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 More than disappointing service, pretty resort

Jul 8, 2019 MacKennaMar Thousand Oaks, California

I usually prefer four seasons, but decided to try out six senses and expected the service to be similar to that of our experiences at four seasons bora bora and Maldives since those were also island vacations, but sadly it didn’t come close and we wished we booked four seasons instead. I would give the resort itself 5 stars because it’s so… Read more
I usually prefer four seasons, but decided to try out six senses and expected the service to be similar to that of our experiences at four seasons bora bora and Maldives since those were also island vacations, but sadly it didn’t come close and we wished we booked four seasons instead. I would give the resort itself 5 stars because it’s so beautiful, but the service deserves 2 from me at best. We immediately started out on the wrong foot when the boat came to praslin pier and the assistant director of marketing, Pedro, was helping two other guests on the boat, but didn’t stop to check if there were other guests taking the boat so we had to run up and almost missed it. I asked him if it was the boat to Six Senses, he grumbled, “Yeah,” and then we struggled with our bags ourselves. He gave no greeting, no introduction, not a single word. He stood up in front of us to get off the boat first and when we saw him at the end of the trip he was equally as rude. I only know his name because we asked our GEM. Horrible first impression. Our first experience at the resort was trying to use beds on the small beach. They were covered with tarps so we asked the experience center to set them up. 20 minutes later we asked again because no one came. Begrudgingly someone finally came over 30 minutes later and set them up without a word. No friendliness to be found. After the beach we called for a buggy and while we were waiting my husband was harassed by security asking him if he was a guest. When we went on a tour of the spa they checked to make sure the areas were free of other guests before touring us around. However, when we booked the spa pool for ourselves, one of the GEMs came all the way out to the pool to show his guests the area without checking to see with spa reception if it was occupied first. It was intrusive and uncomfortable. We also had some buggy rides were the staff didn’t even say hello. The redeeming factor was our GEM, Ryan, who was lovely. We also met some new staff on our third day who had just enjoyed their days off and they were much friendlier. We also thought our room was really beautiful and the food was wonderful as well. However, I don’t think these things make up for the poor service and unfriendly staff we experienced for much of our stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Delightful, amazing and beautiful - must visit resort

Jun 20, 2019 Sabrinaann1986 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We stayed at Six Senses Zil Pasyon for 10 nights for our honeymoon. Wow, the best food, hotel and service we have experienced. We used Seyexclusive, who handled everything for us, great rates, transfers included, extras and upgrades and really good communication. Highly recommend working with them if you are planning to visit the Seychelles.… Read more
We stayed at Six Senses Zil Pasyon for 10 nights for our honeymoon. Wow, the best food, hotel and service we have experienced. We used Seyexclusive, who handled everything for us, great rates, transfers included, extras and upgrades and really good communication. Highly recommend working with them if you are planning to visit the Seychelles. Highlights: The helicopter is a must, you have the most beautiful view of the Seychelles as you fly across the sea to Felicite. It really sets the tone for a fantastic stay. You’re picked up from Mahe International airport and driven to the helicopter base which is only 5 minutes away. They have an air conditioned lounge with drinks whilst they load your luggage and send you off on the helicopter. Our pilot on the way to Felicite was fantastic, talking us through the sights, and we saw a large whale shark as we flew across Pralin! I am not the best flier, so was very nervous about this part, but the crew were so kind, and promised me I would love it, and I did! Spa – You must visit the spa, the treatment rooms are magical, the treatments are also fantastic (we visited 4 times) and they have a stunning spa pool which is beautiful for watching sunset. It juts out over the edge of the cliff and gives you almost 360’c views! Snorkeling – amazing sea life – we met 2 x hawksbill turtles, manta rays, huge grouper, black tipped sharks and baby sharks, parrot fish, the list is endless and you could honestly snorkel around this island for hours. Recommend the guided snorkeling activity. Food – the F&B team do a great job, everyone is so friendly, and the team will remember small details that make a big difference. The food at Ocean, Island Café and in your room is all consistently fantastic! We loved nearly every single meal which is impressive over 10 days. We tried to eat as much seafood as we could, which was easy considering the amount on offer. We also tried the Lobster night, the Sushi night, the BBQ night and a few of the different private dining experiences. The full board includes room service at no extra cost which is a delightful extra! Really recommend full board - this saved us a lot - as the food itself can otherwise be expensive. Pros: Pasyon Villas - We stayed in Villa 29, the view and the sunsets were insane! It’s so private, you have beautiful granite rocks in front, the sound of the ocean all day and views across the sea and neighboring Islands. Green geckos lazily wander over your decking and fruit bats and local birds are always flying overhead. It really makes you feel at one with nature, and every now and then a wild chicken will wander around your villa too. I would recommend going for the top category Pasyon Villas, they were huge, beautiful space and so well located. The whole resort is not that large, so you could walk everywhere, however the buggy system is fantastic especially when it’s hot or after dark. Activities - snorkeling, the kayaking and the amount of activities you can do on the Island is surprising. We met David the Marine Biologist on the beach, digging for turtle eggs to see if they had hatched and he happily chatted away with us about his role, and what they were trying to do to support the local eco system. The residences tour is fantastic, highly recommend this just for the views, although the villas are beautiful and can only imagine how exciting it would be to stay in one! The upstairs pool floats over the living room and is transparent so you could look up and watch your guests swimming. Spa - The Spa is amazing and we felt like it was also great value (we live in Dubai and Spas are expensive here). The treatments were all great, and the spa villas are stunning, we had treatments in the rock villa, ocean villa and garden and all were different but equally beautiful. The spa team were all incredible too. Food - The food, and the food experiences, we had a private beach dinner which was beautiful. We also had a private beach BBQ which was stunning, although the only time we felt the food could have been better, but the setting is stunning, you have hermit crabs and ghost crabs wandering around your feet whilst you gaze out into the ocean. In Villa dining was also great, so lovely to have breakfast, or lunch or dinner on your terrace or in your room whenever you wanted at no extra cost. The service was always quick, the food amazing and they make any changes or accommodations you need. Also the various “health shots” of the day, or juices of the day, dishes of the day, meant that even after 10 day we hadn’t tried everything on offer. The ice cream station was also delicious! Library - we’re both big readers so it was great to explore the library and swap books we’d read for new ones. The service – the managers know your name and make sure to greet you, they have welcome drinks by the ocean with the GM which is a nice touch, Christian the head chef spends time chatting to you at dinners and recommending dinners. The staff also remember small things that make a difference. I mentioned I didn’t drink alcohol & the team always made sure to bring me the mocktail menu. I stupidly sprained my toe, and the team sent the nurse to check on me, and asked how I was whenever they saw me. On the day we left it was lashing down with rain, but our GM Ryan made sure we were able to make it off the island, and even though we had to check out a few hours earlier to be able to make it to Mahe, he called ahead and let our transfers and next hotel know our timings had changed so they were able to pick us up early and take us to the next destination. Housekeeping – they are such a wonderful team, and really do make you feel at home. Your villa is always spotless and they are so friendly and kind. Honeymoon – there are some really lovely special benefits for honeymooners – a private beach dinner, a couples massage, a lovely champagne welcome in the room. These all really heightened our experience at Six Senses. Sustainability – Six senses really live by this value, and this was evident throughout the resort. Six senses water desalinated on the island and served in glass bottles, no plastic anywhere, locally grown and caught food, beach cleans etc. Cons: When we arrived we were given Villa 11, it’s still beautiful with an outdoor day bed on a cliff but the entire view is obstructed by palm trees so all you can see is green. Great for some people but we’d been so excited about a cliff villa with sea views so were very disappointed. Six Senses could have handled this better, we asked to move as soon as we arrived, and had to chase multiple times before it was confirmed we’d be able to move on Day 3. For the first 3 days we explored the Island. The beaches, the amazing pool, the hammocks, and the day bed hammocks by the bar so it wasn’t too much of a problem but just something that could have been dealt with better. A strange con maybe but we felt the resort could have been better at up-selling us on the activities. There is a booklet in your room on what you can do, and your GEM explains on the first day, but you quickly forget all that’s on offer. We’d have liked if they had suggested more activities, i.e the snorkeling with private guide, or private boat to snorkel on other islands. The beaches are beautiful, but be conscious due to the coral and the tides they can be hard to swim on. Ideal for snorkeling when weather allows, but not like the beaches in Mauritius for example where you can easily walk into the water. Not a problem for us as we snorkeled lots, and swam in our pool and the main pool. We can not wait to visit again, it was our first time to a six senses resort but definitely not our last! Read less
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Jun 12, 2019 Dime26 London

Spent 5 nights in celebration of our 30th Wedding Anniversary at Six Senses, Zil Pasyon on the beautiful private island of Felicite. This was our first Six Senses resort experience and were blown away with the dedication and true teamwork of the personnel within the resort. Every touch point was excellent from the first point of arrival with… Read more
Spent 5 nights in celebration of our 30th Wedding Anniversary at Six Senses, Zil Pasyon on the beautiful private island of Felicite. This was our first Six Senses resort experience and were blown away with the dedication and true teamwork of the personnel within the resort. Every touch point was excellent from the first point of arrival with the speedboat transfer through to members of housekeeping and of course the Guest Experience Managers (GEMs) who are assigned to every guest – a form of butler/concierge service that will be your one point of contact to make all your wishes and plans come true! Our GEM was Karen who was superb but I don’t think you will go wrong with anybody here – they all work to the same high standards from what we saw under the great leadership of Bryce Seator, Resort Manager. We stayed in a Panoramic View Villa (no. 15) which was superbly positioned for the vista and peace and quiet. The resort is extensively hilly and therefore buggies are readily available to whizz you around the resort. The Villa layout is excellent with a great deal of space and all the creature comforts you could wish for. The Spa is in a stunning setting with equally excellent therapists led by another superb manager, Tamara Brnelic. Dining was another highlight – food was excellent quality and choreographed by the superb executive chef Christian Pedersen. We are seasoned travellers with discerning taste and it was difficult to fault any aspect of the food or drink options at Six Senses. Last but not least, it was so great to learn about how Six Senses lead on their sustainability agenda which includes their own de-salination plant providing bottled water (in glass of course!). Six Senses state that their properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. – never a truer statement was made and witnessed first-hand that they live and breathe this. In summary, you can’t go wrong if you are looking for a sustainable, luxury escape and surrounded by one of the best teams I have witnessed that want nothing more than for you to love every second of your precious vacation time. Read less
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May 3, 2019 Cosimagemma

My husband and I stayed at Six Senses Zil Pasyon for our baby moon from 24 April - 2 May. It was a wonderful holiday. The villa was beautiful with such a perfect view over the Indian Ocean. We stayed in a Panorama Pool villa and I would highly recommend getting a sea view (as opposed to a Hideaway Pool Villa). We stayed in the East of the island… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Six Senses Zil Pasyon for our baby moon from 24 April - 2 May. It was a wonderful holiday. The villa was beautiful with such a perfect view over the Indian Ocean. We stayed in a Panorama Pool villa and I would highly recommend getting a sea view (as opposed to a Hideaway Pool Villa). We stayed in the East of the island (19) which meant we had an uninterrupted view of the ocean (no islands) and saw the sun rise. On the west of the island you overlook a couple of small islands and see the sun set, so it depends what you like. The villa is the nicest I’ve ever stayed in with your own private pool, sun loungers, a day bed outside, and a lovely spacious dressing area. The bathroom has a lovely view out to the Indian Ocean as well, and the rain shower is to die for - really strong. The villas are really spread out to give you privacy, which does mean you have to call buggies to get round the island, which was a bit annoying at first, but you soon get used to being chauffeured round the island! The beaches are lovely, particularly Grande Anse. A couple of the beaches are a bit rocky which makes getting in and out the sea a bit tricky unless you have proper shoes (which we didn’t). The beaches are always so secluded which we couldn’t believe be given how lovely they are. And they are well equipped with water, fresh towels and 1-2 day beds which were always empty when we went. There are a lot of excursions free of charge like boat trips, snorkelling, kayaking etc, and the staff are very knowledge about when the right time might be (given the weather) to get the most out of the activity. The staff were all so friendly. We were told c. 200 staff to cover 30 villas, so the service is great and really attentive. Also may seem like a small point but the water (which they desalinate in the island) is free of charge in your room, and by the pool/beaches. A small point but a nice gesture as it meant we were always well hydrated and didn’t have to think about a massive water bill at the end of the holiday! The only slight downside was the food which was ok - I would have expected more from such a luxury hotel. Similar to Zighy Bay, which we have also stayed at - I would give the food a 8/10. Perfectly enjoyable and some dishes were really nice, but in the whole not stellar. The breakfast buffet is really small and you order most of the breakfast a la carte, which I’m not a fan of, but of course that’s personal taste. We saw quite a few families whilst we were away but I’d see the resort as more for couples. Overall I would highly recommend it was a perfect stay! Read less
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May 1, 2019 travellingmils London, United Kingdom

Just returned from an incredible week at Six Senses in the Seychelles. Fantastic, friendly staff who went out of their way to make us feel at home and to make sure that we had the best time. Particularly kind staff providing fun daily activities for the children in a very subtle way, unlike most ‘kids club’ set ups in other hotels which my… Read more
Just returned from an incredible week at Six Senses in the Seychelles. Fantastic, friendly staff who went out of their way to make us feel at home and to make sure that we had the best time. Particularly kind staff providing fun daily activities for the children in a very subtle way, unlike most ‘kids club’ set ups in other hotels which my children usually refuse to go anywhere near. Superb food, with exceptionally good and efficient villa service. Beautiful spa with top notch treatments on offer, not to mention superb snorkelling off every beach. Total highlight was viewing the sunset from the top of the rock which was recommended and arranged for us by one of the excellent restaurant managers. Accompanied by Champagne, smoothies for the kids and yummy samosas and a few other extras (I don’t want to plot spoil for anyone keen to book). I can’t recommend this resort more highly! Read less