North Island

Found in the ‘inner’ islands of the Seychelles, which are known as the most beautiful on Earth, North Island is a place of exclusive luxury within an exquisite wilderness sanctuary. For those seeking a private and unspoilt, tropical retreat, the powder-white sands and turquoise waters of North Island are the perfect choice.

The Island’s beautifully decorated lounge and dining areas, scenically-located health spa and gym, library and dive centre, and a rim-flow swimming pool are all built into a granitic outcrop overlooking the iridescent ocean. A perfect place to end the day is at the sunset bar and restaurant tucked away on the western side of the island.

Just 11 individually-handcrafted guest villas on the entire island lie directly on the eastern beach. The Presidential Villas (villas 1 to 10) have a study or second bedroom for children; Villa North Island (Villa 11) is a secluded space for a couple. The scenically-located health spa and gym and rim-flow pool are built into a granitic outcrop, while a sunset bar and restaurant are tucked away on the western beach.

Presidential Villas
The 10 Presidential Villas are nestled discreetly in the lush tree-line along East Beach, each measure 450 square metres, giving guests enough room to spread out and enjoy a unique, private, island-style experience to the full. Each Villa has two en-suite bedrooms, a main bedroom and a second bedroom/lounge and study that can be converted into a private cinema. The fully retracting glass doors allow for uninterrupted views onto the sandy beach and turquoise sea in front of each Villa. The kitchenette and personalised private pantry leads off the lounge and dining area and a private plunge pool and outdoor sala are the finishing touches to this private sanctuary.

Villa North Island
Perched on a granite rock on a secluded stretch of powder-white beach on the northern side of Anse d’Est, Villa North Island spreads out across multiple tiered levels, measuring 750 square metres in total. With a private beach entry to the ocean and unobstructed ocean views, the Villa features several outdoor areas where guests can relax, including an outdoor ‘reverie’ lounge and a sunken sala with a stone fire-pit for spectacular sunset enjoyment. The main area includes a cinema lounge and study, while the bathroom features a 1.2 x 2 metre bath and outdoor shower, all with panoramic views. Villa North Island is the quintessence of luxury, romance and privacy.

Scuba Diving
Seychelles forms part of the planet's longest coral reef system and has some of the world's best scuba diving sites. North Island offers a "guided" scuba experience where our divemasters are not only experts in scuba but also in the marine ecosphere.

Snorkelling
There are good snorkelling sites around North Island as well as further afield. Masks and fins are available if you wish to explore these sites, either on your own or in the company of a staff member (depending on your snorkelling skills and distance of reefs).

Sea kayaking
Those wishing to explore the Island from the water are able to do so using sea kayaks, with all necessary tuition and guidance provided. We also have body boards, surf boards and stand-up paddle boards for guest use.

Gym
Situated next to the spa, our gym is air-conditioned and has some of the most spectacular views out to sea. It is well equipped with machines and weights to suit all our fitness enthusiasts.

Island bicycles
Each villa comes equipped with bikes suitable for exploring the Island. Whilst providing the enjoyment of entertainment and exercise, the bikes have minimal impact on the environment and allow you to slow down and take in the fabulous fauna and flora all around you.

Island Buggies
Each Villa has its own dedicated Island Buggy. These specially-adapted electric carts give you the freedom to move around the Island with ease.

Sunset Bar
A walk along West Beach as the sun sets is an experience not to be missed – especially as the Sunset Bar lies at the end of the walk. This simple, rustic bar is located just above the high-water mark on the northern end of Grande Anse.

Fly-fishing
We provide fishing rods, tackle and flies should you wish to try your hand at fishing. However, it is recommended that serious fly-fishermen bring their own rods and tackle.

Boating and Island Hopping
Boating around North Island or other trips including visits to Mahé and the outer islands, including the spectacular bird islands, Aride and Cousin, and can be arranged at an extra cost.

North Island library
An extensive natural history library and research centre, in a lovingly renovated original coral block building, houses all the documentation concerning the history of the Island as well as details of its rehabilitation and the building of the lodge.

Presentations
Slide shows and talks are offered, enabling interested guests to learn about the natural heritage of Seychelles and North Island, as well as about its renowned Noah’s Ark conservation project.

Turtle walks
Depending on the time of the year, guests may be lucky enough to witness hawksbill and green turtles laying their eggs on East, West and Honeymoon beaches of North Island.

Walking
Explore the Island on foot, walking its length and breadth and along its extensive beaches, or climbing the granite outcrops and crossing the saddle linking the eastern and western plateaux.

Spa
The spa is located in inspiring surroundings, overlooking turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs. North Island's spa provides a unique treatment menu specially derived from island ingredients.

Birding
Since its rehabilitation, North Island has become home to many indigenous bird species including five endemics, namely Seychelles kestrel, Seychelles blue pigeon, Seychelles swiftlet, Seychelles sunbird as well at the famous Seychelles white-eye; the latter being reintroduced in 2007 and populations have since quadrupled in numbers.

 

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