Ready for a once in a lifetime tropical experience? Head to North Island, a private island resort in the Seychelles. The North Island Resort combines natural beauty with sheer luxury.
Wayne Milgate, General Manager, welcomes us with this philosophy, “We developed North Island in recognition of its potential as a Noah’s Ark; a sanctuary where natural habitats could be rehabilitated and given a place to regenerate. Our offering is the same for you, to provide you the very best in privacy, location, accommodation and experience.”
Prince William & Duchess Kate came here for their honeymoon, to find privacy and barefoot luxury at this tropical Eden. Celebrities and others have found their tropical Eden staying in one of the 11 luxury hand-crafted villas. Each villa has a backyard that opens up to a pristine, powder-white sandy beach. There’s a personal attendant who works magic and does everything without guests knowing how it happened. Douglas was our Villa Attendant, and took incredible care of us throughout our stay. From memorable meals to intuitively knowing your next need, desire, there’s really nothing you need to do but to relax!
Aneta, our Experience Host, ensured that our stay was memorable and arranged for unique experiences including a hike to the top of North Island, sundowners on a private beach – West Beach, a bare foot spa ritual surprise to welcome us. She checked in to make sure our every wish comes true! There are some moments that spontaneously happened as well, like seeing one of the island’s giant tortoises grazing through our garden, and a Creole gourmet diner set up in our private villa with lit candles surrounding us.
The island’s main area includes beautifully designed lounge and dining areas, library, and swimming pool built into the granite rock. Guests can explore the island on foot, by bicycle, by golf cart, and discover the western side of the island where you can stroll the Grande Anse Beach to the Sunset Bar and watch the sun set. Or there is the private honeymoon beach where you feel like you have the world to yourself.
There are many activities to enjoy during your stay – hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, bicycling, diving, fly fishing, or working out in the air conditioned gym where you can look out to the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. One of our favorite memories was scuba diving with Jean-Paul, our fantastic dive master, as he showed us marine life in one of the world’s longest coral reef systems. Another standout was our sunrise hike with Aneta to the top of the island’s granite rock mountain where we had an almost 360 panoramic view.
Or you can get pampered at the island’s spa, and then relax in your private villa and beach. You can find many private places throughout the island where you can meditate, find solitude, or share a romantic moment.