1 Seychelles: Desroches Island

Desroches Island:: Seasons in Africa/Michael & Vanessa Lewis

The romance factor: An exclusive private island where Prince William and Kate Middleton rekindled their relationship after their split in 2007, it is one of the world’s ultimate romantic destinations and is only accessible by plane.

The hotel: A 40-minute flight from Seychelles capital Mahe, Desroches boasts over seven miles of white-sand beaches, luxury villas complete with private pools, in-villa dining and butlers. Options include secluded picnics, side-by-side massages, sunset cruises and private candlelit dinner on the beach.

Stay: Seven nights’ all-inclusive stay in a beach suite costs from £3,827 per person from May 1-December 23 with Elite Vacations (www.seychelleselite.co.uk), including return flights from London and inter-island flights.



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