North Island is a unique, deeply private destination which is streets ahead of the game in capturing the essence of ‘barefoot luxury’ – it takes your breath away and is ‘a truly sublime vision of castaway heaven! North Island was voted Number One in the World, in the Best of the Best Category in the 2006 Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Awards; it has also won a host of other accolades including Tatler’s Most Consistently Brilliant Hotel 2008
North Island, Seychelles, is reached via a 15 minute helicopter transfer from Mahe. It is undoubtedly a new breed of resort where attention to detail, respect for space and a truly personalised experience are paramount to creating a unique holiday atmosphere. North Island is also completely dedicated to sustaining its delicate ecology. Its ethos is to turn the environmental clock back 200 years through the rehabilitation and gradual reintroduction of many of the endangered Seychelles species. Natural habitats have been rehabilitated, and critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora have been reintroduced and given a place to regenerate. On a recent visit to North Island it reaffirmed to us how incredible and unique the whole North Island experience really is; and that the only real way to understand what it has to offer is to go there
The new state of the art spa and gym are perched high above the beach and have uniquely stunning views of the ocean. A speciality of the spa is the latest personalised holistic treatments to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. In villa treatments are also possible. Other activities include mountain biking, guided walks, snorkelling, deep sea and fly fishing, boating, to other islands, sea kayaking, scuba diving and birding with North Island's resident ecologist and naturalist.
There is a ‘no menu’ concept of dining, simply a conversation with the chef about your preferences. There is a dining area set against a backdrop of natural granite, as well as other magnificent locations – secluded beaches, the pool deck over looking the bay, West Beach Bar, and the privacy of your own villa.
At North Island everything is inclusive in the price tag – this not only means it offers real value for money, it also allows you to truly relax. Included are premium drinks and cocktails, and diving including the PADI qualification course.
North Island has only 11 handcrafted guest villas on the entire island. Each villa is 450 square metres and is vast and opens out onto a powdery beach which is 2.5 kilometres long – larger than Monte Carlo! The whole resort is exquisitely designed by architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens.
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