If plenty of sun, sand and surf sounds like the equation to your perfect holiday, what better than a pristine luxury island for your next overseas getaway?
Here are five of the most gorgeous island destinations to sit back, relax and enjoy, complete with cocktail in hand – perfect for honeymooning couples!
Cousine Island, Seychelles
The Seychelles are famous for postcard-perfect scenery and a relaxed vibe, and the tiny Cousine Island is no different. At just 62 acres in size, the island is small in stature but more than makes up for it in attractions.
Stay in one of four pristine French Colonial Villas perched just 30 metres from the white sands of the beach, each with luxuries such as a Jacuzzi bath, outdoor showers and candlelit bathtubs. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or snorkelling the turquoise waters in search of turtles, and dine on fresh local produce made especially for you and your preferences by the chef.
The Beach House on Cousine Island is home to another little luxury – the spa. Indulge in treatments from the natural skincare range while sipping on refreshing peppermint tea – bliss.
Cocoa Island, Maldives
This Maldives location is as sweet as its name suggests, and is the perfect place for a lovers' escape. This private island is the epitome of peace and quiet, and a holiday here will have you feeling utterly rejuvenated.
Relax in an overwater bure at Cocoa Island Resort by COMO and take in the stunning surrounds, with gently rippling water and vibrant coral reefs making up your surrounds. Relax near a hibiscus or palm tree as you wonder if you can stay here forever! Unwind with a yoga class or dolphin watching cruise at sunset, snorkel and enjoy South Indian Cuisine on the beachfront.
Yanuca Island, Fiji
Fall in love all over again with this pristine and private Fijian island. It's connected to main island Viti Levu via a short causeway, but you'll feel worlds away among the lush vegetation and gently lapping shores of Yanuca Island.
Stay at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort and Spa, where you and your partner will be treated to all the luxury you could wish for. Enjoy panoramic views of the horizon from your spacious suite, indulge in a facial, body scrub or massage from the luxury spa, and boogie down to live music at the Black Marlin Bar.
Tagomago Island, Spain
If you want to feel as if you're away from hustle and bustle, but still want the convenience of a city close by, this Spanish spot is the right choice. Tagomago is a private island in the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but is just 900 metres from the shores of Ibiza.
Indulge in the modern amenities the island accommodation has to offer, including a sauna, swimming pool, panoramic ocean views, a beach bar and beach barbecue area, before sailing over to the party district of Ibiza and dancing the night away.
Activities include scuba diving, fishing, sailing and kayaking, as well as yoga, pilates, tai chi and even a personal trainer available for fitness junkies!
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
This luxurious private island is nothing but sheer luxury and indulgence, and is the sometimes residence of Sir Richard Branson, who purchased the island for his private use. However, lucky travellers can stay on the golden shores of this British Virgin Islands destination themselves – in return for a less-than-modest sum of cash!
However, if it's a special occasion or you're simply in need of a getaway, we say go for it. Stay in luxury in the extravagant house, relax on the beach, enjoy sumptuous seaside dinners and while away the tropical days with not a care in the world.