Although North Island was one of the first Seychelles islands to be visited by European sailors, its tourism development has not taken place until a few years ago. Visited in 1609 by the British East India Company, on an expedition led by Alexander Maier, where it was documented that it was the residence of a huge colony of giant land turtles, it was precisely the Maier family that held its possession ever since The present. Inherited from parents to children and left to fend for themselves between the 70s and 80s, the island was taken during that decade by asylum fauna -proliferated families of pigs, cows or cats that already inhabited it- and strange species of algae. Until Marius Maier decided to turn his destination from 1981, with the aim of returning the island as far as possible its original state. The project was to reforest the natural flora typical of the archipelago and repopulate native species such as giant tortoises, as well as providing the island with an eco-luxury resort built with fallen local trees such as the casarina or takamaka. The result is a renovated island and a renewable hotel, which have formed one of the most romantic Indian destinations on the planet. An authentic paradise attended by 200 employees with only eleven villas reserved for a few.
One of the things that best defines the experience on North Island is its absolute privacy. Or what is the same, have all the charms of a country condensed on a small island and practically exclusive. The formula is not new. Facing the tourist infrastructure of islands such as Mahé, Praslin or La Digue, which have several hotels and services, North Island follows the model of the private Frégate or Denis Island, but it is detached from them for being more luxurious and inaccessible. Here you can enjoy Seychelles as if it were your property, you just have to decide what you want to do and proceed. Stroll-guided or free-for its white sand beaches, cross its lush jungle on board a mountain bike or reach as high as possible in the electric stroller that incorporates each villa, obtaining a panoramic view of a splashed Indian By neighboring islands, are just some of the options. There are also sunsets, unique and unrepeatable with their pink and violet tones, sublime from West Beach or Sunset Bar. Enjoy the sun flanked by pristine palm trees without the worry of a crowded beach, or pure and hard rest, with the certainty That the only soundtrack to be heard is that of nature. The fact that North Island is considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world is not an arbitrary fact; Even one of its beaches has been baptized as Honeymoon Beach.