At little more than one-and-a-half miles long and boasting no more than 50 inhabitants, Herm Island has long been revered by residents and holiday-makers alike as a destination unsullied by the modern world.
The tiny Channel Island, sandwiched between Guernsey and the Isle of Sark, has one shop and one pub.
After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed’s family.
Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco.
Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on
The Singers' arrival on the island, which lies three miles east of Guernsey, brings to an end the Heyworth family's six decades of ownership of Herm.
In 1949, five years after the German occupying force left the Channel Islands, the States of Guernsey bought Herm Island from the Crown in order to create an unspoilt island idyll that could be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
Instead the island went for an undisclosed sum – thought to be considerably lower than the asking price – to the Guernsey residents John and Julia Singer, who met and fell in love on Herm 14 years ago.
They have promised to preserve "the jewel in the Bailiwick's crown" when they take over from the Heyworths next week.
Herm is an untouched haven of idyllic white sand beaches, secluded bays, green commons, sand dunes and spectacular cliff walks.