Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Honeymoon Secret Is Out: Kate and William Chose the Seychelles Islands

And if it wasn't high on the list for most honeymooning couples, it now will be, thanks to this royal pair. (London's Guardian newspaper spilled the beans, and the government of the Seychelles confirmed.)

(Photo by Duffy)
The Seychelle Islands aren't well known to North Americans, as travel ain't easy from here. But from Europe there are a number of direct flights, allowing easy access to the pristine beaches and that have made this collection of islands (115 in all) popular among romantics. Pretty much all water sports are available though some stay on land to enjoy cushy spas, cycling and primo bird watching (spotting giant tortoises is another favorite activity here).

And though Kate and William are thought to be at an ultra-exclusive and very expensive resort (which one gets to by helicopter), there are a number of inexpensive guesthouses and self-catering accommodations available to the hoi polloi on the larger islands.

Just out of curiosity, I decided to price out how much a week-long jaunt to the Seychelles would cost from Chicago. It ain't pretty (at least at Expedia's prices): almost $4000 for air and the cheapest hotel they book.

On second thought, maybe brides will knock off the dress but not the honeymoon.

If only they'd headed to Punta Cana.....


  1. This is indeed a lovely place for honeymoon, I was thinking of this place for mine too; it's on the list!:)

  2. This is on my bucket list, but not toward the top because, as you mention- it's not easy to get to from U.S. Thinking I still have many Caribbean Islands to visit first. Hoping the Royal Couple had a fantastic time!

  3. Correct place for honeymoon...