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North Island features just eleven guest villas, 10 Presidential villas and a Villa North Island, all created from local materials harvested during the island rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style we call "barefoot luxury".
Your villa will become your own private beach house, set along East Beach and with direct access to the beach and ocean. Each villa is completely screened from view by careful siting in harmony with the natural vegetation, ensuring total privacy as well as ocean views. You’ve come home to your very own 450 m2 (almost 5,000 square feet) beach villa or your 750m2 Villa North Island– the perfect, harmonious blend of rustic, sinuous forms and sophisticated designer elements.Make an Enquiry
In the heart of Seychelles, there is an exceptional destination, where unashamed luxury, bespoke service and a generous all-inclusive offering combine to give you exceptional privacy and exclusivity in your tropical home from home. At the same time as perfecting the barefoot luxury approach to luxury beach holidaying – often copied but never bettered!
There is also an ambitious programme to restore North Island to its original natural glory, a haven for endangered endemic species as well as for people seeking an ocean paradise where a holistic approach to well-being ensures an authentic and romantic experience from the moment you arrive.
Cradled in a bowl formed by three granite peaks, the luminous white beaches, lush forest, and waving palms of North Island offer a peerless and exquisite venue for the perfect island honeymoon or family holiday.
About 11 hours from London Airports
15 minutes by helicopter charter flight from Mahé.
+4 hours GMT
Consistently between 24-32°C all year round
Price Includes 7 nights accommodation with all-inclusive and private helicopter transfers.
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the price in low and high season. Low season in the Seychelles is between May-June, high seasons is between April, July-August and October to December. Prices are based on two people sharing. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to all our special offers, please contact us for a quotation
Your villa attendant performs the role of butler discreetly yet attentively, and is on call 24/7 to provide drinks, snacks, or the complete in-villa dining experience.
On land, in or under the water, North Island offers a range of diverse activities. Cycling along cool, shady forest trails creates a sense of tropical exploration; snorkelling or diving in the warm seas reveal the biodiversity of reef life; sea-kayaking, fishing expeditions or even kite-surfing can exhilarate you in your most active moods.
Full day excursions on board our fully-equipped new boats, North Way, North Wave and North Reef, offer the opportunity to experience some of the other stunning islands in the Seychelles archipelago and provide an echo of the age of seafarers and explorers who helped shape the history of this country.
An evening cruise complete with an Indian Ocean sunset is the perfect way to bookend your North Island day.
Each villa has two quality bicycles, inviting you to explore the island at your own pace, in search of tortoises or a place at the Piazza bar.
Each villa also has an electric golf buggy, allowing you to cruise effortlessly and silently along the island's sandy tracks and reach West Beach bar or Honeymoon Beach.
The waters off North Island offer excellent chances of a good catch, followed by a delicious meal – and nothing tastes better than your own fresh-caught sushi or char-grilled tuna steak!
Accompany one of our local guides for the stroll up Spa Hill to the best views of North Island, learning along the way about our Noah's Ark island rehabilitation programme, the indigenous wildlife of Seychelles, and maybe meeting a tortoise too.
North Island is the perfect playground for kids and the young at heart of all ages. The natural beauty, pirate history, and sense of space will liberate your kids' imaginations and sense of fun as they explore the island. North Island generous spaces provide an ideal venue for multi-generational family holidays, giving you all the chance to reconnect on a deeper level. Our dedicated Beach Buddy programme for younger guests ensures your children will enjoy their stay just as much as you will.
North Island has a rich human and natural history, and evening presentations on West Beach can provide further insights into the Island's compelling stories, and our vision for the future.
Island Piazza: The Piazza is the focal point of North Island, centred on an ancient Indian almond tree. The bar and dining area offer 360 degree views giving you the impression of having the forest and granite outcrops immediately behind you, and the powdery beach and Turquoise Ocean in front of you.Under the shade of a takamaka tree, the dining experience extends onto East Beach – a favourite nesting site for hawksbill turtles. The Piazza is so interwoven into the island ecosystem that turtles have been observed to nest on the beach as guests have been enjoying lunch. Eating at the Piazza is just one of many options on North Island. In keeping with our renowned dining philosophy, you can meet with the chef and have him create your own meal based on your specific requirements. Your North Island food experience can be arranged and enjoyed anywhere on the island. Daily suggestions from the chef, inspired by the finest seasonal produce and ingredients, allow you to eat whatever you fancy, and give the chefs' imaginations free rein as they are inspired by the colours, textures and flavours of Seychelles and the world beyond. West Beach Bar: Just as Spa Hill overlooking East Beach provides sublime sunrise views for early risers, so the bar at West Beach is the perfect place to end the day, sipping on a cool cocktail prepared by the North Island bartenders, as the tropical sun slips below the horizon. But the day doesn't end at sunset – the relaxed ambience at West Beach extends to the delicious bar snacks prepared over a charcoal fire or mouth-watering tapas selections as the waving fronds of coconut palms perfectly frame the warm hues of the dusky sky. Or why not spend the entire evening at West Beach, enjoying an al fresco seafood barbecue before the atmospheric drive home on your electric golf buggy – just watch out for Brutus and friends in the road!Wine Cellar: The wine cellar houses a comprehensive selection of fine wines carefully selected by our sommelier to complement the flavours of North Island's distinctive cuisine. The wine list includes some of the world’s top wines and vintages.
East Beach: Every villa has direct, discreet access to the Island's main beach, a ribbon of gleaming sand which runs almost the entire length of the island from the Piazza to Villa North Island.Honeymoon Beach: One of the world's most romantic beaches, thanks to its private location in a curve of the rocks. The ideal place for a long, lazy afternoon reconnecting.
A short stroll from the Piazza through whispering palm trees brings you to the main 45m vanishing pool, a sinuous ribbon of water whose colours match those of the ocean (which it overlooks) and beaches. The shape of the pool was suggested by a meander between coconut palms and the granite boulders which give shape and substance to this ethereal island.
Exotic and rare, the Spa on North Island is a holistic journey of visual and textural contrasts, arousing the senses, rejuvenating the mind, body and soul. The Spa is a place of exquisite natural beauty and timeless relaxation.Our dedicated team of professional masseuses use natural herbal ingredients from the island in the treatments, connecting you in the most primal way to the Eden you have discovered.On arrival at North Island, you will experience our famous 'barefoot ritual' designed to soothe away the stresses of travel, and allow you to slip seamlessly into island mode. A full menu of treatments is available, either at the Spa, with its stunning views down over granite boulders to the glittering ocean below or in the privacy of your own villa for ultimate convenience and relaxation.The Spa on North Island uses Thalgo marine spa cosmetics, the fruits of fifty years of research has resulted in marine active principles being identified, extracted and concentrated in exclusive ingredients with unrivalled properties.Created from the sea, each Thalgo spa product is a genuine concentrate of marine effectiveness and offers total affinity with your skin and the ultimate sensory spa experience.
For the more energetic, the gym (located just below the Spa) provides state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.
The Library is contained in a light and airy coral block building, which harks back to North Island’s history as a copra plantation. With a comprehensive selection of books and resources, you can either relax or learn more about the history and ecology of Seychelles in your own time. The library also serves as a museum for artefacts discovered during the construction phase of the island, including an impressive anchor found just offshore, and believed to come from Anacleto Gomez's clipper which was wrecked off North Island in the late 18th century.
The boutique offers a range of gifts, jewellery, and designer swimwear thoughtfully curated to provide all the stylish accessories you need for your beach lifestyle.
The Dive Centre, like the library, is an original coral block building from the days of the copra plantation. Full PADI tuition and certification is offered. Expert Seychellois dive masters with intimate knowledge of the local reefs and the very best dive spots, plus state of the art SCUBA equipment, make for a memorable dive experience. The dive centre features indoor and outdoor changing areas and showers, displays about the natural history of the waters off the island, and a typically warm North Island welcome from dive master Daniel and his team.
Sea-kayaks and long-boards are also available for you to explore the calm waters around the Island, and for adrenaline junkies, kite-surfing is now also on offer. Also on offer is a range of other options for exploring the calm, crystal-clear waters around North Island, including kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkelling and even kite-surfing.
A unique part of the North Island offering is the opportunity to engage with our team of resident environmentalists who can enhance your experience by explaining in more detail our ongoing rehabilitation efforts to restore North Island to its original, pristine natural state at the same time as offering a world-leading island hideaway.
Here is what you need to know about booking a holiday with us for late 2020 into 2021.
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