Paradise Unplugged: Remote Honeymoon Resorts

Totally tune out and turn on in secluded luxury at these spectacular off-the-grid properties.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

This idyllic island lies much closer to home in the Florida Keys, but is a world away. Reached by seaplane or boat, Little Palm Island Resort and Spa’s 30 thatched-roof suites are concealed under coconut palms, and are the perfect lovebird hideaways with private decks, outdoor showers and Atlantic Ocean views. Cell phones aren’t allowed outside of your room and there’s WiFi only in the Great Room and Library, so you can totally connect as a twosome. (Room rates start at $1,190 a night.)

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Fogo Island Inn

Forget off-the-grid, you’ll practically be off the map when you dock at Fogo Island Inn off the coast of Newfoundland in the remote North Atlantic. The modernist building sits on stilts that raise it above the rocky coastline, and the 29 suites have floor-to-ceiling windows for boundless views of the ocean. If you can peel yourself away from quiet contemplation, the inn has a cinema, library and art gallery, plus a roof deck with wood-fi red saunas and hot tubs. (Room rates start at $875 a night.)

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Bay of Fires Lodge

After a day of walking the wild northeast coastline of Tasmania, coming back to this timber-and-glass eco-lodge on a white-sand beach feels like a luxury. Solar energy powers the hot water and lighting in the 10 zen rooms, and the spa bases its treatments on Aboriginal traditions and native Australian botanicals. At night curl up together in the Bay of Fires Lodge's cozy library overlooking the ocean, or in front of the fireplace while gazing out at the southern constellations. (Four-day guided walk and two-night stay $1,700 per person.)

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Photo courtesy of Tasmanian Walking Company

Mnemba Island

Exotic Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania is a far-flung paradise, and this private island is just a little bit farther — a 20-minute boat ride from the main island. It has just 11 bandas (bungalows) set on a white-sand beach lapped by crystal-blue waters and cooled by tropical breezes. With no TVs or phone reception (WiFi is available), Mnemba Island is a true fantasy island where you can relax, unwind and forget about the rest of the world. (Room rates start at $790 per person, per night.)

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Playa Escondida

You can practically roll right from the Pacific surf into your beachfront bungalow at this rustic-luxe hotel hidden in a tiny cove on the Riviera Nayarit near Sayulita. Sway gently in one of Playa Escondida's hammocks and close your eyes as the waves lull you to sleep or float together in the bijou infinity pool, or chill over a cocktail at the laid-back bar. This is truly the definition of getting away from it all. (Room rates start at $165 a night.)

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