There are few exceptional private island resorts in the world, but two of the very best happen to be in the Seychelles. One of them is, simply named, North Island and it’s the only simple thing about this island.
The island does indeed have laudable ‘eco-cred’; their history and ongoing programmes are quite remarkable. Better yet, visitors can tap into it during their stay with organised adventures and tailor-made activities of all kinds. Not to mention watersports and diving excursions.
But frankly it’s not the finite reason to come here, because the real lure is that this is, without a doubt, the ultimate, most private and discrete, indulgent beach holiday you can possibly have anywhere in the world. As the saying goes, you have to see it to believe it.
And at a daily rate of a few Ks per person, such heavenly surrounds are at the very sharpest end of the price scale and therefore only available to the privileged few. So it raises the obvious question: is it worth it?
Without a moment's hesitation I say yes, absolutely. Sell the heirlooms and mortgage the house. And don’t even consider leaving until you breathe you last breath or the money runs out, whichever happens first.