Private Beaches & Luxe Villas: 6 Private Islands For A Romantic Honeymoon
Musha Cay, The Bahamas
Owned by illusionist David Copperfield, it is located in the Southern Bahamas, 85 miles southeast of Nassau, with endless stretches of sandy shores and turquoise waters that are no illusion. This exclusive use private island accommodates up to a group of 24 guests and offers five colonial-style homes infused with Balinese elements, and a staff of 30 to cater to your needs.
Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll
Make a reservation at the swanky Voavah by Four Seasons and the island, nestled in the Baa Atoll, is entirely yours, along with another 21 guests of yours, so it’s perfect for completely private honeymoon or an intimate wedding. Sail to secret spots for snorkelling or diving on a private yacht, lounge at the communal Beach House or simply laze in the comfort of one of the seven bedrooms (available in the Beach House, and in standalone beach and overwater villas located in different areas of the island). It is set to be open for reservations later this year.
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Lizard Island, Australia
The wild beauty of Lizard Island in Australia will have nature lovers mesmerised. Situated on the Great Barrier Reef, which is home to a diverse range of marine life, the island has 24 pristine beaches for leisurely strolls in the evening. Its resort comprises 40 villas and rooms that offer sweeping views of the ocean and horizon. Island walks, cruises and snorkelling are some of the activities available.
Surrounded by verdant greenery and azure waters, the island’s eleven villas are a harmonious blend of rustic charm – think beautiful thatched roofs and artisan wooden furnishings – and luxurious amenities that are constructed using locally sourced materials. The island’s menu is also based on the its harvest, whether grown in the garden, reared on the island or caught from the surrounding waters.
Part of the British Virgin Islands, the island houses the Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina, which features 26 guest rooms, all of which look out to the shimmering Carribean Sea. Stroll by the marina in the morning with your other half, go island-hopping on one of its boats, or sip a cocktail while enjoying the gentle sea breeze by the sandy shores or by its infinity pool.
The Brando, French Polynesia
This Polynesian-style resort occupies the Tetiaroa atoll and can be accessed by a 20-minute private plane ride from Tahiti. The all-inclusive retreat houses 35 villas, each offering breathtaking views of the crystal clear waters and a private plunge pool, as well as two restaurants, a beach bar with a pool, a spa and wellness centre and more. Couples can sail in the lagoon, go snorkelling or diving, go on nature walks, or paddle board to a neighbouring island. Visit www.thebrando.com.