North Island Seychelles

Seychelles North Island Region

Take a thrilling helicopter flip to North Island from Mahe, a 20-minute Seychelles adventure to experience a tailor-made package deal to lavish hotel accommodation, flights included. Cruise over clear azure ocean waters and islands fringed with white beaches en route to an island holiday packed with fantastic facilities and awesome activities. See whales breaching and a pod of dolphins surfing the waves, rare turtles nesting and enormous flocks of seabirds skimming the water’s surface.  

This is North Island, a Seychelles gem that holds magical tropical experiences for all who venture there to unwind in the pristine marine environment. Voyage2Africa’s special deals to North Island are hard to resist, exclusive for honeymoons and families, solo travellers and business partners.  

The island is one of the Seychelles’ 42 inner islands, nearly 6km north of Silhouette Island, and 27 km northwest of Mahé. The island boasts four picturesque beaches: East Beach, West Beach (or Grande Anse), Honeymoon Cove, and Dive Beach and the highest point of the island is a mere 180 m, its tiny space enclosed in a 7.55 km perimeter! 

North Island History and Eco-Tourism

The Beaufond family from Réunion owned North Island from 1826 until the 1970s and grew plantations of fruits and spices and produced guano, fish oil and copra. These natural industries were sold in the 1970s and the island was neglected, consumed by feral animals and alien invasive plant species. 

In 1981, Marius Maier inherited North Island from his father and he set out to return the island to its original pristine state before habitation. He aimed to eradicate many unwanted animal and plant species, including pigs, rats, cows, cats, Indian myna birds, coconuts, casuarina, and lantana weeds.  

He gradually reintroduced indigenous flora and fauna, including giant tortoises, certain birds, and endemic trees including the famous Coco de Mer palm. in 1982, Marius Maier and the villagers established a turtle nest monitoring centre and in 1997, North Island was purchased for US$5 million by Wilderness Holdings Limited, an ecotourism company from South Africa. They opened a private resort in 2003, aiming at the eco-tourism market, with 11 private villas.  

Did you know?

North Island stood in for Tracy Island in the 2004 live-action adaptation of Thunderbirds and in May 2011, it was the site for the royal honeymoon of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


  • Forget about menus, you ask the chef what the catch of the day is, and he then prepares it to your personal taste.
  • Ask the in-house ecologist about the conservation history and biology of the island and join him on a walk around the region to find out more about the endemic fauna and flora.
  • Wander down to The Piazza for a romantic candlelit meal, the West Beach Bar for pizza and tapas-style BBQ snacks, and the North Island Sunset Bar for North Island-style cocktails and snacks.
  • Tuck into the choice of snacks in your packed private pantry or order room service from the home-style menu. 

Royal treatment in Presidential Villa Accommodation

Treated like royalty from the moment you land, you will feel exceptionally special on Seychelles North Island where staff outnumber guests 2-1 and a full spa service titillates your every fancy. Ingenious lodge design incorporates eco-methods into wood, stone and glass architecture to ensure the accommodation blends perfectly into the indigenous vegetation, the sandy shores and the crystal Indian Ocean.

Spread out in one of 11 vast Presidential Villas hiding in the trees with instant access to Anse d’east Beach, brimming with exceptional mod cons where serenity is the keyword and water sports adventures the flavour of the day. Feel grateful for the colonial elegance that embraces you after a full day out in sun and sea.

These Presidential Villas are set to stun: picture huge spaces filled with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, Balinese marble baths, inside and outside showers, lounges or second bedrooms, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, mini kitchens and in-room cinemas! Add to this your private deck, plunge pool and butler service and you are living your dream island holiday.

Elite guests indulge in the 45m swimming pool, a central and scenic dining area, a connoisseur’s wine cellar, a vast lounge and a unique library made from coral stones. Exercise in the gym if you feel like a workout, fish at your leisure or arrange a dive in the ocean with expert instructors. Explore the island on mountain bikes, on foot or in island buggies then check into the spa for luxurious pampering treatments that put mind and body at ease. 

This exclusive destination is sought after by honeymoon couples and it’s not surprising that North Island was recently rated as the Third Best Hotel in the World by Conde Nast Traveller magazine and Best Island Hotel in 2017 by Prime Traveller. This is IT regarding breath-taking beauty, perfect weather and special five-star service. This is IT if you want an eco-experience and time to build your stamina with water sports galore. Seychelles North Island rates as one of the best island holiday destinations in Africa.

Family Holidays to North Island

Take your family on an island retreat to the gorgeous North Island in Seychelles, a haven of serenity and extraordinary exclusive accommodation. Take the kids to see azure bays, long white beaches and incredible conservation projects.  A few days on North Island are soulful, energising and so much fun – quite a thrill for families and friends who want to be out in warm ocean bays, on dreamy white beaches and infinity swimming pools with sea views!    

We show you a top-of-the-range seaside resort on this private island where children will feel in awe and want to run free. There are ocean activities galore, scuba dives, walks, and snorkelling adventures. Taste the local food and interact with the staff who are local people. It’s a diverse holiday in paradise and family suites are available for those seeking solitary fun in nature.

The Best Of The Best Safaris to North Island

Plan a Seychelles tour and safari with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to premier island destinations south of the equator. We bring you thrilling adventures in the infinite spaces of tropical Seychelles, then resting time to photograph the captivating landscape. Choose a chic beach-style villa with luxury facilities and get ready to explore more of Seychelles soon. We offer you some of the best accommodation and special packages on Noth Island to expand your holiday in true African style. 

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