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Bobbing Cove, a private Caribbean beach at Malliouhana resort.

New Beginnings

by C California Style

Six of the hottest resorts to open in the sexiest honeymoon locales.

1 MOZAMBIQUE An adults-only retreat on a quaint island in the natural marine sanctuary of the Quirimbas Archipelago, the Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort’s 12 thatched villas line the pristine sands of the Indian Ocean and are each equipped with a private pool and hammock. medjumbe.anantara.com.

2 MALDIVES Maalifushi is COMO Hotels and Resorts’ second property in the Maldives. Opened last summer on a 20-acre secluded island, it has 66 overwater and garden accommodations. Upon special request, a neighboring private isle can be reserved for castaway picnics and romantic dinners. comohotels.com/maalifushi.

3 BALI Set amid lush gardens along the golden beach in the Sanur district in southeast Bali, the Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali is an all-suite-and-villa resort. Putting tradition and rejuvenation into practice, each of the 120 rooms is expansive and catered to with 24/7 butler service. fairmont.com/sanur-bali.

4 CARIBBEAN After a three-year renovation, Auberge Resorts has revitalized Malliouhana in Anguilla. With a breezy indoor/outdoor atmosphere, the stylish 44 rooms and suites open onto a pair of white sand and azure water beaches. malliouhana.aubergeresorts.com.

5 MALDIVES With ultimate luxury and privacy in mind, the Maldives’ One&Only Reethi Rah has unveiled six new overwater villas complete with their own infinity pools, day beds and hammocks suspended from the decks.

6 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Hugging the Dominican Republic’s north coast, the Gansevoort Playa Imbert’s 48 suites are a sleek collection of glass-front one- and two-bedroom lofts, three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom penthouses overlooking the beach and three-tiered infinity pool. gansevoorthotelgroup.com.

Written and edited by Jenny Murray.