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.