Where to StayTree describes the resort on Frigate as "paradise on a silver platter"; Jones agrees. ("It's private and romantic; the lower deck has a Jacuzzi and outdoor bed under a canopy, the sleeping quarters are across the veranda from the sitting room, and the open bathroom has a hot tub and outdoor shower in the garden," he says.) The price for such luxury: about $1,600 per night for a villa for two, including all meals. It's the only lodging on Frigate; Bird, Desroches, Alphonse, and Silhouette also have but one place to stay. Mahé, however, is crowded with resorts, while Praslin and La Digue have more affordable accommodations. Tree also loved the lodge at Bird Island. ("Surrounded by the sea, birds, fish, and turtles, you become completely attuned to nature," she says.) The price is about $850 per night for a two-person bungalow, including all meals and the flights to and from Mahé.