This corner of the planet offers spectacular marine landscapes and relaxation in total peace and quiet. Round Island, in the Indian Ocean, is rich in reefs and lagoons with bountiful flora and fauna. Among the native species are green sea turtles, butterflyfish, eagle rays and moray eels.
The 115 islands of the Seychelles archipelago lie south of the equator, off the east coast of Africa. The main island of Mahé is home to an international airport and the capital, Victoria.
The exclusive Enchanted Island Resort by JA Resorts & Hotels is a 15-minute speedboat ride from Mahé. The award-winning getaway — voted Leading Luxury Hotel Villa in Seychelles at the World Travel Awards 2016 — lies within the protected Sainte Anne Marine National Park.
Enchanted Island Resort is an idyllic dream destination for wedding parties, honeymooners and families, too. There are 10 butler-serviced private villas in the luxury haven, packed with modern-day comforts and technology, and all enjoying panoramic ocean views and private infinity pools.
The eight Creole-style, one-bedroom villas are sublimely exclusive, with direct access to the beach, and are suitable for two adults and a child, while the two-bedroom Enchanted Signature Villa can accommodate up to four adults and two children. Finally, from its elevated position, the Owner’s Signature Villa also boasts two bedrooms and direct access to three white-sand beaches.
All the villas have colonial interiors, featuring natural materials, rustic antiques and cosy furnishings. King-size and/or twin beds, private indoor and shaded outdoor living spaces, a private deck with infinity pool, outdoor rain shower and French bathtub, as well as a private butler, come as standard.
The vibe of switched-off self-indulgence continues with private or in-villa dining, exotic cocktails at the Castaway Bar, or creole-inspired contemporary international cuisine at the poolside Bounty Restaurant. For further pampering, the secluded hilltop Serena Spa has been carefully integrated into its surroundings. Yoga classes take place in the custom pavilion and a there’s also a fully equipped cardio-inspired gym.
Relaxing while sipping on your favourite aperitif at the Castaway Bar, under the vast canopy of stars
Need to know
• 8 secluded private villas
• Enchanted Signature Villa
• Owner’s Signature Villa
• Villa-to-beach access
• Private decks and infinity pools
• Main swimming pool
• Serena Spa
• Fully equipped gym
• Yoga Pavilion
• Watersports Centre
• The resort welcomes children between 8 to 15 years old
• Private butler