The Gwyneth Paltrow of private islands, Fregate is an all-singing, all-dancing example of natural perfection. While the helicopter transfer from Mahe and the in-villa fridges heaving with champagne might shout luxury, it's the island itself that does the talking. Boasting an acclaimed conservation programme, Fregate is home to many endemic plant species, such as the coco de mer, as well as more than 2,000 free-roaming giant Aldabra tortoises. It's even brought a species of bird back from the brink of extinction.
With just 16 elegant villas crafted from local balau wood, we like to fantasise we're on our own private island – just chilling out and saving the world, one species at a time.