North Island is a fertile paradise – the perfect setting for our Noah’s Ark conservation and island rehabilitation programme. The natural beauty of North Island will touch and inspire you at the deepest level.
Islands have been referred to as the “laboratories of evolution” and North Island biodiversity is living proof of this.
North Island is one of 42 inner granite island which are located around Mahe and Praslin. Measuring roughly 5 km by 1.8K and an area of 210 hectares, and boasts four fabulous white sand private beaches for guests to explore. The North Island is about 20-30 minutes' by helicopter from Mahé Airport; alternatively transfers by boat (usually a private catamaran) can be arranged if flight times allow.
North Island features just eleven guest villas, all created from local materials harvested during the island rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style we call “barefoot luxury”.
Your villa will become your own private beach house, where the colours evoke the marine environment and the fusion of rough and smooth textures and simple and sophisticated forms combines to create a entirely authentic, contextual, and sumptuous sanctuary.
The rules on North Island are the ones you make yourselves: your schedule is only as full as you wish it to be, and the dress code reflects your own personal style. During 2014, the latest softs and décor refurbishment introduced a refreshed colour palette, designer bathroom fittings, and re-emphasised sense of place – all ensuring that North Island continues to set the global standard for luxury island hideaways.
North Island features ten elegant yet relaxed Presidential villas, set along East Beach and with direct access to the beach and ocean. Each villa is completely screened from view by careful siting in harmony with the natural vegetation, ensuring total privacy as well as ocean views.
The open-plan flow of the villas invites exploration; the mixture of textures encourages touch and the organic shapes of the artisan-made furniture and fittings entice the eye. You’ve come home to your very own 450 sqm (almost 5 000 square feet) beach villa – the perfect, harmonious blend of rustic, sinuous forms and sophisticated designer elements.
Villa North Island
Also known as Villa 11, Villa North Island is perched on the granite boulders at the far end of East Beach and is the quintessence of privacy and seclusion. The sheer volume, scale and luxury of this villa are unimaginably decadent as it spreads out across multi-tiered levels, cascading down through a coconut grove to a private beach entry into the ocean below.
At 750sqm (just over 8 000 square feet), Villa North Island offers ample room for your mind to float free and for all your island fantasies to become a stylish, spacious reality. From the surprise of the concealed entrance across a leadwood bridge, to the wooden waterfall of decks descending to the beach, Villa North Island offers the perfect setting for your honeymoon.
Daily menus are designed according to the latest Island harvest with special consideration being given to your favourites along with any dietary requirements you may have.
The many dining venues on the Island lend themselves to a range of food experiences depending on your mood.
The Piazza offers gracious candlelit dining with the gentle sounds of the ocean setting the scene for a romantic evening. West Beach Bar serves up fresh hot pizza, salads and tapas-style barbecue snacks, all perfect for sharing as you watch the sunset, lingering over a cocktail and relaxed music.
The in-villa dining experience is all about comfort food and choice. Enjoy the choices of your generously-stocked pantry or the home-style menu, with a local Creole curry or classic dish of your choice, delivered to your door while you relax in the privacy of your own villa.
Our chef will always discuss the menu with you and will effortlessly create your special requests to give you a completely personalised dining experience, should you prefer.