North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort, Seychelles

Lle du Nord, North Island Seychelles
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North Island


Perfect Setting for our Conservation Program

Located amongst the inner granitic islands of Seychelles, North Island is a fertile paradise. The natural beauty of North Island will touch and inspire you at the deepest level. Islands have been referred to as the “laboratories of evolution” and North Island biodiversity is living proof of this. Spending time with our Environmental Team or simply exploring the island at your own pace will allow you to appreciate the results of the effort that has gone into rehabilitating this natural idyll. The setting and natural beauty of Seychelles has inspired our island conservation practices and philosophies, and has also influenced the design of our spaces. Learn more about Seychelles and North Island, the diverse ecosystem, as well as our media recognition and curated content.

North Island, Seychelles

Honor the Environment

North Island is a conservation-oriented, ethically driven company inspired by specific philosophies.

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History

Ile du Nord was the first Seychelles island on which a recorded landing was made by seafarers. An expedition in 1609 by Captain Sharpeigh and the crew of the English East India Company vessel Ascension reported that the island had a large population of giant land tortoises. Along with all other Seychelles islands, North Island was still uninhabited at that time. 

History Continued

Sustainability

In becoming a completely plastic-free island, North Island banned single-use plastic straws and only uses eco-friendly compostable food containers for activities around the island. 

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Marine Conservation

North Island’s vision is a declared Ecological Marine Reserve, further protecting the area from fishing and potentially harmful marine activities. The island’s Marine Protected Area proposal is supported by data collection by means of biannual scientific marine surveys conducted by trained marine biologists since 2011. 

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Noah's Ark

North Island has been alternatively neglected and exploited throughout its history. Many alien species of plants and animals remained behind after the copra plantation on North Island became uneconomical in the 1970s. These alien species thrived and greatly impacted the indigenous Seychellois flora and fauna. 

Restoring the Island

Turtles

North Island is a critically important nesting site for two species of sea turtle, the Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Both species have been legally protected in Seychelles waters since 1994. Every morning, dedicated on-site conservationists together with eco-tourist volunteers patrol the four beaches for signs of turtles.

Conservation Efforts

Seychelles White Eye

While some bird species returned of their own accord once North Island again afforded them a suitable habitat, others needed a little more help. At the time one of the rarest birds in the world, a founder population of just 25 Seychelles White-Eyes was reintroduced to North Island in 2007, and their population on the island is now more than five times its original size. 

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Aldabra Giant Tortoise

The Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), one of the largest tortoise species on Earth, is endemic to the Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Formerly giant tortoises were found on many Indian Ocean islands but became extinct historically due to exploitation by sailors from passing ships. 

Protecting the Tortoise
Sustainability
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