March 2016 – Prestigious German luxury travel magazine, Traveller’s World, has named North Island, Seychelles as the number one hotel in the world in its Traveller’s World Awards Top 100 List, featured in the March 2016 issue.
The results were announced at the ITB travel trade show in Berlin, where North Island was also shortlisted in the Best Hideaway category in the equally prestigious Connoisseur Circle Awards. The annual Traveller’s World Awards mark the best addresses worldwide for travellers in 10 different categories – voted for by the readers of this premium magazine.
“Germany, Austria and Switzerland are very important markets for North Island”, commented Nick Solomon, General Manager of North Island. “We are therefore delighted to receive this recognition in these awards and listings, which acknowledge the new heights in service, décor and generosity of guest experience that the Island has achieved in the last year”.
2015 was a particularly exciting year for North Island, as the world’s leading tropical island hideaway continued to evolve. Following on from 2014’s extensive softs and décor refurbishment, the Island has embarked on an architectural renovation focusing on replacing exterior woodwork and other organic materials such as decks and roofing.
At the same time, North Island has taken its food offering and overall guest experience to a new level, 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 the generous all-inclusive offering, spacious private villas, and wide range of activities – from relaxing to exhilarating – plus the natural beauty of the Island make for a hideaway second to none”.
In this way, North Island – one of the pioneers of the concept of barefoot luxury–continues to be ranked among the world’s leading private islands.
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Wilderness Collection www.wilderness-collection.com
The Wilderness Collection is a hand-picked portfolio of progressive and innovative destinations in iconic areas of Africa and its islands. All of the destinations share a philosophy of building environmental, social and financial equity and of raising global awareness around sustainability.
Refined and elegant, each location is dedicated to unashamed, but sustainable, luxury and exceptional guest experiences. From the barefoot opulence of North Island, to the architectural sophistication and elephant ambassadors of Abu Camp, and the cultural journey and modern conservation concept of Segera Retreat, the Wilderness Collection is firmly rooted in striving to provide truly unique and authentic experiences for our guests.
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.