Go off the grid for your post-wedding getaway by escaping to one of these fantasy resorts.
Just you, your new husband, and an untouched swathe of beach. What could be dreamier? For many couples, celebrating their nuptials on a remote private island is the ultimate honeymoon fantasy. And while renting out an entire island for just the two of you can be crazy-expensive, there are some amazing private-island resorts out there built to give newlyweds all the alone time they could want.
One of the best parts of a honeymoon that indulges all your Robinson Crusoe fantasies? "There's no stress from trying to decide where to go to dinner or how to navigate a new destination—everything is easy, so you can be as lazy as you want without feeling guilty about missing out on anything," says Katie Fredereck, founder of Ever After Honeymoons, an agency that books some 200 honeymoons a year. Depending on how isolated they are, hopping on and off these isles isn't always easy, but you'll often find loads of activities, from horseback riding to sunset sails. If you're still a little stressed that you and your groom are going to get bored, pack some games and electronics to keep you busy. Or get PADI certified and explore a new sport together!
FYI: No matter how remote your resort is, you won't be completely cut off from the world. "Your room may not have a phones or a TVs, but the resort will probably have internet access," says Fredereck. "Sometimes couples feel even more relaxed when they can check in once a day and know that everything is okay."
Ready to find your own private island oasis? Click through for some of our favorite retreats around the world!Photo: Kim Myers Robertson; Illustration by Christina Park