A Seychelles Honeymoon for the Royal Couple

Prince William and his new bride Kate could have gone anywhere on the planet for their honeymoon, but as reported by the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, on the morning of May 10th they arrived in the Seychelles.
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May 17, 2011 - PRLog -- Prince William and his new bride Kate could have gone anywhere on the planet for their honeymoon, but as reported by the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, on the morning of May 10th they arrived in the Seychelles (http://www.seychelles-holidays.travel/). The royal couple – now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – is spending 10 days in a £4,000-a-night villa, reportedly on the paradise island of Desroches, which they had previously visited for two weeks in 2010.

Perhaps their decision was influenced by their earlier visit, which went smoothly and resulted in no indecent photos. After all, Desroches Island is an ideal location for keeping intruders at bay, thereby reducing security concerns. For this reason, not to mention incomparable beauty, many destinations in the the Seychelles receive their fair share of celebrities, from tennis stars and footballers to movie stars and, of course, royalty. The rich and famous keep coming back, although the Seychelles is also a destination to be enjoyed by anyone (http://www.thetravelword.com/2010/02/03/finding-honeymoon...) looking for a royal reception.

Three Other Seychelles Islands Worthy of the Shortlist

The prince and his bride may already have found a perfect refuge, but we hope they will also one day consider visiting other gorgeous and unpopulated Seychelles islands. The three special locations below would certainly help prolong any storybook wedding with the ‘honeymoon of the century.’ All are tiny, privately owned, one-hotel retreats with few inhabitants that provide the perfect combination of isolation and luxury. Even if William and Kate can’t make it, the welcome to all visitors is guaranteed to make anyone feel like royalty.

Denis Island (http://www.seychelles-holidays.travel/seychelles-guide#5009) – This sliver of a coral atoll measures just 1.31-square-kilometres. It is one of the first islands in the archipelago to be eco-friendly, carbon neutral and free of rats. Covered in wild and endemic rainforests, Denis Island is a rare ecological wonder. The few human inhabitants are mostly conservationists and manmade structures are limited to a lighthouse, a small chapel, a small airstrip and the island’s one hotel, The Denis Island Resort, with 25 guest chalets. Apart from lazing around on the brilliant white beaches, guests can also sail, wind surf, play tennis, scuba dive and go deep-sea fishing.

Fregate Island (http://www.seychelles-holidays.travel/seychelles-guide#5016) – As one of the granitic Inner Islands of the Seychelles, Fregate is only slightly bigger than Denis, at 2.19–square-kilometres, but its Mount Signale rises to 125 metres. On this island, any couple, royal or not, could explore a virgin rainforest brimming with wildlife. Set in this pristine ecosystem are only 16 villas and one presidential villa. Along the shoreline, the island’s Anse Victorin was voted ‘The World’s Best Beach’ by The Times newspaper. Even a king and queen would be hard pressed to find something more fitting.

North Island – Another granitic Inner Island of 2.01-square-kilometres, North Island is only 27 kilometres north of Mahe. The resort here is part of a larger conservation effort the goals of which are to protect endemic species and eliminate invasive ones. The island’s 11 villas, as well as all other structures on the island, are made of repurposed overgrowth. For any William and Kate interested in making an environmental statement in addition to enjoying total seclusion and luxury, North Island is well worth a visit!
Thinking about a honeymoon in the Seychelles? The Seychelles is a classic destination for both weddings and honeymooners. Resorts are keen to offer special packages to anyone tying the knot- or couples celebrating their honeymoon with royal flair.

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