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North Island Listed 3rd Best in the World in 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards

Sep 19, 2014 | Wilderness Safaris

September 2014 – Wilderness Collection is delighted to announce that North Island in Seychelles has been listed as third best hotel in the world in the 17th annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards.

“We are extremely humbled that our guests and readers of Condé Nast Traveller have voted for North Island amongst the world’s best travel experiences. In the last year, we have introduced a refreshed look and feel and focused on evolving our guest experience offering to ensure we remain the world’s most exclusive island escape, so we are tremendously proud to receive this esteemed recognition of our ongoing efforts”, said Bruce Simpson, Wilderness Collection’s Chief Operations Officer.

North IslandWilderness Collection’s North Island has introduced a fresh new look and feel.

Hundreds of readers voted for their favourite hotels, airlines, spas and countries in the annual readers’ survey to showcase the best that the world of travel has to offer. North Island was also listed as the second best hotel in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean category.

Well-known for its “barefoot luxury” concept, North Island offers unparalleled levels of sophistication and comfort, together with embracing and embodying the conservation and ecological ideals of the Wilderness Collection. “This endorsement proves that these concepts can indeed go hand in hand, and we are thrilled that this has been recognised by such discerning travellers”, Simpson added.

Situated 30 km from the main island of Mahé, North Island is particularly remote and renowned for its luminous white beaches, filigree reefs and azure Indian Ocean. Comprising only 11 guest villas, North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, were rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive.

The 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards are published in the magazine’s October edition and available online at