Stayed for three nights following our trip to neighbouring Labriz on Silhouette. Unlike most people we arrived by boat and had a warm welcome by the guest relations team. We were swiftly taken to our massive villa and showed all the features. You have your own golf buggy to get around the island and this helps give the feel of almost total independence- whilst the staff would ideally like to know what sort of time and place you want to eat you are otherwise free to roam around and this makes it feel like your own island as there are so few other guests - probably only 8 during our stay at that we were aware of. We did 3 different dining options for dinner each night- in the restaurant, in villa and on West Beach - the latter being the most best both in terms of cuisine, ambiance and service. It really is a very special place and you do feel enormously privileged to stay there - although perhaps that's because it would normally be totally out of my league in terms of price but I did get a very special deal that made it v expensive but just doable. Pretty much everything everything is superb from the attentive but never in your face guest relations staff, butler and all the others who go out of their way way to make sure that everything is just right. Only downsides for me were both out of everyone's control- the weather meant the sea was too rough to snorkel and there were lots of sandflies! I suppose the million dollar question is -is it worth 3000 euros a night?? Well if you can afford that amount YES has to be the answer because there are very few island resorts like NI anywhere in the world .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by a turquoise haven of unspoiled oceans filled with sea life, North Island is a spectacular tropical retreat that epitomises barefoot luxury. Miles from the bustle of daily life, you will be coaxed into relaxation and indulgence within this paradise. With only 11 individually handcrafted luxurious villas shaded by lush vegetation and the white sands of the beach but a step away, privacy is at its utmost. A lounge, dining room and library, scenically located health spa and gym, and rim-flow pool are all set on a gigantic outcrop with fabulous views over the clear, warm waters. A sunset bar and restaurant are tucked away on the western side of the island. This rare sanctuary where natural habitats are being rehabilitated will inspire and touch you. Did you know?Since our inception we have been rehabilitating the natural habitat of the island and reintroducing critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora – known as 'the Noah's Ark Project'.Cradled between three gigantic outcrops, North Island comprises 210 hectares of lush tropical vegetation, coconut palms and takamaka trees surrounded by pristine beaches.Activities include scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, boating, walking, and biking. On the ocean floor, hard and soft corals are circled by an endless array of colourful fish, such as spotted eagle rays, parrotfish, round ribbontail rays and white-tip reef sharks. Green and hawksbill turtles emerge to nest on our beaches in growing numbers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- North Island Hotel North Island
- North Island Resort