The royal wedding is just around the corner. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know which one we mean—the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle one, of course! Elaborate plans have already been made for the wedding. But, just in case the busy couple haven’t decided on their honeymoon destination yet, we have shortlisted the best honeymoon destinations truly fit for a fairy tale romance such as theirs.
Get ready to drool over these super luxurious HomeAways! (And Harry and Meghan, if you are reading this, congratulations and here’s where we think you should be honeymooning!).
1. Naga Noi Private Villa, Thailand
Naga Noi is an island that lies about 4km off Phuket, Thailand. Peaceful and quiet, the only tourist traffic it sees is a handful of day-trippers—ideal for a royal couple trying to get away from the crowd! And this four-bedroom villa is just what you need for a serene holiday. Located on a 1-km stretch of private beach, the villa is literally a stone’s throw from the blue waters. Large windows assure you of a sea view anytime, all the time.
2. Villa Beige, Surat Thani, Thailand
Sit up on a cliff, far away from the rest of the world and watch the coconut trees sway in rhythm with the waves far below. This luxury HomeAway villa on Ko Samui Island is set in the middle of a tropical jungle overlooking the sea and has its own resident staff to attend to all your needs. Royal much?
3. The Stone House, Spruce Island, Maine, USA
If the royal couple plans to travel with their entourage, they would want space. An entire private island would fit the bill, don’t you think? This one comes with a grand HomeAway that can accommodate a group of 20. An 80-acre private island off the coast of Stonington, Maine, this destination offers not just privacy but also a variety of activities.
4. Musha Cay, Exuma, Bahamas
Experience the unspoiled beauty of Bahamas on the Musha Cay island, amidst an emerald green tropical environment. The sprawling 12-bedroom resort is spread across five separate buildings, and you can take your pick depending on whether you want to be right by the sea or on a hill with a view.
5. Calivigny Island, Grenada
How about an entire private island that can accommodate the royal family and their friends as well, to continue the wedding revelry? Fringed with white sandy beaches, Calivigny Island has beach houses as HomeAways scattered across it, which can host a total of 50 guests. The luxurious living quarters are complemented by the services of the spa, a team of highly skilled chefs, and even a luxury fishing boat.
6. Tocqueville, France
Well yes, the royal couple may not be short of castles to stay in, but when the castle in question is tucked away in a French town, it is all the more charming. Moreover, it was also once the residence of French diplomat and historian Alexis de Tocqueville. This five-bedroom chateau takes you on a trip back in time, with its stunning architecture and history.
7. Bansha Castle, Ballinlough East, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
With ivy-covered walls and sprawling grounds, this 18th century country house offers just the kind of royal holiday you may be looking for. Immerse yourself in the Irish countryside experience and take long walks along the castle’s private grounds, go trout fishing in River Suir, or trot around on a horse.
8. Villa Maphraaw, Mae Nam Beach, Thailand
Built on a hill overlooking the sea and surrounded by shades of green, Villa Maphraaw is where the royal couple could soak in the tropical weather. With a spectacular infinity pool and large sun terraces, this luxuriously appointed HomeAway is ideal to kick back and indulge, both in the mind-blowing views and the award-winning service.
9. The Cove, West Selemadeg, Bali, Indonesia
Bali conjures up images of temples, beaches, magical sunsets and rolling green fields. And at this five-bedroom beach-front private villa, you can live life king size. Stroll down to the sea, sit back in the sunset cabana, or count the waves from the cool waters of the infinity pool.
10. Villa Santa Virginia, Siena, Italy
Here is a grand old villa smack in the middle of the Italian countryside, where you could witness the making of Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil. Brunch under the cool shade of a sprawling oak, looking across miles of farmlands. With six bedrooms and a pool, this Tuscan farmhouse HomeAway has been renovated to include every modern luxury.
Pick your dates and make your booking. Don’t wait until Prince Harry and Meghan beat you to it!
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