Ready for a movie: A time-out like in a blockbuster Untouched sandy beach, tropical flora and 3,500 Aldabra giant tortoises: A beach day at Anse Parc on Fregate Island Private resembles a cinematic scene

Picturesque nature, dense tropical forests and large reptiles that play the main role: What sounds like the description of the blockbuster “Jurassic Park” is reality on the private Seychelles island Fregate Island Private. Whoever lands here by helicopter not only enters an exotic-tropical natural paradise, but also feels transported back to a time in which humans were far from existing. With a size of two square kilometers and only 17 private villas, guests on Fregate Island Private reside in absolute seclusion, while 3,500 leisurely Aldabra giant tortoises call the island their home – and anyone who finds their way through the dense jungle resembling Jurassic Park to the beach Anse Parc feels transported to a film backdrop here at the latest. Further information is available at www.fregate.com.

With a total of seven dream beaches and a diverse range of endemic flora and fauna, guests on Fregate immerse themselves in an absolute natural paradise – even a visit to the beach is like an exciting adventure! Thanks to its geological location, the island has powder-white sandy beaches in front of spectacular granite rocks, while blockbuster fans get their money’s worth in a special bay – the western coast of Fregate is like a cinematic backdrop that could have sprung from a Jurassic Park strip. But to get to the remote stretch of beach, you first go on a discovery tour: either on your own or on a guided tour with the island’s conservation team off the beaten track – one leads along the Tortoise Trail.

On the approximately one-hour hiking trail there are not only endemic bird species to be discovered, because the trail leads past a turtle graveyard and through dense jungle, where in the middle of the tropical green is a 300-year-old pirate ruin. The trail continues through dense, untouched forests of palm trees and endemic Takamaka trees. Whoever hears a loud hissing sound here will most likely encounter one of the many turtles retreating into their shell a few steps later – this is not a defense mechanism, however, the hissing sound is produced when the neck is pulled into the shell. Every single path of the island’s eleven kilometers of hiking trails is due to the gentle giants, who have found their way through the wild botany to the sea and thus developed their own routes. At the end of the path you can already see the glittering sea, which meets black rocks here at Anse Parc and underscores the natural beach spectacle. Sun-seekers are then spoilt for choice: let their gaze wander across the ocean to the neighboring Seychelles Islands or listen to the Aldabra giant tortoises and watch them roam the film set.

 

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