The journey to Six Senses Zil Pasyon begins via helicopter, delivering you to Felicite Island and the private jetty helipad. A meandering boat ride is also an arrival option, but the endless blue of the Indian Ocean is certainly at its most dramatic from above. This beauty is but a preview of what awaits on Felicite.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon comprises only 30 private villas, each with their own sparkling infinity swimming pool. The furnished deck and outdoor shower is kept shaded and secluded by ample tropical plants, but a view out toward the ocean can still be caught above the trees.

Island indulgences continue to manifest themselves inside the villa. Crisp white linens stand stark against the rich wood finishes, and accents of deep blue recall the ocean outside. Guests may choose to welcome the island breezes through the giant windows, or keep them closed in favor of air conditioning. Advanced technologies round out the individual spaces, including wireless Internet, a flat-screen television with satellite channels and on-demand access, plus a Marshall bluetooth speaker for creating your own soundtrack in paradise.

All of this luxury still treads lightly, spread across less than one-third of the island’s land area. The villas and public spaces are thoughtfully tucked into natural clearings and granite boulders. Each space draws from its inspiring surroundings by incorporating natural materials and rich finishes. In the variety of restaurants at the resort, the myriad flavors found in traditional Seychellois cuisine are paired with international dishes for a vibrant dining experience.

If on a quest for rejuvenation, the Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon can accommodate with private treatment spaces and a holistic menu of local and African-inspired therapies. Practice yoga and meditation in the pavilion, take a dip in the saltwater swimming pool, or simply lounge on the sun deck.

Felicite is quite close to several other islands, and this advantageous position allows for a well rounded Seychelles experience. Island-hop between Grand Soeur, Petite Soeur, Coco, Marianne, and La Digue for diving and snorkeling, fishing trips, and sightseeing around the islands.