Prince Harry and the soon-to-be Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales will be far overdue for a private honeymoon after they exchange vows on May 19, 2018. After all, so much time in the public eye calls for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But where will this royal honeymoon take place?
Indicators suggest a few locations that are likely at the top of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s list of destinations. Here’s where the royal couple might spend their honeymoon.
1. A Seychelles sojourn like Will and Kate
- Cost of trip: $110,000
The North Island of Seychelles is considered the most exclusive of them all. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Seychelles details remain largely under wraps, but one thing is certain — privacy was key. An average villa on the North Island runs anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000 per night, making a 10-day getaway quite pricey. Luckily, first-class airfare from London runs a paltry $5,000 per person.
Next: Will they circumnavigate the globe?
2. Follow the global voyage of Pippa and James
- Cost of trip: $155,000
When royal sister-in-law Pippa Middleton and her groom James Matthews embarked on their honeymoon, they took it to the next level. First, a visit to Tetiaroa Island in French Polynesia, then a stopover in Australia, followed by a foray to the Pacific Islands. The happy couple ended their honeymoon with a stay at Matthews’ family home in the Scottish Highlands.
Next: They may take it back to where it all began.
3. The two may choose to recreate their Botswana memories
- Cost of trip: $25,000
Botswana and the Meno a Kwena Safari Retreat hold a special place for Prince Harry and Markle. The two escaped to this raw African wilderness after only two dates in London. If the two decide to venture back for a week-long getaway to the $890-per-night retreat, they’ll certainly rekindle memories of their early days falling in love. Oh, and first-class airfare to get there runs a cool $8,000 per person.
Next: Perhaps a Carribean escape is in the works
4. Petit St. Vincent to get away from it all
- Cost of trip: $32,000
The private island of Petit St. Vincent received a major facelift back in 2011 and is considered one of the most exclusive islands of the Grenadines. It’s unlikely the newlyweds would buy out the entire island for $27,000 per night, but they certainly could opt for a private, secluded villa for $2,000 per night. With only 22 villas on the island, this is an impressively affordable option for the couple. First class airfare, however, will cost at least $6,000 each.
Next: A sailing trip may be on the horizon.
5. Sailing around the British Virgin Islands
- Cost of trip: $30,000
Few getaways are more romantic than a chartered sailing trip for two around the British Virgin Islands. The 10-day excursion comes complete with a private chef and plenty of privacy. A trip like this could be once-in-a-lifetime for the newlyweds.
Next: Prince Harry may want to get back to his roots and share them with Markle.
6. Nevis in the Caribbean
- Cost of trip: $25,000
While the BVIs may be in the cards, Nevis could take the forefront. The island is part of the Leeward Islands chain of the West Indies and holds a special place in Prince Harry’s heart. Princess Diana was particularly fond of the destination and took her boys there at a young age. Nevis’ tourism board is keeping its fingers crossed for this royal honeymoon.
Next: The couple’s love for Africa may win.
7. Rwanda and Mauritius
- Cost of trip: $45,000
The couple’s love affair with Africa is strong, and considering Prince Harry’s ties to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, it would be no surprise if the couple makes the post-nuptial trek there. The newlyweds could then jump on a plane over to Mauritius for a luxury Indian Ocean retreat.
Next: Is this classic American honeymoon in the cards?
8. A classic Hawaiian honeymoon could happen
- Cost of trip: $35,000
Growing up in Los Angeles, Markle has spent her fair share of time on the Hawaiian Islands, making a classic Hawaiian honeymoon an absolute possibility. The secluded areas of the Big Island and Lanai Island could offer the privacy the couple would need.