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Romantic Getaways – Island Escapes

By April 5, 2021April 20th, 2023No Comments

Our top favourite romantic island destinations

Nothing conjures up romance than the thought of secluded beaches, starry nights, and the excitement of discovery than an Island getaway. When most people think of island escapes they immediately think of the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. But off the coast of Africa, you are sure to find your dream island destination offering you warm oceans, sandy white beaches, rich histories, and culture and friendly people.

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"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move from hour to hour. But mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun."


Our Journey Specialists is dedicated to creating unique and unforgettable experiences, using their insider knowledge to design the perfect romantic island escape that will exceed your wildest dreams. We have carefully curated a selection of our favorite romantic destinations, each offering something truly unique and unforgettable.



Seychelles is a collection of 115 small islands located in the Indian Ocean. Nearly half of the land is designated as a nature reserve, making it a sanctuary for various species of birds, plants, and animals. The island’s mystique is further heightened by its secluded coves, coral reefs, and sandy beaches. Fregate Island is an exclusive and private destination within Seychelles that offers the ultimate island experience. With only 16 villas and seven pristine beaches, you can enjoy a luxurious and romantic escape, where privacy and the natural beauty of the island take center stage.

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Situated off the coast of Mozambique within the protected marine reserve of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, Benguerra Island is a quintessential island retreat. Imagine unspoiled beaches, turquoise waters, sunny days, and star-filled nights. Benguerra Island Lodge by andBeyond is a top-tier luxury resort that provides premium thatched lodging, featuring private wooden decks, rim-flow pools, and breathtaking views.

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The perfect place to recharge and experience island life.

Benguerra Island offers a wide range of water sports and activities to choose from. Surrounded by premier diving sites, the island promises sightings of tropical fish and Africa’s only population of the rare dugong. Romantic picnics on secluded beaches, sunset dhow cruises, and scenic helicopter flights are only a few of the activities on offer. You may find that you need more time to truly experience all that this island idyll offers.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, located off the coast of Tanzania, is a stunning archipelago known for its spices and picturesque beaches. It is a haven for those seeking adventure, cultural immersion, and culinary experiences.

Located just two miles off the coast of Zanzibar, Mnemba Island is an idyllic beach destination featuring 12 beachside banda’s for an exclusive and unpretentious island getaway. With private butlers catering to your every need and a secluded beach to call your own, Mnemba Island is the ultimate dream destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy a range of exciting activities in barefoot luxury and escape from reality in this tropical paradise.

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The beauty of Maldives lies beyond the secluded and private islands and luxury accommodations to the incredible colorful reefs that surround the area. Kudadoo Private Island is a haven of luxury where your every need and whim is catered to at any time of the day.

With only 15 overwater villas each with its own butler and rim-flow plunge pool, this island retreat offers unlimited activities and spa treatments. This private sanctuary has been designed with the discerning traveler in mind. Those that wish to escape the bounds of daily life.

Located on top of a large underwater mountain, Maldives is a stretch of over 1000 islands in the Indian Ocean.


Mauritius, a volcanic island surrounded by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, is not just a beach paradise but also rich in culture and natural wonders. The Oberoi, located on the pristine beaches of Turtle Bay and ranked 3rd in the Conde Nast Travelers Choice Awards for Top Resort in the Indian Ocean, offers luxury accommodations surrounded by sub-tropical gardens. With tranquil views of the Indian Ocean from wall-to-wall glass windows, The Oberoi in Mauritius is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.