November 2017 – North Island in Seychelles has been chosen as one of the Top 20 Hideaways in the World by Andrew Harper, a travel editorial brand that recommends the most exceptional hotels and travel experiences worldwide.
According to the editorial team at Andrew Harper, to receive this distinguished accolade, a property must have fewer than 50 rooms, already possess a high rating in The Andrew Harper Collection, exhibit exceptional character as well as a commitment to classic hospitality, and offer a profound sense of place.
North Island is renowned as a private-island paradise in the heart of Seychelles, and is synonymous with privacy and exclusivity. Its generous all-inclusive offering provides guests with the luxury of choice and freedom to make the most out of every stay. The island is extremely secluded with only 11 spacious guest villas placed on luminous white beaches, and surrounded by the azure Indian Ocean. A diverse range of activities is available and a private Villa Attendant and a Guest Experience Host are on hand to curate private experiences for guests on the Island at all times.
“To receive such esteemed recognition and endorsement from The Andrew Harper Collection is a great testament to our expert team at North Island who go out of their way to spoil and surprise each guest and tailor-make experiences during every stay”, said North Island MD, Bruce Simpson. “We are proud to have been the only African hideaway to have made the world’s Top 20, and to have been recognised for not only our exclusive-island experience but also for our dedication to conservation and our Noah’s Ark island rehabilitation programme”.
North Island has been dedicated to driving this rehabilitation programme for over 20 years, where it plays a role as a sanctuary where natural habitats are being rehabilitated and where Critically Endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are being reintroduced. For more information about the Noah’s Ark rehabilitation programme, click here.
“We truly value this accolade from Andrew Harper, and we realise the need to constantly update and refresh our service offering to ensure that we remain the ultimate private island experience in Seychelles. As such, we will be rebuilding West Beach Bar in early 2018 and will be adding some exciting surprises to our Beach Buddy family offering. We are looking forward to welcoming more Andrew Harper members to the Island in the near future and to continue exceeding their expectations”, he concluded.
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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.
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.