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.
|No. of rooms||11|
Main description of North Island
North Island: Facilities
|Room facilities||Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Shower|
|Available services||Credit Card|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Cycling, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Viewing, Kayaking, Massages, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Turtle Tracking, Walks, Canoeing|
Room types at North Island
The 10 Presidential Villas 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 bedrooms, a main bedroom and a second bedroom/lounge and study. The fully retracting sliding doors allow for uninterrupted views onto the sandy beach and turquoise sea in front of each Villa. The kitchenette leads off the lounge and dining area and a private plunge pool and sala are the finishing touches to this private sanctuary.
Villa North Island
Perched on a rock on a private location 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. 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.
Activities at North Island
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 quadrupled in numbers.
North Island - Boating and Island Hopping
Boating around North Island or other trips including visits to Mahé and the outer islands, including the spectacular bird islands, Aride and Cousin, and can be arranged at an extra cost.
North Island - Fly-fishing
We provide fishing rods, tackle and flies should you wish to try your hand at fishing. However, it is recommended that serious fly-fishermen bring their own rods and tackle.
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
Each villa comes equipped with mountain bikes 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
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 - 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
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
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 - Snorkelling
There are good snorkelling sites around North Island as well as further afield. Masks and fins are available if you wish to explore these sites, either on your own or in the company of a staff member (depending on your snorkelling skills and distance of reefs).
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 specially derived from island ingredients.
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 - 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.
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.