The Luxury Collection, a part of Marriott International, has acquired the private island retreat, North Island, Seychelles.

With this, the brand boasts its first private island destination. Offering 11 plush villas, this property is 30 km from the mainland and is accessible by a helicopter flight or an hour boat ride.

The resort is operated by ASMALLWORLD, a leading online travel and lifestyle community.

Each villa has been designed using local materials and features an interior inspired by Robinson Crusoe.

The dining offering is called the Piazza at North Island, headed by Michelin-Star Chef Akira Back. Set up on the waterfront, the restaurant offers private dining facilities. Tapas and cocktails during sunset can be enjoyed at the Sunset Beach Bar.

On arrival, guests are invited for a relaxing therapy at The North Island Spa. Other recreational activities available on the island include snorkeling, diving, fishing, sunset cruises, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, guided excursions and forest trails.

Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection says, “North Island is one of the most rare and luxurious destinations in the world, making it a natural fit for The Luxury Collection and our global explorers who seek authentic experiences and connections to both pristine nature and elevated personalisation.

“This is the first private island within The Luxury Collection portfolio, and we’re delighted to be expanding our footprint of captivating destinations with storied pasts and protected futures.”