Designing the dramatic

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Six Senses Zil Pasyon has created a spa facility that fits seamlessly between giant granite boulders by the sea, without moving a single rock. The ultimate at-one-with-nature location for your Warrior 2 Pose?

For some architects, dramatic means buildings that make people gasp. However, for London-based architects Studio RHE, the vision was to design almost indistinguishable from the natural drama of an unspoiled private island. The vistas and rock formations offered by the private island of Félicité in the Seychelles archipelago were all the inspiration they needed.

The spa includes five individual double villas: the Ocean Villa set right above the sea with 180-degree ocean views, the Rock Villa fully glassed and constructed between large granite boulders, the Cave Villa with its private steam shower and swinging day bed, the Nature Villa surrounded by lush foliage and trees and finally the Floating Villa built on a large rock with an outdoor deck for post-treatment relaxation.

There is an elevated saltwater pool with a sundeck, yoga and meditation pavilion, and sauna and steam rooms. A top deck has been strategically positioned for views to get lost in over the sapphire ocean.

Spa experiences are designed around the natural health-giving properties of the local flora and fauna, and the natural rock shading and calming sounds of the sea. For minimal intrusion on the landscape, lightweight timber steps and a rope bridge connect the spa villas while the towering boulders provide shade.

In addition to a wide selection of signature massages, results-driven facials, wellness therapies and locally-inspired scrubs, the spa has just introduced Personalized Wellness Programs. Your stay starts with a wellness screening and includes one treatment and one activity per day plus nutritional advice on foods to favor and avoid. From Sleep & Resilience to Trim & Fit, Cleanse & Detox or Full Potential, each program is based on the personal improvements you wish to achieve during your stay and beyond.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon has won many awards for its architecture including the Prix Versailles 2018 for the world’s best hotel exterior and the Tatler Spa Award in 2017.

For more information or reservations, please call +248 467 1000 or email spa-zilpasyon@sixsenses.com.