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By Elite Traveler | January 7 2020
If you’re looking for paradise, consider it found at North Island. This 500-acre private island in the Seychelles has just 11 beautifully appointed villas; Villa North Island (or Villa 11) is the most sublime (it was Prince William and Kate Middleton’s honeymoon destination). The sprawling one-bedroom suite tumbles down through a coconut grove and spills out onto East Beach, where you’re unlikely to see another soul, except for the endemic wildlife. The 8,000-sq-ft multilevel villa integrates nature with its thatched roofing and its placement among towering palm trees and lush flora. The island caters to the curious with an on-site environment center and live-in conservationists to teach you about the wildlife and the property’s inspiring conservation efforts, or you can head out on a boat trip to explore the marine life above and below the water.