamia was great Food: Quality is outstanding - the menu has about 10 options, supplemented by themed nights. It just about got us through 10 days without becoming boring. The chefs are also flexible with ingredients Amenities/Activities:The hotel has a range of activities for guests to do. They offer a complimentary boat trip to La Digue and Grand Soeur each week, both of which are good. They offer kayaking and snorkelling, although you need the weather for those to be enjoyable. The hotel does need to improve the diving experience. The hotel provides a complementary boat to take you to a dive company in La Digue (who are good), but as a consequence you lose most of your day - given the location of the hotel they should get a dive centre on site Read less
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Aug 26, 2019 laurav411 THIENE

It was an amaizing experience. We recomend to spend at least 3 nights in this place. It has been an experience, not only an holiday. Everything was perfect and we enjoy this stay very much. I think that is one the plasce I would surely go again.
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Aug 25, 2019 LongingForTheFaraway Germany

What we experienced in our 10 nights in the Six Senses Zil Pasyon Félicité, we felt in many aspects as the next level. The next level as a personality with a constant, great personal contact. The next level of eating with a contemporary and healthy menu. Sustainability, spa quality, attention to detail in terms of design and furnishings, views,… Read more
What we experienced in our 10 nights in the Six Senses Zil Pasyon Félicité, we felt in many aspects as the next level. The next level as a personality with a constant, great personal contact. The next level of eating with a contemporary and healthy menu. Sustainability, spa quality, attention to detail in terms of design and furnishings, views, nature ... what a wonderful resort concept! Pro _ The villas are beautiful and modern with a large pool, great bathroom with swing and lots of attention to detail furnished, detached with maximum privacy. _ The food is at the highest level with incredibly delicious modern and above all very healthy orientations. It is a pleasure to test the menu from top to bottom. The theme evenings are also highly recommended. _ Great service with a personal Guest Experience Manager who makes everything possible. Our GEM Saman took such great care of us and it was a great pleasure that he was there for us! Thank you. _ Very high sustainability, no plastic, own water source, no flower decoration and much more. _ Own organic garden. _ Great views from above of the surrounding islands La Digue, Cocos, Grande Soeur etc. and the sea. _ Beautiful main area with large pool, bar and restaurants. _ Unique nature with large granite rocks and photo motifs. _ Quick arrival via helicopter from Mahé and landing directly at the hotel. _ Uncomplicated check-in. _ Mostly fast buggy service. _ Very friendly staff. _ Architecturally unique spa with super applications and courses, great pool and views of large rocks. _ Modern gym with punching bag, trx and co. _ Wonderful beaches with small cabanas and hammocks directly under the palm trees. _ Modern overall concept, in a relaxed holiday style without dress codes etc. _ Experience Center for excursions, sports and snorkelling. _ Very nice kidsclub with great staff member Lee (Thanks!). _ Weekly changing activities. _ Beautiful sunsets. _ Beautiful underwater world. _ Resort has only 30 villas, therefore intimate and private. _ The prices for additional costs (e.g. in the restaurants) are on a high level, but compared to the Four Seasons in the Seychelles they are much fairer and more transparent (you see the real prices and don't always have to add 20%). Contra _ Buggy service dependency: fitness studio, beaches, spa and main area are far away from many villas, you need a buggy and it's not always, but sometimes a while to wait. _ Due to corals and stones and the surf, beaches are usually only suitable with bathing shoes and only conditionally for relaxed bathing in the sea. _ Tennis court or football pitch would be nice to have. Suggestions _ Heli flight is very worth it _ All-In package sometimes available in summer from 10 nights and is very worth it! Be sure to ask if this is available. _ Excursion to Grande Soeur is very nice, great beach with waves and good for bathing. _ La Digue excursion: is in the high season quite full and we felt it with so much silence on Felicite rather as exhausting. Beaches beautiful, but very crowded. _ Very beautiful hiking trails on the island, partly to hidden beaches or to the top of the island. Rating 10 of 10 1 = no way 2 = rather not 3 = if it's absolutely necessary 4 = you can do it, but you don't have to do it 5 = is fine, but no highlight 6 = one you can make 7 = is good 8 = beautiful hotel 9 = wonderful, do it! 10 = top, definitely do it! Read less
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Aug 21, 2019 gustavon878 Madrid, Spain

This is not a hotel, is a paradise island where you can find gorgeous villas. 10/10 Service and personal attention, incredible nature, sustainability and environmental spirit, wonderful food. Not a single think to complain about. Our personal experience guide was Vera: thanks for your attention. Also thanks to Smitha, who introduced us to… Read more
This is not a hotel, is a paradise island where you can find gorgeous villas. 10/10 Service and personal attention, incredible nature, sustainability and environmental spirit, wonderful food. Not a single think to complain about. Our personal experience guide was Vera: thanks for your attention. Also thanks to Smitha, who introduced us to yoga and a healthier life ... promise to follow some of your wise advices ;) we still miss the massages! Imprescindible the sunsets and the felling that sometimes you were alone in the island. Will try more Six Senses resorts if possible! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely fantastic stay!

Aug 19, 2019 mikhaelkrotov

We did not expect half of what we experienced. For us the highlights were: - Nhi bringing her natural politeness with simple and open communication guiding us through the whole sta, - delicious food, and this is an understatement, - flawless villa quality, - staff helpfulness at any moment, - calmness and size of the walking area, - planned… Read more
We did not expect half of what we experienced. For us the highlights were: - Nhi bringing her natural politeness with simple and open communication guiding us through the whole sta, - delicious food, and this is an understatement, - flawless villa quality, - staff helpfulness at any moment, - calmness and size of the walking area, - planned experiences every day (hike with views and stories on Felicite, visit to la Digue island, etc.) - the gyyyyyym is fantastic! - the whole sunrise helicopter experience with 5 people waving good buy at 6:30am was surprisingly amazing! We enjoyed our stay so much, that it is difficult to put words on what we feel. But for sure we would like to say THANK YOU to the entire team for making our honeymoon filled with so many beautiful memories! Read less