Those in search of a private paradise from which to start their married life need hunt no further than this new luxury (and we're talking super-luxe, owned by the creators of Louis Vuitton) resort.

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From the foot of the oversized linen-clad bed, it is exactly 36 steps to the warm, white-crested Indian Ocean. Before you rise, the sand is raked, the towels put out by your own black granite infinity pool (no mere plunge pool, but 12.5m long), and the coffee prepared in the butler's pantry. The 45 villas - some over water, others beachside - have huge interiors and lofty cathedral-style ceilings, an essay in elegant design. Dining is diverse, with a range of restaurants, from The Diptyque, offering Spanish tapas or Japanese sushi, to The Deelani, which serves local seafood and Italian at the water's edge, right up to the sublime gourmet dishes at the elegant Le 1947, paired with rare vintages from the large cellar.

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WOW FACTOR It has to be the Guerlain Spa. Spread out on its own separate island, beautiful treatment rooms are nestled into the sand within earshot of the gentle waves.

GO Cazenove+Loyd www.cazloyd.com offers seven nights from £5,663 per person, B&B. Includes flights and transfers      

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