Northern Island SeychellesThe Seychelles North Island
It is this unique blend that has made North Island a hand-made nature paradise. Visitors will be arriving on the North Island by chopper, a trip twenty min from Mahé. North Island residents are insisting on this way of arriving to stop the island of rat or other pest from invading, endangering the island's lavish architectural and nature protection work.
Once upon a time there was an inefficient island of coconuts plantations that caused northerners to abandon the island. Unfortunately, however, they have abandoned all types of plants and animals, so that the island's primordial ecosystems can no longer self-renew. At the opening of the Resorts in 2002, many far-reaching wildlife and wildlife protection initiatives were implemented, which in turn were financed from the earnings of the hotels and which have successfully exploited the island's environmental wellbeing.
Such an example was the employment of a researcher who brought tortoises back to the island. Swimming and snorkelling around the island, according to the time of year, while two beautiful and protected shores provide more protection. The northern island is two sq km, five kilometers south of Silhouette and thirty kilometers northwest of Mahé.
It is of vulcanic origins and nowadays very lushly overgrown. Grand Paloss, the island's highest summit, is 180 meters above sea level in the northern part of the island. This small plateaus, which is formed here, collects rain-rich waters and creates small ponds, which supply the island' s inhabitants and visitors with oxygen.
The North Island was researched by Europeans in 1609 - one of the first Seychelles islands to be known. The landings are attributed to Alexander Sharpeigh and saw great supply potentials for the island. For more information about the island, visit the Seychelles Tourist Office. Tourist Office of Seychelles - Mon - Fri: 8.00 - 16.30, Sat: 9.00 - 12.00, Independence House, Victoria, phone: +49 (0) 8.00 - 16.30.