North Island

Seychelles | Indian Ocean & Africa

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North Island follows the Noah’s Ark principle – it is a sanctuary where natural habitats are rehabilitated and critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are reintroduced and given a place to regenerate. On this beautiful island an exclusive luxury lodge awaits discerning guests. Where possible, materials reaped from the rehabilitation process were utilised to capture the true essence of North Island, a rare experience in harmony with the environment.
The development on North Island is unashamedly aimed at providing the very best in privacy, location, accommodation, services, facilities and experience. The Island has only 11 guest villas – exquisitely designed to celebrate nature and offer an authentic home-away-from-home ambience. The result is a special destination that touches the lives of its guests and inspires them long after they have left. North Island is an example of a sustainable, ecologically sensitive utilisation of a precious natural treasure.

Special offers available!
From EUR 2,100 per person per night all inclusive in villa 1 to 10. From EUR 3,300 per person per night in Villa North Island. Just eleven magnificent Presidential Villas (450 sqm), handcrafted from wood, local stone and glass, stand alone in complete seclusion.
North Island can also be rented exclusively for approx. EUR 50,000 per night for 22 guests.

More is More - Free Night Specials 2014:
Stay 10, Pay 9 - valid 01.08 - 31.08 & 01.10 - 30.11
Stay 8, Pay 6 - valid 16.05 - 31.07; 01.09 - 30.10 & 01.12 -22.12

One of the most northerly of all the Seychelles' granite inner islands, North Island lies approximately 32 kilometres (20 miles) northwest of Mahé and five kilometres north of Silhouette.

Upgrade 2010:
North Island’s upgrade has been completed: each villa was appointed with new furnishings, décor and new areas. Villa 11 was completely redesigned to create the ultimate honeymoon retreat – this villa is now available for couples only. It now measures 750 sqm, space added in multiple tiered levels cascading down the granitic boulders onto a private beach entry to the ocean.
The main lounge has a new private dining area floating on a raised deck off the main dining section. In front the villas are new beach decks bedded into the green verge just in front of the whites sands and affording wonderful panoramic views.
All features were created staying mindful of sustainability, ecological soundness and local knowledge. This place not only looks natural, but is so.

Just eleven magnificent Presidential Villas, an incredible 450 sqm each – Villa North Island now measures 750 sqm –, are handcrafted from wood, local stone, glass and thatched roofs, and stand alone in complete seclusion and privacy. Each Villa is completely self-contained and is raised over a metre off the ground to catch the cooling island breezes. A luxuriously proportioned master bedroom with change-room and writing area leads into a large en-suite bathroom with marble bath and two showers, one indoor and one outdoor. The bedrooms are air conditioned and all rooms have ceiling fans. The fully retracting sliding doors allow for uninterrupted views onto the lawns and the turquoise seas in front of each Villa. There is satellite television, a DVD/CD system and Internet access. The kitchen leads off the lounge/dining area. A private plunge pool and sala are the finishing touches in this private sanctuary.

The cuisine of North Island is based on the diversity and cultural influences which, in part, make up the Seychellois Creole flavour. Culinary aspects of Africa, France, southern India and Southeast Asia are combined with the organic resources of North Island and the abundance on offer from the Indian Ocean. Balanced with simplicity, these elements produce a feast that will awaken all of your senses. The restaurant has a “no menu“ concept, i.e. the chef, Troy Smith, speaks to the guest upon arrival, explains the North Island cuisine concept, finds out their food preferences and then develops the menus daily around this information.

Scuba diving, snorkelling, sea-kayaking, island bicycles, fly fishing. A state-of-the-art gym overlooking the sea, and a whole host of water sports that include reef and wall diving will entertain guests to their heart's desire. For those interested in the environment, fabulous birding and guided walks with the resident ecologist will inspire guests with enthusiasm for the “Noah's Ark“ project and the concept of sustainability in this extraordinary paradise.

Wellness Centre:
North Island Spa is a place of extreme natural beauty and timelessness. It is an experience of luxury and surrender and is unencumbered, uninhibited, in touch, in tune, at ease and at peace. The therapists specialize in designing personalized holistic treatments to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The spa therapists will be available for an individual consultation aimed at personalizing treatments to suit the guests’ needs. Treatments are designed to relieve stress, suited for after-exercise, to detoxify, cleanse and purify, refresh and rejuvenate.

Best time to travel:
You should plan your trip to the Seychelles around what you want to do. Windsurfing and sailing are best at the start and end of the trade winds, usually around May and October. During the south-east monsoon from May until October it is drier and slightly cooler. Diving is phantastic all year round with best conditions from March through May and September through November.

Getting there:
Helicopter transfer from Mahé to North Island.

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