North Island

North Island: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Resort
No. of rooms 11
Last updated 8-May-2018

Main description of North Island

North Island: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Sala, Satellite / Cable Television, Tea / Coffee
Available services Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cycling, Fine Dining, Fishing, Kayaking, Massages, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Turtle Tracking, Walks (Self Guided), Golf

Room types at North Island

Presidential Villa

Presidential Villa

The 10 Presidential Villas are nestled discreetly in the lush tree-line along East Beach, each measure 450 square metres, giving guests enough room to spread out and enjoy a unique, private, island-style experience to the full. Each Villa has two en-suite bedrooms, a main bedroom and a second bedroom/lounge and study that can be converted into a private cinema. The fully retracting glass doors allow for uninterrupted views onto the sandy beach and turquoise sea in front of each Villa. The kitchenette and personalised private pantry leads off the lounge and dining area and a private plunge pool and outdoor sala are the finishing touches to this private sanctuary.

Villa North Island

Villa North Island

Perched on a granite rock on a secluded stretch of powder-white beach on the northern side of Anse d’Est, Villa North Island spreads out across multiple tiered levels, measuring 750 square metres in total. With a private beach entry to the ocean and unobstructed ocean views, the Villa features several outdoor areas where guests can relax, including an outdoor ‘reverie’ lounge and a sunken sala with a stone fire-pit for spectacular sunset enjoyment. The main area includes a cinema lounge and study, while the bathroom features a 1.2 x 2 metre bath and outdoor shower, all with panoramic views. Villa North Island is the quintessence of luxury, romance and privacy.

Activities at North Island

North Island - Birding

North Island - Birding

Since its rehabilitation, North Island has become home to many indigenous bird species including five endemics, namely Seychelles kestrel, Seychelles blue pigeon, Seychelles swiftlet, Seychelles sunbird as well at the famous Seychelles white-eye; the latter being reintroduced in 2007 and populations have since increased over five-fold.

North Island - Gym

North Island - Gym

Situated next to the spa, our gym is air-conditioned and has some of the most spectacular views out to sea. It is well equipped with machines and weights to suit all our fitness enthusiasts.

North Island - Island bicycles

North Island - Island bicycles

Each villa comes equipped with bicycles suitable for exploring the Island. Whilst providing the enjoyment of entertainment and exercise, the bikes have minimal impact on the environment and allow you to slow down and take in the fabulous fauna and flora all around you.

North Island - Island Buggies

North Island - Island Buggies

Each Villa has its own dedicated Island Buggy. These specially-adapted electric carts give you the freedom to move around the Island with ease.

North Island – Kayaking

North Island – Kayaking

Kayaking is the perfect way to explore the calm waters around North Island and enjoy a gentle work-out at the same time, with phenomenal views down through the crystal-clear waters to the reefs below.

North Island – Kids’ Activities

North Island – Kids’ Activities

North Island’s bespoke “Beach Buddy” children’s programme offers activities tailor-made to the preferences of each child, from treasure hunting across the Island to GPS tortoise tracking with the environmentalists.

North Island - North Island library

North Island - North Island library

An extensive natural history library and research centre, in a lovingly renovated original coral block building, houses all the documentation concerning the history of the Island as well as details of its rehabilitation and the building of the lodge.

North Island - Presentations

North Island - Presentations

Slide shows and talks are offered, enabling interested guests to learn about the natural heritage of Seychelles and North Island, as well as about its renowned Noah’s Ark conservation project.

North Island - Scuba Diving

North Island - Scuba Diving

Seychelles forms part of the planet's longest coral reef system and has some of the world's best scuba diving sites. North Island offers a "guided" scuba experience where our divemasters are not only experts in scuba but also in the marine ecosphere. North Island’s Dive Centre offers full PADI tuition and certification as part of our generous all-inclusive offering.

North Island - Snorkelling

North Island - Snorkelling

There are good snorkelling sites around North Island as well as further afield. Masks and fins are available if you wish to explore the vibrant underwater life off North Island’s shores, either on your own or in the company of a staff member from the Dive Centre (depending on your snorkelling skills and distance of reefs).

North Island - Spa

North Island - Spa

The spa is located in inspiring surroundings, overlooking turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs. North Island's spa provides a unique treatment menu designed to relax body, mind and soul. Each guest receives a complimentary welcome treatment and every treatment begins with a Barefoot Ritual, a symbolic introduction to the island way of barefoot luxury.

North Island - Sunset Bar

North Island - Sunset Bar

A walk along West Beach as the sun sets is an experience not to be missed – especially as the Sunset Bar lies at the end of the walk. This simple, rustic bar is located just above the high-water mark on the northern end of Grande Anse.

North Island – Sunset Cruises

North Island – Sunset Cruises

Cruise around North Island to explore the island from the sea and drop anchor as the sun dips below the horizon. A romantic experience for you and your partner or a special memory as a family.

North Island - Turtle walks

North Island - Turtle walks

Depending on the time of the year, guests may be lucky enough to witness hawksbill and green turtles laying their eggs on East, West and Honeymoon beaches of North Island. The island is a sanctuary for endangered species who have been given a place to thrive once more.

North Island - Walking

North Island - Walking

Explore the Island on foot, walking its length and breadth and along its extensive beaches, or climbing the granite outcrops and crossing the saddle linking the eastern and western plateaux. Hikes are guided by North Island’s resident environmentalists who can explain the indigenous fauna and flora as well as the island’s history and conservation efforts.

North Island – Yoga

North Island – Yoga

North Island offers all-inclusive yoga sessions every morning and private classes are available at anytime, anywhere on the island. From the privacy of your villa to the comfort of the air-conditioned gym, or from the shores of West Beach to the peaks of Spa Hill - the choice is yours.

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