LAST UPDATED:  7th December 2013 at 11:50am

It's not just the Maldives that has private-island resorts with stilted villas over the perfect blue ocean.

Just off the west coast of Malaysia, Pangkor Laut is a secluded retreat where everything-you-need luxury meets a deserted-island paradise.

There's something magical about knowing that hotel guests and staff are the only people on the island - although the rainforest is teeming with life.

Honeymooners should bag a stilted Sea or Spa Villa in Emerald Bay, or a Hill Villa for rainforest views, and then decamp to the award-winning spa village (all four acres of it) for a heavenly Lapis-Lapis herbal wrap followed by a soothing Malay massage.

End the day with a sunset cruise on an antique junk boat before dining at one of the seven restaurants.

WOW FACTOR: The vast range of spa treatments. You could spend all day, every day there, and still not work your way through the whole menu.

FLIGHT TIME: 13 hours

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

LAST UPDATED:  1st November 2012 at 2:35pm

Tucked away on a paradise isle off the west coast of Malaysia, Pangkor Laut combines five-star luxury with blow-you-away natural beauty.

Most of the island is blanketed in rainforest, home to exotic animals, such as great hornbills and macaque monkeys - don't miss a guided tour.

The stilted sea villas, suspended over the emerald water, are honeymoon-tastic, but if you really want to splash out, the new luxury estates offer the ultimate in privacy, and come with two dedicated butlers.

One of the resort's biggest attractions is the spa village, which offers Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai treatments. And, as if that's not enough, there are seven restaurants serving Asian and Western cuisine.

WOW FACTOR: Guests are given a heavenly Malaysian Bath House Ritual, which combines mini treatments, scrubs and hot-and-cold pools, before any treatment in the spa.

FLIGHT TIME: 13 hours

WHERE TO GO: Spring, Summer

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