All the structures at North Island Lodge have been individually handcrafted to give it a unique atmosphere and the distinctly flavour of the Seychelles. The main areas and all the villas are built directly on the eastern beach: A lounge, dining room and library, beautifully located health spa and gym, world-class dive centre, and a beautiful swimming pool are all built into a granitic outcrop. A sunset bar and restaurant are tucked away on the western beach of the island.
There are only 11 handcrafted guest villas on the entire island. Each villa is about 5000 square feet in size, completely self-contained and comprises a luxuriously proportioned air-conditioned bedroom with overhead fans, fully retracting sliding windows with views onto the beach and a writing and change-room area with a huge en suite bathroom. Each bathroom has a large bath and double vanities as well as an indoor and outdoor shower. An additional study or bedroom is equipped with a DVD/CD system and Internet access if requested; this room can be rearranged as a second bedroom to accommodate children.
Each villa has its own mini-kitchen, a large sun deck and covered lounge area, a private plunge pool and ’sala,’ all of which creates a private sanctuary within a sanctuary. A full butler service caters for your every need, from in-villa light meals to picnics on secluded beaches. Each villa has its own mountain bicycles and an ’island buggy‘ to get guests around the island.
Activities included in the tariff are: excellent snorkelling right off the beaches, scuba diving to the reefs around North and Silhouette islands (as well as the use of the equipment from the dive centre), nature walks, mountain biking and the use of the ’island buggy,’ windsurfing, sea kayaking, fly-fishing around the island, hobie sailing and the use of the gymnasium. Drinks and all meals are also included in the tariff. Yacht charters, deep-sea fishing, golf on Praslin (18-hole course but requires a private helicopter transfer) and massage and spa therapy (in the spa or in your villa) are at additional cost, as are drinks on the reserve list.