Eco-friendly North Island in Seychelles receives prestigious award
The North Island in the Seychelles has received a National Geographic World Legacy Award for preserving and restoring natural habitat. The lavish eco-resort won the "Conserving the Natural World" category, following several successful projects that include the reintroduction of native species into the island's eco system, such as the endangered Seychelles White-Eye.
The secluded North Island resort in the Seychelles has been given a prestigious award in the National Geographic World Legacy Awards. The luxury eco-resort won the "Conserving the Natural World" category in the awards that partners with IBT Berlin, a leading travel and trade exhibition.
The island retreat has led a number of successful projects that have seen the protection of rare and endangered species. This includes the Noah’s Ark project which reintroduced native species into the island’s ecosystem, such as the Seychelles Sunbird and the endangered Seychelles White-Eye.
Bruce Simpson, the Managing Director of North Island, stated:
“We are thrilled to have received this significant endorsement from both National Geographic and ITB – it certainly inspires us to continue offering high-end ecotourism that is both authentic and sustainable at the same time.”
Simpson added that despite the success of their conservation projects on North Island:
“There remains a great deal of work to be done and we remain deeply committed to driving our Noah’s Ark Island Rehabilitation Programme forward.”
North Island is a luxury eco-resort that is located 30km off the main island of Mahe in the Seychelles. The retreat is so private that it is only accessible by helicopter, and it has just 11 luxury villas that span 5,000 square feet and boast private plunge pools. Each of the villas was constructed using natural materials that were sourced from the surrounding area, such as recovered wood and stone.
The resort has a strong environmental programme which aims to protect the local flora and fauna, as well as wildlife species such as Seychelles blue pigeons, and Hawksbill and green turtles. Facilities at the resort include a spa, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, an activity centre, a boutique, a library, a helipad, the Island Piazza with dining area, and the West Beach Bar.
The property was named in CNN’s list of the world’s most beautiful island hotels recently, and over the last few years, the eco-sanctuary has attracted a number of famous faces. These include Hollywood stars such as George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, who recently enjoyed a private honeymoon on the island, and Royal family members Prince William and Kate Middleton who also choose the resort for their honeymoon in 2011.
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