Six Senses Zil Pasyon
With its powdery beaches, nature reserves, and unique culture, the Seychelles Islands are a tropical paradise on par with the Maldives
or French Polynesia
, yet they remain largely unknown to travelers from the United States. That could change soon, thanks to better air service and a recent crop of world-class resorts, including the eco-minded Six Senses Zil Pasyon. The only lodging on the island of Félicité, the 30-villa resort leaves a light footprint on the environment, with solar power, crystal water filtration, and scientist-led projects dedicated to protecting native wildlife. The spa, built into rocky outcrops, with natural pools and waterfalls, includes a doctor-designed sleep program.