Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Luxury island experience

  • Butler service

  • Bespoke holiday

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  • Overview
    Introduction

    North Island is one of the world’s most exclusive private islands for couples and families, situated 30km from the main island of Mahé, Seychelles, renowned for its luminous white beaches, lush tropical environment, filigree reefs and the azure Indian Ocean. An exceptional destination with just 11 villas where luxury, personalised service and a generous all-inclusive offering combine to give you the ultimate privacy and exclusivity.

    In tandem with creating a world-class destination, North Island has also created 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.

    Activities
    True luxury is uninterrupted time and an infinite sense of space and North Island provides so many choices as to how to spend it memorably. On land or in water, activities include snorkelling, diving, half-day fishing, sunset cruises, kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Explore the cool and calm forest trails by foot and bicycle, or simply relax on the powdery-white beaches. North Island’s philosophy is about creating unique, authentic moments and long-lasting memories, ensuring that each experience is entirely bespoke.

    Nature enthusiasts can spend time with North Island’s Environmentalists learning about the endemic species on the Island, and if luck is on their side witness endangered turtles nesting on the beach in front of their villa. Activities, lessons and guided excursions are all included as part of your completely customised experience and are conducted on a one-on-one basis.

    North Island’s bespoke “Beach Buddy” children’s programme offers activities tailor-made to the preferences of each child, from treasure hunting across the Island to GPS tortoise tracking with the Environmentalists. North Island also has a fully-equipped gym and a beautiful spa perched on the slopes of a granitic hill, offering treatments as therapeutic as the views. North Island’s spa therapists are also trained yoga instructors, offering private classes anywhere on the Island.

    Dining

    For many, the meaning of true luxury means a tailor-made experience; from personalised service to a unique take on dining, North Island offers a completely bespoke approach to its menus and dining venues: you can have whatever you fancy, anytime and anywhere on the Island. The entire Island is at guests’ disposal.

    From the privacy of the expansive villa where you can dine overlooking the blue of the ocean to the most romantic of isolated locations with a private picnic at Honeymoon Beach – there are a wealth of picturesque destinations that you can choose to dine at.

    Beyond in-villa and private dining, North Island’s chefs are experts at creating dishes that perfectly complement the mood of each of the many dining venues set amidst the lush landscape of the Island. Choose between the sophisticated elegance of the Island Piazza overlooking East Beach or relax with sunset cocktails, canapés, freshly-baked pizzas and sumptuous beach barbeques at the West Beach Bar. North Island’s cuisine is inspired by the flavours of the Seychelles, offering international as well as Creole dishes with a modern twist. The food is rooted in fresh and seasonal organic produce that is foraged and grown on the Island itself, along with fresh fish and seafood that the chefs catch themselves in order to design a bespoke menu of suggestions in consultation with guests to spoil and surprise them on a daily basis.

    To complement the delicious dishes from the Kitchen, North Island has a generously stocked Wine Cellar with fine wines from around the world. The Sommelier can put together pairings for you and also private wine tastings in the Cellar or Bar and Lounge, or for a unique experience on beach over sunset.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • bar

    • child friendly

    • gardens

    • gym/fitness room

    • private beach

    • restaurant

    • spa treatment room

    • swimming pool

    • WiFi/Internet

    • Yoga

  • Location
    Address

    PO Box 1176, Victoria, Mahé , Seychelles

    How to get there?

    Access to North Island is by helicopter, this is a 20-minute air transfer from the Zil Air Lounge/Hangar, next to Seychelles International Airport on Mahé. Helicopter transfers are quoted separately.

    Nearest airport

    Seychelles International Airport on Mahé.

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
    Each villa was individually handcrafted by Seychellois and African craftsmen on the Island using local materials harvested during the Island’s rehabilitation process, balancing luxury and simplicity to form a signature architectural style we call “barefoot luxury”.

    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. The perfect, harmonious blend of rustic, sinuous forms and sophisticated designer elements.

    Presidential Villas 1 to 10 are nestled discreetly in the tree-line along East Beach, with beautiful ocean views and direct access to the beach. Each Presidential Villa measures 450 square metres (4,890 square feet), offering total privacy, generous space, and your own exclusive tranche of the luminous white sands and turquoise waters.

    Villa North Island, also known as Villa 11, is perched on the granite boulders at the far end of East Beach and is the quintessence of honeymoon luxury, romance and seclusion. Measuring 750 square metres (8,073 square feet), the sheer volume and scale of this villa are unimaginably decadent as it spreads out across multi-tiered levels, cascading down through a takamaka forest to a private beach entry into the ocean below. The beach view from this Villa is truly spectacular from every angle. For total privacy and complete freedom, the entire island can be booked on an exclusive basis giving you sole use and access to all the Island’s resources.

    Presidential Villas

    Max 2 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    450 m2
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, beverages sold on the premises, child's bed, crib / cot, extra bed linen available, hairdryer, kitchen, premium movie channels, shower, telephone, toaster, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, sea view, mini bar, fridge, bathtub, safety deposit box, terrace
    1 super king-size bed, sleeping, 2 people. North Island features 10 elegant yet relaxed Presidential villas, set along East Beach and with direct access to the beach and ocean. Included in the layout is a Master bedroom and en-suite bathroom with oversized bath and indoor and outdoor showers, sitting room and kitchen, study/second bedroom with bathroom, outdoor deck with private plunge pool, multiple loungers, private garden and direct beach access, plus your own Island Buggy, bicycles, and private butler service. Each villa is completely screened from view by careful sitting 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 forms and sophisticated designer elements. Each Presidential villa offers total privacy, generous space, and your own exclusive tranche of the luminous white sands and turquoise waters of East Beach.

    Villa North Island

    Max 2 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    750 m2
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, extra bed linen available, hairdryer, kitchen, premium movie channels, shower, telephone, toaster, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, sea view, mini bar, fridge, bathtub, safety deposit box, terrace
    1 super king-size bed, sleeping 2 people. 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.A master bedroom suite with an oversized custom-made bed; His and hers changing room; Spa bathroom complete with massage bed and indoor shower and open-air shower with incredible ocean views; Bespoke Africology bath products range; Private study and library that can be converted to a cinema lounge, plus second bathroom and shower; Satellite television and wireless internet; Outdoor Reverie Lounge and an indoor lounge and dining area that leads to a kitchenette, complete with a mobile chef’s station, fridge and pantry generously stocked with guests’ preferences; Every pantry also has a blackboard menu with home-style in-villa dining suggestions and a picnic basket to use on North Island’s private beaches; Multiple outdoor seating areas and salas complete with loungers, a stone fire-pit, and an outdoor dining area and BBQ; Private plunge pool and private beach entry to the ocean; Plus your own Island Buggy, bicycles, and private butler service. Master bedroom, lounge/dressing room and en-suite bathroom with oversized bath and indoor and two outdoor showers, lounge and kitchen, study and bathroom, outdoor reverie lounge, expansive outdoor decks with private plunge pool, multiple loungers, sunset lounge with firepit and direct beach access, plus your own Island Buggy, bicycles, and private butler service. Unlike the Presidential villas, Villa North Island is only available to be booked by couples.
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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    The booking is charged directly by North Island in EURO, including extras (quoted directly by North Island Reservations, such as helicopter transfers to and from North Island as well as any additional services) – payment is required within 24 hours of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer directly into North Island's bank account (proof of bank transfer must be sent to North Island within 24hrs) or alternatively payment can be made by credit card (completing a North Island credit card authorization form and sending front and back copies of credit card and a copy of passport).  Credit cards accepted by North Island: Mastercard, Visa, American Express

    Cancellation policy

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guest/s cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

    • Should a cancellation be made more than 8 weeks before departure, 20% of the price is forfeited. 
    • Should a cancellation be made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, 45% of the price is forfeited. 
    • Should a guest cancel between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price is forfeited. 
    • Should a guest cancel between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price is forfeited. 
    • Should a guest cancel less than 2 weeks prior to departure, then 100% of the price is forfeited. 
    Where a deposit has been paid and the reservation is subsequently cancelled by North Island due to a failure to pay the balance outstanding, the deposit paid will be forfeited to North Island. In the event that you cancel a reservation for any reason, such cancellation must be made in writing, or via any web-enabled booking system to North Island (if the reservation was made online) and will only be effective upon written acknowledgement by North Island/Chic Retreats the receipt of the notification of cancellation. Failure to arrive or any cancellations made after the departure date, North Island will be entitled to treat the reservation as cancelled without giving notice and 100% of the price as a cancellation fee will apply (including repatriation and any administrative fees incurred by North Island as a result of such cancellation, including but not limited to cancellations due to ill health or injury).

    Check-in/check-out policy

    • Check-in time is 14h00 – if the villa is available on arrival then an early check-in will be allowed at no additional cost. Check- out time is 11h00 – if the villa is still available on departure then a late check-out will be allowed at no extra cost. However, if an early check-in or a late check-out needs to be guaranteed prior to arrival, then the full nightly rate for the night before or after must be paid for in order to secure this space. 
    • If departing the island after 17h30, guests are required to pay for, and therefore have the use of their own villa. 
    • No late check-out will be allowed if a group is arriving on the island. 
    • Late check-out for a group booking is not allowed unless the group pays for an extra night

    Check-in time: 14:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: no

    Late check-out: no

    Children policy

    Children :
    Children of all ages are accepted.
    Each Presidential Villa can accommodate 2 adults sharing in the main bedroom with a maximum of 2 children 19 years or younger, sharing in the second bedroom. All children 16 years or younger stay free of charge.

    Please note

    Master bedroom of villas is for occupancy of maximum 2 adults. Second bedroom of villas is for occupancy of maximum 2 children, under the age of 19 years. No children can be accommodated in Villa North Island (Villa 11), this villa can only accommodate 2 adults. The design of this villa is to create the ideal “honeymoon” retreat and does not have a second bedroom facility. Only Euro rates are available for this product.
    INCLUDED IN THE NIGHTLY RATES FOR NORTH ISLAND:
    Accommodation on a shared basis;
    Local Government tax. In the event of a change in local tax or the introduction of additional taxes, these rates will be adjusted accordingly;
    3% service charge (for rates until 22 December 2018);
    Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks plus cocktails (with the exception of high end premium wines and champagnes on the reserve list);
    Laundry;
    All Scuba Diving courses, scuba diving activities and snorkelling in and around the North Island & Silhouette dive sites;
    All activities on and around North Island including sunset cruises, guided walks and the use of stand-up paddle boards, sea kayaks, bicycles and the fully equipped gymnasium;
    Daily complimentary group yoga classes every morning;
    A complimentary welcome treatment at the spa (30 minutes per person for guests staying in a Presidential Villa and 60 minutes for Villa North Island);
    Shore based fishing on North Island and half day fishing trips;
    The use of ONE “North Island Buggy” per villa for the duration of your stay;
    In-villa wireless Internet connection
    EXCLUDED FROM THE NIGHTLY RATES FOR NORTH ISLAND:
    ·       Helicopter transfers between Mahé and North Island;
    ·       Drinks on the reserve list;
    ·       Full day deep sea fishing trips;
    ·       Telephone calls;
    ·       All spa treatments;
    ·       Boutique purchases;
    ·       Private Yoga sessions

WHY BOOK WITH US?

ONLY THE MOST CHIC

Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.

CHIC TREATS

Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.

PRICE MATCH PROMISE

If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)