Am Sonntag, 17.07.2011 zeigt „Phoenix“ um 17:00 Uhr einen interessanten Bericht über North Island.
The Seychelles island North Island is home to a unique nature conservation project: private luxury of a few well-off people ensures the preservation of a species-rich paradise.
If you are looking for perfect happiness, you will find it on North Island: tropical rainforests, granite rocks, lonely beaches and waves in the 25 degree warm sea. The 250 hectare island is located 32 kilometres northwest of the Seychelles capital Mahé and is the most exclusive resort in the archipelago. Guests on North Island live in wooden and natural stone villas the size of a castle, with their own butler. In front of the island there is a 115,000 square kilometre large and 150 metre deep reef, and sea turtles live on the beaches.
almost nowhere else is the underwater world as diverse as here: eagle rays, batfish and surgeon fish cavort with many other sea dwellers on the reef. more than 200 species of coral bathe the water in bright colours. this is the real luxury of the island: its nature - paradisiacal, seemingly untouched. seemingly ... After the collapse of the coconut industry, the farmers on North Island left the island; an overgrown plantation and numerous non-indigenous animals were left behind. this had devastating consequences: stubborn weeds choked the native plants, rats ate bird eggs, pigs destroyed turtle enclosures. finally, private investors bought the island and started a large-scale nature conservation project. they want to restore the original state of the Seychelles paradise.
The project is financed with sinfully expensive luxury: The hotel on North Island accommodates a maximum of 22 guests, who are happy to spend 50,000 euros here in a single day. The film accompanies guests and operators of the hotel and shows well-off globetrotters, ambitious resort managers and local employees.