From Johannesburg, South Africa to the Seychelles is approximately 4 hours and 50 minutes. North Island lodge where designed by South African architectural team, Silvo Rech and Lesley Carstens. It hit the headlines in May 2011, for being the site selected for the royal honeymoon of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
|North Island Seychelles|
|North Islands Seychelles Google Maps|
The Seychelles’ located between 6 and 10 degrees south of the equator results in a warm, tropical climate throughout the year. Amid 455 square kilometres (176 square miles) and a total coastline of 491 kilometres (305 miles) of sparkling ocean, these 115 secluded islands have a total population of merely 81,000. The islands of the Seychelles have to be counted among the best kept secrets on earth. Seychelles lies outside the cyclone belt, making for an equitable year-round climate with the highest average monthly temperature seldom reaching above 32 °C (89.6 °F) and the lowest seldom below 27 °C (80.6 °F) December and January are usually the wettest months with around 300mm of rain being recorded on average.
|East Beach North Island Seychelles|
|West Beach North Island Seychelles|
|Relaxing in Sala at Main Lodge on North Island Seychelles|
The villas can easily be converted into two bedrooms; it consists of a luxuriously master including a changing room and writing area leading into a large en-suite bathroom complete with marble bath, indoor and outdoor showers. The fully retracting sliding doors afford uninterrupted views. A kitchen leads off the lounge/dining area, and it comes with a room attendant and a golf buggy. A private plunge pool and sala (lounging area) are the finishing touches in this exclusive sanctuary.
|Exterior of Villas on North Island Seychelles |
|Beach In-front of Villas on North Island Seychelles|
Villas one through nine is situated discreetly in the tree-line, facing the beach. However, villas ten and eleven called; Villa Royale and Villa North Island respectively are completely tucked away in the Takamaka forest. Situated on the extreme northern side of the Anse d’Est beach, the villas are more or less isolated, and views from both are breathtaking.
|Villa Master Bedroom on North Island Seychelles|
|Villa Bathroom North Island Seychelles|
|Villa Deck North Island Seychelles|
|Villa Splash Pool and Deck at Night|
|Dinner for Two North Island Seychelles|
|Lunch for Two North Island Seychelles|
North Island’s main building consists of a lounge, dining room, library, spa and gym. As well as a world-class dive center, swimming pool, sunset bar and restaurant. Activities include; diving, snorkeling, boating, kayaking, fishing, biking and nature walks.
|Main Lounge North Island Seychelles|
|Main Pool North Island Seychelles|
|North Island Seychelles Beach Walk|
|Diving North Island Seychelles|
|Boating, Fishing and Diving North Island Seychelles|
|Spa North Island Seychelles|
Seychelles takes its role as custodian of a truly unique environment very seriously and, over many years, enlightened conservationist policies have set aside nearly 50% of a limited landmass as natural reserves. Seychelles boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll (approximately 500 square kilometers) that is home to 150,000 giant tortoises and an abundance of flora and fauna, as well as the Valléede-Mai on Praslin, the only place on earth where you will find the fabled Coco-de-Mer (the world’s heaviest seed) and the rare Black Parrot. This impressive national heritage has remained virtually untouched for millions of years.
Until we see you back here at Travel and Trade South Africa be safe and remember to take time-out to relax...