Four Seasons Bora Bora
At this impeccable property, 100 overwater bungalows perch on stilts above the shimmering lagoon, each featuring traditional Tahitian teak furnishings, an oversize bath tub and a glass panel in the floor to watch the neon fish swim by. We recommend splashing out on a room facing Mount Otemanu, the magnificent remnant of an extinct volcano. Book ahead for a candlelit dinner on a nearby deserted island, which starts with champagne sundowners and could end in fireworks.
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At the luxurious Amanyara in Turks and Caicos Islands, where Victoria and David Beckham chose to spend last New Year’s Eve, days seem to slip by in a haze. Usually they involve sunbathing on the teak-terraced pavilions by the onyx-black infinity pool, but they could also see you take a boat trip to countless dive sites. The food is wonderful: few can resist the lavish breakfast on the pretty terrace of the Restaurant, followed by a lunch of spicy gazpacho at the Beach Club.
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One&Only Le Saint Géran
After a multi-million-pound refurbishment, the One&Only Le Saint Géran has reopened on Mauritius, the land of sun-kissed beaches and sparkling waters. The spa is more blissful than ever, and newlyweds can enjoy Espa products in the 13 treatment-rooms set out around the pool, or undertake a wellness journey such as Chakra Balancing, which releases tension using local mint, citronella essence and volcanic hot stones. Afterwards, savor a dinner of pan-Asian flavours at Tapasake, with lagoon views from every table.
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Como Cocoa Island
Como’s Maldivian outpost, Cocoa Island, is covered in shady groves of palms and hibiscus, and fringed by cashmere-soft white-sand beaches. The decor throughout is exquisite—the 33 beautiful overwater villas are inspired by the gently curving wooden forms of the local dhoni fishing boats. Make sure you book into the superb Como Shambhala spa, where the Asian therapies include Indonesian massage and Sundari facials, or sign up for a relaxing session of couples’ yoga.
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Song Saa Private Island
Cambodia’s Song Saa is situated in a 100-hectare marine reserve and straddles two picturesque islands in the Koh Rong Archipelago. Whether you and your love stay in a villa that’s hidden amid the jungle or suspended over the sea, you’ll enjoy Robinson Crusoe-chic interiors and breathtaking surroundings. The design cleverly echoes the external environment, with thatched roofs, timber beams and stone walls, and a private plunge pool that is an excellent spot to unwind after the stress of wedding planning.
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Ngoma Safari Lodge
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle holidayed in Botswana during the early days of their relationship and it’s where he sourced the central diamond in her engagement ring. One of the most romantic retreats is Ngoma Safari Lodge, which boasts expansive views across the Chobe River floodplain, where elephants, giraffes and zebras roam. Enjoy game drives, river cruises, picnics à deux in the bush and dinners under the stars by the lodge’s 3,000-year-old baobab-tree.
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Fregate Island Private
If you were to imagine the Garden of Eden, it might look like Fregate Island Private, the verdant heart of the Seychelles archipelago. Except that in the place of serpents, giant tortoises wander free, and rather than forbidden fruit, there are organic plots where the majority of ingredients for guests’ meals are grown. The resort offers an abundance of water sports, or for couples who prefer more tranquil activities, there is a clifftop spa with a bird’s-eye view of the lush greenery below.
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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.co.uk.
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