North Island, one of the forty granitic Seychelles Islands that are close to Mahe, is the ultimate private sanctuary in the Seychelles.With only twenty four beds guests will be treated to the ultimate in luxurious get aways. Each of the eleven villas is over 450sqm in size, has breathtaking views of the ocean has a separate air conditioned bedroom area, a central dining and sitting room (complete with a personal DVD and hifi system), kitchen and en suite bathroom facilities (in and outdoor showers). In addition a second room - bedroom cum study - offers 24-hour internet access, with an in house computer. A private plunge pool and sala, a personal butler and a golf trolley to ferry you to and from your room (some are a long way from the central area) complete the finishing touches.
The main area has a library which houses information on the history, flora and fauna of the island. There is also a dining and sitting room with bar a health spa and gym, a pool beautifully tucked into the mountainside and a bar on the other side of the island for the ultimate sundowners.
This private island has four beaches and offers excellent snorkeling, a variety of wind water sports, deep sea and fly fishing, and diving with extraordinary visibility. Access is by helicopter (20 minutes from Mahe) or an hour boat transfer. Many of the plants found on the island have been reintroduced and most are endemic. In addition, it is the intention of the owners to gradually re introduce a variety of endangered species so that visitors will be able to enjoy them.
The lodge has a resident naturalist and ecologist and in addition, each client will have a dedicated guide for the duration of their stay. As well as walks around the island to bird watch or look for turtles, mountain biking is on offer.Golf enthusiasts can fly to Lemuria on Praslin for the day whilst the less energetic can simply relax and soak up the sun!