Holidays fit for royaltyWith today being the day when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’ travel lovers will be wondering about an important aspect: their honeymoon. If the day itself is an example of everything that’s England’s finest, their break away will surely demonstrate the best that the world has to offer.
The latest accounts suggest that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will head to Namibia to celebrate and relax after their big day. This up and coming destination is indeed a place fit for royalty, but if you’re after a first class holiday the
Citybond Suretravel teamhas found five other options where regal luxury abounds.
Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
In the archipelago of the British Virgin Islands, one of the most exclusive parts of The Caribbean, lies Peter Island. It’s the largest privately-owned island in the area, and Peter Island Resort & Spa is its resident hotel. Surrounded by virgin white sand and perfect sea, it has 52 rooms, all of which afford incredible luxury that will satisfy the most high-maintenance of guests. Those that opt for the highest category of accommodation, the Villa Estates, have their every whim catered for: a private pool and a wraparound sundeck, a butler, chef and housekeeper, and everything from the bedding to the booze is tailored for a bespoke experience. Now that’s a classy holiday.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The Polynesian paradise of Bora Bora is a favourite for honeymooners who long for a holiday they’ll never forget. A small island in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, its remote location means not only does it offer unparalleled seclusion, but it’s a destination to consider only when money is no object. As such, there’s a wealth of ultra-luxury hotels fitted with world-class restaurants ready to give every guest the royal treatment. If you dream of sipping cocktails on virgin white sand while your overwater villa awaits, Bora Bora is a place to make those dreams come true.
Hua Hin, Thailand
We’re confident that Hua Hin, Thailand’s oldest beach, is fit for royalty. It’s the home of the Thai royal family’s summer houses and the playground of high society since the 1920s, which says plenty about its prime location, idyllic landscape and quality amenities. Aside from catering to nobility, the area offers a diverse range of ways to spend a fortnight: the beach bleeds into the city, which makes it ideal for honeymooners who like a buzzy atmosphere too. Meanwhile seafood lovers will enjoy its many high-quality restaurants that offer first-class food and excellent service, all at reasonable prices.
With its recent colonial history present in its atmosphere, India is a tempting choice for those who enjoy familiar touches in extraordinary settings. And Udaipur in Rajasthan, also known as The City of Lakes, is a more tranquil alternative to the rush of Delhi and Mumbai that shows the beauty of India in all its eastern glory. It’s also the home of the famous Taj Lake Palace, the five-star luxury hotel that floats atop Lake Pichola, allowing breath-taking views from every room (which come with their own butler). For romance in exotic locations, it doesn’t get better than this.
We know that royals are fond of safaring, in which case we’d highly recommend the high-end excursions in South Africa, home to world-renowned game reserves, beautiful lodges and ‘the Big Five’. Visitors are taken to vast stretches of untouched wilderness where lions, rhinos, elephants and buffalo roam freely, birds drink from lakes and the concrete jungle of Cape Town seems a world away. After a long day of nature appreciation, kick back with excellent cuisine in the form of grills and some of the New World’s finest wines, made a stone’s throw away in South African vineyards.
Wherever you plan to head to this year it’s good to know that Citybond Suretravel Travel Insurance is committed to providing you with the highest level of protection to ensure you are safe and secure 24 hours a day when away.
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