Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go on Honeymoon? We Have Few Ideas…
With the Royal wedding approaching, speculations of where the newlyweds will honeymoon are mounting. Will they follow in the footsteps of their family members, embark on a British mini-moon, or head away from the paparazzi to private island paradises?
Here is a list of some of the top contenders:
North Island Seychelles, the Hotel where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their Honeymoon
Could Harry and Meghan follow in the footsteps of Kate and Wills and embrace tropical paradise from one of 11 private villas on one of the world’s most exclusive private islands?Wilderness Safaris North Island, Seychelles offers couples the once in a lifetime chance to experience an elegantly simple, barefoot beach honeymoon in the utmost privacy. Theseoffer the unparalleled sense of exclusivity and luxury allowing for complete customisation and the perfect amount of completely uninterrupted time together following the stressful lead up to a wedding.
Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles, where the Duke of Duchess of Windsor spent their Honeymoon
Perhaps the couple will look further back in the royal’s family tree for inspiration. Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles is an idyllic for a honeymoon, as acknowledged by the Duke of Duchess of Windsor who visited on their own honeymoon in 1937. Adjacent to the ground of Chateau de Versailles, the Royal couple could enjoy a romantic stroll through the Chateau’s gardens, relax and rewind together in the on–site Guerlain Spa or sip cocktails by candlelight at the lively Bar Galerie.
Back to where it all started on a Botswana Safari with Africa Albida Tourism
With the forthcoming Royal wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, Botswana has officially made a comeback as one of our favourite destinations for romance, having been the place where their love story began. Ngoma Safari Lodge is a boutique lodge with only eight luxurious suites, offering unrivalled panoramic views over the game-rich Chobe River and floodplain. Guests can enjoy daily game drives through Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant herds on Earth, spot wildlife as they meander down the waterways on a river cruise and experience unforgettable dinners under the African stars. Guests staying at Ngoma Safari Lodge can discover the country’s beautiful landscape and wildlife which inspired Prince Harry and Meghan’s romance and which will always be held dear to them.
The Quintessential Honeymoon Destination, A Paparazzi-Free Island in the Maldives Accessible only by Sea Plane
For Harry and Meghan, privacy will be key. Mirihi Island, one of the Maldives smallest hotels with only 37 rooms and limited Wi-Fi throughout the resort, offers a haven of tranquillity. This bare-foot luxury, boutique hotel located in the South Ari Atoll is so romantic that the team are often preparing for last minute, unplanned wedding proposals from guests that get swept up in the romance! For that quintessential, over-water villa honeymoon this could be the place.
The emerald gem is surrounded and protected by a spectacular house reef with coral and fish in a myriad of colours; Harry and Meghan could snorkel with white and black tip reef sharks, octopuses, and green turtles amongst others. The hotel is also home to one of the Maldives’ strongest telescopes, ideal if the couple want to do a spot of stargazing.
A Favourite of Prince Harry – St Lucia
St Lucia is a Royal favourite and Harry visited the island only last year. On the island there is no place more exclusive or romantic than the open-air Sanctuaries at [jademountain.com]Jade Mountain, St Lucia. The 29 Sanctuaries at Jade Mountain are an architectural feat; infinity pools spill of the edge of each room in the place of where the fourth wall should be; bridges leading to rooms ensure the utmost privacy as no one is allowed on without the permission of each guests’ personal Major Domo; every room has panoramic views of the iconic Pitons World Heritage site and glistening Caribbean Sea. The owners of the hotel have reported that couples often do not leave their suite for the entirety of their stay… we can understand why!
If Harry and Meghan can bear to tear themselves away from the charm of their Sanctuary, they can book a private dinner for two under the stars on the aptly named Celestial Terrace, visit the Jade Mountain estate organic farm which grows 40% of the hotel’s produce or indulge in a chocolate tasting in the hotel’s very own organic Chocolate Laboratory.
Because Simply Living in a Palace is Not Enough, Tivoli Palacio de Seteais, Portugal
This beautiful 18th century palace, set at the foot of the verdant Sintra Mountains is truly fit for a royal honeymoon. The enchanting Tivoli Palacio de Seteais epitomises romance with just 30 exquisite guestrooms, stunning ballrooms and salons adorned with beautifully restored tapestries and frescos. Splendid period architecture can be seen at every turn and the hotel sits within the rolling hills of Sintra, against the backdrop of the Pena Palace. Guests can wander through the extensive palace gardens, get lost in one of many mazes or explore beautiful Sintra by horse and carriage. The lucky couple could even hire the entire palace for their stay, ensuring they get all 30 bedrooms, the ballrooms, gardens, swimming pool, hotel services and breakfast entirely to themselves.
Will they head to Corfu, the birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh?
With Greek blood running in the royal family and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh having been born in Corfu, the island may very well be a top choice for royal honeymoons. Opening the same month as the Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding, MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas will be the hottest adults-only hotel on the island and the perfect destination for a royal honeymoon. The hotel will not only offer a cosy and intimate atmosphere with a blend of Corfiot heritage and stylish comfort, but the property will echoCorfu’s natural charm, allowing the couple to relax and feel at home during their stay. For that royal touch the resort’s luxury villas with private pools, offer the upmost elegance. The duo could be pampered at MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas spa and gym and would have access to the hotel’s very own immaculate and fully serviced private beach, equipped with sunbeds and parasols.
A Paparazzi-Free Island Accessible only by Helicopter – Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, Mozambique
Accessed only by private helicopter transfer, the secluded, pristine private island resort reopened in 2016 following an extensive refurbishment and offers the ultimate adult-only hideaway in Mozambique. The island’s boutique collection of 12 thatched Beach Pool Villas each showcase panoramic Indian Ocean views, which can be enjoyed from your outdoor deck as you sunbathe or take a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool. When not relaxing and soaking up the gorgeous surroundings, Harry and Meghan can explore all this spectacular destination has to offer both above and below the water. From whale watching trips, sunset cruises, fishing, sailing, sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and remote island picnics, there is something to delight even the most active of guests. Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort has recently launched Naturally Exclusive, where one can have exclusive private use of the island, making it the ultimate island to enjoy an extraordinary honeymoon in total privacy.
A Royal Mini-Moon?
Monkey Island Estate, Bray-on-Thames
Monkey Island Estate, Bray-on-Thames, is the perfect destination for Harry and Meghan’s mini-moon with its many royal connections – Royal’s such as Edward VII were known to enjoy tea with Queen Alexandra under the walnut trees at Monkey Island Estate. A short distance from Windsor Castle itself, the Grade I listed building sits upon a private island, originally built by the 3rd Duke of Malborough. It is a centuries old retreat, surrounded by natural wildflower gardens. YTL Hotels have combined the intrigue and glamour of the island’s past with laidback modern luxury, designed by award-winning New York-based Champalimaud Design. The Royal couple could explore the culinary excellence that Bray has to offer or dine in the elegant yet informal surroundings of Monkey Island, enjoying fresh, seasonal cuisine cooked to order.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh
With “royal” in the title, it would be hard to find a UK destination more perfectly suited for Harry and Meghan’s wedding than Radisson Collection, Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh. A design-led, five-star, lifestyle hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh’s romantic Old Town. Being just steps from Edinburgh Castle, Grass Market, The Royal Mile, The Museum of Scotland and The Scottish National Gallery it is ideal for a romantic and cultural mini-moon. Harry and Meghan could stay in one of the hotel’s nine gorgeous suites, all of which have been designed by leading Scottish designers including Hatti Pattisson, Judy R Clark and Timorous Beasties.
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