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North Island: The World’s Best Kept Secret

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North Island, Seychelles is one of the world’s most exclusive resorts; a private island paradise in the Indian Ocean truly reflecting the essence of ‘barefoot luxury’. The perfect hideaway, North Island is a favourite retreat amongst the world’s royalty and A-listers for genuine privacy, outstanding service and a chance to be themselves far from prying eyes. Only four hours away from the GCC, North Island is ideal for both a weekend escape and longer getaways.

Spread across 201 hectares, North Island offers a tropical landscape of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled between three granite outcrops surrounded by the azure blue of the ocean. With only 11 villas lining the shores of this magnificent island, guests can sunbathe on their personal private beaches, cycle through the many natural trails, dive and explore along the coast of the island or simply dine anywhere their hearts desire.

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On North Island, everything is tailored to make sure that every stay is bespoke and reflective of each guest’s preferences. The island’s unique ‘rough and smooth’ concept allows guests to reconnect with nature and relax with complete disregard to any formal dress codes or rigid dining schedules while indulging in world-class service and outstanding gastronomic delights.

The culinary concept on North Island is also flexible and personalized. The food is inspired by the spirit of the island and daily menus are designed according to the latest island harvest and guests’ preferences. The chef speaks to each guest to create a personalized dining experience for them, whether that’s dinner in the comfort of their villa, a picnic on one of the island’s beaches or a family barbeque. Guests can also dine at The Piazza or enjoy pizza and tapas at West Beach Bar.

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North Island’s all-inclusive offering is not just limited to food and beverages however, as a wide variety of activities are available on the island, from kayaking, scuba diving and stand up paddle boarding to half-day fishing trips, guided walks and full PADI diving certification, all included in the overall rate and can be arranged as part of a guest’s bespoke itinerary while on the island.

What makes North Island truly special is its spirit and the connection to nature it allows all visitors. A true natural rehabilitation success story, North Island has tapped into that privilege that city life distances us all from, the knowledge and feeling of being one with something greater than ourselves. Therein lies North Island’s gift to all those that visit.

Rates for the Villas start at €3,050 per person per night. Children under the age of 17 sharing the second bedroom are free of charge. For young adults aged 17-19 sharing the second bedroom, the rate is €670 per night.