Fregate Island Private

Jérôme Cheval
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Frégate Island Seychelles

A new jewel in the Oetker collection

Lovers of nature and the preservation of biodiversity have all heard about Frégate Island Private, the property of a German businessman and whose great passion is the environment. Thanks to the desire of its owner and the supervision of its ecology manager, Steve Hill, Frégate Island has become a sanctuary for Seychelles magpies, spectacled thrushes and giant turtles that come to nest and lay their eggs on its magnificent beaches. On this almost round island, the owner first built his own house. Then he decided to build a hotel with only one leitmotiv: that it be in harmony with the surrounding nature. Mission accomplished.

In 1998, the archipelago’s most beautiful hotel emerged from the ground consisting of 17 villas with a butler and an extraordinary spa. In addition to all its other advantages, a stable of horses worthy of the hotel’s high standing was added. The success of the project has made Frégate Island part of the Oetker collection which contains seven other jewels including the Bristol (Paris), the Hotel Cap-Eden-Roc (Cap d’Antibes), the Brenners Park & Spa (Baden-Baden), the Château Saint Martin & Spa (Vence), the Eden Rock (Saint-Barth), the Palais Namaskar (Marrakech); l’Apogée in Courchevel and the Lanesborough in London. The Oetker collection continues to grow at a rapid pace but with the same requirement: an exceptional site for an exceptional clientele. For the moment, no transformations are being considered for the hotel, but it’s a safe bet that the legendary hotelier Didier le Calvez, might be tempted to roll up his sleeves and get to work!

Jérôme Cheval

Editorial Director

Jérôme Cheval is the editorial director of As a journalist and a TV producer for more than 20 years, passionate about hotels and travel, he has been exploring the world with his teams in search of the latest high-class addresses.

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