Adventure Architecture: North Island By Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens

The breathtaking North Island by the high-end bespoke hotel and residential architects and design duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens is a haven of tranquillity. It features just eleven private guest villas, offering each guest an unparalleled sense of exclusivity and luxury. Each villa has been created from local materials harvested during the island rehabilitation process, balancing luxury and simplicity to form a signature architectural style we call “barefoot luxury”.

Your villa will become your own private beach home. The colours evoke the marine environment and the fusion of rough and smooth textures and simple and sophisticated forms combine to create an entirely authentic, contextual, and sumptuous sanctuary.

Your experience on this private island is completely customised to the holiday you are seeking. The rules on North Island are the ones you make yourselves: your schedule is only as full as you wish it to be, and the dress code reflects your own personal style.

During 2014, the latest softs and décor refurbishment introduced a refreshed colour palette, designer bathroom fittings, and re-emphasised sense of place – all ensuring that North Island continues to set the global standard for luxury private island hideaways.

Located amongst the inner granitic islands of Seychelles, North Island is a fertile paradise – the perfect setting for the Noah’s Ark conservation and island rehabilitation programme. 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.

The setting and natural beauty of Seychelles has inspired our island conservation practices and philosophies, and has also influenced the design of the guest spaces.

North Island is so much more than a luxury holiday destination – it’s a way of life. A perfect fusion of energy and relaxation, of indulgence and wellness, of luxury and giving back.

North Island is an experience in contrasts – rough and smooth, old and new, wet and dry, casual and refined. The island literally changes colour from day to night as the palette changes from cool hues of sage, blue and turquoise to warmer shades of orange, red and coral. This daily journey through the colour spectrum inspires many of our décor and lighting details.

It’s an experience that cannot easily be distilled into a few words – it’s your own bespoke holiday experience, all about you and your perfect Island moments. The North Island team is dedicated to giving you the best possible experience, whatever that might mean to you. Every detail is carefully thought out and customized to your perfect holiday vision.

Whether you come here in search of rest or play, recuperation or exhilaration, we will make it all happen just the way you want, so that you experience North Island in your own unique way.

Contact: Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens

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