Knowing that water surrounded by blue space gives us a sense of relaxation and connection, it is no coincidence that ocean-side locations are a favorite destination to de-stress or create the perfect honeymoon experience. We would like to share some of our favorite islands where we would like to take you.
Here are our top picks from around the world
Surrounded by sand-fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, the pacific island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia, overflows with beauty. Coined it as the "pearl of the Pacific by the 18th-century British explorer James Cook, the island is considered one of the ultimate honeymoon retreats. Blissful Bora Bora abounds with glorious sunsets, underwater adventures, overwater bungalows and luxurious resorts.
Opened in 2006, the St Regis Resort is second to none when it comes to five-star amenities and dining options.
View on Mount Otemanu from the St Regis, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Again, French Polynesia, this time just just 30 miles north of Tahiti, atoll Teti'aroa is a secluded corner of paradise surrounded by an expanse of azure blue South Pacific. Featuring 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool, a myriad of lagoon activities, world class dining with Polynesian and French cuisine, The Brando resort takes luxury to an entirely new level.
The Brando on private paradise atoll Teti'aroa, French Polynesia
A stunning private island in the South Pacific covering 12 square kilometres, Laucala offers dramatic extremes in landscapes: a volcanic mountain covered in tropical rainforest, untouched mangroves, picture-perfect beaches and coral reefs brimming with marine life.
The 25 Fijian-styled villas of Laucala Resort are set amidst coconut plantations, besides deserted beaches and atop the island's volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle. Here, style and sustainability go hand in hand, from the natural fibres and woods used in design to the wild orchids in gardens and organic produce grown on island farms. Laucala epitomises seclusion and the graceful hospitality for which the Fijian archipelago is famed.
Last but not least, a chapel is also available few steps from the village for wedding or celebration.
Laucala Overwater Villa, Fiji Islands
But if you want the paradise feeling at a fraction of the prices of most Pacific islands resorts, Menyawakan - located in the protected Karimunjawa Marine Park archipelago, is one those heavens on earth you'd never want to leave. Part of the 27 breathtaking coral-fringed island group that stretches in a north-westerly direction 83 km from Jepara, in the open Java Sea, Menyawakan is as exotic and remote as it sounds. Green, private and of extraordinary beauty, the island is exclusively occupied by the Kura Kura Resort. Blending Indonesian villa concept with contemporary vibe, the 20 Pool Villas and 15 bungalows have not only been designed and built with the utmost attention to detail, but are also environmentally-friendly.
Kura Kura Resort offers the discerning traveler the opportunity to discover this still-hidden gem in South-eastAsia with its unique comfort.
Kura Kura Resort, Menjawakan, Indonesia
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