April 2017 – Ever wished you could be marooned on a tropical desert island, just you and nature, getting back to basics and escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life? North Island in the Seychelles offers exactly that – except with a healthy dose of all-inclusive luxury thrown in for good measure.
In the heart of the Indian Ocean archipelago and a mere 15 minute helicopter ride from the main island of Mahé sits the world’s best-kept secret.
The moment you step onto the powdery white sands of North Island you will feel part of something bigger than yourself. North’s magic and charm lies in its welcoming of all guests and giving them access to being part of the story that creates its unique authentic spirit. You may not be the first to arrive on this tropical paradise but you’ll feel as if you are; calm untouched beaches are lapped at by the energetic turquoise waters of the ocean as statuesque palms in vivid shades of green fringe the cornflower-blue sky – North Island needs to be seen to be believed. This unspoilt landscape, home to a plethora of endangered fauna and flora gives the Island a life of its own that guests feel privileged to be a part of for the short time they are there.
With only eleven villas on this vast Island, North is the ultimate in barefoot luxury and privacy; you can even hire the entire island for sole use should you wish for a real sense of getting away from it all. Whilst aimed at a discerning clientele, North Island also awakens the childhood explorer within each guest for a stay that creates an unrivalled modern-day Robinson Crusoe experience.
From playing in the surf on your private beach in the morning to cycling through the forest and tipping your hat to Brutus the oldest Giant Aldabra Tortoise out on his afternoon stroll, these are all part of the experience on North Island; these are the moments that you’ll never forget.
On the Island guests are offered the greatest of all luxuries, time; there are no set dining menus, no dress codes and certainly no schedules! Guests are in complete control of how to structure their days so whether you want to lie on the beach until the sun dips beneath the horizon, dive deep into the watery world rich with marine life, or climb to the highest point on a guided hike, your North Island experience is entirely your own. Let your imagination run wild, on land and in water the opportunities are endless and there are many memorable ways to spend precious private moments with your loved ones. Every villa even comes with a dedicated Villa Attendant and a Guest Experience Host that will help guests tailor-make their bespoke itineraries so you won’t miss out on a thing.
2017 rates for the Presidential Villas start at €5,835 per night and €9,185 per night for Villa North Island excluding tax. Children under the age of 17 sharing the second bedroom are free of charge. For young adults aged 17-19 sharing the second bedroom, the rate is €640 per night.
For more information on North Island visit www.north-island.com. For reservations, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.