Discover Paradise This Eid: Discover North Island, Seychelles
The perfect short getaway this Eid Al-Fitr.
Located within the Inner Islands of the Seychelles, 30km away from the main island and only a 15 minute helicopter transfer from Mahé airport, North Island enjoys a unique private location nestled away from all distractions. As soon as you approach North you will be enchanted by its natural unaffected beauty. Luminous white beaches surround a lush deep green tropical interior of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled between three granite outcrops with stunning views and outlooks onto the turquoise and deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean. As soon as you land on North you will feel the worries of everyday life melt away as you embrace your new-found island-self.
North Island redefines privacy and luxury travel and unleashes a sense of complete freedom. With 201 hectares of space and only 11 villas, guests will truly feel that they are on their own private island. An untouched paradise where they can be as alone as they’d like, strolling the beach without a sole in sight, exploring the island with only tortoises for company or spending days in the comfort of their villa while the staff cater to their every need.
North Island’s generous all-inclusive offering allows you to completely give yourself over to the Island’s laidback spirit of barefoot luxury and do whatever you like whenever you like without having to worry about or plan a thing. Your very own dedicated Villa Attendant and Guest Experience Host will put together a bespoke itinerary to ensure you experience as much or as little as you’d like. All dining experiences including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (with the exception of a few reserve wines) and water and land activities are included.
Imagine waking up to a home-cooked breakfast on your villa’s terrace overlooking the ocean then taking a stroll with your morning coffee or tea and enjoying it sitting on the sand on your very own private beach. Perhaps after you’d like to explore the surrounding underwater life by taking advantage of North’s generous diving and snorkeling offering whilst the kids hunt for North’s long lost pirate treasure with a dedicated attendant. Or maybe you’d like to go off cycling to explore the Island’s many trails and get to know some of its many inhabitants of nesting sea turtles, 100 year-old tortoises, indigenous birds and various flora and fauna before enjoying a beach barbeque and sundowners as you watch the sun set over the horizon on West Beach. All of this can be arranged and is all part of the unique experience that makes North Island more than just another holiday but a chance to realize another self, if only for a few days.
2017 rates for the Presidential Villas start at €6,711 per night and €10,563 per night for Villa North Island including taxes. Guests booking a Presidential Villa between May 1 and 31 October 2017 for travel anytime, excluding 15 Dec 2017 – 5 Jan 2018, will receive a complimentary one-way helicopter transfer from Mahe’ to North Island.
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 €736 per night, inclusive of taxes.
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.