The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., has revealed plans to debut in Seychelles with the signing of North Island, one of the world’s most luxurious private-island resorts. Located among the inner granitic islands of Seychelles, North Island is anticipated to join The Luxury Collection’s portfolio later this year.
Managed by ASMALLWORLD, a members-only club dedicated to international travel and luxury, North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort, Seychelles will be the organisation’s first property in its highly anticipated ASW Hotel Collection.
North Island boasts pristine, white-sand beaches that surround a tropical interior of coconut palms and indigenous takamaka trees, cradled between three granite outcrops overlooking the ocean. Featuring 11 private villas with panoramic oceanfront views and a supreme sense of exclusivity, the 455-square-metre villas will provide guests with plenty of room to fully unwind and enjoy the intimate, island-style experience in a luxurious setting.
In addition to the resort’s villas, the property will feature a lounge, dining room, state-of-the-art spa and gym, infinity pool and intimate sunset bar and restaurant, located on the western side of the island.
Each room features local materials including wood, local stone and glass, all of which are individually handcrafted by Seychellois and African artisans, along with natural thatched roofs.
North Island will offer immersive experiences and opportunities for guests to explore the captivating magic of the island. With a variety of adventurous activities including scuba diving, sea kayaking, boating, fishing, yoga and snorkelling, guests can connect with the indigenous offerings while making a minimal impact on the environment, which is the main philosophy of the island and resort.
North Island is located approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Mahe Island, the main and largest island in the Seychelles. Arriving at the property is simple and tailored for guests, with options of a 15-minute helicopter transfer or a one-hour boat trip from Mahe Island.