by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

The newly wed royal couple is coming to the Seychelles.

Much like the off-grid, remote retreat in Kenya where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, the Seychelles are a dream location far removed and about as pristing a tropical paradise as one can experience.

The island country, spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, is a world leader in sustainable tourism – holding the record for the highest percentage of land under natural conservation – according to Wikipedia, nearly 50% of the total land area of the Seychelles. In fact, since 1993 a law has existed that guarantees all citizens the right to a clean environment, as much as it also holds them to protect the fragile ecosystem.

According to the UK Mail, which broke the story, the exact location of William and Kate’s island getaway is top secret – but apparently will end up costing $6,700/night for the week-long stay. From the site:

Only a handful of luxury villas are dotted across the island. Hand-crafted out of local wood, each has an open-air bathroom area with sunken bath and shower, a private garden and a wooden deck with freshwater rock pool and yoga pavilion. There is a butler on hand in every villa, and a personal chef will conjure up a daily menu based on freshly-caught fish and whatever delicacies the couple wish. The area is an eco-haven and while snorkelling, kayaking or diving are encouraged, its tranquillity is preserved with a ban on jet skis and similar watersports.

As the Seychelles have been at the top of my “must visit” list for several years now, I’m definitely envious, but wish these two crazy kids all the best. Has any one of our readers ever been to this island paradise? Check out some pics of my #1 travel destination below.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Sarah Golbert

    I went to Seychelles on my honeymoon only a couple of months ago, at the Banyan Tree Resort in Mahe. Seychelles is nothing less than a slice of paradise. If you can possibly try to envision what the garden of Eden would look like, well, THAT’S seychelles! The ultimate in beauty and luxury, I’m still speechless when i look at my album even months later :) If you can manage to find the funds, its a MUST to go at least once in a lifetime!