Nestled in the coves of Mahé island’s northern shore – the inspiration for the James Bond novella, For Your Eyes Only – and oozing tropical charm, Northolme is the epitome of secluded luxury, offering a boutique experience in a breathtaking adult-friendly setting. What better way to experience the island than with a luxury stay at Hilton Seychelles’ Northolme Resort & Spa.
Set amongst the quiet coves of Mahé’s Beau Vallon Bay, the exclusive hotel is steeped in the rich history of the Seychelles and retains the beauty and charm of an undiscovered beach paradise. Built before the First World War on an island largely uninhabited until the 18th century, today the hotel is made up of 56 bright and spacious private villas, each with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.
The hotel’s interiors combine stylish aesthetic blends, traditional Seychellois woodwork, with sleek contemporary comforts, and offer an array of villa styles and categories. A King Hillside Villa boasts beautifully decorated dark wooden floors, traditional ceiling fans, a whirlpool bath and comfortable lazy chairs to lounge in the sun on.
Marine-obsessed guests will fall in love with the King Oceanfront Villas, set on stilts over the Indian Ocean, with whirlpool baths and balconies offering unforgettable views of the sea.
The hotel’s spacious Grand Ocean View Pool Villas are the ultimate in elegant Seychelles living, each one an impressive 1399 square feet in size. Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean with lush tropical forests surroundings, the classic wooden villas are built with brand new private infinity pools looking out to sea so guests can enjoy quiet seclusion in the lap of luxury.
VIP visitors can lose themselves in the calm of the warm sea breeze with a cocktail in hand from the large deck of the magnificent Northolme Villa.
The two-bedroom property is spread over an expansive 3,700 square feet and offers guests a private ocean-side pool, the largest in the north of Mahé, with stunning panoramic views of Silhouette Island, the Indian Ocean and the Beau Vallon Bay. This expansive villa has all the amenities you can dream of – and more – ensuring guests can want for nothing during their stay.
For utter relaxation, head to the hotel’s luxurious eforea spa, an incredible retreat located right on the water. All treatment rooms are sea-facing, encouraging guests to switch off their busy minds and focus on the calming sound of waves instead, as they enjoy one of three spa ‘Journeys’.
Guests of eforea spa will be sure to emerge brighter, feeling refreshed and fully settled in to holiday mode.
Visitors looking for more active experiences at Northolme will find plenty on offer, with an abundance of excursions to choose from both on land and at sea.
Guests can choose from guided tours of Silhouette Island, the third largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, and home to the largest National and marine park in the archipelago.
Also on offer are exciting marine safaris on glass-bottomed or motor boats, with snorkelling out at sea to explore the colourful aquatic life beneath the surface; big game fishing trips both day and night for sharks and Barracuda; or PADI diving and helicopter tours for the even more adventurous!
Back on land guests can experience island tours of the beautiful Mahé (the smallest capital in the world) and explore traditional Seychellois culture and heritage, as well as the brilliant Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market, built in 1840 and still thriving in the heart of the city.
Guests can also discover traces of the Seychelles’ French legacy at Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, with its mountain hikes and beautiful gardens filled with richly scented herbs and spices. On top of that, they may also experience a tour and tasting at the Takamaka Bay Rum Distillery, a restored plantation house dating back to 1792 that now creates the country’s most famous spirit.
Returning to Northolme after a busy day of sightseeing, guests will have an abundance of food and drink options available to them.
Why not sample the local flavours of the Seychelles at Les Cocotiers, an al fresco dining experience offering Creole-infused dishes under the starry night skies, or enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and neighbouring islands at The Hilltop Restaurant, with its international à la carte menu and alternating themed nights featuring Italian, Asian and Seafood specialities.
For more casual dining or delicious after-hours cocktails, enjoy the split-level terraces of the Ocean View Bar, perched on an outcrop with live music accompanying the unforgettable sunset.
Hilton Seychelles’ Northolme Resort & Spa is located in northwest Mahé, 25 minutes away from Seychelles International Airport by car or taxi.
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