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 Breakfast Included to Half Board, for travel between 1 Nov '18–31 May '19.

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

  • 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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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
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Apr 28, 2019 Sunny_Salinas London

Zil Payson is a beautiful resort which we visited as a family over the New Year holiday. The villas are magnificent and ours had a simply stunning ocean view. They’re large compared to other similar properties and being so new are really well equipped. There are relatively few villas for such a big island and there’s lots of privacy. The scenery… Read more
Zil Payson is a beautiful resort which we visited as a family over the New Year holiday. The villas are magnificent and ours had a simply stunning ocean view. They’re large compared to other similar properties and being so new are really well equipped. There are relatively few villas for such a big island and there’s lots of privacy. The scenery around the island is very beautiful and there are a variety of beaches. Interestingly there seemed to be fewer beach lounging facilities compared to some beach resorts. In part this is because access to the sea is not always easy so we spent more time around our villa pool or the hotel pool. Given we spent less time at the beach we took the opportunity to have a number of family adventures. Highlights included kayaking, visiting a nearby island to see the giant tortoises, sunset drinks on the island, hiking to the peak of the island and a fishing trip. We had a terrific GEM (Ne) who was always on hand to suggest ideas of things to do and to shuttle us around the island on the golf buggy which you do need because the island is large. The Six Senses team worked really hard over New Year to make it a very special time of the year with a variety of events. The arrival and departure is rather special too if you choose the helicopter option! Thank you we enjoyed ourselves. Read less
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Apr 26, 2019 C_and_N2001 Milan, Italy

This place was superlative in every way: deliciously designed villas, exquisite food, and superior service. This was our first visit ever to a Six Senses, and now we are big fans! Pros: -Ahmed, our GEM, was a true gemtleman and perfectly balanced proactivity with discretion! -Christian the Chef is a genius! This was the best resort food we’ve… Read more
This place was superlative in every way: deliciously designed villas, exquisite food, and superior service. This was our first visit ever to a Six Senses, and now we are big fans! Pros: -Ahmed, our GEM, was a true gemtleman and perfectly balanced proactivity with discretion! -Christian the Chef is a genius! This was the best resort food we’ve ever had (even when compared to famous places like The Brando in French Polynesia) -The location is stunning: a perfect little private island with amazing (and amazingly different) views of the surrounding islands -Activities and variety to keep things more than interesting -Sustainability... not a bit of plastic to be seen anywhere on the island! All bottles of water are glass, etc.! Cons: -None really, except perhaps that the beaches themselves aren’t as “swimmable” as some of the more famous beaches on Mahe, Praslin, Fregate, etc. Congratulations to Bryce and the entire staff! This is an excellently managaed property and WE WILL BE BACK! Read less
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Apr 18, 2019 Coquivia

Incredible! Six sense has over satisfy us! Best of the best from all areas (villa/welcome/food/activity and amenities/comfort/beauty of island etc) Villa was breathtaking with a wonderful lighted ‘as a sky with stars’ swimming pool. Q Outside Cinema under the stars with popcorn and ice cream was a memorable experience with our kids Our GEM Karen… Read more
Incredible! Six sense has over satisfy us! Best of the best from all areas (villa/welcome/food/activity and amenities/comfort/beauty of island etc) Villa was breathtaking with a wonderful lighted ‘as a sky with stars’ swimming pool. Q Outside Cinema under the stars with popcorn and ice cream was a memorable experience with our kids Our GEM Karen did everything to make our trip one of the most memorable- thank you Karen We will come back before you know!!! Read less