TOP 5 HONEYMOON DESTINATION CHOICES FOR PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE
In just a few weeks, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot in the Royal town of Windsor, and speculation is rife about their choice of honeymoon destination. The Royal couple’s previous voyages together have already been well documented by the media, from the icy climes of Tromvik Lodge in Norway to the sunny shores of Jamaica, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romantic escapades have rarely escaped the prying gaze of the paparazzi.
Needless to say, the question of where the Royal couple will travel on their honeymoon is on everybody’s lips - that's why we've rounded-up 5 fabulous locations suspected to be on the couples shortlist...
The beautiful Amalfi coast, with the enchanting cliff-side resorts of Positano and Capri, seems to be a top choice for the Royal honeymoon.
In Positano, the couple could stay at the iconic hotel, La Sirenuse, which regularly hosts Hollywood royalty. This beautiful ox-blood red villa has cool white walls, exquisite antique furniture and private balconies overlooking the pastel-coloured houses of the beach resort. For a romantic dinner, Michelin-starred restaurant La Sponda is reportedly lit with hundreds of candles and decorated with meandering vines.
Capri, on the other hand, has always been a playground for the rich and famous. While the main town has firmly established itself as a party destination, the isolated commune of Anacapri is the perfect sanctuary for lovebirds. There is a slew of luxury hotels in the island to choose from, too. Capri Palace, with its sleek interiors, groundbreaking spa treatments and world-class restaurants makes for a great romantic weekend, while Grand Hotel Quisisana also has all the trappings for a Royal retreat, complete with manicured lawns, uber-chic bedrooms and stunning Mediterranean views.
You can't really go wrong with the Greek Islands, can you? Hydra is one of several lesser-known gems of the Saronic Gulf, where one can find sheltered coves and pristine golden beaches. Markle is said to have organised a bachelorette party here for one of her friends back in 2016. The couple can take their pick from a plethora of exclusive boutique hotels, whether they stay in the exquisite mansion of the Orloff Boutique Hotel or the Four Seasons Hydra (which has only six exclusive suites within its premises), we're sure Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would find this idyllic, no-vehicles-allowed island a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the Royal court in London.
The would-be Duchess of Connaught has a bitter-sweet relationship with the Caribbean. Her first marriage to film producer Trevor Engelson took place at Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios – a sun-dappled port town and a former fishing village. Whether Markle would return to this Jamaican resort is anybody’s guess, however, for Prince Harry the picturesque island nation of Barbados may be a likelier option. Besides the pristine, white beaches fringed with coconut groves, the polo scene on the island is quite a big draw. The beautiful, macaroon-pink resort of Cobblers Cove is the perfect retreat for the lovely couple - once owned by a plantation owner, this hotel has individually decorated suites, ocean-front rooms and fine-dining restaurants.
Could the Turkish town of Cappadocia be one of the destinations that's also being considered by the Royal couple for their honeymoon? Travellers know this town for its curious cone-shaped rock formations, bronze-age caves and amazing hot air balloon tours - an Instagram highlight to say the least. Although accommodation options are fairly limited, one exception is the exquisite boutique hotel, Villa Mahal. Overlooking the azure waters of Kalkan Bay, this hotel has luxury villas decorated in a contemporary, minimalist style. Food is served on the panoramic roof-side terrace, while healing massage sessions are conducted on waterfront sunbeds, hidden by the welcoming shade of olive groves - bliss.
Mexico too has a special place in Meghan Markle’s heart. She has fondly talked about her childhood visit to the land of the Aztecs. Her father calls Mexico his home, so a honeymoon there would be the perfect homecoming for her. The royal couple would find the beach resort of Los Cabos the ideal setting for a fairytale honeymoon. Blessed with unparalleled natural beauty, and stunning biodiversity, Los Cabos comes with luxury beach resorts and championship golf courses. A great choice for the couple would be the family-run One & Only Palmilla, which provides personalised yoga sessions, gourmet dining options, and one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch humpback whales in the waters of Gulf of Mexico.