Enjoy the sights of Dubai and a dune safari before a relaxing stay at the Six Senses Zil Pasyon, one of the world's most luxurious hotels.
3 nights Dubai, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Six Senses Zil Pasyon, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.
11 days from £6,670pp
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On the beach - 8 days
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
The Six Senses Zil Pasyon is five-star resort located on Félicité island, surrounded by granite boulders and white sand beaches, the resort easily accessed from Praslin, La Digue and other surrounding island.
It offers a selection of one- and two-bedroom villas and spectacular three- and four-bedroom residences, dotted along the hillside and hidden among the island’s lush vegetation, all with views of the ocean. Spend your days relaxing around your villas private pool or visit the Six Senses Spa which presents incredible views whilst you experience relaxing treatments. The island's activity centre is on hand for those wanting a little more action in their schedule from guided snorkelling to kayak rentals.
The resort offers a choice of six dining options including Ocean Kitchen, a waterside restaurant serving freshly caught fish and organic produce from the island's garden. The Koko Bar, located right beside the ocean, serves refreshments throughout the day. The Chef's Kitchen offers an interactive, fine dining experience and the Wine Vault provides a space for a private meal or wine tastings with the resort’s sommelier.
Before the beach - 3 days
Ancient yet avant-garde, demure yet decadent, Dubai is a city of dramatic and bewildering contrasts. Visit old Dubai on a guided tour to see the magnificent Majlis Al Ghorfat, modern palaces, and the Bastakia district. Then explore the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort and the gold and spice souqs before heading to the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve for an evening of traditional Arabian entertainment. Relax on low cushions in an authentic Bedouin tent and watch the sunset over the rolling sand dunes before taking a camel ride under the stars.
The Palace Downtown Dubai is a lakeside hotel offering a blend of local heritage and contemporary style. The 323 guest rooms have Middle Eastern decor and stunning views.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
30 rooms, 6 restaurants, 1 pool
The five-star Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort is located on Félicité island. Taking up less than a third of the islands land, the 30 one- and two-bedroom villas plus spectacular residences are seamlessly blended into the islands dramatic landscape of granite boulders, lush vegetation, and white sand beaches. Each villa has a sizeable infinity pool, spacious deck, and modern amenities. Private Guest Experience Makers are on had during stays to create a comforting retreat like no other. The Six Senses spa offers relaxing treatments teamed with incredible views and the activity centre is available for those wanting to explore more. With six dining and lounge options available as well as in villa dining, guests are spoiled for choice.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on Félicité island, just a twenty-minute speedboat ride from both Praslin and La Digue’s jetties. The island's helipad also allows the arrival for helicopter transfers, twenty minutes direct from Mahé.
We think that this resort provides the ultimate in relaxation alongside a great ethos and eco-credentials. Guests can enjoy the seclusion of their private villa whilst having comfort in modern amenities surrounded by fantastic views with the choice to do as much or as little as they prefer.
Nestled generously between the granite rock formations are the resort's 28 one-bedroom villas and two two-bedroom villas plus several private residences. Each villa offers remarkable views of the ocean and have a spacious terrace with loungers, dining area and a good-sized infinity pool. Villas also come with a personal ‘Guest experience maker' butler service who is on hand during your stay to make it as comfortable as possible. All villas have large en suite bathrooms plus outdoor shower, both air conditioning and ceiling fans. TV, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker, ice machine and tea and coffee facilities are just some of the amenities villas are equipped with.
Pictures of the rooms
Activities, diving & excursions
There is plenty to keep guests entertained at the resort. Your private Guest Experience Maker is on hand to create tailored experiences to suit you desires. Visit the Spa for relaxing Six Senses signature treatments nestled among the granite boulders. Facilities include a well-equipped gym, a main infinity pool, three sandy beaches and an activity centre where guests can access paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment or book in for a guided experience.
Food & drink
There are six varied dining options to choose from at Zil Pasyon. The Island Café is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner providing local and international cuisine as well as beverages and snacks. The Ocean Kitchen, set on the water’s edge serves freshly caught fish alongside organic fruit and vegetables from the islands garden. Tucked away in the gardens is the Lakanbiz Bar serving an array of Rum with a Cuban Cigar accompaniment. Right beside the ocean is the Koko Bar — it provides refreshments throughout the day and is the place for sundowner cocktails. The Chef’s Kitchen delivers and interactive, fine-dining experience and there is always The Wine Vault for private dining and wine tasting with the resort’s sommelier.
On the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai was, until recently, an oil rich desert state with little tourist infrastructure, but in only a few decades it has transformed itself into one of the world’s leading beach destinations.
If you are travelling to the Musandam Peninsula in Oman or flying to Muscat with Emirates airlines you will be landing in Dubai and it makes for a natural break for a few days’ relaxation. Dubai’s hotels are renowned and include some of the most lavish properties in the world, either on the beach, around Dubai Creek, or in the splendid isolation of the desert.
Never understated, Dubai makes a bold statement with an extensive list of activities including excellent restaurants, shopping, championship golf courses, and an indoor real snow ski slope.
The Palace Downtown Dubai
Accommodation: The Palace Downtown Dubai
This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of the area of Dubai known as downtown, facing the towering Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. The Palace is directly connected with the Souk Al Bahar, a few minutes' walk from the enormous Dubai Mall and just a short stroll from a huge variety of restaurants and shops. The Palace is set on the edge of downtown’s lake where every day a fountain show to rival that of The Bellagio in Las Vegas happens regularly. Although set within the heart of downtown Dubai, the hotel’s lakeside setting, small garden areas and grand entrance driveway allows guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the area.
Surrounded by tall towers, the Palace has only eight floors and the design of the hotel is a delightful blend of Middle Eastern heritage and contemporary Dubai. The Palace offers an elegant Thai restaurant with views over the fountains and lake and an excellent Argentinean grill as well as more informal options serving Arabic dishes and international cuisine. There is also an outdoor pool and a spa. The 242 guest rooms are spacious and comfortable with a sophisticated décor.
Day by day
You will leave the UK today for your flight to Dubai. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel by private vehicle and driver. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day at leisure in Dubai. This evening we have arranged a sundowner dune safari, including dinner in the dunes. This is a great way to experience the desert and escape the city for the evening.
We have included a guided half-day City of Merchants tour of Dubai City today. Lunch will be payable locally. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore independently.
You will be driven to the airport for your Emirates flight to the Seychelles, arriving in the early afternoon in Mahé. From here, you will be escorted to the domestic terminal for your twenty-minute flight on to Praslin. From Praslin airport it’s just a short transfer to the jetty where you will board the twenty-minute speedboat to the island of Félicité. Of course, there is the option of a direct helicopter flight from Mahé. You will spend the next seven nights at the wonderful Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort.
This morning head down to the Island Café for a delectable breakfast before spending the day relaxing in your private villa. Your spacious desk has comfortable sun loungers, dining area and a modest infinity pool with excellent views out to the ocean.
Your Guest Experience Maker is on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible and will arrange customised experiences to suit your desires. Today you could head out on a guided snorkel or kayak over to the nearby Coco Island.
Before breakfast, go to the Spa’s yoga pavilion for a sunrise yoga and meditation class and then indulge in a relaxing spa treatment. After dinner this evening, head to Koko Bar for the ‘Cinema under the stars’ experience. Lay in one of the overwater hammocks and watch a classic film whilst the waves lap gently beneath you.
Today you could explore one of the island's three walking trails which meander through the jungle flora. The island's peak is a one-hour walk and offers spectacular views of the ocean and the surrounding islands.
You will be picked up this morning and taken to the airport for your flight back to the UK via Dubai.
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