Six Idyllic Islands Escapes for Couples

1. Spend a night (or a week) in an Overwater Bungalow, Tahiti.

Today over-water bungalows are appearing in all sorts of destinations but it was Tahiti who pioneered this benchmark of indulgent luxury and tropical charm. Falling asleep to the ocean breeze drifting through your windows is about as good as it ever gets, and if you’re wondering how the other half live, look through your glass bedside tables or coffee table to see fish swimming below your room. Here’s an 8 day trip idea to Tahiti with airfare.

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2. Cruise the crystal clear waters of French Polynesia on a small, luxury yacht.

French Polynesia is made up of many islands, and they all have unique qualities. Instead of choosing one island, why not pick several! Cruising with never more than 8 guests on board plus your experienced skipper and crew, visit islands like Bora Bora. You will lunch on tropical dishes like Poisson Cru and if you see whales, why not jump in to say hello (30 minutes later of course!). Sailing these Isles conveys an unforgettable sense of discovery. Here is some info on this luxury Tahitian cruise.

Aitutaki Lagoon, one of the finest beaches in the world
Aitutaki Lagoon, one of the finest beaches in the world

3. Discover your own blue lagoon on Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

If you started describing to yourself what paradise looks like, don’t worry we can picture it too: Aitutaki. The Cook Island’s famous Aitutaki Lagoon is easily one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. We love South Pacific Islands, but the Cook Islands are actually unique compared to Fiji or Tahiti, and perfect for long-stays. Known also for its silky black pearls, gents – take note. Here’s our Aitutaki package, which is 2 days long – to give you an idea of how you could mix even just a few days here into a larger Cook Islands itinerary.

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4. Cruise the Yasawas in Fiji

Sailing through the stunning Yasawa islands in Fiji is an escape unto itself, as each and every island is a tropical gem. The string of islands are famous, but actually far less travelled than the main island of Fiji. With most of the sailing done at night, your ship becomes your mobile hotel, as you awake in new surroundings, you’re hardest decisions will be whether to swim, snorkel, relax or discover beaches, coves and Fijian villages. Here’s a special offer on a 7 night cruise for the price of 4 nights to Fiji.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

5. Dine at the Ithaa Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

Just 5 metres below the turquoise waters of the Maldives is the world’s first undersea restaurant, which serves world-class European cuisine as a 6-course set menu. With 180 degrees view of the coral formations and sea life around you, there are arguably only a handful of restaurants which could possibly compete for a more memorable meal. It goes without saying that the Maldives are extraordinary, with mythical, pristine beaches and over 1200 islands.

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6. Stay in the Intendance Pool Villa at the Banyan Tree resort, Seychelles

Balanced among granite cliffs with an unforgettable view of Intendance bay and the Indian Ocean beyond, here discerning travelers will find hotel happiness. Wake up to cantaloupe coloured sunrises followed by a dip in your private pool and a massage on your private pavilion. Beaches here are uncrowded, the spa’s world renowned, and the Creole culture provides a springboard for cultural discovery and guarantees galvanizing gastronomy. Here’s our Seychelles Travel ideas page.

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Bronwyn Hodge
Bronwyn Hodge

Idyllic Islands General Manager - Growing up in a family travel business, Bronwyn has been travelling from a very young age. Her favourite experience was 3 months spent backpacking through India and Southeast Asia. She counts many countries among her ‘favourites,’ but is especially fond of Australia for its lifestyle, Cambodia for its culture and resilience, and Japan for its contrasts. She holds the proud distinction of being Goway’s only former Bollywood star – having once starred in a Coke commercial in Mumbai.

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