Daily Escape

North Island

Photo by Dana Allen/Wilderness Safaris

North Island

Mahé, Seychelles

There’s only one hotel on this dreamy private island in the Seychelles, and that’s how it will stay. The very best in barefoot luxury, North Island was the honeymoon destination for Prince William and Kate Middleton. Brangelina brought their brood here, too, to amble freely about the island, far removed from any rubbernecking hoi polloi. Celebrities can feel good about their exclusivity’s significant price tag -- part of their hotel bill goes towards maintaining the island as an ecological preserve. So the guests of North Island can walk from one of the 11 villas to the candlelit bar, unbothered and in good conscience.