May 2016 – North Island in Seychelles has introduced a range of special wedding and honeymoon offers for 2016, presenting couples with the ideal opportunity to experience an elegantly simple, barefoot beach wedding on one of world’s most exclusive private islands.
“The combination of privacy and exclusivity makes North Island the perfect setting in which to pledge (or renew) your vows, or to begin a lifelong adventure together”, commented the Island’s GM Nick Solomon. “Expansive white sand beaches lend themselves to intimate beach weddings with a few friends, or even just the happy couple”.
Guests who marry on North Island are already in the ideal honeymoon destination and for those who have tied the knot elsewhere, the Island provides the ideal opportunity to relax and unwind after the excitement of a big wedding, and to start married life in luxury and style. Both wedding and honeymoon couples can take advantage of North Island’s Stay 7, Pay 6 special offer, plus one spouse will receive a further 25% off this special rate. Honeymooners will also be upgraded to Villa North Island on arrival (subject to availability).
The North Island wedding set-up is very much in keeping with ‘Island style’, using palm branches to create an arch or pergola on the beach, decorated with tropical flowers to create a simple and natural look. The Island offers an optional extra full wedding planning service, from assisting with the necessary Seychelles formalities through to floral decorations and even the dress. A Registrar from the Seychelles Civil Status Office can be brought to the Island to preside over a more traditional wedding ceremony, or an informal vow renewal ceremony (without legal status) can be arranged.
North Island weddings end with the couple participating in a beautiful and moving sand ritual as a sign of their love and unity. This is a North Island tradition that symbolises the indivisible combining of two lives as one. The celebrations can then continue after the ceremony in keeping with each couple’s preferred approach to their special day, whether a cocktail evening at West Beach Bar with a few close friends, a romantic dinner for two in the villa or library – or for the ultimate after-party, guests can make a sole-use booking of the entire Island.
The generosity of North Island’s all-inclusive offering is based on a philosophy encapsulated in the three words: ‘Spoil. Surprise. Personalise’. “We truly pride ourselves on delighting guests with a tailor-made Island experience that goes beyond their expectations, often anticipating their desires even before they are expressed”, added Solomon. “The combination of personalised Seychellois service, spacious private villas, and wide range of activities – from relaxing to exhilarating – plus the natural beauty of the Island creates the ideal honeymoon experience”.
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About Wilderness Safaris: www.wilderness-safaris.com
Wilderness Safaris is an ecotourism company that specialises in memorable wildlife experiences in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa. In this way it offers its guests private access to almost three million hectares of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources.
Wilderness Safaris operates camps and safaris in some of Africa’s best wildlife and wilderness reserves across seven different countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness programme, as well as through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in Africa.
Wilderness Safaris firmly believes that its single most important achievement to date is to have built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which provides jobs, training, skills, careers, adjusted horizons, hope and a realistic alternative to less sustainable development.
Wilderness Safaris is part of Wilderness Holdings, a group of responsible ecotourism companies and conservation and community development vehicles that together endeavour to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.
About North Island: www.north-island.com
North Island is one of Africa’s most exclusive private islands, situated 30km from the main island of Mahé, Seychelles. Extremely isolated with only 11 spacious guest villas, North Island is renowned for its luminous white beaches, filigree reefs and azure Indian Ocean.
North Island offers an unrivalled all-inclusive experience where guests are able to choose whatever they want to do and eat, whenever and wherever – private beach dinners being a firm favourite. On land or in water, the choices on North Island are many and varied – from cool forest trails and mountain biking to snorkelling, diving, kayaking, fishing expeditions and romantic sunset boat cruises.
North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, were rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive.