Take a thrilling helicopter flip from Mahe in the Seychelles to North Island, a 20-minute adventure where you look down upon clear azure ocean waters and islands fringed with white beaches. Maybe a whale will breach as you fly over, or a pod of dolphins rise to wave their fins? The Seychelles holds magical tropical experiences for all who venture there to unwind and immerse themselves in the ocean environment. North Island is a destination you should experience in a tailor made package deal to suit your tastes, flights included.
Feel Regal in Paradise
Treated like royalty from the moment you land, you will feel exceptionally special on the North Island – staff outnumber guests 2-1 and a full spa service titillates your every fancy. Forget about menus, you ask the chef what is the catch of the day and he then prepares it to your personal taste. Fresh produce and sunny days make for essential health and relaxation. Ask the in-house ecologist about the history and ecology of the island and join him on a walk around the region to find out more about the endemic fauna and flora.
Elegant Villas and Mod Cons
Spread out into a huge villa brimming with exceptional mod cons. Spend hours looking out over the ocean through the swaying palm trees where peace is the key word and water sports adventures the flavour of the day. So much luxury may seem too opulent in this rustic island atmosphere but you will be grateful for the colonial elegance that embraces you after a full day out in sun and sea. Sink into beds clothed in divine linens and chill out beside your private plunge pool.
Presidential Tastes for an Island Escape
These Presidential Villas are set to stun and leave nothing to the imagination: picture huge spaces filled with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, inside and outside showers, lounges or second bedrooms, DVD/CDs, mini bars, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryers, safes, mini kitchens and in room cinemas! Add to this your private deck, plunge pool and butler service and you will definitely know what an authentic island holiday is made of.
Outdoor Fun in the Sun
Included in your private island holiday rate is scuba-diving, kayaking, mountain bikes, guided walks, half day fishing trips and all laundry and Wi-Fi as well as the use of an island golf-buggy. Children will love the island, a huge exploration in the making, but most guests who come to this exclusive destination happen to be couples in love and honeymooners. It is not surprising that North Island has won numerous accolades including being rated third best hotel in the world by Conde Naste Traveller in 2014.
Remote Luxury on Tap
The best thing about Seychelles North Island is that it is remote and still unheard of by many travellers. If you are an intrepid traveller, head to this idyllic isle where intense natural beauty will take you by surprise – stark white shores lining sapphire waters where you can stroll and swim, windsurf and snorkel, picnic and deep sea dive. Clever designers of the lodge have incorporated eco-methods into their wood, stone and glass architecture so that the accommodation blends perfectly into the indigenous vegetation, the sandy shores and the crystal ocean.
Eco Bliss and Food to Die For
Look out for the more than 200 plant species and 5 endemic bird species thriving on the island. Return to dine in style on true North Island cuisine where you tell the chef exactly what you want to eat. Anything from fresh seafood and romantic candlelit meals for two, to pizzas and tapas, grilled snacks and other delicacies. Choose to eat at the Piazza, West Beach Bar or the North Island Sunset Bar – or order dinner in your villa for something private and perfect.
So Much to Do…
Elite guests get to use the sophisticated amenities which include a 45m swimming pool, a central and scenic dining area, a connoisseur’s wine cellar, vast lounge and unique library made from coral stones. Exercise in the gym if you feel like a workout, fish at your leisure or arrange a dive into the ocean with expert instructors. Explore the island on mountain bikes, on foot or island buggies especially for guests like you. Then check into the spa for luxurious pampering treatments that put mind and body at ease.
If this is not the best island holiday ever then you are looking in the wrong place! This is IT as far as breath-taking beauty, perfect weather and special five-star service go. This is IT if you want an eco-experience and time to build your stamina with water sports galore or to rest your muscles with plenty of me-time on your private deck. The Seychelles North Island rates as one of the best holiday destinations in Africa.