Heart-shaped island loved by celebs that's perfect spot for a wedding

Aerial view of Galešnjak
-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)


Just a stone's throw from the Croatian coast lies an enchanting heart-shaped island that has captured the hearts of celebrities like Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Michael Jordan.

Dubbed 'Lover's Island', Galesnjak Island was first put on the map by Napoleon's cartographer Charles-Francois Beautemps-Beaupre in his 1806 atlas, showcasing the Dalmatian coastline.

Before Beautemps-Beaupre's discovery, little was known about the island's past, but it has since revealed three Illyrian burial mounds and remnants of an ancient structure.

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Owned by the Juresko family, the island shot to fame in 2009 when Google Earth brought its heart-like shape into the limelight, turning it into a magnet for celebrity visitors.

Aerial view of Galešnjak
Galešnjak is a favoured location of a number of celebs -Credit:Getty Images

With a slice of this romantic retreat now up for grabs at a cool $11 million, a spokesperson for the owners shared with Reuters the names of some stars who've graced the island.

They said: "Beyonce had her 39th birthday party on the islet and she's there several days or even weeks every year, Michael Jordan was there last year, Jeff Bezos as well, there's no lack of celebrities in that area."

Despite lacking hotels, villas, or eateries, Galesnjak remains a sought-after destination for A-listers seeking a serene summer escape aboard their yachts, far from the madding crowd.

Aeriel view of Galešnjak
Galešnjak can provide facilities for weddings, so you can say 'I do' on this gorgeous island -Credit:Getty Images

Despite its exclusivity, Galesnjak Island is still accessible to those who aren't part of the super-rich yacht-owning crowd, with daily tours departing from Tkon on the island of Pasman.

Additionally, Galesnjak Island provides facilities for engagements and intimate wedding parties, making it a picturesque and romantic location for any couple's special day.

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