North Island is unashamedly aimed at providing the very best in privacy, location, accommodation, services, facilities and experience. The Island has only 11 guest Villas – exquisitely designed to celebrate nature and offer an authentic home-from-home ambiance. The result is a special destination that touches the lives of its guests and inspires them long after they have left. The 12 guest villas have been lovingly handcrafted on the island from wood, local stone and glass, with thatched “alang alang” roofs. With a footprint of over 450 square metres, each villa is completely self-contained and comprises a luxuriously proportioned bedroom, a writing and change-room area with a huge en-suite bathroom, a large marble bath and an outside shower for those who can’t get enough of the fresh island air. Air-conditioning, overhead “punkah punkah” fans and fully retracting sliding windows (for 270-degree views) provide a pampering environment for the enjoyment of the balmy ocean breezes. An additional study or bedroom is equipped with a DVD/CD system, internet access, and can also be arranged to serve as accommodation for children. The kitchen leads off the expansive sun-deck and covered lounge area. Guests can elect to enjoy their meals in their villa or in the Island’s main dining area. A private plunge pool and sala completes the exclusive sanctuary within a sanctuary. A full butler service catering for your every need includes in-villa meals or delicious picnics on secluded beaches. International cuisine served in main restaurant or in villa. There is a “no menu” concept of dining in the restaurant i.e. the chef speaks to the guest upon arrival, finds out their food preferences and then develops the menus daily around this information. The extensive wine cellar features acclaimed International & South African wines. Enjoy massage and health therapy in the Spa or in the comfort of your private villa. Visit the gymnasium, take nature walks with the resident ecologist, or go birding with the resident naturalist. Other activities include swimming and sunbathing on 4 private beaches, excellent snorkeling right off the sand, scuba diving with visibility up to 40 meters, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, guided sea kayaking, hobie sailing, yacht charters, mountain biking, and boating trips to explore neighboring islands.