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North Island Seychelles Activities

The activities on offer at North Island are designed to give guests the opportunity to enjoy the Island and its magic, either under guidance from one of the staff, or alone. This gives guests the freedom to move around the Island at their own pace, either on foot, on North Island mountain bikes or by Island Buggies.
Scuba diving: Seychelles forms part of the world's longest coral reef system and has some of the world's best scuba diving sites. Numerous dive sites have been identified around North Island and its nearest neighbour Silhouette Island. North Island offers a "guided" scuba experience and the dive masters are not only experts in scuba practices but also in the underwater world. The North Island dive school and fishermen are experienced professionals who will inspire confidence with both uninitiated and seasoned guests alike.

Snorkelling: There are good snorkelling sites around North Island and Silhouette Island. Masks and fins are available at the dive centre if guests wish to explore these sites, either on their own or in the company of a staff member (depending on their snorkelling skills).

Sea kayaking: Those wishing to explore the Island from the water are able to do so using sea kayaks, with all necessary tuition and guidance provided.

The Gym is air-conditioned and is situated behind the dive centre.

Island Bicycles are available for guest use. These mountain bikes are suitable for getting from one side of the Island to the other with ease.

Island Buggies: Each Villa has its own dedicated Island Buggy. These specially adapted electric carts look like miniature 4x4s that give guests the freedom to move around the Island.

Fishing: Fly-fishing is an option for any guest. North Island has fishing rods, tackle and flies in stock for guest use. However, it is recommended that serious fly-fishermen bring their own rods and tackle.

Boating and island hopping: Boating around North Island or other trips could include visits to Mahé and the outer islands, including the spectacular bird islands, Arid and Cousin, and can be arranged at an extra cost.

Turtles: Depending on the time of the year guests may be lucky enough to witness the Hawksbill and Green turtles laying their eggs on the eastern and western beaches of North Island. Researchers will tag the turtles so that their breeding activities can be monitored.

Walking: Guests are able to explore the Island by walking around it and along its extensive beaches, or climbing the granite outcrops and crossing the saddle linking the eastern and western plateaux.

Birding: The Island plays host to several bird species including 5 endemics, namely Seychelles Kestrel, Seychelles Blue Pigeon, Seychelles Swiflet, Seychelles Sunbird and Seychelles White-Eye.

The North Island library: An extensive natural history library and research centre, lovingly renovated out of the old coral ruins, houses all the documentation concerning the history of the Island as well as details of its rehabilitation and plans of the building of the lodge.

Slide shows & talks are offered, enabling interested guests to learn about Seychelles and North Island, as well as a wide range of ecological and conservation topics.

The Spa is perched high above the beach with stunning views of the turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs. North Island's spa provides a unique treatment menu specially derived from island ingredients. In keeping with North Island's concept of tailor-made service, guests can receive certain treatments in the privacy of their own Villa.