North Island, Inner Islands, Seychelles

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Things to do at North Island

North Island’s comprehensive list of guided and unguided activities is designed to allow you to enjoy the Island and its magic, at your own pace.


Scuba Diving

Seychelles forms part of the planet's longest coral reef system and has some of the world's best scuba diving sites. North Island offers a "guided" scuba experience where our divemasters are not only experts in scuba but also in the marine ecosphere.


Snorkelling

There are good snorkelling sites around North Island as well as further afield. Masks and fins are available if you wish to explore these sites, either on your own or in the company of a staff member (depending on your snorkelling skills and distance of reefs).


Sea kayaking

Those wishing to explore the Island from the water are able to do so using sea kayaks, with all necessary tuition and guidance provided.


Gym

Situated next to the spa, our gym is air-conditioned and has some of the most spectacular views out to sea. It is well equipped with machines and weights to suit all our fitness enthusiasts.


Island bicycles

Each villa comes equipped with mountain bikes suitable for exploring the Island. Whilst providing the enjoyment of entertainment and exercise, the bikes have minimal impact on the environment and allow you to slow down and take in the fabulous fauna and flora all around you.


Island Buggies

Each Villa has its own dedicated Island Buggy. These specially-adapted electric carts give you the freedom to move around the Island with ease.


Sunset Bar

A walk along West Beach as the sun sets is an experience not to be missed – especially as the Sunset Bar lies at the end of the walk. This simple, rustic bar is located just above the high-water mark on the northern end of Grande Anse.


Fly-fishing

We provide fishing rods, tackle and flies should you wish to try your hand at fishing. However, it is recommended that serious fly-fishermen bring their own rods and tackle.


Boating and Island Hopping

Boating around North Island or other trips including visits to Mahé and the outer islands, including the spectacular bird islands, Aride and Cousin, and can be arranged at an extra cost.


North Island library

An extensive natural history library and research centre, in a lovingly renovated original coral block building, houses all the documentation concerning the history of the Island as well as details of its rehabilitation and the building of the lodge.


Presentations

Slide shows and talks are offered, enabling interested guests to learn about the natural heritage of Seychelles and North Island, as well as about its renowned Noah’s Ark conservation project.


Turtle walks

Depending on the time of the year, guests may be lucky enough to witness hawksbill and green turtles laying their eggs on East, West and Honeymoon beaches of North Island.


Walking

Explore the Island on foot, walking its length and breadth and along its extensive beaches, or climbing the granite outcrops and crossing the saddle linking the eastern and western plateaux.


Spa

The spa is located in inspiring surroundings, overlooking turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs. North Island's spa provides a unique treatment menu specially derived from island ingredients.


Birding

Since its rehabilitation, North Island has become home to many indigenous bird species including five endemics, namely Seychelles kestrel, Seychelles blue pigeon, Seychelles swiftlet, Seychelles sunbird as well at the famous Seychelles white-eye; the latter being reintroduced in 2007 and populations have since quadrupled in numbers.

Latest News From North Island

  • North Island - January 2015
    Feb 26, 2015

    Guests get to watch a hawksbill turtle lay eggs – as they dine on indulgent delicacies from North’s kitchen…

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  • North Island - December 2014
    Jan 15, 2015

    As the year ends, North Island celebrates festive occasions, a new chef, remaining rat-free – and helping save a ship!

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  • North Island - November 2014
    Dec 19, 2014

    Refurbishment of our interiors continues apace on North, while our Aldabra giant tortoises on the island, and a survey of our coral reefs offshore, all point to an incredibly healthy island ecosystem!

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ We've been lucky enough to visit some of the most beautiful places and hotels on earth, but my husband and I were unanimous in our thoughts about North - unrivalled, full of surprises of the best kind, smiling-inducing magic at its best. ”
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Reviewed by: TheMDTeam, 2013.03.18