What could be more romantic than just you, your new spouse, and too many secluded beaches to count? There's literally no better way to celebrate your nuptials than by checking into a remote private-island resort designed to indulge all of your castaway fantasies.
This bucket-list honeymoon is ideal for a number of reasons. First, you can be as lazy as you want without the slightest hint of FOMO, since every activity is planned at your leisure. Second, there's no stress from trying to decide where to go to dinner or how to navigate a new destination—each island is self-contained and often comes with butler service to take all the pressure off your plate. Third, most private-island resorts offer a Robinson Crusoe-style escape, like a day trip to an uninhabited islet, where you're dropped with nothing more than a picnic lunch, snorkel gear, and each other for company. We guarantee you'll remember the romantic, totally secluded vibes long after the honeymoon is over (tear!).
Depending on how isolated it is, getting to a private isle may not be easy (or cheap), but once there, most offer an all-inclusive price structure for meals (since there's no where else to drink and eat) and loads of activities, from horseback riding to sunset sails. If you're worried that you and your groom might get bored, pack some games and books to keep busy. Or get PADI certified and explore a new world underwater! No matter how remote the resort is, you won't be completely cut off from the world; every place has internet access, so you can still check in once a day and know that everything is okay back home. (But avoid sitting on your iPad all day—your honeymoon only happens once!)
Ready to find your own private-island oasis? Scroll through for some of our favorite retreats around the world!