North Island, located 30 kilometers away from the Seychelles’ main island of Mahéone, is one of the world’s most coveted and private retreats as it is nestled on an entire island (accommodating only 11 extraordinary villas) and boasts an unparalleled level of service.
Such a level of bespoke experiences is exemplified by the fact that the restaurant doesn’t provide menus: the chef crafts meals according to the guests’ individual tastes and preferences, you can literally order all of your hearts desires. Guests at North Island have the luxury of reserving an entire beach for private use, thus allowing you to indulge in ultimate seclusion!
Moreover, each one of the carefully designed and spacious villas are constructed from indigenous elements and encompass private pools. Guests staying at North Island can enjoy a host of experiences ranging from scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling, sumptuous spa treatments, private yoga sessions, to bike rides and nature walks through the island’s raw beauty.
It is no wonder why celebrities such as Victoria and David Beckham, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as George and Amal Clooney honeymooned or vacationed at this ultra exclusive resort.
We have teamed up with North Island’s concierge to give you a rare inside look into this one-of-a-kind retreats!
How would you describe North Island to someone thinking about travelling there?
“North Island is a place where one can find the ultimate barefoot luxury experience, with its pristine beaches and a beautiful underwater world it is a true paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers alike.”
What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to anyone visiting the Seychelles?
“Take advantage of the many pristine beaches that the Seychelles have to offer, with more than 100 different Islands there is one perfect for you.”
Describe the perfect day in North Island.
“Start your day with a yoga session at our beautiful gym overlooking the Indian Ocean, followed by a breakfast in your villa prepared by your personal Villa attendant. Explore the marine life around North Island with one of our Dive instructors. During the dive your Villa attendant has set up a romantic private picnic for lunch at Honeymoon beach. In the afternoon it is time to relax in our Spa and enjoy one of the many treatments that North Island has to offer. Experience the best sunset at West Beach while drinking a cocktail. Dinner will be at our main restaurant Piazza on the beach where you can enjoy some delicious Seychellois cuisine or anything else that you prefer. End the day with a warm bath, prepared by your Villa attendant.”
What do you think is most unique about North Island?
“The ultimate in private, barefoot luxury, combined with staff that goes above and beyond to personalize the experiences for our guests.”
What special experience do you provide your guests?
“At North Island we tailor the experiences to our guests, depending on their preferences. An elegant home away from home service experience.”