Barefoot luxury on an African isleNorth Island, Seychelles
It’s hard to believe that this jaw-dropping eco resort was once a rundown, ramshackle island. With the help of a massive conservation project, North Island has been transformed into a dreamlike destination. Granite peaks erupt from the earth, tropical trees blanket the landscape and pretty beaches fringe the shore. This refuge for wildlife and a haven for humans is, quite simply, out of this world.
Situated on a white, powdery beach, each of island's 11 deluxe villas is like a mini-estate – and even comes with your own butler. And forget mocktails upon arrival, guests here are treated to a complimentary massage or wellness treatment. Next comes snorkelling, diving, bathing in gin-clear waters and even lobster picnics in complete isolation. As to be expected, a night here is eye-wateringly expensive, but what's to stop you dreaming?
All major airlines fly to Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles. From there you take a helicopter transfer with Zil Air or book a boat ride directly through North Island.
- Spa and swimming pool
- Beach bar
- Dive school
- Satellite TV
From US$6575 per villa per night. Price includes all meals, drinks and activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling, fishing trips and use of a buggy.