Experience the beauty of barefoot vibes and perfect peace at the exclusive North Island in the Seychelles. Picturesquely situated amidst lush green palms and craggy granite peaks cascading into iridescent turquoise waters, North Island deeply immerses you into its beautiful nature. Known as the “Island of Love”, it’s easy to see why this private island paradise served as the royal honeymoon destination of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Unmatched views, ultimate privacy and unrivaled service make North Island the premier destination for a romantic escape or family getaway.

Location

Where is North Island located? What kind of surroundings can I expect?

On a small granitic island, the villas of North Island are a piece of heaven. Away from the noise of the world and large crowds, North Island is the epitome of beauty. It features 210 hectares of vegetation, and beautiful takamaka and coconut palm trees lining the shore, whilst the pristine sand shines in the distance. For nature and animal-lovers especially, North Island is bound to become a favorite as the sanctuary Noah’s Ark works on the rehabilitation of endangered flora and fauna of the region.

Key Facts

  • the resort is a 15-minute helicopter ride from Mahé International Airport away
  • North Island is a car-free island
  • four pristine beaches can be found on the island

What is special?

  • pedal the pathways at the resort at your leisure as you try to spot tortoises roaming or vibrant-colored birds whizzing through the air 
  • sneak away to one of the private beaches where you will be met with tides gently lapping against powdered sugar-like beaches, perfect for a hideaway beach picnic 
  • with the ocean as the ultimate playground, enjoy an exhilarating getaway filled with a variety of water-based activities, or simply spend your days soaking in the views from the spectacular shoreline

What do the guests say?

  • travelers feel as though they have the entire island to themselves
  • the giant tortoises roaming around the property are always a pleasant surprise for guests to encounter
  • guests love North Island so much they often return multiple times

Accommodation

How many villas are on the property? Will I have complete privacy during my stay?

Sporting 11 handcrafted luxurious villas, North Island takes hospitality to another level. Ten of these are beachfront villas with one bedroom, an expansive living room and an artistic interior. A study if you are traveling with children, a lounge with a projector which can convert into a private cinema, large dresser, and lavish bathroom – these are only some features of the beautiful villas crafted by Seychellois and African craftsmen. The best of all is Villa 11; heaven for honeymooners, the 750-square meter villa is multi-tiered, with a concealed entrance, and breathtaking beach view – oozing luxury and elegance. 

Key Facts

  • North Island is comprised of only 11 luxury villas
  • each villa comes with bicycles and an island buggy
  • villas are complete with beach access and a private garden

What is special?

  • step out of your beachfront villa and directly onto your own private stretch of beach, feeling the warm sun-drenched, satiny, sands squish between your toes
  • get in the groove as melodic tunes bellow from the underwater speakers in your private plunge pool 
  • the open-air design allows natural light to fill the room as the sheer curtains and canopies billow in the wind, creating a dreamy beach-chic ambiance ideal for a romantic retreat

What do the guests say?

  • guests love how private the villas are and that the only neighbors they are able to spot is the incredible local wildlife
  • the oversized marble tub, made for two, is many couples’ favorite
  • honeymooners and couples highly recommend North Island 

Pools & Spa

Are any spa services included with my stay? What type of services are available?

The luxe treatment begins as soon as you arrive at North Island, with a 30-minute spa treatment readily available for you to enjoy at your convenience. Whether you opt for the perfect pampering at the luxurious spa, overlooking granite boulders, or relish in a treatment in the privacy of your villa, in-house therapists will create a bespoke treatment plan, tending to your every need. The “Barefoot Ritual”, natural skincare, and aromatherapy are some of the many treatment options available that will undoubtedly leave you feeling completely spoiled. 

Key Facts

  • a 30-minute spa treatment is included for each guest staying in a Presidential Villa
  • a 60-minute spa treatment is included for guests in the Villa North Island 
  • the Spa uses oceanic Thalgo marine spa products for its treatments
  • state-of-the-art Technogym equipment is available in the onsite gym

What is special?

  • recharge your soul with a sunrise yoga flow as the sounds of the ocean lull you into a deeper state of zen and relaxation
  • heal and unwind without ever having to leave your villa – the pamper party will be delivered to you with an in-villa massage, scrub or facial
  • experience Thai and Balinese massage therapies and treatments that are personalized to tend to your specific needs and mood

What do the guests say?

  • guests can’t get enough of the stunning hilltop views during their spa treatments
  • a foot massage on arrival is just what guests needed to kick off a relaxing getaway
  • having the option to choose where they would like to lounge, either by the main pool or their own private pool, is a plus for guests

Culinary

What is on the menu at North Island? Is room service available?

Offering a multitude of dining experiences, there is a food genre for every mood of the guests. If you are in the mood for party snacks, the West Beach Bar serving fresh pizzas and cocktails is your go-to place. If what you are looking for is comfort food in privacy, opt for the in-villa dining experience. Whilst the desire for a romantic candlelit dinner is fulfilled by none other than The Piazza, accompanying the mesmerizing sounds of the ocean. With menus decided daily based on fresh island produce, the chef is more than happy to customize your meals in line with your dietary requirements, if any. 

Key Facts

  • the menu is determined based on the seasons
  • guests can choose from more than 2,000 premium wines
  • all meals and drinks are inclusive of your stay

What is special?

  • create unforgettable memories with an array of picturesque destinations for unique dining experiences, from under the shade of a takamaka tree or a canopy of stars – options are endless
  • have a sumptuous chef-prepared feast delivered straight to your door whenever you’d like, day or night
  • sink your toes into the sand with a hand-crafted cocktail made with island grown fruits as soft tunes permeate the air at the West Beach Bar

What do the guests say?

  • guests love being able to choose where they wish to dine – the restaurant, villa or beach
  • the “no menu” policy makes guests feel their luxury experience is taken to the next level – giving them complete control of the types of dishes they would like to be served
  • guests rave the dining experience is “the best experience you could ever dream of”

Activities

What type of fun activities can I do on the island? Are there any programs available for children?

Staying in a villa does not mean an in-house vacation, and North Island ensures that. From a visit to observe wildlife in the Noah’s Ark, to watching the sunset from the beachfront, there is something for everyone. If you love water sports – sea kayaks, snorkeling, and stand up paddle boards are available. If you are a land-person, drive the island buggy, or cycle around the shore. A half-day fishing trip can also be opted for. With lots to do, beautiful scenery is certainly not all North Island has to offer. 

Key Facts

  • scuba lessons are included at the PADI dive center
  • daily group yoga and complimentary watersports are included with each stay
  • complimentary shore-based fishing and half-day fishing trips can be arranged by the staff

What is special?

  • forgot your beach gear at home? No worries, you can shop until your heart’s content at North Island’s boutique shop  
  • parents can enjoy a little quiet time while their little ones are being entertained with arts and crafts, treasure hunts, pizza making classes and toys galore, with the Beach Buddy program
  • hop aboard a romantic sunset cruise as your skipper guides you across the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean while you watch the sun dip below the horizon  

What do the guests say?

  • the service, customized to exactly how you would like to spend your day, is revered by guests
  • travelers are thrilled to learn about the island from the on-site environmentalists
  • guests love that no request is too “over-the-top” and how accommodating the concierge is to meet their requests