Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ultimate Retreats for a Royal Couple

The royal wedding is almost here, and that means our favorite soon-to-be newlyweds are getting an unusual amount of attention. Commemorative plates, funny gag gifts, and even PEZ dispensers are put to work showing off Kate Middleton and Prince William's impending nuptials. Even if you aren't into monarchy-related news, you might as well vacation like them: did you know that the flower budget alone for the royal wedding is $1.5 million? If that's the case, imagine how much is budgeted for their vacation!

The crowds for the royal wedding make lines longer and tourist places much more crowded this April, but what does that mean for travelers arriving in later 2011? You'll still be able to pick up those coveted Prince-William-and-Kate tchotchkes, but you won't have to jostle into position for the prime pick.

Hotel Options
Four Seasons Canary Wharf: With gorgeous views and top service, you know that this hotel would meet the approval of Kate Middleton and Prince William.

The Connaught: Offering Exclusive Complimentary Perks, The Connaught is perfectly situated for luxury shopping in the city. Go to the same types of shops that Kate Middleton chooses on the high street, and then take in a meal: this ultra-luxurious hotel offers Michelin-starred food at their exclusive restaurant.

Wild animal safaris and fun excursions in Kenya's varied habitats are perfect for families taking the kids on a honeymoon. If you're getting married for a second time and want to take your children along, Kenya is one of the best places to go. It's also perfect for young adventurers like Prince William and Kate Middleton!

Hotel Options
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club: Majestic mountains will be in your view when you stay at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. Originally a residence of William Holden, you can now book a room to enjoy a fusion of glamorous decor and modern convenience.

Fairmont The Norfolk: The Norfolk still has its own private tropical gardens, and it remains one of the most popular meeting places for safaris. The royals love Africa, and Fairmont The Norfolk is one such place they'd love to visit.

The Seychelles
Did you know that William and Kate went to the Seychelles to work on their relationship in 2007? Similar destinations have been suggested for their honeymoon of choice, although their pick will remain a true mystery... until the media gets hold of the news, that is! With awesome beaches and divine hotels, it's easy enough to imagine a romantic getaway here.

Hotel Options
Banyon Tree Seychelles: Have you ever dreamed of a luxury spot with a private swimming pool? Banyan Tree Seychelles has all that and more. The hotel has villas perched on an elevated location for a prime view, and the eclectic, African-fusion restaurant is definitely different from the standard hotel fare.

Fregate Island Private: A 20-minute flight from Mahe gives you an opportunity to bask in the true quiet of a private island. The island has only 16 private villas and a presidential villa, making your stay at the island resort calming and guaranteed not to be crowded in the least.

Canada is a beautiful place to visit come summer, and a stay in one of the cities provides cool breeze on the patios, an opportunity to get romantic, and a time to learn more about our neighbors to the North. You can't beat some of their offbeat, cultural gems surrounded by wide-open spaces past city limits—and that includes the cozy resorts near trails and meadows.

Hotel Options
Four Seasons Vancouver: Located in Vancouver's commercial center, you'll find everything within reach at the Four Seasons Vancouver. Get an overnight free shoe shine, and don't forget to visit their decked-out business center.

The Fairmont Banff Springs: Situated on a UNESCO Heritage Site, the Fairmont Banff Springs is called “The Castle in the Rockies” and feature spas, golf courses, and fine dining.

You can enjoy royal-worthy vacations all year long, despite the quickly-approaching royal wedding. Even though their honeymoon is at an undisclosed location, soon we'll know where they went—and that means we can add another location to our list.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to find out where the Royal couple will honeymoon!