North Island, NORTH ISLAND, Seychelles
The ultimate escape from the cares of everyday life, the idyllic North Island is just about as castaway-friendly as they come. Yet despite the all-natural look, you'll get a real taste of high-living at its swishest.
Everything at the lush tropical hideaway of North Island is environmentally-orientated with accommodation built from fallen wood, vegetables and herbs grown on site and a wildlife programme that has reintroduced native species like the tortoise and some of the world’s rarest birds.
But being eco-sensitive doesn’t mean they’re skimping on the five-star loveliness. And since it only opens its doors to a handful of lucky guests at a time, you get to enjoy its natural paradise in almost total solitude.
The 11 huge thatched villas (including the über-exclusive Villa North Island) are completed in natural materials but still manage to be fabulously luxurious, while floor-to-ceiling glass windows open onto gardens, private plunge pools and empty white sands.
And should all that peace and tranquillity start to pale, there’s the bayfront Island Piazza, palm-fringed swimming pool, holistic mountain-side spa, and the ‘no-menu’ dining concept, meaning your wish is quite literally North Island’s command.