Written by Lindsay Krause
Ever felt like packing your bags and taking a break from the city buzz? Africa is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought-after destinations to disconnect with digital screens, and to reconnect with yourself and nature.
Located in the Seychelles archipelago, Six Senses Zil Pasyon offers a layered approach to Luxury wellness travel. From personalized healing treatments and yoga sessions on the beach to participating in the reforestation project on Félicité island, a wellness trip to Six Senses Zil Pasyon might just be what the doctor ordered. Managing Director of Ker & Downey® Africa’s B2B sector, Marcelo Novais caught up with Tamara Brnelic, Wellness Director at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, to find out more about their wellness offering and how time spent on this private island can help you reconnect to yourself and nature.
Tamara: Our vision at Six Senses Zil Pasyon is to help people reconnect with themselves, with others and with the world around them. A holistic approach, everything that we do on the island puts wellness and sustainability at the forefront, from sourcing locally produced foods and products to offering spa experiences. The only resort on the island, Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a nirvana in itself. The private villas are secluded by their natural surroundings and offer guests peace and quiet among the ocean, forest and dramatic granite boulders.
Tamara: We encourage our guests to explore the natural surroundings of the island and get out in nature as much as possible. The resort offers guided hikes through the forests of the island as well as guided snorkeling trips to explore the surrounding reefs. Six Senses Zil Pasyon runs a reforestation project on the island and guests are able to get involved by planting trees, receiving updates of their tree’s growth long after their departure from the island. Félicité has a number of turtle nests on the island and guests are able to witness the turtles hatch and make their way to the water. A staple of luxury wellness travel, Six Senses Zil Pasyon offers yoga, meditation and tai-chi lessons in different locations around the island, from the forests to the beach.
Tamara: The Spa at Six Senses Zil Pasyon blends seamlessly with its natural surrounding. The 5 treatment suites incorporate the natural environment, including the protruding granite boulders. The treatment suites are named after their location and getting to each suite is an adventure in itself. Each suite offers a signature wellness journey that was developed by Terres d’Afrique, a partner to Six Senses Zil Pasyon. A truly personalized offering, guests will have the opportunity to join the wellness practitioner for a non-invasive screening to get the most out of their wellness treatment.
Tamara: Six Senses Zil Pasyon has a kids club for little ones. From an organic gardening experience to meditation and animal yoga, the resort encourages kids to get out in nature as much as possible. On arrival, they receive an adventure backpack with an aluminium water bottle which they can take with them when they explore the island. The backpack includes a colouring activity book that teaches them how to care for themselves, others and the environment, as well as colour pencils filled with seeds that you can plant once you leave the island.
If you’re looking to reconnect with yourself and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, get in touch with one of our expert consultants to start planning your luxury wellness travel experience today or read up on our Seychelles + Luxury Kenya Safari here.