Exhilarating outdoor pursuits and spectacular scenery at North Island November 23, 2018 Travel 153 The ultimate private playground, North Island Seychelles was built for adventures. What’s more, each and every activity offered is included as part of your custimised experience, meaning you don’t have to stop at just one. Water-lovers can explore the ocean in a host of different ways, from snorkeling and diving – full PADI tuition and certification can also be added to your experience – to hopping on to a sea kayak, longboard or stand up paddle board in order to discover the calm waters around the island. Certified instructors will guide you through the protected shoreline with its extraordinary sealife, helping you to get close and personal to its rainbow coloured reefs along with a multitude of tropical fishes, Eagle Rays, Giant Sting Rays and Pelagic fish. You may even spy the occasional dolphin and, if you’re lucky, a gentle giant in the shape of a whale shark. Of course if you wish to experience sealife without actually getting into the water, a private fishing excursion can also be arranged. What’s more, post-fishing trip you can avail of the chef’s services to prepare your catch of the day – it’s bound to be best fish dish you’ve ever tasted. Those who prefer to remain on terra firma won’t feel left out as adrenaline surges come in the shape of guided treks and island cycling. A walk up Spa Hill affords the best views of North Island, while guides share the secrets of this evocative island with you. You may even bump into a tortoise or two en route. For those who prefer their adventures on two wheels, ask the kitchen to pack you lunch and then take your time to cycle around the island to really get a true taste of its jungle-like surrundings. North Island’s generous all-inclusive offering means the island – and its ocean – really is your very own private oyster, with a host of outdoor advetures all begging to be tried.