North Island is one of the most magical islands in the world. Privacy, top service and beautifully designed open plan villas which ooze style.

A place epitomising the term “barefoot luxury”, North Island is a truly unspoilt tropical retreat 30km from the main island of Mahé.  With 11 individually handcrafted guest villas on the island, accommodation is understated and elegant.  A lounge, dining room and library, health spa and gym, world-class dive centre and a rim-flow swimming pool are all built into a granite rock outcrop, and tucked away on the western beach guests will find a sunset bar and restaurant.

North Island recently underwent an intensive upliftment to ensure the concept of signature barefoot luxury was enhanced and improved for all guests. Villa 11 in particular was given a complete makeover – it is now a huge 750 square metres in size, with extra living space added in tiered levels cascading down the boulders onto a private beach. From glamorous organic chandeliers in the sala made from crushed recycled glass to ceramic stools made by a poverty-prevention group for the villa kitchen, everything has been produced in a sustainable and ecologically sound way.