Pench Tree Lodge

Exclusivity in every respect is the maxim of Fregate Island and the preservation and protection of the island’s unique flora and fauna is one of its proudest achievements. The island remains private to Fregate guests only, making it an ideal refuge for discerning travelers to hide away in one of 17 spacious individual villas, from which to enjoy the island’s exquisite beaches and natural ecology.

The island’s own plantation and hydroponics farm guarantee fresh fruit and vegetables every day. Dining in Fregate House is available on the lower terrace and also in the restaurant, replete with evening sea breezes. Plantation House serves authentic Creole Style a la carte cuisine. This historical building evokes the memories of the early settlers and is a wonderful venue for open air dining. The resort’s wine selection competes with the most famous hotel and restaurants in the world, presenting a variety of wines from all around the globe, including important labels, varietals and vineyards. Surrounded by dramatic granite rock formations, the Rock Spa offers a range of facilities and treatment rooms for massages, training or yoga sessions, as well as an air-conditioned free-to-use gym.

Room Stock:

13 Private Pool Residence (approx 400-500 sqm)

2 Private Pool Twin/ Spa Residence (apprx 600-750 sqm)

1 Banyan Hill Estate (approx 1100 sqm)

Room Amenities:

Private Pool Residences include:
Separate bedroom & living room, Inside shower, Golf buggy, Air conditioning, DVD/CD Player, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Private butler service, Private infinity pool with jacuzzi, Two bathrooms, 2 outside showers, Daybed pavilion, Dining pavilion, Ceiling Fan, Safe, TV, Free Internet, Mini Bar, Private sundeck

Pool Twin / Spa Residence additionally have one extra bedroom, a bathroom with 1 indoor and 1 outdoor shower. The Spa Residence includes a mini-spa or second bedroom with king-size bed, a bathroom and 1 indoor shower.
Banyan Hill Estate has 3 sleeping villas along the cliff with a veranda, own bathroom with a panorama bath tub, TV, CD /DVD player and mini-bar, open living area with additional small enclosed TV lounge, big terrace with a private pool, seating area and a fully equipped kitchen, a chef and dedicated butlers.

ISLAND ACTIVITIES

Lean back and let nature entertain you as giant tortoises continue on their progress, scarlet fodies dance over breakfast linen and fruit bats glide through the blue skies. You can fill every moment with island activities, with round the island races on hobie cats, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and exploring our forest trails teaming with indigenous wildlife.

HIKING

There are 11 km of trails criss-crossing our island, which you can walk or explore by golf buggy. A nature walk with our resident conservationist is an inspiring and encouraging journey into the island's ecosystem, giving you a deeper understanding of the role conservation plays in our island life.

Some trails will lead you from one to the other beach, through indigenous forests, open areas that hold exceptional views.

WATER SPORTS

The Marina is home to three sports boats, a flotilla of two hobie cats and a professional PADI dive center. We have our own private harbour with floating pontoon moorings, where you not only find our boats but also calm waters for your first try on a SUP or kayak. There is sailing, advanced surfing and kayaking equipment, with optimists for children, windsurfing boards, water skis or banana towing.

DIVING

‘Fregate Island and its waters around the island make it a very unique place, one that is difficult to find elsewhere in the world. It is a biodiversity hotspot, on land as well as under water. The marine environment around Fregate Island is truly diverse and unspoiled.

FAMILY ADVENTURE

Fregate Island, a nature’s idyllic playground to nonstop inspire, amaze and enthuse your little ones as well as your teenagers. With more than 3,500 free-roaming Aldabra giant tortoises and just 17 villas, every moment will have the thrill of discovery and the feeling of being a castaway. Our terrifically engaging conservation team will ensure that the whole family will explore and understand the wondrous beauty of this jewel of sustainability and conservation.

CONSERVATION: ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISES

Young and old are delighted as they are welcomed by our charismatic Giant Aldabra Tortoises which roam freely across the wilds of the island. There are plenty more conservation projects happening on the island for you to join.