|An escape to North Island, Seychelles, one of the world’s most exclusive private islands, is the perfect way to make your physical, mental, and spiritual health a top priority in 2019.
Nestled deep in the Indian Ocean, the eco-friendly retreat affords the opportunity to connect with nature – and yourself. A sanctuary for travellers and endangered Seychellois wildlife alike, the island’s ambient wellness will draw guests into its natural splendour. It’s lush tropical forests are home to rare indigenous birds and ancient Giant Aldabra Tortoises, while private beaches provide protection for nesting sea turtles which emerge from North Island’s azure waters in increasing numbers each year.
The number of people taking health and wellness trips in 2019 is expected to double, with integrated health, nutrition, meditation, and mindfulness becoming more important than ever. At North Island, you can connect the dots to create a unique and personalized approach to self-care, while completely disconnecting from the frenetic outside world.
With the pristine environment setting the tone for a holistic holiday for the conscious traveller, at North Island peace and tranquillity pervades. No time pressures or constraints coupled with a generous array of all-inclusive activities means guests can do whatever they want, whenever they want. Or simply do nothing at all. Relax on the powdery white beaches, hike to the peak of Spa Hill guided by resident conservationists, take to the seas with an array of diving, snorkelling and kayaking experiences, or hop onto a bike to discover the island on two wheels – all at your own pace. Salute the sun with morning yoga, and then bid it farewell with a freshly-squeezed thirst-quencher at sunset.
A focus on wellness is never complete without an emphasis on healthy eating. North Island has long been renowned for its fertility, for the richness of the fishing grounds and for its fruitful organic gardens. With its cuisine deeply connected to the spirit of the island, its food philosophy is rooted in fresh, seasonal, wholesome produce – food that not only tastes fantastic, but which also makes you feel great. North Island’s chefs are always on hand to tailor menus specifically to guests’ individual preferences and unique dietary requirements.
For those tempted to stray from their resolutions by their villa’s indulgent private pantry, they can work it off in North Island’s Gym which offers state-of-the-art Technogym equipment for cardiovascular and weight training. Perched on the granite slopes of Spa Hill overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, the facility incorporates a circumference of glass, framing some of the most spectacular views on the Island.
Founded on authentic Ayurveda principles and designed with over 20 years of clinical experience, the Spa’s Subtle Energies treatment menu is created with intent and made to empower. Round off the day with a blissful spa treatment that will completely unwind you from head to toe, both inside and out. Enjoy a complimentary welcome treatment at The Spa where each treatment begins with a barefoot ritual, a symbolic introduction to the island way of barefoot luxury. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step, a spa journey at North Island will help you to tackle the New Year with a renewed sense of joie de vivre.
The epitome of luxury is uninterrupted time that allows us to reconnect with that which is bigger than ourselves. North Island gifts its guests just that in abundance.
Rates in 2019 for the Presidential Villas start at €6,433 per night and €10,126 per night for Villa North Island excluding tax and service charge. Children under the age of 17 sharing the second bedroom are free of charge. For young adults aged 17-19 sharing the second bedroom, the rate is €706 per night.
For more information on North Island visit www.north-island.com.