In the paradise stakes, this dreamy private island resort is a sure winner. Report by three Nordic travel advisors specialized in top luxury holidays …
Nature makes a dramatic backdrop with giant boulders and greenery running down to crystal seas. Here, on the private island of Felicite, we felt we had found paradise – just one resort amidst astounding beauty with relaxing atmosphere, exceptional pool villas and great food.
Both accommodation and food are contemporary in style. Food is light and fresh, with organic produce from garden, orchid and sea. Villas have intriguing high tech features created with environmental caring and contemporary design. All with wide decks and private pools, most with stunning views of the aquamarine sea.
Perhaps the winning card at Zil Pasyon is the spa – worthy of a label destination spa. It has a stunning location, offering a spectacular viewpoint with saltwater infinity pool. The 5 treatment rooms are perched on granite rocks, and each one has a great view.
|Spa between and on huge granite boulders and rainforest, with view of the turquoise sea|
When it comes to sun and fun, there are three beaches on Felicite facing in different directions, which usually enables guests to find one that is sheltered from wind and waves. Anse Peniche, close to the activity center is the best beach for swimming and has easiest access to the sea.
|Grand Anse Beach|
A dreamy beach is within easy reach in the national park on the closest island, Ile Coco; by 5 mins boat ride, complimentary 4 times per day...or you can kayak there.
No. of rooms: 30 villas, 15 on each side. Sunrise and sunset differentiates the two sides.
Distance from airport: 20 minutes by helicopter from Mahe. Or 15 minutes by car and 30 minutes bumpy boatride from Praslin airport.
Distance from nearest town/shops/restaurants: La Digue is 15 minutes away by boat, a great cycling destination. The resort usually arranges trips to La Digue in their weekly program.
Main reason to choose Zil Pasyon: Great modern pool villas with all you can ask for.
Tip: For views book Panorama Pool villa, for that something extra Pasyon Pool villa, and for a light beachfront position Beachfront Pool villa.
Facilities: Spa, gym with view, yoga,2 bars, 2 restaurants, dinner experiences like a romantic dinner at Grand Anse or at the island's highest viewpoint, open air movies, small kids club, activity centre, main pool by the sea with shallow end for kids. Hiking trails. Speed boat to Coco Island 4 times per day.
Who to stay: Those looking for peace, beauty and stylish contemporary accommodations.
blog is based on a group report by three Select Collection travel advisors: Arja Laukkarinen (Finland), Astrid Sølvik
(Norway), Mariana Kalinic (Sweden). Images by Select Collection, above team and travel advisor Tina Vestin (Sweden).
|Only 20 mins by helicopter from Mahe intl apt|
|Complimentary ice cream|