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North Island is a small granitic island (2.01 km²) in the Seychelles, 5 km north of Silhouette Island. Since 2003, it has been developed as a private resort with 11 villas for guests, aimed at the eco-tourism market. It hit the headlines in May 2011 for being the site selected for the royal honeymoon of the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The island is one of the Seychelles’ 42 inner islands. It is 5.8 km (3.6 miles) north of Silhouette Island, and 27 km (17 mi) north west of Mahé. The island has four beaches; East Beach, West Beach (or Grande Anse), Honeymoon Cove, and Dive Beach. The highest point of the island is more than 200 m.
North Island was the first Seychelles island to record a landing by seafarers. An expedition in 1609 by Captain Sharpeigh and the crew of the English East India Company vessel Ascension reported that the island had a large population of giant land tortoises.
From 1826 until the 1970s, North Island was owned by the Beaufond family from Réunion. During this time the island was a plantation for growing fruit and spices, as well as producing guano, fish oil and copra. After the plantation was sold in the 1970s, the island fell into disuse, and was taken over by feral animals and alien species of weeds.
In 1997, North Island was purchased for US$5 million by Wilderness Holdings Limited, an ecotourism company from South Africa, which has developed the island as a private resort area with eleven villas for rent to visitors.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon on North Island in May 2011.
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