Eid Break Getaways: 2 Private Island Hideaways to Visit This Year

These two island paradises are perfect for families in the GCC looking for a secluded tropical getaway with bespoke services.

North Island, Seychelles
North Island is one of the best-kept secrets in the Seychelles. Just four hours away from the GCC, the exclusive 201-hectare Indian Ocean resort is the perfect getaway to ensure complete privacy. Only 11 villas are found along the shores of the azure blue ocean, surrounded by coconut palms and tamaka trees, enabling barefoot luxury in earnest peace and quiet.

While staying on North Island, you can tailor your holiday according to your day-to-day needs. Whether you want to lounge around the private beaches, cycle through nature trails, drive along the coast or try a wide variety of water activities like kayaking and scuba diving, the staff helps you enjoy the island your way.

What’s more, the island’s unique ‘rough and smooth’ concept allows guests to reconnect with nature and relax without having to worry about schedules or dress codes. Feel like a picnic or family barbecue on the beach, or perhaps a meal in the comfort of your villa or the island’s restaurant or beach bar? The chef creates personalised gastronomic experiences, suggesting the seasonal island harvest’s offerings. 
For more information on North Island visit www.north-island.com.

Coco Privé, Maldives
Located in the virgin North Malé Atoll, Coco Privé is the perfect holiday spot to spend treasured, private moments with close and extended family.

A guest relaxing on Coco Privé island

Set amidst a stunning tropical backdrop with a gamut of blues and greens dominating the palm-fringed beaches, the secluded 1.4- hectare haven is available for exclusive hire. 

The Coco Privé beach

Featuring a master residence and five guest villas designed by award-winning architect Guz Wilkinson, Coco Privé is the essence of relaxed glamour and ocean-side class with customised services.

The view from the Palm Residence

The 24-hour team includes a private chef so you can dine any time you want. Plus, fun family activities, whether on or off the island, like windsurfing, snorkelling with turtles, picnics on the beach and cinema under the stars can be arranged for everyone to enjoy.

The Gecko Villa bathroom

However, you can also simply sit and soak it all in, while the children delight in a number of special pursuits, from tropical treasure hunts to face painting, coral garden discovery and dolphin watching.

The Gecko Villa exterior

What’s more, the spa treatments and wellness options like sunrise yoga ensure you leave feeling energised and ready to face the world again.

The Heron Villa exterior

For more information on Coco Privé visit www.cocoprive.com.

The Manta Villa exterior

The Palm Residence's master bedroom

The view from the Palm Residence

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