North Island, North Island, Seychelles
North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive. On this floating paradise, 11 guest villas have been built from local materials reaped from the rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style – ‘barefoot luxury’.
North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at providing the very best in privacy, location, accommodation, services, facilities and experience, yet has restored its environment to a place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in warm tropical waters in colours of blue and aquamarine. The true essence of North Island is a rare encounter that is in harmony with the environment – one that touches and inspires the lives of all who walk her beaches, dive her waters and contemplate her beauty.
Location and Transfers
Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation within the Inner Island group of the Seychelle
Each of the 11 villas is a home for a couple or family, lovingly and individually handcrafted by Seychellois and African craftsmen from wood, local-hewn stone and glass. This is your haven: a warm inviting space in which to enjoy a complete sense of ease and freedom.
Should you wish, all 11 villas and the island as a whole can become your own private domain.
Each Villa has two bedrooms, a main bedroom and a second bedroom. Whilst the Villa is primarily occupied by one or two guests, they may have the requirement to use the second bedroom for children nineteen years and younger and this is available at an additional cost. Alternatively, the second bedroom may be converted into a study for guests staying in the master bedroom.
Villas contain a master bedroom with changing room and writing area, an en-suite bathroom with marble bath and two showers, one indoor and one outdoor. There is also a kitchen, a lounge/dining room, private plunge pool and sala.
Villas 1 to 10 are positioned discreetly in the tree line, facing onto Anse d’est Beach. Villa 11 or, Villa North Island has a layout that has been designed to accommodate the incline along the extreme north side of the Anse d’est Beach and is secretly tucked away in the Takamata forest.
The sheer volume, scale and luxury of this villa are unimaginably decadent as it spreads out across multi-tiered levels, cascading down granitic boulders onto a private beach entry to the ocean.
A melange of cultural influences is combined with the abundance on offer from the Indian Ocean and the island’s organic richness to create North Island’s taste. Balanced, delectable and attractive, each meal is a feast to stimulate the senses. The now-famous ‘no menu’ concept presides over your culinary encounter, where the chef develops your own daily carte du jour based on your preferences and desires.
Facilities and Activities
Spa on North Island
Forest trail walking
Boating to other islands