North Island
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North Island Seychelles
PO Box 1176 Victoria
+248 293 100
+248 293 150
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Hotel Description
We bought North Island in recognition of its potential as a Noah’s Ark; a sanctuary where natural habitats could be rehabilitated and where critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be re-introduced and given a place to regenerate.

North Island is the most interesting conservation project we have ever undertaken. It is very seldom that the opportunity arises to make such a significant and positive impact on a region, a specific area, its wildlife and surrounding environment.

On this beautiful island we have built an exclusive luxury lodge. We have, where possible, utilised materials reaped from the rehabilitation process. In doing so we have paid particular attention to capturing the true essence of North Island, a rare experience in harmony with the environment.

The development on North Island is unashamedly aimed at providing the very best in privacy, location, accommodation, services, facilities and experience. The Island has only 11 guest Villas – exquisitely designed to celebrate nature and offer an authentic home-from-home ambience. The result is a special destination that touches the lives of its guests and inspires them long after they have left.

North Island is an example of a sustainable ecologically sensitive utilisation of a precious natural treasure.
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
Before we began designing the lodge we undertook extensive research that strongly indicated that in today’s overcrowded world, people were increasingly looking for privacy and their own space. It is precisely this concept that became the cornerstone and major influence in the design of the Villas and a point of focus to ensure that guests would really enjoy spending their time in their Villa if they so wished.

With this in mind, we designed Villas that measure 450 square metres (4,890 square feet) which we felt is the optimum size, allowing guests an exclusive feeling and enough room to spread out and enjoy a unique, private, island-style experience to the full. The idea was to make sure the Villas would bring the sense to life, but at the same time be a simple space in which to free the mind and refresh the soul.

Each Villa has two bedrooms, a main bedroom and a second bedroom. Whilst the Villa is primarily occupied by one or two guests, they may have a requirement to use the second bedroom for children nineteen years and younger and this is available at an additional cost. Alternatively, the second bedroom can be converted into a study for guests staying in the master bedroom.

Each Villa has been individually handcrafted by Seychellois and African craftsmen on the Island. The principle materials used were wood, local stone, glass and thatched roofs. All this combines to form a warm and inviting space that offers guests that rare opportunity to relax completely. Each Villa is completely self-contained and is raised over a metre off the ground to catch the cooling island breezes.

A luxuriously proportioned master bedroom with change-room and writing area leads onto a large en-suite bathroom with marble bath and two showers, one indoor and one outdoor. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and all rooms have overhead “punkah punkah” fans. The fully retracting sliding doors allow for uninterrupted views onto the lawns and the turquoise seas in front of each Villa. There is satellite television, a DVD/CD system and Internet access. The kitchen leads off the lounge/dining area. A private plunge pool and sala are the finishing touches in this private sanctuary.

In siting the Villas, we placed Villas 1 to 10 discretely in the tree-line, facing onto Anse d'est Beach. Villa 11 is completely unique in it’s siting. Villa 11’s layout has been designed to accommodate the incline along the extreme northern side of the Anse d'est Beach and is secretly tucked away in the Takamaka forest. The beach views from this Villa is truly spectacular from every angle and it is this, together with the unique manipulation of the design, which separates this remarkable Villa from the rest. Villa 11 is referred to as Villa North Island.

Each Villa offers you:
• Elements of design and style in the Villas that epitomise the concept of barefoot luxury.
• Each Villa has two bedrooms, a main bedroom and a second bedroom/study.
• The bedrooms and dressing rooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with extra large beds,
as well as lounge areas with TV and DVD/CD.
• Spacious main bathroom with marble bath, inside and outside showers and twin vanities. A
separate toilet and bidet leads off the main bathroom.
• Lounge and dining area with adjoining kitchenette.
• Use of a second en-suite room as a guest room or office/study complete with Internet connection
(also in the main bedroom), as determined by guests’ personal requirements.
• 200 square metres of outside decking, a private 17,000 litre pool and covered "sala".
North Island is approximately 32km northwest of Mahe and 5km north of its nearest neighbour Silhouette. You transfer to the island by helicopter in about 20 minutes from Mahe. The island is 2.5km long by 1km wide - an area of around 210 hectares. You can&