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Jon Whittle
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 10: Jamaica. Over the years, the <a href="<a href="http://bit.ly/T65se1">ISLANDS</a> team has found so many intimate resorts across the island, many of them ideal for that perfect romantic getaway. From the Kanopi House (pictured), luxury treehouses literally hidden in the jungle outside Port Antonio, to The Rockhouse, tucked along a private cove in Negril, you can find a couple's retreat.
    Jon Whittle
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 9: Australia. The islands of Australia off the northeastern coast of Queensland have a special feel. They're a world all to yourself, often with luxury amenities that make for the most relaxing romantic getaway you could hope for. Qualia resort on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays (pictured) is one such place where you and your significant other can lounge the day or days away.
    Jon Whittle
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 8 Most: St. Barts. Yes, it's the playground of the rich and famous, which gives the island a high-end vibe, like that gourmet restaurant you only go to on your anniversary. You can find stunning villas across the island. Or stay at the Eden Rock Hotel, where you can spring for the Rockstar Ultra Luxe villa if you really are celebrating something big.
    Zach Stovall
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 7 Most: Islands of Italy Mainland Italy is one of the most popular and romantic vacation destinations in the world, but at ISLANDS, all we see are the islands. And we love those just as much: Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, Venice (pictured). Yes, Venice does count in our book.The islands of Italy are made for romance.
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  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 6: Hawaii. Granted, "Hawaii" covers a lot. We're thinking of the most visited islands -- Big Island, Oahu, Kauai, Maui -- each of which have romantic hideaways scattered throughout. ISLANDS photo editor Lori Barbely recently stayed at Waimea Plantation Cottages on Kauai (pictured), an authentic, intimate retreat on the water and close to the Napali Coast.
    Lori Barbely
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 5: St. Lucia . Those Pitons that rise above the Caribbean in St. Lucia have been the backdrop for many a romantic getaway, ideal wedding and memorable honeymoon. This scene has become synonymous with Caribbean romance. And the resorts make the most of the Pitons, like Jade Mountain (pictured), which doesn't even put a wall between you and the view.
    Jade Mountain
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 4: Seychelles. For decades, ISLANDS writers and photographers have been visiting the Seychelles, raving about the natural beauty, the fascinating wildlife and the world-class resorts that seem woven into these islands.
    Ty Sawyer
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 3: Fiji. We've been to Fiji many times over the years, staying at private islands and other resorts that capture the romantic feeling of being in the South Pacific. Likuliku Lagoon Resort (pictured) captures much of what's romantic about Fiji: quiet beauty, exotic flavors, luxury villas, and the feeling that you have all the time in the world together.
    Likuliku Lagoon Resort
  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 2: Maldives. A haven out in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives aren't just one gorgeous sandy island with a perfect lagoon. This destination consists of hundreds of such islands. And while Bora Bora gets so much attention -- at least over here in the Western Hemisphere -- for all of its overwater bungalows, the Maldives are dripping in such romantic getaway resorts.
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  • The World's Most Romantic Islands

    No. 1: Islands of Tahiti You can never really see all of the Islands of Tahiti -- though we have absolutely tried over the decades here at ISLANDS. We've come pretty close, from Bora Bora to Moorea to the Tuamotu Islands to the Marquesas and more. But for that classic romantic getaway to Tahiti, you have to stay in an overwater bungalow on the lagoon overlooking Mount Otemanu.
    Zach Stovall
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