Escape to a private island in the Seychelles for an exclusive Indian Ocean experience.
Pristine white sand beaches sweep around a forest of tropical palms, where 11 individually appointed villas are spaced out to offer complete tranquility with stunning views.
Open-plan, generously sized Presidential villas have direct beach access and combine sophisticated features with a mix of local materials and organic, artisan-crafted furnishings, in keeping with the rustic island surroundings. Each villa has a private deck, plunge pool and dining area.
The most extraordinary villa on the island is known as Villa North Island; a huge space of 750sqm nestled into the granite boulders at the far end of the main beach - completely secluded. Whilst the villa itself would be the perfect lair for a Bond villain, the setting is pure paradise. A concealed entrance surrounded by coconut trees leads onto a wooden bridge taking you to a series of decks at different levels, with thatched roofs providing plenty of shade whilst not deterring from the incredible ocean views. Only available for couples, this villa provides one of the most romantic beach escapes in the world - perfect for honeymoon couples looking for a once in a lifetime experience and a sense of escapism that only a private island can provide.
Your private chef will design daily menus based on the latest island harvest, completely tailored to your preferences. Spend a romantic evening under the stars, dining in privacy by candlelight on The Piazza. Or for something a little more relaxed, the West Beach Bar is perfect for enjoying sundowners with your toes in the sand, followed by delicious casual meals of BBQ’d seafood, homemade pizzas or fresh salads. Each villa has a well-stocked pantry and guests can enjoy the North Islands ‘home-style’ menu, or indulge in a traditional local dish such as Creole curry, delivered to your villa door. There are also plenty of opportunities for private dining experiences around the island, from peaceful beach picnics followed by lazy siestas, to Champagne and canapes by a beach bonfire, or wine-tasting by the pool. The flexibility and creativity of the team at North Island is what makes a stay so personal.
The island and surrounding waters offer adventure and relaxation in equal measure. You can explore granite peaks and tropical forests by bike, kayak the island shores in search of dolphins and turtles, scuba dive and snorkel over coral reefs and stand-up paddle board atop the crystal-clear ocean waters. Back in the privacy of your villa, enjoy personalised spa treatments and relaxing massages from the island’s expert spa team.
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
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