Frégate Island, a private resort in the Seychelles not only hosts Bill Gates, Paul McCartney, and Elizabeth Hurley, but it has become a model for eco-tourism. In fact, Frégate is one of few carbon neutral islands on the planet.
by Katie Tarbox
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, 115 islands form the Seychelles, one of the world’s most remote and exotic locations. With beautiful beaches planked by over-sized granite boulders, luxury resorts, and even four-leaf clovers, the Seychelles are a modern-day garden of earthly delights.
The smallest of the granite islands, Frégate is home to one of the most exclusive resorts in the world (only accessible by helicopter from Mahe). Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt honeymooned there, as did Paul McCartney. Bill Gates visits every August; most recently, Elizabeth Hurley rented the entire island. Though best known for offering the ultimate luxury (private beaches, world-class spa, and butler service), the island and its owner (a German billionaire whose identity is unknown) have made conservation a top priority.