North Island, one of the Seychelles’ most exclusive private-island hideaways, is a place of barefoot luxury for those seeking an unspoilt, spectacular tropical retreat. Situated 30km north of Mahé, it is one of the inner islands of the Seychelles, that are often referred to as the most beautiful on Earth. There are only 11 guest villas on the entire island, each constructed to create a sensorial experience, offering complete privacy for an unrivalled romantic or an unforgettable family holiday. Surrounded by luminous white sands, granite peaks and turquoise waters all the structures at North Island Lodge have been individually handcrafted with natural materials. The 11 large villas, each of 450 square meters, are perfectly placed in the environment on the eastern beach, a few steps away from the sand. Fully equipped, all have two bedrooms, a living room and kitchenette. What makes North Island truly unique is its rare connection with nature, committed to conservation, North Island is a sustainability success story where the environment has been rehabilitated into a pristine sanctuary for guests and endangered species alike. All activities offered by its Environment Centre represent a gateway to enjoy life and nature. From private picnics on Honeymoon Beach to tailormade tastings in the Wine Cellar arranged for couples, or an array of kids activities can be planned and personalized on the preference of each guest. Focused on sustainable dining concept, North Island cuisine is influenced by different cultures: Seychelloise, African, Indian, French and Asian, resulting in exotic dishes. Flavourful dishes are prepared by talented chefs with fresh products centred around the ocean’s bounty and the land’s fertility.