If we booked Kate & Wills’ honeymoon, we’d give them a choice of our most romantic destinations. Perfect honeymoon territory.
1. The Mmmmmm Maldives, Indian Ocean
A classic honeymoon location, the dreamy Maldives were even Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes’s choice for their honeymoon. Admittedly they borrowed a friend’s yacht but checking into a luxurious hotel is just as good. And we highly recommend the gorgeous Constance Halaveli, Maldives.
Surrounded by a pristine turquoise lagoon, the over the water villas are all about discreet luxury. Just the thing for a pair of newlywed royals…
Go diving or snorkelling to see anything from turtles to tropical clown fish or even sharks… Chill out at the spa, take a yoga lesson, relax at the beach or go kayaking in the shallows. Don’t miss the sunset and dinner the gourmet Asian fusion restaurant which has heavenly views of paradise…
2. Perfect Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Peter Island is a beautiful, private resort set in the unspoilt paradise of the British Virgin Islands.
The rough coastline dotted with pristine white palm fringed sandy beaches has the genuine feel that is barefoot luxury: sea, sun, sand and solitude.
It’s definitely worth a visit for the spa and snorkelling alone! The area is dotted with protected dive sites and recognised as one of the world’s best, even the island’s very own Deadman’s beach is teaming with colourful marine life.
William, a keen diver, would love this place!
Kate might enjoy a little pampering at the 10,000 square foot Spa at Peter Island with its 10 indoor treatment rooms, 2 outdoor thatched bohios, private steam rooms, a salon, a spa cafe, a large pool, paradise-like landscaped gardens and half mile beach with the most spectacular views along Big Reef Bay.
Everywhere you turn fresh exotic blooms remind you of your Caribbean surrounding… Bliss!
3. Superb Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa
Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania is authentic, private and feels a world away…
The beautiful Baraza resort set beside unspoilt Bwejuu beach, is an exclusive boutique hideaway mixing Swahili, Arabian and Indian design. Totally exotic and inspiring!
The rooms and villas are all embellished with hand-carved furniture, antiques and marble; all have a terrace and private plunge pool.
While Kate relaxes at the Frangipani Spa, Wills can make the most of the watersports and tennis courts.
The pair can also wander the streets of StoneTown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, icognito.
A city built by the Omani sultans, the Portuguese and the English who ruled until independence in 1963. Visit the Sultan’s Palace built in the 1890’s, the House of Wonders, the one-time Slave Market and the home of Dr Livingstone, as well as the bustling food market.
Truly exotic this is a honeymoon haven to remember, with a touch of the 1001 Nights atmosphere!
4. Amazing Anguilla, British West Indies
The island of Anguilla has been nicknamed “tranquillity wrapped in blue”. Dazzling white beaches, glorious turquoise waters: it‚Äôs easy to see why several celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom have chosen this quiet spot as their honeymoon hideaway. The tiny island is tuned into a slower pace of life and is ideal for that laid-back post wedding bliss break.
Courtney Cox and David Arquette once escaped to luxurious Cap Juluca on their honeymoon.
The Moorish style resort on Maundays Bay has its own glorious soft white beach stretching out as far as the eye can see.
For spa fans, there’s a whole array of holistic treatments on offer including the resort’s famed past life regression sessions.
And, it’s not just famous honeymooners who like Cap
Juluca, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have
all spent time here, and if you prefer not to mix with that type of clientele, private villas are available too!
Just what a couple like Kate & Wills need.
5. Terrific Tahiti, French Polynesia, South Pacific
The blue lagoon-ringed islets are the very incarnation of paradise on earth. What’s not to love?
Follow in Nicole Kidman’s footsteps and stay at the St Regis Bora Bora.
Aside from gorgeous over-water villas with in-suite Jacuzzi, private swimming pool and 24-hour butler, there’s the glorious view stretching over the water forever.
Dive off your villa into the turquoise seas, and while he tries fly fishing in the private Lagoonarium you can go in for some indulgence at the Miri Miri Spa for heavenly smelling monoi-based Polynesian treatments.
Invest in some time in cheeky siestas or venture out of the resort for pearl shopping in Viatape, horse riding or jet skiing.
Our tip for Kate? Book a table for dinner at La Villa Mahana before making the trip.
6. Cool it in Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos is perfectly located between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez and has been a Hollywood hideaway since the 1940’s when the A‚Äòlist escaped to the idyllic spot for fishing and relaxation.
Today, Cabo San Lucas has become a major tourist attraction and, between there and San Jose del Cabo, the older historical town, lies a stretch of pristine resorts catering for the rich and famous.
Las Ventanas, where camera shy Gwyneth Paltrow is rumoured to have spent her honeymoon, is a spectacularly plush resort where attention to detail is everything.
The interiors are reminiscent of chic and understated hacienda style, complete with marble bathrooms, flagstones, pebbled floors and cosy fireplaces, as well as all the latest technology, and even telescopes for star gazing.
The view across the Sea of Cortez from the bean-shaped pool is pure luxury. Spotless white parasols and soft covered sun loungers are set against the infinity pool and the beach beyond.
It’s tempting enough as it is, even if it weren’t for the bubbling hot tub or the immaculate poolside service where Evian spray, books and drinks on-demand are a given.
The food is a far cry from just being ordinary Mexican. Here gourmet rules: appetizers of foie gras are followed by sumptuous Merlot glazed tuna steak and washed down with fine wines. Cocktails too, are a treat with tangy Margaritas a must!
We’re pretty sure William would like that…
7. Totally Tropical: Turtle Island, Fiji
Deserted beaches, thatched cottages and crystal clear waters as well as constant sunshine make it the obvious destination for romance. And if you think you’ve seen it before – you have! Its pristine lagoons even made the private island the perfect location for the ‘Blue Lagoon’ movie starring Brook Shields back in 1980.
With only 14 huts dotted across the 500-acre island catering for couples only, every effort is made to ensure maximum privacy.
Solitude and seclusion is guaranteed with remote picnics and romantic horseback rides.
The thatched cottages have traditionally hand-woven 21-foot vaulted ceilings, beautifully rustic four-poster beds and golden walls with soft terracotta floors.
Although there’s every convenience, the design and feel is definitely Fijian. No TVs or newspapers here to remind you of the ‘real world’!
But, who needs the ‘real world’ when each cottage has postcard-like views of the lagoon and an outdoor veranda with a welcoming daybed for that essential siesta time?