Arguably one of the world's most exclusive and isolated getaways, North Island is found 30km off the coast of the Seychelles' main island, Mahe, and encompasses 210 hectares of tropical vegetation. It is quite simply the ultimate in barefoot luxury, whether for an exclusive Seychelles honeymoon or a luxury family holiday. Exclusivity is absolutely guaranteed: there's no landing dock, so virtually the only way for visitors to get on and off the 500-acre island is via helicopter. Guests arrive into a sanctuary where natural habitats are being rehabilitated and where critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are being reintroduced.
Accommodation aims to create a sense of tradition and authenticity, with each of the 11 villas elegantly handcrafted in distinctive Seychellois style and comprised of locally-hewn stone, glass and wood. The villas are spacious and extremely comfortable with the soft white sand of North Island's eastern beach only ever a few steps away. One of the villas in particular, known as Villa North Island, is the pinnacle of luxury, with multi tired levels and its own private beach.
Phenomenal views are afforded from the Island's lounge and dining room. A rim-flow swimming pool, a spa, a world class dive centre and a gym, add to the repertoire of services on offer, while a restaurant and bar hidden away on the Island's western beach provide the cherry on the cake. There are no mealtimes or even menus: food is discussed with an executive chef on arrival.
The island also has one of the world's most exclusive beach bar's - the West Beach Bar - fringed by lush tropical forest, giant granite boulders and a white sand beach. With a barbecue and pizza oven the emphasis is very much on informal fare, designed with island's chef's. In the bar, there's no cocktail menu; instead guests are guided by the talented bartenders who are used to the classics, but passionate about using iconic flavours of the Seychelles. A firm favourite of guests, it has a lovely castaway-chic atmosphere, with interactive food and drink offerings. Whatever time of year you visit, it's the perfect place to witness spectacular Seychelles sunsets and the natural beauty of North Island.
30km off the coast of Mahe Island.
Forest walks, diving, mountain biking, fishing trips, snorkelling, kayaking, boating to other islands and evening cruises. Every diving or fishing expedition is arranged just for you.
Read what our previous clients thought of North Island Villas
The level of service, attention to detail, food and willingness to go the extra mile makes it hard to beat. Ranks as the best place Iâ??ve had the pleasure of staying in.
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