Travel + Leisure’s Worlds Best Awards

North Island is delighted to have been nominated as one of the World’s Best Hotels in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Survey. Readers and travellers are encouraged to vote online with the poll being live until 5 March 2018.

“It has been 15 years since North Island welcomed its first guests, yet continued recognition from travellers and leading publications is evidence that North Island is still the world’s most exclusive private-island experience”, said Bruce Simpson, North Island’s Managing Director. “We have remained committed to our goals since day one: offering a world-class luxury tourism destination in perfect harmony with nature. In tandem with creating an idyllic hideaway for our guests, North Island has created a sanctuary for endangered and endemic species in the Seychelles. We have always placed equal emphasis on both aspects of our operations; luxury and conservation have gone hand in hand, rather than one at the expense of the other.”

North Island has been fortunate to have received many prestigious awards throughout its 20-year history, both for its high standards of luxury and service as well as its conservation efforts. Further recognition for its high-end offering has a positive impact on its ability to achieve its vision, which is why North Island is encouraging those who believe they are getting it right to vote for them in this year’s World’s Best Awards Survey. It also shines a light on its island rehabilitation programme and affords North Island the opportunity to set a leading example for sustainable ecotourism in the Seychelles and the rest of the world.

Representing the best in travel, the annual World’s Best Awards are based on the results of the survey which will be run online until 5 March 2018, with the results published in the August issue of the magazine. Both T+L subscribers and nonsubscribers’ votes will be counted towards the results. Only one online entry per person/email address will be counted towards the results.

To learn more about the survey, or to cast your vote, click here.


About North Island:
  • 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:
  • 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.

Contact information

PO Box 1176, Victoria,
Mahé Seychelles
Telephone: +248 4293 100,
Fax: +248 4293 150,

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