Welcome to North
North Island is the last word in exclusivity and its boutique resort is universally lauded as a milestone in the 'couture castaway' Indian Ocean experience. It's little wonder the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose it for their honeymoon. Honouring the environment is paramount here (the island is now plastic free), and the Noah's Ark program continues to restore native vegetation and nurture critically endangered species. Wildlife is everywhere and nature trails wind through fertile forests, connecting its three scenic summits – Grand Palos, Bernica and Spa Hill – with four pristine beaches where soft white sands flirt with azure waters. It's not uncommon to see eagle rays and turtles swimming in the shallows from shore. Few people ever get to set foot here, but those that do will always long to return.