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Paradise Found: 5 of the Best Tropical Locations For Couples

Every couple in love defines paradise differently. This collection is for those who dream of exclusive beaches, fine sand, and crystal-clear waters whilst sipping down a tropical drink. There’s no better destination for romantic interludes than our top 5 tropical paradise hot spots for the finest couple getaway.

North Island, Seychelles

North Island is one of the world’s most exclusive hideaways, offering the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Photo from Suzukii Xingfu

21 hectares of untouched beaches and tropical greenery. It is no wonder why A-list celebrities frequent this island and rumours tell that Prince William and Kate spent their honeymoon here. With only 11 villas on the private island, each home has been customised and intricately designed to evoke exclusivity and grandeur.

You will find serenity in 3 private beaches, each with soft and powder-like sand as the tides on North Island continually replace the sand inland. Imagine walking on brand-new sand that was last touched by nature.

Savour dining delights concocted by culinary chefs at the venue of your choice – either at The Piazza, at home in your villa or even intimately on your private beach. The team at North Island dedicates themselves towards creating a bespoke experience for their guests, so prepare to get spoilt when vacationing at this paradise specially reserved for you.

Kandolhu, Maldives

Voted one of the most luxurious in the Maldives, Kandolhu is a memorable getaway for all couples. Photo from tigertravel

The Maldives – a tropical getaway that no one will leave out when planning a romantic location. But, with a near-perfect rating on Google, Kandolhu Maldives is absolutely noteworthy.

Home to 30 villas, this intimate luxury boutique island is only accessible by seaplane. Airport hosts will greet you upon arrival and bring you on a 25-minute spectacular bird’s eye view of the islands even before your vacation begins.

Imagine lavishly designed rooms, outfitted with private beach areas, personal dipping pools and world-class furnishings. Adventurous couples can take a bath in their private outdoor bathroom, soaking in the chirps of nature.

Kandolhu is a dream come true for marine-life lovers. Surrounded by a thriving house reef in renowned North and South Ari Atoll, swim with a myriad of fish species and sea turtles.

If you’d prefer to lay back and enjoy the sun, fret not. The island boasts 4 restaurants, a beachside bar, spa, library lounge and a fully equipped gymnasium. With activities for all, Kandolhu is an all-inclusive paradise all-year round.

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Its remoteness leaves Benguerra Island almost untouched, boasting white sand and crystalline water. Photo from Adam Azim

At 55 square kilometres, Benguerra Island is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Don’t belittle its size, because its offerings are wondrous. Award-winning Azura Retreats will be your luxe 5-star accommodation, hosting just 20 villas that overlook the vast Indian Ocean.

As little know about its existence, Benguerra Island exudes a quaint remoteness that promises privacy and tranquillity for couples. Being an untouched island, imagine its crisp air, beaches of pure white sand and stunning waters that extend along the coastline. In addition, enjoy Azura’s sparkling private pools, wine cellar, media room and bar.

Leave your worries about the itinerary back at home because your personal Mozambican Butler-hosts will take care of your every need – from food, activities, experiences, to spa and relaxation.

Although there are no direct flights to Mozambique, flights to Johannesburg are aplenty. Simply catch a flight to Vilanculos Airport and Azura Retreats will arrange a helicopter to your destination.

Mauritius

A paradise island formed by a volcanic eruption, Mauritius is an unmistakable natural beauty. Photo from Xavier Coiffic

Instantly unwind the moment you arrive in Mauritius. Luxury resorts and 5-star hotels managed by international chains flood the island; all of which promise remarkable hospitality and accommodation. As most resorts provide opulent private chalets and bungalows with personalised service, peace and privacy are assured.

Mauritians are from a mixture of French, Indian, Creole and Chinese backgrounds, and are renowned for their welcoming hospitality towards visitors. Expect to be blessed with a taste of Mauritian culture – literally and figuratively.

Known to be a refuge for ocean lovers, most tourists plan their activities and entertainment around its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Grab an aperitif from the beach bar and soak up the crimson sunset in Mauritius with your other half. An abundance of fine seafood bistros line up along the coast – just sit back, relax, and let the surrounding lull you into a dream state.

Here’s a list of unique experiences you will find in paradise Mauritius.

Canouan, Caribbean Bay

Watch the breathtaking technicolour sunset from the Jim Fazio golf course for a romantic moment at the Caribbean. Photo from Rhea Yaw Ching

The Carribean is well known for its beaches, diving spots, nightlife…and maybe pirates. Yet, some islands stand out from the rest – like the Canouan. Not many know of this island, but that is part of its beauty.

A beautifully hook-shaped isle, Canouan island features white sandy beaches, sheltered bays, calm waters and an outstanding coral reef. In 2016, the Pink Sands Club opened with 26 bespoke suites and villas. Just last year, Mandarin Oriental took over management and has been implementing the high standards of their chain of hotels and resorts. Top-notch butler services and world-class dining options are only the tip of the iceberg.

Dive into an array of activities on this lively island. Get sunkissed at the beach or make a short journey to the Jim Fazio luxury 18-hole golf course.

Even if you are not a keen golfer, head up for incredible vistas of Canouan and the surrounding Grenadine islands. Locals and tourists make it a must to watch the unmissable technicolour sunset from the 13th hole.

In a world that is constantly on the move, these 5 destinations offer a refreshing respite, proving that the art of slow travel is still fun and alive. Skip the hustle and bustle of visiting another city; here are more reasons to go on a slow, relaxing trip with your loved one.