JA Enchanted Island, one of the world’s leading private islands and the smallest, most authentic destination in the Seychelles, combines timeless tropical charm and natural surroundings for an exquisite intimate getaway. Nestled within Sainte Anne Marine National Park, JA Enchanted Island is a five-star sanctuary where pristine white-sand beaches meet lush forest vistas for an immersive, authentic island experience.
An accessible and private destination, JA Enchanted Island is just 10 minutes by motorboat from Mahé. Featuring an exclusive collection of 11 villas and two new lodge rooms, the unique intimacy of the island ensures guests capture a true sense of the Seychelles’ beauty, inspiring them to embrace the slow pace of the surrounding locale.
Apart from the recently added Hilltop Villa – which boasts an outdoor bathtub – JA Enchanted Island’s selection of accommodation comes equipped with private pools and direct beach access, giving guests the luxury to freely roam the island at leisure. Far removed from modern distractions – designed with Seychellois heritage in mind, rustic architecture and French-colonial accents meet classical decor to create a charming, ‘home-away-from-home’ private island escape where time stands still.
Located close to the historic Moyenne Island, a national flora and fauna reserve, JA Enchanted Island is known for its unique marine life encounters. The archipelago is ripe for exploration, with untouched seagrass meadows providing ideal snorkelling conditions and nearby islands housing giant tortoises for guests to interact with. The island’s on-site water sports centre is fully equipped to cater for personal adventure preferences, offering non-motorised apparatus and a selection of offshore excursions – including sunset cruises, helicopter tours, and private boats to the beaches of Praslin and La Digue. A secluded hilltop spa is also available to guests, featuring an outdoor Massage Pavilion and a variety of traditional treatments to ensure nature-inspired, mind-body revitalisation.
For a journey through a time of discoveries, Bounty Restaurant is the island’s culinary heart, serving a line-up of classic Creole-Seychellois dishes. Expertly crafted and packed with flavour, menu must-haves include the Smoked Marlin Salad with Mango and Papaya and Octopus Curry with Creole Rice. Diners can enjoy their meals at the poolside restaurant, in-villa, or can personalise their experience with a picnic or a romantic meal for two beside the shore at Sundowners. Castaway Bar also offers exotic cocktails and a menu of light snacks from morning until night.
Guests seeking ultimate exclusivity, groups of up to 40 guests can book the island, ensuring unrestricted access to five acres of lush island grounds. Buyouts are especially popular for intimate wedding events, family reunions, and milestone celebrations, with a dedicated team on-site to support with guest needs.
“JA Enchanted Island is a true hidden gem in the Seychelles, bringing together the best of authentic island living and luxury guest experience,” said William Harley-Fleming, JA Resort & Hotel’s Vice President of Operations. “The intimacy of the villas and the seclusion of the island itself offers a sense of privacy most appreciated by our GCC guests, further complemented by the stellar service and warm hospitality associated with the JA brand.”