Fregate Island is a piece of heaven in Seychelles. The easternmost island of the nation, the scintillating island is located 55 km east of Mahe. Also called Fregate Island Private, it was discovered by Lazare Picault (an explorer) who named it Fregate in 1744 owing to the abundance of frigate birds found here. The natives of the enchanting island have worked hard to restore and maintain the natural charm and beauty of this place along with saving the natural flora and fauna. And the result is, the wildlife is restored making it a vacation-land in the midst of the wild.
A part Fregate Island is tropical while the other is the wild - home to several endangered species. This enthralling island is a fine example of wonders of evolution. Perhaps one few beaches in the entire world where you can spot sea turtles resting in the daylight are found in Fregate. Outside of Darwin’s archipelago, this is the only place where giant tortoises live freely. Another unique aspect of Fregate Island is the existence of white-rumped shamas here which are an endangered species.
Things to Do at Fregate Island
- Deep-Sea Fishing - A paradise for fishing lovers, a 37-foot long vessel called Little Fregate Bird awaits you here. For charter, Fregate Bird is also a nice yacht. Catch a fish and bring it back, a chef will cook for it for you for dinner!
- Mountain Biking - Here comes the part adventure lovers will love most. Biking through the natural terrains of this place will surely give you a kick. Reach Mont Signal through secluded jungle patches and feel the exhilaration of conquering.
- Water Sports - Ultimate destination of sea kayaking, Fregate Island is a sanctuary of watersports activities. You can sail a catamaran, enjoy the windsurfing or sit back and relish the tranquil boating. A haven for people who love scuba diving, snorkelling, you can also enjoy motorised water sports and sunset cruise.
Suitable for nature and adventure lovers, Fregate Island has a charm which attracts everyone. Silent but astonishing beauty, if there is any word that can describe this place is paradise. It looks like nature has plucked a flower from the paradise and has planted here on the earth at Seychelles.