While honeymooners in their dozens flock to the beaches of Langkawi on the west coast of Malaysia, tell people you are going to Tioman Island, to the east, and you'll probably get a puzzled 'where?'

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Only accessible by boat, it is pure paradise-isle material - all coral reef-fringed white sand beaches, swaying palms and lush interiors.

Among guesthouses and beach huts, you'll find the rustic yet stylish JapaMala Resort, with just 13 eco-conscious chalets built discreetly into the jungle-clad hillside.

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You'll want to do little more than laze on the beach, snorkel in the dazzlingly clear waters (look out for lionfish and manta rays) or gorge yourself on Thai and Vietnamese food at Tamarind or barbecued fish at Mandi-Mandi, which is on the end of a jetty.

WOW FACTOR: The locally made spa products are 100% natural - the sand scrub soap bar uses sand from JapaMala's own beach.

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FLIGHT TIME: 13 hours.

GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk