North Island is an exclusive escape in the Seychelles, ideal for expectant parents looking to celebrate their pregnancy in private-island paradise. Before two becomes three, take a short break; put the nursery shopping on hold and the baby books down, and squeeze in one more romantic vacation to a bucket-list destination.
World-renowned for its romance, North Island’s natural beauty provides a backdrop for an extraordinary babymoon experience: sparkling white beaches, lush palms, azure Indian Ocean and colourful coral reefs. The Island’s abundance naturally extends to the luxury of choice that a peerless all-inclusive offering provides.
“Uninterrupted time together is a true luxury and North Island provides so many choices as to how to spend it memorably”, says North Island’s General Manager, Jonathan Lithgow. Both a tranquil hideaway and exciting getaway, North Island balances rest and relaxation with escape and exploration, all in perfect harmony with nature.
Be pampered at the Spa with a complimentary 30-minute couple’s treatment of your choice. For the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation, consult North Island’s Spa therapists to tailor-make a bespoke mother-to-be package. While mum is resting, partners can enjoy a diverse range of energising activities, from diving the beautiful reefs to hiking the granitic peaks. There are plenty of safe water activities to enjoy as a couple such as snorkeling and sunset cruises, or simply enjoy feeling weightless swimming in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. For some light exercise, take gentle walks across the tropical Plateau, or complimentary morning yoga classes at the Gym while taking in the unbeatable ocean views. Relax on the private beaches of North Island or lounge at the main swimming pool, which is carved into the granitic rock at the base of Spa Hill.
Jonathan says, “Date nights and quiet dinners may be on hold for a few years, so allow us to spoil and surprise you with a host of private dining venues on your babymoon. The entire Island is at your disposal.” From the privacy of the expansive villa where one can dine overlooking the blue of the ocean to the most romantic of isolated locations with a private picnic at Honeymoon Beach. Choose between the sophisticated elegance of the Island Piazza with its candle-lit refined dining, or relax with sunset cocktails (and mocktails), canapés, wood-fired pizzas and sumptuous beach barbeques at West Beach Bar. End the evening with a romantic movie night under the stars, with a ‘sail screen’ strung up between two palm trees. “Our philosophy is to create unique experiences, entirely personalised to your preferences”, explains Jonathan.
North Island’s team of chefs are on hand to design bespoke daily menus rooted in fresh, seasonal produce and inspired by the flavours of the Seychelles. Focus on wellbeing during your pregnancy and eat light, healthy dishes while sipping on fresh juices and smoothies, or take the opportunity to indulge a little. Your in-villa pantry is generously stocked with sweet and savoury treats, tailored to your taste buds – no craving is too unusual on North Island.
With just 11 spacious villas, each with over 450m2 of space and private butler service to anticipate and meet every need, North Island offers a peerless setting for the perfect hideaway. The team on the Island have a keen eye for detail and leave no stone unturned on babymoons, mothers-to-be will find a maternity pillow adding to the comfort of plush, over-sized beds, dressed in crisp, cool linens. Private villas on North Island are a haven of peace and tranquility. Relish the time and space to celebrate your relationship as a couple and the exciting times ahead as a family. If you’re expecting number two, let your dedicated Guest Experience Host keep your little one busy with our bespoke Beach Buddy children’s programme.
Please note: It is important to discuss your holiday plans with your healthcare provider.
About North Island: www.north-island.com
North Island is Africa’s most exclusive private island, situated 30km from the main island of Mahé, Seychelles. Extremely secluded 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 experience where luxury, bespoke service and a generous all-inclusive offering combine to give guests the ultimate privacy and exclusivity. 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.
About Wilderness Safaris: www.wilderness-safaris.com
Wilderness Safaris is Africa’s leading authentic and sustainable ecotourism operator, specialising 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 eight countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Wilderness Safaris is deeply committed to its 4Cs sustainability ethos of Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation. It 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.
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 is part of Wilderness Holdings, a group of responsible ecotourism companies that together endeavour to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.