- Probably the most exclusive luxury private island resort in the world, this barefoot uber luxe property offers 11 villas dotted along the islands untouched beaches. Facing onto Anse d’est Beach, each villa has a private plunge pool and a covered veranda.
- With only 11 villas on an island the size of Monaco, as soon as you step off the helicopter or boat one feels as though you have been entrusted with the keys to Eden.
- Each villa comes with a private attendant who carefully curates a bespoke island experience based on your preferences. This could be hiking with the island conservationist, diving in Silhouette’s marine park, yoga, or a picnic on a private beach, all with bikes and a private buggy at your disposal to feel as though you have the run of the island.
- North island has a unique dining concept, whereby there is no set menu and guests are invited to express their preferences as soon as they have arrived so meals can be catered around their wishes and a personalised menu is created for them each day if they wish. All food is sourced locally – from the island itself or fresh from the sea – and the menus fuse local, French and Indian flavours.
- The Spa on North Island boasts the use of natural herbal ingredients found on the island, while the various dining options invite you to enjoy the islands harvest.
- This lounge area can be changed into a private cinema, complete with projector, screen and surround sound.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
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. North Island’s Dive Centre offers full PADI tuition and certification as part of our generous all-inclusive offering.
SThere are good snorkelling sites around North Island as well as further afield. Masks and fins are available if you wish to explore the vibrant underwater life off North Island’s shores, either on your own or in the company of a staff member from the Dive Centre (depending on your snorkelling skills and distance of reefs).
Each villa comes equipped with bicycles 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.
Each Villa has its own dedicated Island Buggy. These specially-adapted electric carts give you the freedom to move around the Island with ease.
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.
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.
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. The island is a sanctuary for endangered species who have been given a place to thrive once more.
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 increased over five-fold.
Cruise around North Island to explore the island from the sea and drop anchor as the sun dips below the horizon. A romantic experience for you and your partner or a special memory as a family.
Kayaking is the perfect way to explore the calm waters around North Island and enjoy a gentle work-out at the same time, with phenomenal views down through the crystal-clear waters to the reefs below.
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 chargrilled tuna steak! The Equatorial waters off Seychelles offer some of the best fishing in the world, and there are few pleasures as completely satisfying as hearing the whirr of line out of your reel as your quarry takes off.
Set foot on your own private island in the Seychelles. Infinite, exclusive space where the embrace of lush tropical palms and giant granite peaks dwarf your presence with their drama. With just 11 villas, your footprints will be the only evidence on the Island’s vast, untouched beaches. North Island epitomises the freedom that complete privacy allows, extraordinary experiences, perfectly personally appropriate, and service that is generously big-hearted. The Island’s abundance naturally extends to the luxury of choice that a peerless all-inclusive offering provides. Experience a true barefoot-luxury escape.
North Island features just eleven private guest villas, offering each guest an unparalleled sense of exclusivity and luxury. Our villas have all been created from local materials harvested during the island rehabilitation process, balancing luxury and simplicity to form a signature architectural style we call “barefoot luxury”. The in-villa dining experience is all about comfort food and choice. Enjoy the diverse options within your generously-stocked pantry or the home-style menu, with a local Creole curry or classic dish of your choice, delivered to your door while you relax in the privacy of your own villa.
North Island features just eleven private guest villas, offering each guest an unparalleled sense of exclusivity and luxury. Our villas have all been created from local materials harvested during the island rehabilitation process, balancing luxury and simplicity to form a signature architectural style we call “barefoot luxury”.
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.
North Island offers an unmatched level of personalization and generosity to each guest, particularly with the culinary experience. Daily menus are designed according to the latest Island harvest with special consideration being given to your favourites along with any dietary requirements you may have.
Refined Dining at the Island Piazza
The Piazza offers gracious candlelit dining with the gentle sounds of the ocean setting the scene for a romantic evening. This is the ideal venue for a sophisticated date night, and showcases the “smooth” aspect of the Island. Situated where the ocean meets the Island, the food offering in the Piazza draws on the freshest ingredients from both land and sea to give you a sumptuous dining experience. The chefs give free rein to their imaginations as they are inspired by the seasons and flavours of Seychelles and the world beyond. A favourite dish is squid ink linguini with lobster, freshly caught red snapper, langoustines and local octopus – perfect with a cold glass of fruity Chardonnay. It’s not unknown for turtles to emerge from the ocean and nest on East Beach during lunch or dinner at the Piazza, adding a unique dimension to your meal. The Piazza seamlessly extends on to the beach to give you a range of al fresco dining options, in the shade of a towering takamaka tree by day or underneath a milky canopy of equatorial stars by night.
At Home in Your Villa
The in-villa dining experience is all about comfort food and options. Enjoy the wide variety of snacks in your generously-stocked pantry or choose from the home-style menu, with a local Creole curry or classic dish of your choice, delivered to your door while you relax in the privacy of your own villa. We’ve taken the theme of comfort food and added a typically irreverent North Island twist – think childhood classics reworked to refresh your palette; dishes you know and love made just that little bit more fun.
On the Beach at West Beach Bar
West Beach Bar serves up fresh hot pizza, salads and tapas-style barbecue snacks, all perfect for sharing as you watch the sunset, lingering over a cocktail and relaxed music. Kick off your shoes and let the sand run between your toes – you’ve discovered the “rough” side of North Island, the perfect counterpoint to the Piazza experience, and an evening you will want to enjoy at leisure. This is no place for haste, so let the mixologist create a B.O.B. Mojito for you as you unwind. A North Island twist on the classic cocktail with Island grown passion fruit, mint, and small bitter local oranges planted on the Island centuries ago by pirates seeking a place to bury their plundered treasures.
In Private, on Your Island
North Island’s 201 hectares of natural beauty offers a wealth of secluded spots perfect for romantic moments for two, or special memories shared as a family. From the privacy of your expansive villa where you can dine overlooking panoramic ocean views to the romance of Honeymoon Beach, a paradise reserved just for you and your private beach picnic – the choice of picturesque destinations is endless. Enjoy champagne and canapés over a bonfire while watching the sun set from the rugged beauty of The Cross at the base of Spa Hill, a light lunch on the edge of the main swimming pool, a candlelit dinner under the stars on the Helipad, a family-style barbeque in your villa with your private chef, a Créole dinner in the historic Library, or a private wine tasting with our sommelier in the cellar. Your bespoke dining experience can be enjoyed anywhere on the Island. Our chefs will be delighted to discuss your precise requirements with you and your dedicated Guest Experience Host and Villa Attendant will bring them to life. Let us spoil, surprise and delight you!
In addition to the 30-minute complimentary welcome treatment at the spa, guests of North Island benefit from various activities and services included with their stay. The property has a Techno-gym located just below the spa boutique: Guest also have the opportunity to shop for accessories and gifts from the North Island boutique, Located close to the Piazza, North Island also offers a library and dive centre.
The spa is located in inspiring surroundings, overlooking turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs. North Island’s spa provides a unique treatment menu designed to relax body, mind and soul. Each guest receives a complimentary welcome treatment and every treatment begins with a Barefoot Ritual, a symbolic introduction to the island way of barefoot luxury.
The swimming pool is a short walk from the side of the public area and along the granitic outcrop. The view from the pool looks back along a kilometre of beach. This is a delightful surprise, as one would not expect to find a 45m vanishing-edge pool at the end of a modest walk off the public area in the forest.
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.
North Island offers all-inclusive yoga sessions every morning and private classes are available at anytime, anywhere on the island. From the privacy of your villa to the comfort of the air-conditioned gym, or from the shores of West Beach to the peaks of Spa Hill – the choice is yours.