IF TOP OF YOUR ’MOON WISH-LIST
is ‘a tropical island paradise for two’, then this private island resort (below) is a contender. Thanks to an extensive refurb last year, Kanuhura has already become a go-to for beach-loving honeymooners. Low-key luxury is the vibe: each villa (beach or over-water) has interiors that feature hand-crafted wood, bamboo and raffia, helping the resort blend into its surroundings.
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But low-key doesn’t mean low-tech: solar-panelled sun loungers mean you can charge your gadgets as you doze, and each villa comes with a personal host who is only a call away, should you have a cocktail-related emergency.
There are 10 restaurants and bars, so you can forget any fear of ‘repetitive menu syndrome’. We love the open-air Chef’s Herb Garden, which serves – you guessed it – vegetables and herbs grown on the island. Take a trip to the nearby island of Jehunuhura – you can either go by boat or, for those brave enough, swim. Spend the day sunbathing, or dining at the grill restaurant. Lazy luxury at its best.
OUR KIND OF LUXE
Have a sunrise breakfast at a table that’s set up for you literally in the sea. Enjoy fruit, pastries or something hot and watch the island wake up. You may even spot a dolphin or two. GO Kanuhura (kanuhura.com/en) offers seven nights from £3,900 per person in a Beach Bungalow Sunrise Villa, on a B&B basis