Monday, April 22, 2024

Island Resorts

North America’s Best Island Honeymoon Escapes

Royal newlyweds Kate and William have spurred renewed interest in the idea of a romantic, exotic private island honeymoon – but you don’t have to travel to remote locales like the Seychelles. North America is home to some glorious private islands of its own, from paradises in the Caribbean to castles fit for royalty!

(Image of Little Palm Island Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Little Palm Island, FL

A brilliant jewel in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island specializes in island romance – the resort offers a multitude of wedding and honeymoon packages, and even has its own on-site wedding planner! Just a two-hour drive down the Keys from Miami, Little Palm is conveniently located yet truly feels a world apart from the hectic mainland. Swaying Jamaican palms, lingering ocean sunsets, and a relaxed atmosphere all add to the charm of this luxury experience. The resort offers are plenty of activities, but after a busy wedding, honeymooners may just want to relax on the powdery sand or in a swaying hammock. And when guests are ready to retire, the resort even offers special turn-down services with aromatic lit candles, chilled champagne, and strawberries.

Rates for a suite start at USD $800-$1400 per couple/day

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Singer Castle, NY

Nothing could be more romantic than feeling like the king and queen of a Castle – especially when it comes with a view of the isles that dot the beautiful St. Lawrence Seaway! A renowned gem in Upstate New York, Singer is an authentic-feeling castle built at the turn of the century and lovingly restored. Perfect for lovebirds who enjoy boating, cruising through the surrounding island-filled waters at dusk will provide unforgettable memories. The island is also popular for weddings, and after the end of daytime tours, there will be no other guests to disturb the peace – the castle is rented overnight only on an exclusive basis, with just two adjoining bedrooms that will sleep 6.

Visit for rates and info on renting the Royal Suite

King Pacific Lodge, BC

Not all honeymooners favour sun and sand – for those with a taste for rustic adventure, King Pacific Lodge offers an eco-experience like no other! Keeping the surrounding nature as pristine as possible, the Lodge is actually a man-made island moored off the coast of Princess Royal Island. Found in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, outdoorsy couples can enjoy thrilling activities like kayaking through BC’s epic scenery, hiking through the rainforest, taking marine tours, and fishing. After a hard day at play, honeymooners can retreat to the luxurious pine lodge to relax in front of a romantic fire.

Starting at CAD 28,000 per week for the Princess Royal Suite

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Musha Cay, Bahamas

When it comes to romantic honeymoon strolls on the beach, few experiences can compare to feeling the sparkling white sand of Musha Cay between your toes! Magician David Copperfield’s incredible Bahamian retreat offers the ultimate in romance for love-struck newlyweds. Amid a setting of lush forests and peaceful seas, couples will enjoy the divine luxury of Musha’s 10,000 square foot manor house and the discreet presence of attentive staff.  While guests are typically found on the A-list, in February of 2011 one lucky couple from Louisiana won an all-inclusive honeymoon on Musha courtesy of a contest run by CBS’s The Early Show.

Rental starting at US $37,500 per day for the entire island: sleeps up to 24 guests

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Necker Island, BVI

Owned by Richard Branson of the Virgin conglomerate, few island guest lists can rival that of Necker Island! It’s no wonder – the island has a perfectly relaxed Balinese design and offers the ultimate in luxurious service, all in a setting of incomparable beauty. The island sleeps up to 28 people (and can accommodate up to 100 for a wedding service), but when it comes to a honeymoon, most couples will want to experience the romance of Necker all on their own. Many celebrity couples have chosen Necker for weddings and honeymoons, including Google co-founder Larry Page, comedian Jimmy Fallon, and UK football superstar Wayne Rooney.

Rental starting at US $54,500 per day for the entire island: sleeps up to 28 guests

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