The Luxury Collection unveils debut property in the Seychelles

The Luxury Collection announces the arrival of North Island, Seychelles into their portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts.
The Luxury Collection announces the arrival of North Island, Seychelles into their portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts.

The Luxury Collection has announced the arrival of North Island, Seychelles into their portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts.

 With just 11 villas, Africa’s most exclusive private island is located 30 kilometres from the mainland and is accessible by a scenic helicopter flight or an hour boat ride, giving guests an immediate sense of escapism.

Following its history as a coconut plantation, the granitic island is now a sanctuary for endangered species; luminous beaches and clear blue seas welcome nesting sea turtles, and the Palm forests are home to giant Aldabra tortoises and rare Seychelles white-eye birds.

The island has been expertly designed and with pioneering conservation programmes, offers the highest standards of hospitality, earning them status as an award-winning sustainable travel destination.

 With a mission to demonstrate that luxury with a conscience can co-exist, sustainability lies at the heart of North Island’s philosophy and will be further embraced and supported with the Luxury Collection.

The operational responsibility of the resort will remain with ASMALLWORLD, the world’s leading travel and lifestyle community.

“North Island has always skillfully combined a sustainable and environmentally conscious management philosophy with the ambition to provide a truly immersive, barefoot-luxury experience,” Jan Luescher, chief executive officer of ASMALLWORLD.

“Whilst maintaining our identity and ethos, our work with the Luxury Collection will allow us to maximize our awareness in our continued efforts in pioneering sustainable luxury travel.”

Eleven private guest and family villas line the island; each villa has been created using local materials harvested during the island’s rehabilitation process, expertly balancing luxury and simplicity.

An haute-couture Robinson Crusoe aesthetic has been applied through interiors celebrating the sheer indulgence of volume and space.

“North Island is one of the most rare and luxurious destinations in the world, making it a natural fit for the Luxury Collection and our global explorers, who seek authentic experiences and connections to both pristine nature and elevated personalisation,” said Anthony Ingham,  Global brand leader, the Luxury Collection.

“This is the first private island within the Luxury Collection portfolio, and we’re delighted to be expanding our footprint of captivating destinations with storied pasts and protected futures.”

The island not only offers a calming refuge from the modern world, but also an invigorating, refreshing getaway connected to the island’s natural beauty.

 Aquatic explorers can take part in snorkeling, diving, fishing, sunset cruises, kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Bespoke guided excursions for those looking to explore the granite peaks or coral reefs are also available.

Whilst on land, forest trails can be explored by foot, bicycle or private buggy, or guests can simply relax on one of the island’s four pristine beaches located at each end of the compass.

The island is also the ultimate playground for families and children, with a Beach Buddy programme tailormade to interests and hobbies. Parents are invited to take part, or can find their own relaxation whilst children remain supervised.

As part of a new culinary concept, Michelin-Star chef Akira Back, brings his fine dining concept to the Piazza at North Island.

The various dining venues lend themselves to a range of outstanding epicurean experiences with menus changing daily according to the latest island harvest.

 The Piazza is situated on the ocean front and offers candlelit, private dining utilizing the freshest ingredients from both land and sea.

 The more relaxed Sunset Beach Bar offers tapas and cocktails during sunset. In-villa dining centres on a comfort food menu featuring local Creole curries or classic dishes, complemented by a generously stocked villa pantry.

With 2020 rates from $6000 per night, North Island offers an inimitable experience that seeks to offer a contrasted way of life; rough and smooth, old and new, wet and dry, casual and refined, where footprints are the only evidence on the island’s vast, untouched beaches.

The Luxury Collection has announced the arrival of North Island, Seychelles into their portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts.

 With just 11 villas, Africa’s most exclusive private island is located 30 kilometres from the mainland and is accessible by a scenic helicopter flight or an hour boat ride, giving guests an immediate sense of escapism.

Following its history as a coconut plantation, the granitic island is now a sanctuary for endangered species; luminous beaches and clear blue seas welcome nesting sea turtles, and the Palm forests are home to giant Aldabra tortoises and rare Seychelles white-eye birds.

The island has been expertly designed and with pioneering conservation programmes, offers the highest standards of hospitality, earning them status as an award-winning sustainable travel destination.

 With a mission to demonstrate that luxury with a conscience can co-exist, sustainability lies at the heart of North Island’s philosophy and will be further embraced and supported with the Luxury Collection.

The operational responsibility of the resort will remain with ASMALLWORLD, the world’s leading travel and lifestyle community.

“North Island has always skillfully combined a sustainable and environmentally conscious management philosophy with the ambition to provide a truly immersive, barefoot-luxury experience,” Jan Luescher, chief executive officer of ASMALLWORLD.

“Whilst maintaining our identity and ethos, our work with the Luxury Collection will allow us to maximize our awareness in our continued efforts in pioneering sustainable luxury travel.”

Eleven private guest and family villas line the island; each villa has been created using local materials harvested during the island’s rehabilitation process, expertly balancing luxury and simplicity.

An haute-couture Robinson Crusoe aesthetic has been applied through interiors celebrating the sheer indulgence of volume and space.

“North Island is one of the most rare and luxurious destinations in the world, making it a natural fit for the Luxury Collection and our global explorers, who seek authentic experiences and connections to both pristine nature and elevated personalisation,” said Anthony Ingham,  Global brand leader, the Luxury Collection.

“This is the first private island within the Luxury Collection portfolio, and we’re delighted to be expanding our footprint of captivating destinations with storied pasts and protected futures.”

The island not only offers a calming refuge from the modern world, but also an invigorating, refreshing getaway connected to the island’s natural beauty.

 Aquatic explorers can take part in snorkeling, diving, fishing, sunset cruises, kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Bespoke guided excursions for those looking to explore the granite peaks or coral reefs are also available.

Whilst on land, forest trails can be explored by foot, bicycle or private buggy, or guests can simply relax on one of the island’s four pristine beaches located at each end of the compass.

The island is also the ultimate playground for families and children, with a Beach Buddy programme tailormade to interests and hobbies. Parents are invited to take part, or can find their own relaxation whilst children remain supervised.

As part of a new culinary concept, Michelin-Star chef Akira Back, brings his fine dining concept to the Piazza at North Island.

The various dining venues lend themselves to a range of outstanding epicurean experiences with menus changing daily according to the latest island harvest.

 The Piazza is situated on the ocean front and offers candlelit, private dining utilizing the freshest ingredients from both land and sea.

 The more relaxed Sunset Beach Bar offers tapas and cocktails during sunset. In-villa dining centres on a comfort food menu featuring local Creole curries or classic dishes, complemented by a generously stocked villa pantry.

With 2020 rates from $6000 per night, North Island offers an inimitable experience that seeks to offer a contrasted way of life; rough and smooth, old and new, wet and dry, casual and refined, where footprints are the only evidence on the island’s vast, untouched beaches.

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