AND THE PRICIEST OF THEM ALL IS: SEYCHELLES’ NORTH ISLAND
(Posted 07th September 2013)
A recent survey, seeking to once and for all determined the world’s most expensive property, has revealed the Seychelles’ famous North Island has topped the chart. Famous for long and made more famous yet when two years ago the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came to the exclusive island resort for their honeymoon, North Island came in with an average cost per nights of US Dollars 5.843, followed by Fiji’s Laucala Resort at US Dollars 5.040.
The rest of the top ten still command impressive rates, as the breakdown shows:
3. Khwai River Lodge, Botswana – $4060
4. Savute Elephant Camp, Botswana – $4020
5. Eagle Island Camp, Botswana – $3970
6. Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania – $3570
7. King Pacific Lodge, Canada – $3249
8. Mnemba Island Lodge, Tanzania – $3100
9. Hotel Cala di Volpe, Italy – $2939
10. Queen Charlotte Lodge, Canada – $280
Notably are 6 of the top ten properties located in Africa, a surprise for many but not for those closely involved in tourism on the continent, where a determined drive towards top quality has managed to attract the rich and famous, the who is who in business, commerce and the performing arts to often small, isolated but absolutely luxurious resorts and safari lodges.
According to information sourced from Mahe did another Seychelles’ resort, the MAIA, come in as number 15 at US Dollars 2.238, incidentally a resort where this author has stayed twice before and can therefore confirm that it is worth every dollar, and then some.
Well done Seychelles for making it to the top of the top … Seychelles, another world.