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Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Vladimir Sobotka (L) and Jan Hadrava (2-L) from Czech Republic in action against Samuli Kaislasalo (R) from Finland during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Vladimir Sobotka (L) and Jan Hadrava (2-L) from Czech Republic in action against Samuli Kaislasalo (R) from Finland during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Vladimir Sobotka (L) and Jan Hadrava (2-L) from Czech Republic in action against Samuli Kaislasalo (R) from Finland during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Donovan Dzavoronok (L) and Fedor Ivanov (R) from Czech Republic in action during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Donovan Dzavoronok (L) and Fedor Ivanov (R) from Czech Republic in action during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Donovan Dzavoronok (L) and Fedor Ivanov (R) from Czech Republic in action during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Fedor Ivanov (L) and Pavel Bartos (R) from Czech Republic in action during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Fedor Ivanov (L) and Pavel Bartos (R) from Czech Republic in action during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Fedor Ivanov (L) and Pavel Bartos (R) from Czech Republic in action during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Elviss Krastins from Finland (L) in action against Michal Finger (C) and Vladimir Sobotka (R) from Czech Republic during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Elviss Krastins from Finland (L) in action against Michal Finger (C) and Vladimir Sobotka (R) from Czech Republic during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
Mikkeli (Finland), 19/05/2018.- Elviss Krastins from Finland (L) in action against Michal Finger (C) and Vladimir Sobotka (R) from Czech Republic during the CEV Volleyball Golden European League, Pool C match between Finland and Czech Republic , in Mikkeli, Finland, 19 May 2018. (República Checa, Finlandia) EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT
YNA113. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Ofelia Malinov, the captain of the Italian women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Italia) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA113. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Ofelia Malinov, the captain of the Italian women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Italia) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA113. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Ofelia Malinov, the captain of the Italian women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Italia) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA112. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Maren Fromm, the captain of the German women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Alemania) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA112. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Maren Fromm, the captain of the German women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Alemania) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA112. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Maren Fromm, the captain of the German women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Alemania) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA115. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Kseniia Parubets, the captain of the Russian women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Rusia) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA115. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Kseniia Parubets, the captain of the Russian women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Rusia) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
YNA115. Suwon (Korea, Republic Of), 20/05/2018.- Kseniia Parubets, the captain of the Russian women's volleyball squad, attends a press conference in Suwon, just south of Seoul, South Korea, 20 May 2018, to mark the second week of the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League, a new annual women's international volleyball tournament contest by 16 national teams. (Corea del Sur, Seúl, Rusia) EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plans for the royal honeymoon?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. The couple are rumoured to be heading to Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari destination in the north west Namibian desert. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton Coast. • 19 amazing things you didn't know about Namibia Rwanda The Duchess has visited Rwanda as a World Vision Global Ambassador in the past, an experience that she described as 'incredible'. This nugget of a country at the continent's heart offers unrivalled gorilla sighting experiences, an astonishing volcano-rimpled landscape and – as a little-visited Central African country – plenty of tranquility. Perhaps Bisate Lodge, set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone, will appeal The new One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open next spring, will be set on a working tea plantation and offer excursions to rare species of chimpanzees in a nearby forest. Or perhaps Bisate Lodge (pictured), set in the natural amphitheatre of a volcanic cone will appeal to the couple, with its gorilla trekking offerings. • Ten reasons why you should visit Rwanda Malawi Although Botswana is a favourite destination of Harry's, we've ruled it out as the couple holidayed there earlier in the year. So will they opt for an alternative up-and-coming option like Malawi? Harry visited the underexplored landlocked country when he helped African Parks with one of the biggest elephant translocations in conservation history this summer. Nkwichi has a 'Star Bed' on a private beach, perfect for night-time gazing Credit: Picasa Although the country is light on the Big Five, Lake Malawi is a showstopper; David Livingstone described it as a 'Lake of Stars', in reference to the lantern-flecked fishing boats that glide across the waters at night. Nkwichi, a five-star lodge located on its shores, boasts SUP classes on the water and a 'Star Bed' on a private beach bristling with baobab trees. • Amazing facts about Malawi Philippines Palawan in the Philippines is on Meghan's holiday wishlist, according to the Instagram feed of her former lifestyle blog The Tig. The 150,000-year-old island, all jungle-barbed mountains and deserted lagoons, is an hour-and-a-half's flight from the capital, Manila. You can enjoy evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave at Amanpulo Its Bacuit archipelago, a landscape of scarred limestone, karst cliffs and dramatic sinkholes, is a popular destination for island hopping, and enjoying rare wildlife, from purple crabs to endangered pangolins. Amanpulo, just northeast of Palawan Island, is the region's most luxurious hideaway: think five miles of private beach, evening barbecues for two at the mouth of a cave; and superlative scuba diving. • Telegraph Travel's guide to the Philippines Tuscany Wine afficionado Meghan might like the idea of Tuscany in fresh, balmy spring – maybe the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, or the wild frontier of Maremma, with its top-notch seafood. Wine lover Meghan would love Rosewood Castiglion Bosco Credit: Matteo Carassale/Matteo Carassale Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, an 800-year-old working wine estate, might do the trick. The on-site cookery school that uses organic produce from the hotel's garden should appeal to Meghan, a self-confessed foodie. The couple might also like the idea of the hotel's private villa, Alba, a converted stone farmhouse on a secluded hilltop peppered with old-growth trees; Insta-worthy interiors aplenty and a private pool seal the deal. • The best hotels in Tuscany Read the full review: Rosewood Castiglion Bosco, Tuscany Amalfi Coast Meghan is also a fan of the Amalfi Coast, as her social media posts attest. It's not hard to see why this contorted coastline of tangled vineyards, pastel villages, vulcanic sheer drops, and cliff-clinging five-star villas is a favourite destination among Telegraph readers too. Meghan has posted Instagram pictures of La Sirenuse The former Suits star has previously stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (she even took an Instagram shot of the muffin-laden breakfast buffet). Other enticements include Moorish architecture, a panoramic restaurant illuminated by 400 candles, and a pool shaded by lemon trees. • The best hotels in the Amalfi Coast Read the full review: Le Sirenuse, Positano Hawaii LA-raised Meghan has spoken of her idyllic childhood holidays in Hawaii. The world-leading honeymoon destination might be a touch on the obvious side, but with its kaleidoscopic colour reefs, babypowder beaches, mist-cuddled ocean cliffs, and hippyish paradise vibe, the couple might still be tempted. Four Seasons at Lanai is the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island Credit: © Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. 2015 /Rachel Olsson Photography, Inc. Perhaps they'll plump for the Four Seasons at Lanai, the only five-star hotel on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. The Royal Suite is perfectly positioned for dolphin watching. The infinity pool is also the place to be, preferably on one of the fun inflatable seats, herb-spiked cocktail in hand. • The best hotels in Hawaii Read the full review: Four Seasons Resort at Lanai, Hawaii Turkey Another of Meghan's favourite destinations; she's posted about her love of Cappadocia on social media. This astonishing semi-arid region of Central Anatolia is known for its cone-shaped rock formations and Bronze period homes carved out by troglodytes. Hotel Villa Maha postures over Kalkan Bay Credit: Copyright: Attila Henning/Photographer: Attila Henning Accommodation options are quirky if fairly basic, and include the Kemerhan Cave Suites, fashioned from an ancient settlement. The couple may want to follow up with something more luxurious - like Hotel Villa Mahal, an exclusive boutique that postures over Kalkan Bay. Its Cliff House suite has its own ocean-oggling pool and the hotel's dinghy sailing experiences are particularly sought after. • The best hotels in Turkey Read the full review: Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan Bay Mexico One of Meghan's most vivid childhood travel memories is travelling to Oaxaca aged nine for Day of the Dead festivals, where she reportedly ate a lot of moles (traditional local sauces). But she and Harry may prefer to consider exclusive Los Cabos for their honeymoon: imposing arched cliffs, cactus-dotted landscapes and gold-leaf-coloured beaches have helped establish it as one of the world's most up-and-coming beach destinations. Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions Health-focused One&Only Palmilla runs daily yoga sessions, which may appeal to Meghan (her mum is a yoga teacher). Raucously colourful hacienda-style villas overlook the Sea of Cortez; the largest even has its own 'Butler Suite'. • The best hotels in Los Cabos Read the full review: One&Only Palmilla Barbados It may be a honeymoon cliché, but Harry has holidayed in Barbados several times. The polo scene is a big draw for him: it was here that he was also famously thrown from his pony while playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup. The genteel Cobblers Cove has a loyal British following Happily, the macaroon-pink boutique retreat Cobblers Cove can organise sessions at a nearby polo field. This genteel, old-school classic, once the beach getaway of a plantation owner, has a loyal, largely British following. The adventure-loving couple might also be seduced by the opportunity to go on expeditions with Barker, Cobblers' resident fisherman. • The best hotels in Barbados Read the full review: Cobblers Cove, Barbados Brazil The country that Prince Harry visited for his first-ever solo tour in 2012. He appeared to enjoy it, spending one Saturday larking about on a Rio beach and even joining a game with female volleyball players. This country of platinum sand, bellowing waterfalls and staggering wildlife, from pink dolphins to armadillos, is also a destination Megan has had her eye on, if her old blog The Tig is anything to go by. Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua Interior design-loving Meghan would love Uxua in hippie paradise Trancoso, an underexplored beach town on the Bahian coast. Uxua's 500-year-old casas are richly decorated with reclaimed materials, ancient artifacts and one-off pieces by local artisans. The most fetching has a plunge pool on its rooftop deck. • The best hotels in Bahia North Island, Seychelles Or could the Prince follow his older brother's lead and book out North Island, the £5,000-a-night private island where William and Kate honeymooned in 2011. Almost everyone arrives by helicopter to the 11-villa property, all billowing cotton, thatched walls and distressed wood furniture. Will the couple honeymoon at North Island like Will and Kate? Staff outnumber guests by two-to-one and freshly caught seafood and champagne is a daily staple on the menu. Villas boast timber four-poster-beds and plunge pools. Read the full review: North Island, Seychelles • The best hotels in the Seychelles Or how about yachting? Charles and Diana spent their honeymoon on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1981. The Prince of Wales earned the name Crazy Horse for his overzealousness when it came to deck hockey matches with the crewmen. But would his son ever opt for a post-wedding getaway at sea? Will Harry follow in his father's footsteps and honeymoon on a yacht? Credit: 2007 Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis Rumours are swirling (mostly whipped up by the island's tourist board) that the pair will honeymoon on Nevis, where Harry holidayed with his mother in 1993. In 2016, he returned as part of his Caribbean tour. The lesser-visited destination in the Caribbean is more intrepid than its sister islands, all volcanic mountains and pristine beaches. The countryside is a rush of rugged heather, wild thyme and strawberry trees. • The Telegraph's guide to Nevis Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at the most luxurious hotel in Nevis? Could the pair be planning to hole themselves up at one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Montpelier Plantation and Beach, where Harry stayed with his late mother? It has a lush hillside setting and an aristocratic feel. Its chic plantation-style Tamarind villa, with its own pool and authentic clapboard exteriors, also delivers on the privacy front. Read the full review: Montpelier Plantation and Beach, Nevis
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
Twin Brothers Who Coached Youth Volleyball Accused of Child Molestation
Twin brothers who coached youth volleyball were arrested Wednesday in Northern California, each charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 to 15 year old.
U of S Huskies volleyball coach fired after recruiting player with known sex assault charge
U of S Huskies volleyball coach fired after recruiting player with known sex assault charge
U of S Huskies volleyball coach fired after recruiting player with known sex assault charge
U of S Huskies volleyball coach fired after recruiting player with known sex assault charge
U of S Huskies volleyball coach fired after recruiting player with known sex assault charge
U of S Huskies volleyball coach fired after recruiting player with known sex assault charge
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
Twin Volleyball Coaches Face More Sexual Crimes Against Children
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
Twin Volleyball Coaches Face More Sexual Crimes Against Children
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
Twin Volleyball Coaches Face More Sexual Crimes Against Children
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
Twin Volleyball Coaches Face More Sexual Crimes Against Children
It's not the first run-in with the law for Jason and Robert Cole, who both faced separate arrests in the last year.
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Youth volleyball coaches accused of child molestation in Placer County
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Youth volleyball coaches accused of child molestation in Placer County
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Youth volleyball coaches accused of child molestation in Placer County
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Youth volleyball coaches accused of child molestation in Placer County
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
Youth volleyball coaches accused of child molestation in Placer County
Two Placer County youth volleyball coaches, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges after allegations were brought forward by multiple victims, Lincoln police said. Jason Cole, 41, of Lincoln, and Robert Cole, 41, of Grass Valley, were taken into custody on charges of lewd acts upon a child, according to the Lincoln Police Department. They were known to coach youth volleyball in Placer County for several years. The Cole brothers' bail is set at $150,000 each.
<p>Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.</p> <p>In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming <em>Deadpool 2</em>, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.</p> <p>Catch him on the front of <em>My Cousin Vinny</em> or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of <em>Fight Club</em>.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Have you seen these new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/podernfamily?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#podernfamily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#podernfamily</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TuesdayThoughts?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#TuesdayThoughts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#TuesdayThoughts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/deadpoolmovie?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@deadpoolmovie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@deadpoolmovie</a> <a href="https://t.co/VkARhf3zx4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4</a></p> <p>&#8212; The MoviePass Pod&#127897;&#65039; (@themoviepasspod) <a href="https://twitter.com/themoviepasspod/status/996514657077809158?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/05/10/deadpool-spoilers-letter/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect</a></p></div> <p>The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what?&#160;</p> <p>Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of <em>Logan</em> and the recent X-Men movies.</p> <p>You&#39;re welcome, citizens.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable <a href="https://t.co/eDSL05MLbg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg</a></p> <p>&#8212; semi-stable centenarian &#128420;&#128298;&#11088;&#65039; (@rainbowslinky) <a href="https://twitter.com/rainbowslinky/status/996491302945611778?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Unfortunately, it&#39;s just the movie covers that have been altered.&#160;</p> <p>That hasn&#39;t stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from <a href="https://twitter.com/Walmart?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@Walmart</a>. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that <a href="https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@VancityReynolds" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@VancityReynolds</a>. We need that remake.</p> <p>&#8212; Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) <a href="https://twitter.com/KinglinkReviews/status/996591608744132610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 16, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 16, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><div><blockquote> <p>For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart&#8212;I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays. <br><br>So good hunting!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Collecting?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Collecting" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Collecting</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsAChase?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#ItsAChase" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#ItsAChase</a> <a href="https://t.co/iBcOkAPQCu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu</a></p> <p>&#8212; Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarveliciousToy/status/996372384490971137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.</p> <p><em>Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up </em><a href="https://mashable.com/newsletters/?utm_campaign&#38;utm_context=textlink&#38;utm_medium=rss&#38;utm_source" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:here" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>here</em></a><em> for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It&#39;s fun &#8211; we promise.</em></p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2017/05/17/trailer-mix-deadpool/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars</a></h2> <div>  </div> </div>
Deadpool crashes iconic movie covers and honestly, they're so much better

Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.

In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming Deadpool 2, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.

Catch him on the front of My Cousin Vinny or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of Fight Club

Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4

— The MoviePass Pod🎙️ (@themoviepasspod) May 15, 2018

The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what? 

Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of Logan and the recent X-Men movies.

You're welcome, citizens. 

guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg

— semi-stable centenarian 🖤🔪⭐️ (@rainbowslinky) May 15, 2018

Unfortunately, it's just the movie covers that have been altered. 

That hasn't stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?

0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from @Walmart. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that @VancityReynolds. We need that remake.

— Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) May 16, 2018

For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart—I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays.

So good hunting!#Collecting #Deadpool #ItsAChase pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu

— Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) May 15, 2018

Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.

Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up here for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It's fun – we promise.

<p>Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.</p> <p>In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming <em>Deadpool 2</em>, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.</p> <p>Catch him on the front of <em>My Cousin Vinny</em> or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of <em>Fight Club</em>.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Have you seen these new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/podernfamily?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#podernfamily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#podernfamily</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TuesdayThoughts?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#TuesdayThoughts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#TuesdayThoughts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/deadpoolmovie?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@deadpoolmovie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@deadpoolmovie</a> <a href="https://t.co/VkARhf3zx4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4</a></p> <p>&#8212; The MoviePass Pod&#127897;&#65039; (@themoviepasspod) <a href="https://twitter.com/themoviepasspod/status/996514657077809158?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/05/10/deadpool-spoilers-letter/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect</a></p></div> <p>The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what?&#160;</p> <p>Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of <em>Logan</em> and the recent X-Men movies.</p> <p>You&#39;re welcome, citizens.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable <a href="https://t.co/eDSL05MLbg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg</a></p> <p>&#8212; semi-stable centenarian &#128420;&#128298;&#11088;&#65039; (@rainbowslinky) <a href="https://twitter.com/rainbowslinky/status/996491302945611778?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Unfortunately, it&#39;s just the movie covers that have been altered.&#160;</p> <p>That hasn&#39;t stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from <a href="https://twitter.com/Walmart?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@Walmart</a>. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that <a href="https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@VancityReynolds" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@VancityReynolds</a>. We need that remake.</p> <p>&#8212; Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) <a href="https://twitter.com/KinglinkReviews/status/996591608744132610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 16, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 16, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><div><blockquote> <p>For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart&#8212;I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays. <br><br>So good hunting!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Collecting?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Collecting" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Collecting</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsAChase?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#ItsAChase" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#ItsAChase</a> <a href="https://t.co/iBcOkAPQCu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu</a></p> <p>&#8212; Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarveliciousToy/status/996372384490971137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.</p> <p><em>Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up </em><a href="https://mashable.com/newsletters/?utm_campaign&#38;utm_context=textlink&#38;utm_medium=rss&#38;utm_source" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:here" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>here</em></a><em> for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It&#39;s fun &#8211; we promise.</em></p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2017/05/17/trailer-mix-deadpool/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars</a></h2> <div>  </div> </div>
Deadpool crashes iconic movie covers and honestly, they're so much better

Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.

In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming Deadpool 2, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.

Catch him on the front of My Cousin Vinny or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of Fight Club

Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4

— The MoviePass Pod🎙️ (@themoviepasspod) May 15, 2018

The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what? 

Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of Logan and the recent X-Men movies.

You're welcome, citizens. 

guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg

— semi-stable centenarian 🖤🔪⭐️ (@rainbowslinky) May 15, 2018

Unfortunately, it's just the movie covers that have been altered. 

That hasn't stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?

0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from @Walmart. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that @VancityReynolds. We need that remake.

— Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) May 16, 2018

For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart—I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays.

So good hunting!#Collecting #Deadpool #ItsAChase pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu

— Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) May 15, 2018

Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.

Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up here for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It's fun – we promise.

<p>Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.</p> <p>In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming <em>Deadpool 2</em>, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.</p> <p>Catch him on the front of <em>My Cousin Vinny</em> or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of <em>Fight Club</em>.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Have you seen these new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/podernfamily?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#podernfamily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#podernfamily</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TuesdayThoughts?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#TuesdayThoughts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#TuesdayThoughts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/deadpoolmovie?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@deadpoolmovie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@deadpoolmovie</a> <a href="https://t.co/VkARhf3zx4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4</a></p> <p>&#8212; The MoviePass Pod&#127897;&#65039; (@themoviepasspod) <a href="https://twitter.com/themoviepasspod/status/996514657077809158?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/05/10/deadpool-spoilers-letter/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect</a></p></div> <p>The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what?&#160;</p> <p>Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of <em>Logan</em> and the recent X-Men movies.</p> <p>You&#39;re welcome, citizens.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable <a href="https://t.co/eDSL05MLbg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg</a></p> <p>&#8212; semi-stable centenarian &#128420;&#128298;&#11088;&#65039; (@rainbowslinky) <a href="https://twitter.com/rainbowslinky/status/996491302945611778?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Unfortunately, it&#39;s just the movie covers that have been altered.&#160;</p> <p>That hasn&#39;t stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from <a href="https://twitter.com/Walmart?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@Walmart</a>. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that <a href="https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@VancityReynolds" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@VancityReynolds</a>. We need that remake.</p> <p>&#8212; Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) <a href="https://twitter.com/KinglinkReviews/status/996591608744132610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 16, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 16, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><div><blockquote> <p>For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart&#8212;I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays. <br><br>So good hunting!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Collecting?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Collecting" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Collecting</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsAChase?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#ItsAChase" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#ItsAChase</a> <a href="https://t.co/iBcOkAPQCu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu</a></p> <p>&#8212; Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarveliciousToy/status/996372384490971137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.</p> <p><em>Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up </em><a href="https://mashable.com/newsletters/?utm_campaign&#38;utm_context=textlink&#38;utm_medium=rss&#38;utm_source" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:here" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>here</em></a><em> for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It&#39;s fun &#8211; we promise.</em></p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2017/05/17/trailer-mix-deadpool/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars</a></h2> <div>  </div> </div>
Deadpool crashes iconic movie covers and honestly, they're so much better

Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.

In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming Deadpool 2, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.

Catch him on the front of My Cousin Vinny or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of Fight Club

Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4

— The MoviePass Pod🎙️ (@themoviepasspod) May 15, 2018

The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what? 

Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of Logan and the recent X-Men movies.

You're welcome, citizens. 

guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg

— semi-stable centenarian 🖤🔪⭐️ (@rainbowslinky) May 15, 2018

Unfortunately, it's just the movie covers that have been altered. 

That hasn't stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?

0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from @Walmart. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that @VancityReynolds. We need that remake.

— Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) May 16, 2018

For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart—I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays.

So good hunting!#Collecting #Deadpool #ItsAChase pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu

— Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) May 15, 2018

Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.

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<p>Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.</p> <p>In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming <em>Deadpool 2</em>, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.</p> <p>Catch him on the front of <em>My Cousin Vinny</em> or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of <em>Fight Club</em>.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Have you seen these new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/podernfamily?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#podernfamily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#podernfamily</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TuesdayThoughts?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#TuesdayThoughts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#TuesdayThoughts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/deadpoolmovie?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@deadpoolmovie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@deadpoolmovie</a> <a href="https://t.co/VkARhf3zx4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4</a></p> <p>&#8212; The MoviePass Pod&#127897;&#65039; (@themoviepasspod) <a href="https://twitter.com/themoviepasspod/status/996514657077809158?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/05/10/deadpool-spoilers-letter/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect</a></p></div> <p>The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what?&#160;</p> <p>Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of <em>Logan</em> and the recent X-Men movies.</p> <p>You&#39;re welcome, citizens.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable <a href="https://t.co/eDSL05MLbg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg</a></p> <p>&#8212; semi-stable centenarian &#128420;&#128298;&#11088;&#65039; (@rainbowslinky) <a href="https://twitter.com/rainbowslinky/status/996491302945611778?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Unfortunately, it&#39;s just the movie covers that have been altered.&#160;</p> <p>That hasn&#39;t stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from <a href="https://twitter.com/Walmart?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@Walmart</a>. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that <a href="https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@VancityReynolds" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@VancityReynolds</a>. We need that remake.</p> <p>&#8212; Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) <a href="https://twitter.com/KinglinkReviews/status/996591608744132610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 16, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 16, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><div><blockquote> <p>For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart&#8212;I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays. <br><br>So good hunting!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Collecting?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Collecting" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Collecting</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsAChase?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#ItsAChase" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#ItsAChase</a> <a href="https://t.co/iBcOkAPQCu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu</a></p> <p>&#8212; Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarveliciousToy/status/996372384490971137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.</p> <p><em>Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up </em><a href="https://mashable.com/newsletters/?utm_campaign&#38;utm_context=textlink&#38;utm_medium=rss&#38;utm_source" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:here" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>here</em></a><em> for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It&#39;s fun &#8211; we promise.</em></p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2017/05/17/trailer-mix-deadpool/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars</a></h2> <div>  </div> </div>
Deadpool crashes iconic movie covers and honestly, they're so much better

Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.

In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming Deadpool 2, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.

Catch him on the front of My Cousin Vinny or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of Fight Club

Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4

— The MoviePass Pod🎙️ (@themoviepasspod) May 15, 2018

The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what? 

Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of Logan and the recent X-Men movies.

You're welcome, citizens. 

guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg

— semi-stable centenarian 🖤🔪⭐️ (@rainbowslinky) May 15, 2018

Unfortunately, it's just the movie covers that have been altered. 

That hasn't stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?

0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from @Walmart. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that @VancityReynolds. We need that remake.

— Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) May 16, 2018

For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart—I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays.

So good hunting!#Collecting #Deadpool #ItsAChase pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu

— Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) May 15, 2018

Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.

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<p>Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.</p> <p>In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming <em>Deadpool 2</em>, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.</p> <p>Catch him on the front of <em>My Cousin Vinny</em> or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of <em>Fight Club</em>.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Have you seen these new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/podernfamily?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#podernfamily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#podernfamily</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TuesdayThoughts?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#TuesdayThoughts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#TuesdayThoughts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/deadpoolmovie?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@deadpoolmovie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@deadpoolmovie</a> <a href="https://t.co/VkARhf3zx4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4</a></p> <p>&#8212; The MoviePass Pod&#127897;&#65039; (@themoviepasspod) <a href="https://twitter.com/themoviepasspod/status/996514657077809158?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/05/10/deadpool-spoilers-letter/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Deadpool&#39;s &#39;no spoilers&#39; letter is as hilariously brutal as you&#39;d expect</a></p></div> <p>The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what?&#160;</p> <p>Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of <em>Logan</em> and the recent X-Men movies.</p> <p>You&#39;re welcome, citizens.&#160;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable <a href="https://t.co/eDSL05MLbg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg</a></p> <p>&#8212; semi-stable centenarian &#128420;&#128298;&#11088;&#65039; (@rainbowslinky) <a href="https://twitter.com/rainbowslinky/status/996491302945611778?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Unfortunately, it&#39;s just the movie covers that have been altered.&#160;</p> <p>That hasn&#39;t stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from <a href="https://twitter.com/Walmart?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@Walmart</a>. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that <a href="https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@VancityReynolds" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@VancityReynolds</a>. We need that remake.</p> <p>&#8212; Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) <a href="https://twitter.com/KinglinkReviews/status/996591608744132610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 16, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 16, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <div><div><blockquote> <p>For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart&#8212;I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays. <br><br>So good hunting!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Collecting?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Collecting" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Collecting</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadpool?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#Deadpool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#Deadpool</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsAChase?src=hash&#38;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#ItsAChase" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#ItsAChase</a> <a href="https://t.co/iBcOkAPQCu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu</a></p> <p>&#8212; Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarveliciousToy/status/996372384490971137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:May 15, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">May 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.</p> <p><em>Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up </em><a href="https://mashable.com/newsletters/?utm_campaign&#38;utm_context=textlink&#38;utm_medium=rss&#38;utm_source" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:here" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>here</em></a><em> for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It&#39;s fun &#8211; we promise.</em></p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2017/05/17/trailer-mix-deadpool/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Ent-Partial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: &#39;Deadpool&#39; as a drama wins all the Oscars</a></h2> <div>  </div> </div>
Deadpool crashes iconic movie covers and honestly, they're so much better

Deadpool is taking over your favorite movies.

In true Deadpool fashion, the masked mercenary has hijacked the BluRay covers of some famous movies. In a marketing move to promote the upcoming Deadpool 2, which releases May 18, Walmart this week has slipped joke covers over classic films to show the chimichanga-loving anti-hero in some brand new roles.

Catch him on the front of My Cousin Vinny or holding up the infamous soap on the cover of Fight Club

Have you seen these new #Deadpool variant Blu-ray slipcovers for a bunch of different movies? I stopped at Walmart to buy Office Space and they were so awesome I bought the entire set of 16 Blu-rays! #podernfamily #TuesdayThoughts @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/VkARhf3zx4

— The MoviePass Pod🎙️ (@themoviepasspod) May 15, 2018

The Deadpool versions of some of these movies definitely sound way cooler than the originals. Who needs Wilson the volleyball when you have Deadpool the volleyball? Tyler Dur-who? Edward Scissor-what? 

Deadpool even crashed into some of his fellow Marvel films (ahem, not MCU) and is now the star of Logan and the recent X-Men movies.

You're welcome, citizens. 

guys look at the movie rack at walmart! brett just sent me the photo. the promo for deadpool is unbelievable pic.twitter.com/eDSL05MLbg

— semi-stable centenarian 🖤🔪⭐️ (@rainbowslinky) May 15, 2018

Unfortunately, it's just the movie covers that have been altered. 

That hasn't stop fans from clamoring for entire remakes of these movies starring Deadpool. Get on it, Ryan Reynolds, chop chop. It is the era of reboots after all, why not give them the twist they deserve?

0/3 today on trying to get Deadpool movies from @Walmart. Though I found out the fight club is just a cover on the original movie and not a remake with Deadpool as Tyler Durden. Please fix that @VancityReynolds. We need that remake.

— Kinglink (@KinglinkReviews) May 16, 2018

For those looking for the DEADPOOL photobomb BluRays at Walmart—I was there when they opened the case. They only got 2-3 of each title and then the rest were Deadpool 1 Blu Rays.

So good hunting!#Collecting #Deadpool #ItsAChase pic.twitter.com/iBcOkAPQCu

— Marvelicious Toys (@MarveliciousToy) May 15, 2018

Happy hunting, Deadpool fans.

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Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
2 Women Accusing Volleyball Coach of Sexual Abuse Testify in Illinois
Two women who accused a prominent youth volleyball coach of sexually abusing them when they were teens testified in front of a state senate committee in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday.
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Apollo's favorite thing is volleyball with his human. He's got some serious skills!
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Dog loves to play volleyball with owner
Apollo's favorite thing is volleyball with his human. He's got some serious skills!
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BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, left, from USA play against Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta, left, from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, left, and Trevor Crabb, right, from USA winagainst Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, left, and Trevor Crabb, right, from USA winagainst Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, left, and Trevor Crabb, right, from USA winagainst Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, left, and Trevor Crabb, right, from USA winagainst Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, left, and Trevor Crabb, right, from USA winagainst Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, left, and Trevor Crabb, right, from USA winagainst Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, right, and Trevor Crabb, left, from USA win against Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, right, and Trevor Crabb, left, from USA win against Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer, right, and Trevor Crabb, left, from USA win against Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta from Serbia, in the Men Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Fan Wang, right, from China play against Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, left, from Australia, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Fan Wang, right, from China play against Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, left, from Australia, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Fan Wang, right, from China play against Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, left, from Australia, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Taliqua Clancy, right, from Australia win against Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia, left, from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Lucerne (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play against Fan Wang, left, and Xinyi Xia from China, in the Women Final at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Sunday, 13 May, 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Trevor Crabb (R) of USA tries to block a spike from Adrian Heidrich (L) of Switzerland during the men&#39;s semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Trevor Crabb (R) of USA tries to block a spike from Adrian Heidrich (L) of Switzerland during the men's semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Trevor Crabb (R) of USA tries to block a spike from Adrian Heidrich (L) of Switzerland during the men's semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer(R) and Trevor Crabb (L) of USA react during the men&#39;s semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer(R) and Trevor Crabb (L) of USA react during the men's semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- John Mayer(R) and Trevor Crabb (L) of USA react during the men's semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Trevor Crabb (R) of USA tries to block a spike from Adrian Heidrich (L) of Switzerland during the men&#39;s semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Trevor Crabb (R) of USA tries to block a spike from Adrian Heidrich (L) of Switzerland during the men's semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Trevor Crabb (R) of USA tries to block a spike from Adrian Heidrich (L) of Switzerland during the men's semi final between Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland and John Mayer and Trevor Crabb of USA at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Abierto, Suiza, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (top) of Serbia in action against Ade Rachmawan of Indonesia during the men&#39;s semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (top) of Serbia in action against Ade Rachmawan of Indonesia during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (top) of Serbia in action against Ade Rachmawan of Indonesia during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
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BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (top) of Serbia in action against Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia during the men&#39;s semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (top) of Serbia in action against Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (top) of Serbia in action against Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya of Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Serbia&#39;s Lazar Kolaric reacts during the play against in the men&#39;s semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Serbia's Lazar Kolaric reacts during the play against in the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Serbia's Lazar Kolaric reacts during the play against in the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (L) and Stefan Basta (R) from Serbia react during the men&#39;s semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (L) and Stefan Basta (R) from Serbia react during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (L) and Stefan Basta (R) from Serbia react during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (front) and Stefan Basta (top) from Serbia react during the men&#39;s semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (front) and Stefan Basta (top) from Serbia react during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
BCHV. Luzern (Switzerland Schweiz Suisse), 13/05/2018.- Lazar Kolaric (front) and Stefan Basta (top) from Serbia react during the men's semi final between Lazar Kolaric and Stefan Basta of Serbia and Ade Rachmawan and Mohammed Ashfiya from Indonesia, at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland, 13 May 2018. (Lucerna, Suiza) EFE/EPA/URS FLUEELER
Taliqua Clancy, right, and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, left, from Australia play aginst Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen from USA, in the semifinal at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Taliqua Clancy, right, and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, left, from Australia play aginst Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen from USA, in the semifinal at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Taliqua Clancy, right, and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, left, from Australia play aginst Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen from USA, in the semifinal at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Taliqua Clancy, left, and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play aginst Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen from USA, in the semifinal at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Taliqua Clancy, left, and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play aginst Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen from USA, in the semifinal at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Taliqua Clancy, left, and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, right, from Australia play aginst Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen from USA, in the semifinal at the Lucerne Beach Volleyball Open 2018, a World Tour tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
Students play volleyball at the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences in Volcano, Hawaii, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The village is located on the border of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, just a few miles east of Kilauea&#39;s summit crater. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Students play volleyball at the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences in Volcano, Hawaii, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The village is located on the border of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, just a few miles east of Kilauea's summit crater. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Students play volleyball at the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences in Volcano, Hawaii, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The village is located on the border of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, just a few miles east of Kilauea's summit crater. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world&#39;s 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple&#39;s deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa&#39;s wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ringing the private plunge pools and a vegan menu (optional) in the main restaurant, it’s aimed at trend-conscious types – as well as wellness fanatics judging by the giant nest spa set high in the treetops where “sacred queen’s baths” are the speciality. Best time to go: June-Aug Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £16,263pp, through Kuoni (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk). • Read the full review: The Brando The 35 beachfront villas at The Brando are magisterial, with thatched rooves, massive ironwood tree-trunks and acres of space. • The best hotels in French Polynesia 7. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast For those who prefer their honeymoon suites with flaking, frescoed Gothic arches and Italian marble bath tubs big enough for six. This medieval palazzo set on a rocky spur high above Ravello may have a commanding air, all marble hallways and cathedralic ceilings, but it’s also fabulously romantic, with its climbing rose gardens and infinity pool that appears suspended in the clouds. Opt for one of the rooms with clifftop terraces, perfect for candlelit private dinners, and don’t miss the champagne and caviar breakfasts. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ B&B from £2,130pp, through Citalia (01293 831970; citalia.com). Perched high above the hilltop town of Ravello, overlooking the Bay of Salerno, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of Amalfi’s most romantic boltholes. • The best luxury Amalfi Coast hotels 8. Cotton House, Mustique One of the few luxury hotels on the mellow, mangrove-braided island of Mustique, so adored by Britain’s aristocracy. It’s cute as a button, all sugar-pink walls and fluttering muslin, and even the entry-level cottages – with their secluded, lush verandas and white four-poster beds – are wonderful for honeymooning couples. Duplex suites have plunge pools and balconies designed with couples’ spa treatments in mind. Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night – pretty much the entire island attends a complimentary cocktail party. Best time to go: May, June and Nov Seven nights’ half-board costs from £2,385pp through Carrier (0161 492 1354; carrier.co.uk) • Read the full review: Cotton House Colonial charm meets contemporary comfort at the Cotton House. • The best spa hotels in the Caribbean 9. Longitude 131°, Australia If it’s good enough for William and Kate who bedded down here for a bit of romantic respite in between duties during an official visit to Australia in 2014… Guests struggle to scrape themselves away from their verandas with their views of Uluru, which like a chameleon changes colour with the shifting light and shade of the day. Even in the evening, it’s hard to move from the outdoor daybeds flanked by fire pits where guests can relax with a G&T, watching the sunset darken to a star-speckled black. But with complimentary sunset outback jaunts and base walks of Uluru on offer, failing to get out and explore the magnificent scenery surrounding you would be unforgivable. Best time to go: May-Sept Fifteen nights’ all-inclusive from £9,980pp, through The Luxury Holiday Company (020 7590 0770; theluxuryholidaycompany.com). • Read the full review: Longitude 131° Longitude 131 is the best way to experience Uluru – a glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with unparalleled views of the rocky formation. Credit: GEORGE APOSTOLIDIS • The world&#39;s most amazing hotel views 10. Four Seasons Desroches, Seychelles From its animal sanctuary that looks after 150 Aldabra tortoise to its anti-gravity yoga pavilion, the Seychelles’ newest luxury outfit is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. Days are a sand-and-sea-sprayed frolic of diving, sunset beach volleyball, private fishing outings and outdoor cinema sessions. And every night is cocktails-o’clock at the top of the hotel’s mock lighthouse bar. All suites have their own pools and indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Villas also have private dining areas and gardens, and direct beach access. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ half-board costs from £5,300pp, through The Ultimate Travel Company (020 7389 4646; theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk). Four Seasons Desroches, the newest luxury hotel in the Seychelles, is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. • The world&#39;s most romantic hotel bars 11. Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a private island that forms part of the cashew and coconut tree-clad Cuyo Archipelago, Amanpulo is completely encircled by a four-mile (6km) beach. Couples can enjoy diving, private picnics or long walks where they might spot a sea turtle nesting site. Casitas have swinging hammocks and either enjoy sea views or are tucked into the forest canopy. But it’s the villas that come with their own private chef, butler and lap pools that offer privacy. At the sea-view spa set high in the trees, opt for a sunset meditation session for two followed by a Hilot massage using banana leaves. Best time to go: Nov-May Seven nights’ half-board at Amanpulo from £4,590pp, through Audley Travel (01993 838155; audleytravel.com). Honeymooners at Amanpulo will find secluded beachside casitas, a sea-view spa and four miles of pristine beach. • The world&#39;s best floating hotels 12. Angama Mara, Kenya It’s all about the views from this tented lodge high above the Great Rift Valley – whether it’s the sunsets that blaze across the hilltops each evening from the main veranda, or the views from breakfast of the Maasai Mara plains. Glass-fronted tents deliver equally extraordinary views, which can be enjoyed from the deck rocking chair or a king-size bed under an electric blanket. Safari walks, game drives and picnics on the former set of the film Out of Africa can all be arranged, too. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,990pp, through Steppes (01285 601050; steppestravel.com). • Read the full review: Angama Mara Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. Credit: Stevie Mann • The best hotels in Kenya 13. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka Elephants take late-night strolls through a secluded stretch of beach at the foot of this stylish safari lodge bordering Yala National Park. After a day spotting leopards or sloth bears in the surrounding forests, guests can unwind in their funky cocoon-shaped tented lodge with four-poster beds and outdoor tubs. These are generally dotted around watering holes for maximum wildlife viewing, though some have foliage-shrouded plunge pools that peek at the waves splashing on the sands. Don’t miss the ocean-facing spa for treatments, using local ingredients such as tea and cinnamon. Best time to go: Dec-March Seven nights’ B&B costs from £2,550pp, through Scott Dunn (020 8682 5060; scottdunn.com). • Read the full review: Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wildlife is the main focus at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and an enthusiastic English-speaking team of naturalist guides host safaris. • Sri Lanka&#39;s best coastal retreats 14. Nekupe, Nicaragua It’s five staff to each guest at this feng shui mountain lodge which gazes out to the cloud-forest-covered slopes of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll feel like you have the place to yourself; the estate is so big that guests zip across it on quad bikes, and there are just four hilltop villas, plus a four-suite residence. From horseback riding and nightly stargazing to volcano-hopping excursions and mountaintop meditation, there is no shortage of activities. Nab a Grand Suite for a waterfall plunge pool and an outdoor hot tub. Best time to go: Nov-May Five nights’ all-inclusive from £5,200pp, through Black Tomato (020 7426 9888; blacktomato.com). • Read the full review: Nekupe Nicaragua’s first luxury mountain resort, Nekupe, sits in a lush landscape overlooking the evergreen slopes of Mombacho Volcano. • The best hotels in Nicaragua 15. Thanda Island, Tanzania Friendly whale sharks circle the waters and turtle nest on the beaches of this remarkable island in a private marine reserve off the Tanzanian coast. Guests can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa, which comes with its own Steiner piano, cigar humidor, wine collection, indoor aquarium and wraparound dining area with 180-degree ocean vistas. Guests can loll about in one of the bath tubs on the beaches, take a boat in search of elusive dugongs or partake in conservation tasks such as turtle tagging. Best time to go: Oct-March Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £7,531pp, through Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 3199 7660; yellowzebrasafaris.com). Guests at Thanda Island can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa. • The most amazing hotel experiences in the world 16. Fregate Island, Seychelles Lying on the grass next to one of 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that rove an African island is pretty unbeatable as a honeymoon memory. Wildlife-loving couples might wake up to the sounds of some of the planet’s rarest birds, including magpie robins. Each of the 16 villas come with its own butler and infinity pool, and decks have ample space for candlelit private dining sessions. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £14,170pp, through Elegant Resorts (01244 897581; elegantresorts.co.uk). • Read the full review: Fregate Island Each of the 16 villas at Fregate Island comes with its own butler and infinity pool. Credit: Jochen Manz • The world&#39;s 50 most unusual hotels 17. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur The white Rajasthani pillars and lily-flecked ponds may look familiar; this former summer palace floating on Lake Pichola was Octopussy’s hideout in the 1983 James Bond film. Guests are greeted with a shower of rose petals, and the marble-clad suites include hot tubs and four-poster beds. Grand Royal Suites have glass-fronted bath tubs that overlook the lake. Film buffs should ask to take the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in Octopussy for a spin. Perhaps followed up with dinner on the hotel’s 150-year-old boat, which used to belong to Udaipur royalty. Best time to go: Sept-Dec and Feb-Mar Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,500pp, through Ampersand Travel (020 7819 9770; ampersandtravel.com). • Read the full review: Taj Lake Palace Credit: G..HERVAIS/GUY_HERVAIS • The best palace hotels in the world 18. Tongabezi, Zambia The river makes it. Couples spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. In the Honeymoon House suite, they can enjoy frangipani-flowered baths in an outdoor tub while watching the river flare orange at sunset – or take it all in from their outdoor day bed. Staff can sort everything from pop-up bars on the sandbanks to “floating dinners” for two on a deck in the middle of the river. Not to mention the breathtaking boat trips and Big Five game drives. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,425, through Abercrombie and Kent 01242 547702; (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Couples at Tongabezi can spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. • The best hotels in Zambia 19. Segera Retreat, Kenya Even the chandeliers are made from recycled glass at this exclusive eco-lodge set in the bronze-hued savannah plains of Laikipia safari park. The latter boasts the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the kind of place where hartebeests and zebra skip through the grasslands, and leopards and lions prowl in their wake. Solar power heats the outdoor baths in the private lodges back at base. But couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse, for 360-degree views that can be drunk in with a glass of champagne at sunset and from open-air beds. Best time to go: June-Oct Five nights’ all-inclusive from £7,195pp, through Cox & Kings (020 3642 0861; coxandkings.co.uk). When staying at Segera Retreat, couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse. • The best budget hotels in the world&#39;s most amazing locations 20. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia Indonesia’s most romantic bolt-hole is framed by banyan trees and billows with more cotton than a Ralph Lauren factory. Honeymoon-worthy activities include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris, which comprise a sunrise walk across rice fields, breakfast on a terrace suspended above the coast, and a cliff-edge massage. Sundowners and canapés in the bar down by the boathouse is a must – you might even witness a turtle release. All villas have four-poster beds, ocean vistas and private infinity pools. Best time to go: March-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,499pp, through Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com). • Read the full review: Nihi Sumba Honeymoon-worthy activities at Nihi Sumba include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris. Credit: Read McKendree All packages include return flight, unless otherwise stated. For more inspiration on where to book, see our guide to the world’s 50 best honeymoons. For expert advice on planning a wedding, go to The Telegraph&#39;s dedicated weddings section.
The world's 20 most incredible luxury hotels for honeymooners
There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple's deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa's wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ringing the private plunge pools and a vegan menu (optional) in the main restaurant, it’s aimed at trend-conscious types – as well as wellness fanatics judging by the giant nest spa set high in the treetops where “sacred queen’s baths” are the speciality. Best time to go: June-Aug Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £16,263pp, through Kuoni (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk). • Read the full review: The Brando The 35 beachfront villas at The Brando are magisterial, with thatched rooves, massive ironwood tree-trunks and acres of space. • The best hotels in French Polynesia 7. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast For those who prefer their honeymoon suites with flaking, frescoed Gothic arches and Italian marble bath tubs big enough for six. This medieval palazzo set on a rocky spur high above Ravello may have a commanding air, all marble hallways and cathedralic ceilings, but it’s also fabulously romantic, with its climbing rose gardens and infinity pool that appears suspended in the clouds. Opt for one of the rooms with clifftop terraces, perfect for candlelit private dinners, and don’t miss the champagne and caviar breakfasts. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ B&B from £2,130pp, through Citalia (01293 831970; citalia.com). Perched high above the hilltop town of Ravello, overlooking the Bay of Salerno, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of Amalfi’s most romantic boltholes. • The best luxury Amalfi Coast hotels 8. Cotton House, Mustique One of the few luxury hotels on the mellow, mangrove-braided island of Mustique, so adored by Britain’s aristocracy. It’s cute as a button, all sugar-pink walls and fluttering muslin, and even the entry-level cottages – with their secluded, lush verandas and white four-poster beds – are wonderful for honeymooning couples. Duplex suites have plunge pools and balconies designed with couples’ spa treatments in mind. Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night – pretty much the entire island attends a complimentary cocktail party. Best time to go: May, June and Nov Seven nights’ half-board costs from £2,385pp through Carrier (0161 492 1354; carrier.co.uk) • Read the full review: Cotton House Colonial charm meets contemporary comfort at the Cotton House. • The best spa hotels in the Caribbean 9. Longitude 131°, Australia If it’s good enough for William and Kate who bedded down here for a bit of romantic respite in between duties during an official visit to Australia in 2014… Guests struggle to scrape themselves away from their verandas with their views of Uluru, which like a chameleon changes colour with the shifting light and shade of the day. Even in the evening, it’s hard to move from the outdoor daybeds flanked by fire pits where guests can relax with a G&T, watching the sunset darken to a star-speckled black. But with complimentary sunset outback jaunts and base walks of Uluru on offer, failing to get out and explore the magnificent scenery surrounding you would be unforgivable. Best time to go: May-Sept Fifteen nights’ all-inclusive from £9,980pp, through The Luxury Holiday Company (020 7590 0770; theluxuryholidaycompany.com). • Read the full review: Longitude 131° Longitude 131 is the best way to experience Uluru – a glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with unparalleled views of the rocky formation. Credit: GEORGE APOSTOLIDIS • The world's most amazing hotel views 10. Four Seasons Desroches, Seychelles From its animal sanctuary that looks after 150 Aldabra tortoise to its anti-gravity yoga pavilion, the Seychelles’ newest luxury outfit is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. Days are a sand-and-sea-sprayed frolic of diving, sunset beach volleyball, private fishing outings and outdoor cinema sessions. And every night is cocktails-o’clock at the top of the hotel’s mock lighthouse bar. All suites have their own pools and indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Villas also have private dining areas and gardens, and direct beach access. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ half-board costs from £5,300pp, through The Ultimate Travel Company (020 7389 4646; theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk). Four Seasons Desroches, the newest luxury hotel in the Seychelles, is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. • The world's most romantic hotel bars 11. Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a private island that forms part of the cashew and coconut tree-clad Cuyo Archipelago, Amanpulo is completely encircled by a four-mile (6km) beach. Couples can enjoy diving, private picnics or long walks where they might spot a sea turtle nesting site. Casitas have swinging hammocks and either enjoy sea views or are tucked into the forest canopy. But it’s the villas that come with their own private chef, butler and lap pools that offer privacy. At the sea-view spa set high in the trees, opt for a sunset meditation session for two followed by a Hilot massage using banana leaves. Best time to go: Nov-May Seven nights’ half-board at Amanpulo from £4,590pp, through Audley Travel (01993 838155; audleytravel.com). Honeymooners at Amanpulo will find secluded beachside casitas, a sea-view spa and four miles of pristine beach. • The world's best floating hotels 12. Angama Mara, Kenya It’s all about the views from this tented lodge high above the Great Rift Valley – whether it’s the sunsets that blaze across the hilltops each evening from the main veranda, or the views from breakfast of the Maasai Mara plains. Glass-fronted tents deliver equally extraordinary views, which can be enjoyed from the deck rocking chair or a king-size bed under an electric blanket. Safari walks, game drives and picnics on the former set of the film Out of Africa can all be arranged, too. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,990pp, through Steppes (01285 601050; steppestravel.com). • Read the full review: Angama Mara Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. Credit: Stevie Mann • The best hotels in Kenya 13. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka Elephants take late-night strolls through a secluded stretch of beach at the foot of this stylish safari lodge bordering Yala National Park. After a day spotting leopards or sloth bears in the surrounding forests, guests can unwind in their funky cocoon-shaped tented lodge with four-poster beds and outdoor tubs. These are generally dotted around watering holes for maximum wildlife viewing, though some have foliage-shrouded plunge pools that peek at the waves splashing on the sands. Don’t miss the ocean-facing spa for treatments, using local ingredients such as tea and cinnamon. Best time to go: Dec-March Seven nights’ B&B costs from £2,550pp, through Scott Dunn (020 8682 5060; scottdunn.com). • Read the full review: Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wildlife is the main focus at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and an enthusiastic English-speaking team of naturalist guides host safaris. • Sri Lanka's best coastal retreats 14. Nekupe, Nicaragua It’s five staff to each guest at this feng shui mountain lodge which gazes out to the cloud-forest-covered slopes of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll feel like you have the place to yourself; the estate is so big that guests zip across it on quad bikes, and there are just four hilltop villas, plus a four-suite residence. From horseback riding and nightly stargazing to volcano-hopping excursions and mountaintop meditation, there is no shortage of activities. Nab a Grand Suite for a waterfall plunge pool and an outdoor hot tub. Best time to go: Nov-May Five nights’ all-inclusive from £5,200pp, through Black Tomato (020 7426 9888; blacktomato.com). • Read the full review: Nekupe Nicaragua’s first luxury mountain resort, Nekupe, sits in a lush landscape overlooking the evergreen slopes of Mombacho Volcano. • The best hotels in Nicaragua 15. Thanda Island, Tanzania Friendly whale sharks circle the waters and turtle nest on the beaches of this remarkable island in a private marine reserve off the Tanzanian coast. Guests can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa, which comes with its own Steiner piano, cigar humidor, wine collection, indoor aquarium and wraparound dining area with 180-degree ocean vistas. Guests can loll about in one of the bath tubs on the beaches, take a boat in search of elusive dugongs or partake in conservation tasks such as turtle tagging. Best time to go: Oct-March Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £7,531pp, through Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 3199 7660; yellowzebrasafaris.com). Guests at Thanda Island can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa. • The most amazing hotel experiences in the world 16. Fregate Island, Seychelles Lying on the grass next to one of 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that rove an African island is pretty unbeatable as a honeymoon memory. Wildlife-loving couples might wake up to the sounds of some of the planet’s rarest birds, including magpie robins. Each of the 16 villas come with its own butler and infinity pool, and decks have ample space for candlelit private dining sessions. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £14,170pp, through Elegant Resorts (01244 897581; elegantresorts.co.uk). • Read the full review: Fregate Island Each of the 16 villas at Fregate Island comes with its own butler and infinity pool. Credit: Jochen Manz • The world's 50 most unusual hotels 17. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur The white Rajasthani pillars and lily-flecked ponds may look familiar; this former summer palace floating on Lake Pichola was Octopussy’s hideout in the 1983 James Bond film. Guests are greeted with a shower of rose petals, and the marble-clad suites include hot tubs and four-poster beds. Grand Royal Suites have glass-fronted bath tubs that overlook the lake. Film buffs should ask to take the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in Octopussy for a spin. Perhaps followed up with dinner on the hotel’s 150-year-old boat, which used to belong to Udaipur royalty. Best time to go: Sept-Dec and Feb-Mar Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,500pp, through Ampersand Travel (020 7819 9770; ampersandtravel.com). • Read the full review: Taj Lake Palace Credit: G..HERVAIS/GUY_HERVAIS • The best palace hotels in the world 18. Tongabezi, Zambia The river makes it. Couples spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. In the Honeymoon House suite, they can enjoy frangipani-flowered baths in an outdoor tub while watching the river flare orange at sunset – or take it all in from their outdoor day bed. Staff can sort everything from pop-up bars on the sandbanks to “floating dinners” for two on a deck in the middle of the river. Not to mention the breathtaking boat trips and Big Five game drives. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,425, through Abercrombie and Kent 01242 547702; (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Couples at Tongabezi can spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. • The best hotels in Zambia 19. Segera Retreat, Kenya Even the chandeliers are made from recycled glass at this exclusive eco-lodge set in the bronze-hued savannah plains of Laikipia safari park. The latter boasts the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the kind of place where hartebeests and zebra skip through the grasslands, and leopards and lions prowl in their wake. Solar power heats the outdoor baths in the private lodges back at base. But couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse, for 360-degree views that can be drunk in with a glass of champagne at sunset and from open-air beds. Best time to go: June-Oct Five nights’ all-inclusive from £7,195pp, through Cox & Kings (020 3642 0861; coxandkings.co.uk). When staying at Segera Retreat, couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse. • The best budget hotels in the world's most amazing locations 20. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia Indonesia’s most romantic bolt-hole is framed by banyan trees and billows with more cotton than a Ralph Lauren factory. Honeymoon-worthy activities include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris, which comprise a sunrise walk across rice fields, breakfast on a terrace suspended above the coast, and a cliff-edge massage. Sundowners and canapés in the bar down by the boathouse is a must – you might even witness a turtle release. All villas have four-poster beds, ocean vistas and private infinity pools. Best time to go: March-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,499pp, through Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com). • Read the full review: Nihi Sumba Honeymoon-worthy activities at Nihi Sumba include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris. Credit: Read McKendree All packages include return flight, unless otherwise stated. For more inspiration on where to book, see our guide to the world’s 50 best honeymoons. For expert advice on planning a wedding, go to The Telegraph's dedicated weddings section.
There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world&#39;s 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple&#39;s deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa&#39;s wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ringing the private plunge pools and a vegan menu (optional) in the main restaurant, it’s aimed at trend-conscious types – as well as wellness fanatics judging by the giant nest spa set high in the treetops where “sacred queen’s baths” are the speciality. Best time to go: June-Aug Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £16,263pp, through Kuoni (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk). • Read the full review: The Brando The 35 beachfront villas at The Brando are magisterial, with thatched rooves, massive ironwood tree-trunks and acres of space. • The best hotels in French Polynesia 7. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast For those who prefer their honeymoon suites with flaking, frescoed Gothic arches and Italian marble bath tubs big enough for six. This medieval palazzo set on a rocky spur high above Ravello may have a commanding air, all marble hallways and cathedralic ceilings, but it’s also fabulously romantic, with its climbing rose gardens and infinity pool that appears suspended in the clouds. Opt for one of the rooms with clifftop terraces, perfect for candlelit private dinners, and don’t miss the champagne and caviar breakfasts. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ B&B from £2,130pp, through Citalia (01293 831970; citalia.com). Perched high above the hilltop town of Ravello, overlooking the Bay of Salerno, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of Amalfi’s most romantic boltholes. • The best luxury Amalfi Coast hotels 8. Cotton House, Mustique One of the few luxury hotels on the mellow, mangrove-braided island of Mustique, so adored by Britain’s aristocracy. It’s cute as a button, all sugar-pink walls and fluttering muslin, and even the entry-level cottages – with their secluded, lush verandas and white four-poster beds – are wonderful for honeymooning couples. Duplex suites have plunge pools and balconies designed with couples’ spa treatments in mind. Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night – pretty much the entire island attends a complimentary cocktail party. Best time to go: May, June and Nov Seven nights’ half-board costs from £2,385pp through Carrier (0161 492 1354; carrier.co.uk) • Read the full review: Cotton House Colonial charm meets contemporary comfort at the Cotton House. • The best spa hotels in the Caribbean 9. Longitude 131°, Australia If it’s good enough for William and Kate who bedded down here for a bit of romantic respite in between duties during an official visit to Australia in 2014… Guests struggle to scrape themselves away from their verandas with their views of Uluru, which like a chameleon changes colour with the shifting light and shade of the day. Even in the evening, it’s hard to move from the outdoor daybeds flanked by fire pits where guests can relax with a G&T, watching the sunset darken to a star-speckled black. But with complimentary sunset outback jaunts and base walks of Uluru on offer, failing to get out and explore the magnificent scenery surrounding you would be unforgivable. Best time to go: May-Sept Fifteen nights’ all-inclusive from £9,980pp, through The Luxury Holiday Company (020 7590 0770; theluxuryholidaycompany.com). • Read the full review: Longitude 131° Longitude 131 is the best way to experience Uluru – a glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with unparalleled views of the rocky formation. Credit: GEORGE APOSTOLIDIS • The world&#39;s most amazing hotel views 10. Four Seasons Desroches, Seychelles From its animal sanctuary that looks after 150 Aldabra tortoise to its anti-gravity yoga pavilion, the Seychelles’ newest luxury outfit is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. Days are a sand-and-sea-sprayed frolic of diving, sunset beach volleyball, private fishing outings and outdoor cinema sessions. And every night is cocktails-o’clock at the top of the hotel’s mock lighthouse bar. All suites have their own pools and indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Villas also have private dining areas and gardens, and direct beach access. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ half-board costs from £5,300pp, through The Ultimate Travel Company (020 7389 4646; theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk). Four Seasons Desroches, the newest luxury hotel in the Seychelles, is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. • The world&#39;s most romantic hotel bars 11. Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a private island that forms part of the cashew and coconut tree-clad Cuyo Archipelago, Amanpulo is completely encircled by a four-mile (6km) beach. Couples can enjoy diving, private picnics or long walks where they might spot a sea turtle nesting site. Casitas have swinging hammocks and either enjoy sea views or are tucked into the forest canopy. But it’s the villas that come with their own private chef, butler and lap pools that offer privacy. At the sea-view spa set high in the trees, opt for a sunset meditation session for two followed by a Hilot massage using banana leaves. Best time to go: Nov-May Seven nights’ half-board at Amanpulo from £4,590pp, through Audley Travel (01993 838155; audleytravel.com). Honeymooners at Amanpulo will find secluded beachside casitas, a sea-view spa and four miles of pristine beach. • The world&#39;s best floating hotels 12. Angama Mara, Kenya It’s all about the views from this tented lodge high above the Great Rift Valley – whether it’s the sunsets that blaze across the hilltops each evening from the main veranda, or the views from breakfast of the Maasai Mara plains. Glass-fronted tents deliver equally extraordinary views, which can be enjoyed from the deck rocking chair or a king-size bed under an electric blanket. Safari walks, game drives and picnics on the former set of the film Out of Africa can all be arranged, too. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,990pp, through Steppes (01285 601050; steppestravel.com). • Read the full review: Angama Mara Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. Credit: Stevie Mann • The best hotels in Kenya 13. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka Elephants take late-night strolls through a secluded stretch of beach at the foot of this stylish safari lodge bordering Yala National Park. After a day spotting leopards or sloth bears in the surrounding forests, guests can unwind in their funky cocoon-shaped tented lodge with four-poster beds and outdoor tubs. These are generally dotted around watering holes for maximum wildlife viewing, though some have foliage-shrouded plunge pools that peek at the waves splashing on the sands. Don’t miss the ocean-facing spa for treatments, using local ingredients such as tea and cinnamon. Best time to go: Dec-March Seven nights’ B&B costs from £2,550pp, through Scott Dunn (020 8682 5060; scottdunn.com). • Read the full review: Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wildlife is the main focus at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and an enthusiastic English-speaking team of naturalist guides host safaris. • Sri Lanka&#39;s best coastal retreats 14. Nekupe, Nicaragua It’s five staff to each guest at this feng shui mountain lodge which gazes out to the cloud-forest-covered slopes of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll feel like you have the place to yourself; the estate is so big that guests zip across it on quad bikes, and there are just four hilltop villas, plus a four-suite residence. From horseback riding and nightly stargazing to volcano-hopping excursions and mountaintop meditation, there is no shortage of activities. Nab a Grand Suite for a waterfall plunge pool and an outdoor hot tub. Best time to go: Nov-May Five nights’ all-inclusive from £5,200pp, through Black Tomato (020 7426 9888; blacktomato.com). • Read the full review: Nekupe Nicaragua’s first luxury mountain resort, Nekupe, sits in a lush landscape overlooking the evergreen slopes of Mombacho Volcano. • The best hotels in Nicaragua 15. Thanda Island, Tanzania Friendly whale sharks circle the waters and turtle nest on the beaches of this remarkable island in a private marine reserve off the Tanzanian coast. Guests can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa, which comes with its own Steiner piano, cigar humidor, wine collection, indoor aquarium and wraparound dining area with 180-degree ocean vistas. Guests can loll about in one of the bath tubs on the beaches, take a boat in search of elusive dugongs or partake in conservation tasks such as turtle tagging. Best time to go: Oct-March Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £7,531pp, through Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 3199 7660; yellowzebrasafaris.com). Guests at Thanda Island can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa. • The most amazing hotel experiences in the world 16. Fregate Island, Seychelles Lying on the grass next to one of 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that rove an African island is pretty unbeatable as a honeymoon memory. Wildlife-loving couples might wake up to the sounds of some of the planet’s rarest birds, including magpie robins. Each of the 16 villas come with its own butler and infinity pool, and decks have ample space for candlelit private dining sessions. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £14,170pp, through Elegant Resorts (01244 897581; elegantresorts.co.uk). • Read the full review: Fregate Island Each of the 16 villas at Fregate Island comes with its own butler and infinity pool. Credit: Jochen Manz • The world&#39;s 50 most unusual hotels 17. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur The white Rajasthani pillars and lily-flecked ponds may look familiar; this former summer palace floating on Lake Pichola was Octopussy’s hideout in the 1983 James Bond film. Guests are greeted with a shower of rose petals, and the marble-clad suites include hot tubs and four-poster beds. Grand Royal Suites have glass-fronted bath tubs that overlook the lake. Film buffs should ask to take the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in Octopussy for a spin. Perhaps followed up with dinner on the hotel’s 150-year-old boat, which used to belong to Udaipur royalty. Best time to go: Sept-Dec and Feb-Mar Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,500pp, through Ampersand Travel (020 7819 9770; ampersandtravel.com). • Read the full review: Taj Lake Palace Credit: G..HERVAIS/GUY_HERVAIS • The best palace hotels in the world 18. Tongabezi, Zambia The river makes it. Couples spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. In the Honeymoon House suite, they can enjoy frangipani-flowered baths in an outdoor tub while watching the river flare orange at sunset – or take it all in from their outdoor day bed. Staff can sort everything from pop-up bars on the sandbanks to “floating dinners” for two on a deck in the middle of the river. Not to mention the breathtaking boat trips and Big Five game drives. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,425, through Abercrombie and Kent 01242 547702; (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Couples at Tongabezi can spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. • The best hotels in Zambia 19. Segera Retreat, Kenya Even the chandeliers are made from recycled glass at this exclusive eco-lodge set in the bronze-hued savannah plains of Laikipia safari park. The latter boasts the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the kind of place where hartebeests and zebra skip through the grasslands, and leopards and lions prowl in their wake. Solar power heats the outdoor baths in the private lodges back at base. But couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse, for 360-degree views that can be drunk in with a glass of champagne at sunset and from open-air beds. Best time to go: June-Oct Five nights’ all-inclusive from £7,195pp, through Cox & Kings (020 3642 0861; coxandkings.co.uk). When staying at Segera Retreat, couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse. • The best budget hotels in the world&#39;s most amazing locations 20. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia Indonesia’s most romantic bolt-hole is framed by banyan trees and billows with more cotton than a Ralph Lauren factory. Honeymoon-worthy activities include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris, which comprise a sunrise walk across rice fields, breakfast on a terrace suspended above the coast, and a cliff-edge massage. Sundowners and canapés in the bar down by the boathouse is a must – you might even witness a turtle release. All villas have four-poster beds, ocean vistas and private infinity pools. Best time to go: March-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,499pp, through Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com). • Read the full review: Nihi Sumba Honeymoon-worthy activities at Nihi Sumba include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris. Credit: Read McKendree All packages include return flight, unless otherwise stated. For more inspiration on where to book, see our guide to the world’s 50 best honeymoons. For expert advice on planning a wedding, go to The Telegraph&#39;s dedicated weddings section.
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There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple's deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa's wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ringing the private plunge pools and a vegan menu (optional) in the main restaurant, it’s aimed at trend-conscious types – as well as wellness fanatics judging by the giant nest spa set high in the treetops where “sacred queen’s baths” are the speciality. Best time to go: June-Aug Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £16,263pp, through Kuoni (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk). • Read the full review: The Brando The 35 beachfront villas at The Brando are magisterial, with thatched rooves, massive ironwood tree-trunks and acres of space. • The best hotels in French Polynesia 7. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast For those who prefer their honeymoon suites with flaking, frescoed Gothic arches and Italian marble bath tubs big enough for six. This medieval palazzo set on a rocky spur high above Ravello may have a commanding air, all marble hallways and cathedralic ceilings, but it’s also fabulously romantic, with its climbing rose gardens and infinity pool that appears suspended in the clouds. Opt for one of the rooms with clifftop terraces, perfect for candlelit private dinners, and don’t miss the champagne and caviar breakfasts. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ B&B from £2,130pp, through Citalia (01293 831970; citalia.com). Perched high above the hilltop town of Ravello, overlooking the Bay of Salerno, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of Amalfi’s most romantic boltholes. • The best luxury Amalfi Coast hotels 8. Cotton House, Mustique One of the few luxury hotels on the mellow, mangrove-braided island of Mustique, so adored by Britain’s aristocracy. It’s cute as a button, all sugar-pink walls and fluttering muslin, and even the entry-level cottages – with their secluded, lush verandas and white four-poster beds – are wonderful for honeymooning couples. Duplex suites have plunge pools and balconies designed with couples’ spa treatments in mind. Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night – pretty much the entire island attends a complimentary cocktail party. Best time to go: May, June and Nov Seven nights’ half-board costs from £2,385pp through Carrier (0161 492 1354; carrier.co.uk) • Read the full review: Cotton House Colonial charm meets contemporary comfort at the Cotton House. • The best spa hotels in the Caribbean 9. Longitude 131°, Australia If it’s good enough for William and Kate who bedded down here for a bit of romantic respite in between duties during an official visit to Australia in 2014… Guests struggle to scrape themselves away from their verandas with their views of Uluru, which like a chameleon changes colour with the shifting light and shade of the day. Even in the evening, it’s hard to move from the outdoor daybeds flanked by fire pits where guests can relax with a G&T, watching the sunset darken to a star-speckled black. But with complimentary sunset outback jaunts and base walks of Uluru on offer, failing to get out and explore the magnificent scenery surrounding you would be unforgivable. Best time to go: May-Sept Fifteen nights’ all-inclusive from £9,980pp, through The Luxury Holiday Company (020 7590 0770; theluxuryholidaycompany.com). • Read the full review: Longitude 131° Longitude 131 is the best way to experience Uluru – a glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with unparalleled views of the rocky formation. Credit: GEORGE APOSTOLIDIS • The world's most amazing hotel views 10. Four Seasons Desroches, Seychelles From its animal sanctuary that looks after 150 Aldabra tortoise to its anti-gravity yoga pavilion, the Seychelles’ newest luxury outfit is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. Days are a sand-and-sea-sprayed frolic of diving, sunset beach volleyball, private fishing outings and outdoor cinema sessions. And every night is cocktails-o’clock at the top of the hotel’s mock lighthouse bar. All suites have their own pools and indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Villas also have private dining areas and gardens, and direct beach access. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ half-board costs from £5,300pp, through The Ultimate Travel Company (020 7389 4646; theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk). Four Seasons Desroches, the newest luxury hotel in the Seychelles, is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. • The world's most romantic hotel bars 11. Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a private island that forms part of the cashew and coconut tree-clad Cuyo Archipelago, Amanpulo is completely encircled by a four-mile (6km) beach. Couples can enjoy diving, private picnics or long walks where they might spot a sea turtle nesting site. Casitas have swinging hammocks and either enjoy sea views or are tucked into the forest canopy. But it’s the villas that come with their own private chef, butler and lap pools that offer privacy. At the sea-view spa set high in the trees, opt for a sunset meditation session for two followed by a Hilot massage using banana leaves. Best time to go: Nov-May Seven nights’ half-board at Amanpulo from £4,590pp, through Audley Travel (01993 838155; audleytravel.com). Honeymooners at Amanpulo will find secluded beachside casitas, a sea-view spa and four miles of pristine beach. • The world's best floating hotels 12. Angama Mara, Kenya It’s all about the views from this tented lodge high above the Great Rift Valley – whether it’s the sunsets that blaze across the hilltops each evening from the main veranda, or the views from breakfast of the Maasai Mara plains. Glass-fronted tents deliver equally extraordinary views, which can be enjoyed from the deck rocking chair or a king-size bed under an electric blanket. Safari walks, game drives and picnics on the former set of the film Out of Africa can all be arranged, too. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,990pp, through Steppes (01285 601050; steppestravel.com). • Read the full review: Angama Mara Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. Credit: Stevie Mann • The best hotels in Kenya 13. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka Elephants take late-night strolls through a secluded stretch of beach at the foot of this stylish safari lodge bordering Yala National Park. After a day spotting leopards or sloth bears in the surrounding forests, guests can unwind in their funky cocoon-shaped tented lodge with four-poster beds and outdoor tubs. These are generally dotted around watering holes for maximum wildlife viewing, though some have foliage-shrouded plunge pools that peek at the waves splashing on the sands. Don’t miss the ocean-facing spa for treatments, using local ingredients such as tea and cinnamon. Best time to go: Dec-March Seven nights’ B&B costs from £2,550pp, through Scott Dunn (020 8682 5060; scottdunn.com). • Read the full review: Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wildlife is the main focus at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and an enthusiastic English-speaking team of naturalist guides host safaris. • Sri Lanka's best coastal retreats 14. Nekupe, Nicaragua It’s five staff to each guest at this feng shui mountain lodge which gazes out to the cloud-forest-covered slopes of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll feel like you have the place to yourself; the estate is so big that guests zip across it on quad bikes, and there are just four hilltop villas, plus a four-suite residence. From horseback riding and nightly stargazing to volcano-hopping excursions and mountaintop meditation, there is no shortage of activities. Nab a Grand Suite for a waterfall plunge pool and an outdoor hot tub. Best time to go: Nov-May Five nights’ all-inclusive from £5,200pp, through Black Tomato (020 7426 9888; blacktomato.com). • Read the full review: Nekupe Nicaragua’s first luxury mountain resort, Nekupe, sits in a lush landscape overlooking the evergreen slopes of Mombacho Volcano. • The best hotels in Nicaragua 15. Thanda Island, Tanzania Friendly whale sharks circle the waters and turtle nest on the beaches of this remarkable island in a private marine reserve off the Tanzanian coast. Guests can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa, which comes with its own Steiner piano, cigar humidor, wine collection, indoor aquarium and wraparound dining area with 180-degree ocean vistas. Guests can loll about in one of the bath tubs on the beaches, take a boat in search of elusive dugongs or partake in conservation tasks such as turtle tagging. Best time to go: Oct-March Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £7,531pp, through Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 3199 7660; yellowzebrasafaris.com). Guests at Thanda Island can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa. • The most amazing hotel experiences in the world 16. Fregate Island, Seychelles Lying on the grass next to one of 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that rove an African island is pretty unbeatable as a honeymoon memory. Wildlife-loving couples might wake up to the sounds of some of the planet’s rarest birds, including magpie robins. Each of the 16 villas come with its own butler and infinity pool, and decks have ample space for candlelit private dining sessions. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £14,170pp, through Elegant Resorts (01244 897581; elegantresorts.co.uk). • Read the full review: Fregate Island Each of the 16 villas at Fregate Island comes with its own butler and infinity pool. Credit: Jochen Manz • The world's 50 most unusual hotels 17. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur The white Rajasthani pillars and lily-flecked ponds may look familiar; this former summer palace floating on Lake Pichola was Octopussy’s hideout in the 1983 James Bond film. Guests are greeted with a shower of rose petals, and the marble-clad suites include hot tubs and four-poster beds. Grand Royal Suites have glass-fronted bath tubs that overlook the lake. Film buffs should ask to take the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in Octopussy for a spin. Perhaps followed up with dinner on the hotel’s 150-year-old boat, which used to belong to Udaipur royalty. Best time to go: Sept-Dec and Feb-Mar Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,500pp, through Ampersand Travel (020 7819 9770; ampersandtravel.com). • Read the full review: Taj Lake Palace Credit: G..HERVAIS/GUY_HERVAIS • The best palace hotels in the world 18. Tongabezi, Zambia The river makes it. Couples spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. In the Honeymoon House suite, they can enjoy frangipani-flowered baths in an outdoor tub while watching the river flare orange at sunset – or take it all in from their outdoor day bed. Staff can sort everything from pop-up bars on the sandbanks to “floating dinners” for two on a deck in the middle of the river. Not to mention the breathtaking boat trips and Big Five game drives. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,425, through Abercrombie and Kent 01242 547702; (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Couples at Tongabezi can spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. • The best hotels in Zambia 19. Segera Retreat, Kenya Even the chandeliers are made from recycled glass at this exclusive eco-lodge set in the bronze-hued savannah plains of Laikipia safari park. The latter boasts the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the kind of place where hartebeests and zebra skip through the grasslands, and leopards and lions prowl in their wake. Solar power heats the outdoor baths in the private lodges back at base. But couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse, for 360-degree views that can be drunk in with a glass of champagne at sunset and from open-air beds. Best time to go: June-Oct Five nights’ all-inclusive from £7,195pp, through Cox & Kings (020 3642 0861; coxandkings.co.uk). When staying at Segera Retreat, couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse. • The best budget hotels in the world's most amazing locations 20. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia Indonesia’s most romantic bolt-hole is framed by banyan trees and billows with more cotton than a Ralph Lauren factory. Honeymoon-worthy activities include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris, which comprise a sunrise walk across rice fields, breakfast on a terrace suspended above the coast, and a cliff-edge massage. Sundowners and canapés in the bar down by the boathouse is a must – you might even witness a turtle release. All villas have four-poster beds, ocean vistas and private infinity pools. Best time to go: March-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,499pp, through Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com). • Read the full review: Nihi Sumba Honeymoon-worthy activities at Nihi Sumba include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris. Credit: Read McKendree All packages include return flight, unless otherwise stated. For more inspiration on where to book, see our guide to the world’s 50 best honeymoons. For expert advice on planning a wedding, go to The Telegraph's dedicated weddings section.
There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world&#39;s 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple&#39;s deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa&#39;s wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ringing the private plunge pools and a vegan menu (optional) in the main restaurant, it’s aimed at trend-conscious types – as well as wellness fanatics judging by the giant nest spa set high in the treetops where “sacred queen’s baths” are the speciality. Best time to go: June-Aug Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £16,263pp, through Kuoni (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk). • Read the full review: The Brando The 35 beachfront villas at The Brando are magisterial, with thatched rooves, massive ironwood tree-trunks and acres of space. • The best hotels in French Polynesia 7. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast For those who prefer their honeymoon suites with flaking, frescoed Gothic arches and Italian marble bath tubs big enough for six. This medieval palazzo set on a rocky spur high above Ravello may have a commanding air, all marble hallways and cathedralic ceilings, but it’s also fabulously romantic, with its climbing rose gardens and infinity pool that appears suspended in the clouds. Opt for one of the rooms with clifftop terraces, perfect for candlelit private dinners, and don’t miss the champagne and caviar breakfasts. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ B&B from £2,130pp, through Citalia (01293 831970; citalia.com). Perched high above the hilltop town of Ravello, overlooking the Bay of Salerno, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of Amalfi’s most romantic boltholes. • The best luxury Amalfi Coast hotels 8. Cotton House, Mustique One of the few luxury hotels on the mellow, mangrove-braided island of Mustique, so adored by Britain’s aristocracy. It’s cute as a button, all sugar-pink walls and fluttering muslin, and even the entry-level cottages – with their secluded, lush verandas and white four-poster beds – are wonderful for honeymooning couples. Duplex suites have plunge pools and balconies designed with couples’ spa treatments in mind. Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night – pretty much the entire island attends a complimentary cocktail party. Best time to go: May, June and Nov Seven nights’ half-board costs from £2,385pp through Carrier (0161 492 1354; carrier.co.uk) • Read the full review: Cotton House Colonial charm meets contemporary comfort at the Cotton House. • The best spa hotels in the Caribbean 9. Longitude 131°, Australia If it’s good enough for William and Kate who bedded down here for a bit of romantic respite in between duties during an official visit to Australia in 2014… Guests struggle to scrape themselves away from their verandas with their views of Uluru, which like a chameleon changes colour with the shifting light and shade of the day. Even in the evening, it’s hard to move from the outdoor daybeds flanked by fire pits where guests can relax with a G&T, watching the sunset darken to a star-speckled black. But with complimentary sunset outback jaunts and base walks of Uluru on offer, failing to get out and explore the magnificent scenery surrounding you would be unforgivable. Best time to go: May-Sept Fifteen nights’ all-inclusive from £9,980pp, through The Luxury Holiday Company (020 7590 0770; theluxuryholidaycompany.com). • Read the full review: Longitude 131° Longitude 131 is the best way to experience Uluru – a glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with unparalleled views of the rocky formation. Credit: GEORGE APOSTOLIDIS • The world&#39;s most amazing hotel views 10. Four Seasons Desroches, Seychelles From its animal sanctuary that looks after 150 Aldabra tortoise to its anti-gravity yoga pavilion, the Seychelles’ newest luxury outfit is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. Days are a sand-and-sea-sprayed frolic of diving, sunset beach volleyball, private fishing outings and outdoor cinema sessions. And every night is cocktails-o’clock at the top of the hotel’s mock lighthouse bar. All suites have their own pools and indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Villas also have private dining areas and gardens, and direct beach access. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ half-board costs from £5,300pp, through The Ultimate Travel Company (020 7389 4646; theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk). Four Seasons Desroches, the newest luxury hotel in the Seychelles, is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. • The world&#39;s most romantic hotel bars 11. Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a private island that forms part of the cashew and coconut tree-clad Cuyo Archipelago, Amanpulo is completely encircled by a four-mile (6km) beach. Couples can enjoy diving, private picnics or long walks where they might spot a sea turtle nesting site. Casitas have swinging hammocks and either enjoy sea views or are tucked into the forest canopy. But it’s the villas that come with their own private chef, butler and lap pools that offer privacy. At the sea-view spa set high in the trees, opt for a sunset meditation session for two followed by a Hilot massage using banana leaves. Best time to go: Nov-May Seven nights’ half-board at Amanpulo from £4,590pp, through Audley Travel (01993 838155; audleytravel.com). Honeymooners at Amanpulo will find secluded beachside casitas, a sea-view spa and four miles of pristine beach. • The world&#39;s best floating hotels 12. Angama Mara, Kenya It’s all about the views from this tented lodge high above the Great Rift Valley – whether it’s the sunsets that blaze across the hilltops each evening from the main veranda, or the views from breakfast of the Maasai Mara plains. Glass-fronted tents deliver equally extraordinary views, which can be enjoyed from the deck rocking chair or a king-size bed under an electric blanket. Safari walks, game drives and picnics on the former set of the film Out of Africa can all be arranged, too. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,990pp, through Steppes (01285 601050; steppestravel.com). • Read the full review: Angama Mara Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. Credit: Stevie Mann • The best hotels in Kenya 13. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka Elephants take late-night strolls through a secluded stretch of beach at the foot of this stylish safari lodge bordering Yala National Park. After a day spotting leopards or sloth bears in the surrounding forests, guests can unwind in their funky cocoon-shaped tented lodge with four-poster beds and outdoor tubs. These are generally dotted around watering holes for maximum wildlife viewing, though some have foliage-shrouded plunge pools that peek at the waves splashing on the sands. Don’t miss the ocean-facing spa for treatments, using local ingredients such as tea and cinnamon. Best time to go: Dec-March Seven nights’ B&B costs from £2,550pp, through Scott Dunn (020 8682 5060; scottdunn.com). • Read the full review: Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wildlife is the main focus at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and an enthusiastic English-speaking team of naturalist guides host safaris. • Sri Lanka&#39;s best coastal retreats 14. Nekupe, Nicaragua It’s five staff to each guest at this feng shui mountain lodge which gazes out to the cloud-forest-covered slopes of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll feel like you have the place to yourself; the estate is so big that guests zip across it on quad bikes, and there are just four hilltop villas, plus a four-suite residence. From horseback riding and nightly stargazing to volcano-hopping excursions and mountaintop meditation, there is no shortage of activities. Nab a Grand Suite for a waterfall plunge pool and an outdoor hot tub. Best time to go: Nov-May Five nights’ all-inclusive from £5,200pp, through Black Tomato (020 7426 9888; blacktomato.com). • Read the full review: Nekupe Nicaragua’s first luxury mountain resort, Nekupe, sits in a lush landscape overlooking the evergreen slopes of Mombacho Volcano. • The best hotels in Nicaragua 15. Thanda Island, Tanzania Friendly whale sharks circle the waters and turtle nest on the beaches of this remarkable island in a private marine reserve off the Tanzanian coast. Guests can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa, which comes with its own Steiner piano, cigar humidor, wine collection, indoor aquarium and wraparound dining area with 180-degree ocean vistas. Guests can loll about in one of the bath tubs on the beaches, take a boat in search of elusive dugongs or partake in conservation tasks such as turtle tagging. Best time to go: Oct-March Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £7,531pp, through Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 3199 7660; yellowzebrasafaris.com). Guests at Thanda Island can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa. • The most amazing hotel experiences in the world 16. Fregate Island, Seychelles Lying on the grass next to one of 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that rove an African island is pretty unbeatable as a honeymoon memory. Wildlife-loving couples might wake up to the sounds of some of the planet’s rarest birds, including magpie robins. Each of the 16 villas come with its own butler and infinity pool, and decks have ample space for candlelit private dining sessions. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £14,170pp, through Elegant Resorts (01244 897581; elegantresorts.co.uk). • Read the full review: Fregate Island Each of the 16 villas at Fregate Island comes with its own butler and infinity pool. Credit: Jochen Manz • The world&#39;s 50 most unusual hotels 17. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur The white Rajasthani pillars and lily-flecked ponds may look familiar; this former summer palace floating on Lake Pichola was Octopussy’s hideout in the 1983 James Bond film. Guests are greeted with a shower of rose petals, and the marble-clad suites include hot tubs and four-poster beds. Grand Royal Suites have glass-fronted bath tubs that overlook the lake. Film buffs should ask to take the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in Octopussy for a spin. Perhaps followed up with dinner on the hotel’s 150-year-old boat, which used to belong to Udaipur royalty. Best time to go: Sept-Dec and Feb-Mar Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,500pp, through Ampersand Travel (020 7819 9770; ampersandtravel.com). • Read the full review: Taj Lake Palace Credit: G..HERVAIS/GUY_HERVAIS • The best palace hotels in the world 18. Tongabezi, Zambia The river makes it. Couples spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. In the Honeymoon House suite, they can enjoy frangipani-flowered baths in an outdoor tub while watching the river flare orange at sunset – or take it all in from their outdoor day bed. Staff can sort everything from pop-up bars on the sandbanks to “floating dinners” for two on a deck in the middle of the river. Not to mention the breathtaking boat trips and Big Five game drives. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,425, through Abercrombie and Kent 01242 547702; (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Couples at Tongabezi can spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. • The best hotels in Zambia 19. Segera Retreat, Kenya Even the chandeliers are made from recycled glass at this exclusive eco-lodge set in the bronze-hued savannah plains of Laikipia safari park. The latter boasts the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the kind of place where hartebeests and zebra skip through the grasslands, and leopards and lions prowl in their wake. Solar power heats the outdoor baths in the private lodges back at base. But couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse, for 360-degree views that can be drunk in with a glass of champagne at sunset and from open-air beds. Best time to go: June-Oct Five nights’ all-inclusive from £7,195pp, through Cox & Kings (020 3642 0861; coxandkings.co.uk). When staying at Segera Retreat, couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse. • The best budget hotels in the world&#39;s most amazing locations 20. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia Indonesia’s most romantic bolt-hole is framed by banyan trees and billows with more cotton than a Ralph Lauren factory. Honeymoon-worthy activities include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris, which comprise a sunrise walk across rice fields, breakfast on a terrace suspended above the coast, and a cliff-edge massage. Sundowners and canapés in the bar down by the boathouse is a must – you might even witness a turtle release. All villas have four-poster beds, ocean vistas and private infinity pools. Best time to go: March-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,499pp, through Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com). • Read the full review: Nihi Sumba Honeymoon-worthy activities at Nihi Sumba include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris. Credit: Read McKendree All packages include return flight, unless otherwise stated. For more inspiration on where to book, see our guide to the world’s 50 best honeymoons. For expert advice on planning a wedding, go to The Telegraph&#39;s dedicated weddings section.
The world's 20 most incredible luxury hotels for honeymooners
There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple's deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa's wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ringing the private plunge pools and a vegan menu (optional) in the main restaurant, it’s aimed at trend-conscious types – as well as wellness fanatics judging by the giant nest spa set high in the treetops where “sacred queen’s baths” are the speciality. Best time to go: June-Aug Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £16,263pp, through Kuoni (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk). • Read the full review: The Brando The 35 beachfront villas at The Brando are magisterial, with thatched rooves, massive ironwood tree-trunks and acres of space. • The best hotels in French Polynesia 7. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast For those who prefer their honeymoon suites with flaking, frescoed Gothic arches and Italian marble bath tubs big enough for six. This medieval palazzo set on a rocky spur high above Ravello may have a commanding air, all marble hallways and cathedralic ceilings, but it’s also fabulously romantic, with its climbing rose gardens and infinity pool that appears suspended in the clouds. Opt for one of the rooms with clifftop terraces, perfect for candlelit private dinners, and don’t miss the champagne and caviar breakfasts. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ B&B from £2,130pp, through Citalia (01293 831970; citalia.com). Perched high above the hilltop town of Ravello, overlooking the Bay of Salerno, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of Amalfi’s most romantic boltholes. • The best luxury Amalfi Coast hotels 8. Cotton House, Mustique One of the few luxury hotels on the mellow, mangrove-braided island of Mustique, so adored by Britain’s aristocracy. It’s cute as a button, all sugar-pink walls and fluttering muslin, and even the entry-level cottages – with their secluded, lush verandas and white four-poster beds – are wonderful for honeymooning couples. Duplex suites have plunge pools and balconies designed with couples’ spa treatments in mind. Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night – pretty much the entire island attends a complimentary cocktail party. Best time to go: May, June and Nov Seven nights’ half-board costs from £2,385pp through Carrier (0161 492 1354; carrier.co.uk) • Read the full review: Cotton House Colonial charm meets contemporary comfort at the Cotton House. • The best spa hotels in the Caribbean 9. Longitude 131°, Australia If it’s good enough for William and Kate who bedded down here for a bit of romantic respite in between duties during an official visit to Australia in 2014… Guests struggle to scrape themselves away from their verandas with their views of Uluru, which like a chameleon changes colour with the shifting light and shade of the day. Even in the evening, it’s hard to move from the outdoor daybeds flanked by fire pits where guests can relax with a G&T, watching the sunset darken to a star-speckled black. But with complimentary sunset outback jaunts and base walks of Uluru on offer, failing to get out and explore the magnificent scenery surrounding you would be unforgivable. Best time to go: May-Sept Fifteen nights’ all-inclusive from £9,980pp, through The Luxury Holiday Company (020 7590 0770; theluxuryholidaycompany.com). • Read the full review: Longitude 131° Longitude 131 is the best way to experience Uluru – a glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with unparalleled views of the rocky formation. Credit: GEORGE APOSTOLIDIS • The world's most amazing hotel views 10. Four Seasons Desroches, Seychelles From its animal sanctuary that looks after 150 Aldabra tortoise to its anti-gravity yoga pavilion, the Seychelles’ newest luxury outfit is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. Days are a sand-and-sea-sprayed frolic of diving, sunset beach volleyball, private fishing outings and outdoor cinema sessions. And every night is cocktails-o’clock at the top of the hotel’s mock lighthouse bar. All suites have their own pools and indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Villas also have private dining areas and gardens, and direct beach access. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ half-board costs from £5,300pp, through The Ultimate Travel Company (020 7389 4646; theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk). Four Seasons Desroches, the newest luxury hotel in the Seychelles, is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. • The world's most romantic hotel bars 11. Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a private island that forms part of the cashew and coconut tree-clad Cuyo Archipelago, Amanpulo is completely encircled by a four-mile (6km) beach. Couples can enjoy diving, private picnics or long walks where they might spot a sea turtle nesting site. Casitas have swinging hammocks and either enjoy sea views or are tucked into the forest canopy. But it’s the villas that come with their own private chef, butler and lap pools that offer privacy. At the sea-view spa set high in the trees, opt for a sunset meditation session for two followed by a Hilot massage using banana leaves. Best time to go: Nov-May Seven nights’ half-board at Amanpulo from £4,590pp, through Audley Travel (01993 838155; audleytravel.com). Honeymooners at Amanpulo will find secluded beachside casitas, a sea-view spa and four miles of pristine beach. • The world's best floating hotels 12. Angama Mara, Kenya It’s all about the views from this tented lodge high above the Great Rift Valley – whether it’s the sunsets that blaze across the hilltops each evening from the main veranda, or the views from breakfast of the Maasai Mara plains. Glass-fronted tents deliver equally extraordinary views, which can be enjoyed from the deck rocking chair or a king-size bed under an electric blanket. Safari walks, game drives and picnics on the former set of the film Out of Africa can all be arranged, too. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,990pp, through Steppes (01285 601050; steppestravel.com). • Read the full review: Angama Mara Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. Credit: Stevie Mann • The best hotels in Kenya 13. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka Elephants take late-night strolls through a secluded stretch of beach at the foot of this stylish safari lodge bordering Yala National Park. After a day spotting leopards or sloth bears in the surrounding forests, guests can unwind in their funky cocoon-shaped tented lodge with four-poster beds and outdoor tubs. These are generally dotted around watering holes for maximum wildlife viewing, though some have foliage-shrouded plunge pools that peek at the waves splashing on the sands. Don’t miss the ocean-facing spa for treatments, using local ingredients such as tea and cinnamon. Best time to go: Dec-March Seven nights’ B&B costs from £2,550pp, through Scott Dunn (020 8682 5060; scottdunn.com). • Read the full review: Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wildlife is the main focus at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and an enthusiastic English-speaking team of naturalist guides host safaris. • Sri Lanka's best coastal retreats 14. Nekupe, Nicaragua It’s five staff to each guest at this feng shui mountain lodge which gazes out to the cloud-forest-covered slopes of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll feel like you have the place to yourself; the estate is so big that guests zip across it on quad bikes, and there are just four hilltop villas, plus a four-suite residence. From horseback riding and nightly stargazing to volcano-hopping excursions and mountaintop meditation, there is no shortage of activities. Nab a Grand Suite for a waterfall plunge pool and an outdoor hot tub. Best time to go: Nov-May Five nights’ all-inclusive from £5,200pp, through Black Tomato (020 7426 9888; blacktomato.com). • Read the full review: Nekupe Nicaragua’s first luxury mountain resort, Nekupe, sits in a lush landscape overlooking the evergreen slopes of Mombacho Volcano. • The best hotels in Nicaragua 15. Thanda Island, Tanzania Friendly whale sharks circle the waters and turtle nest on the beaches of this remarkable island in a private marine reserve off the Tanzanian coast. Guests can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa, which comes with its own Steiner piano, cigar humidor, wine collection, indoor aquarium and wraparound dining area with 180-degree ocean vistas. Guests can loll about in one of the bath tubs on the beaches, take a boat in search of elusive dugongs or partake in conservation tasks such as turtle tagging. Best time to go: Oct-March Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £7,531pp, through Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 3199 7660; yellowzebrasafaris.com). Guests at Thanda Island can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa. • The most amazing hotel experiences in the world 16. Fregate Island, Seychelles Lying on the grass next to one of 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that rove an African island is pretty unbeatable as a honeymoon memory. Wildlife-loving couples might wake up to the sounds of some of the planet’s rarest birds, including magpie robins. Each of the 16 villas come with its own butler and infinity pool, and decks have ample space for candlelit private dining sessions. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £14,170pp, through Elegant Resorts (01244 897581; elegantresorts.co.uk). • Read the full review: Fregate Island Each of the 16 villas at Fregate Island comes with its own butler and infinity pool. Credit: Jochen Manz • The world's 50 most unusual hotels 17. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur The white Rajasthani pillars and lily-flecked ponds may look familiar; this former summer palace floating on Lake Pichola was Octopussy’s hideout in the 1983 James Bond film. Guests are greeted with a shower of rose petals, and the marble-clad suites include hot tubs and four-poster beds. Grand Royal Suites have glass-fronted bath tubs that overlook the lake. Film buffs should ask to take the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in Octopussy for a spin. Perhaps followed up with dinner on the hotel’s 150-year-old boat, which used to belong to Udaipur royalty. Best time to go: Sept-Dec and Feb-Mar Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,500pp, through Ampersand Travel (020 7819 9770; ampersandtravel.com). • Read the full review: Taj Lake Palace Credit: G..HERVAIS/GUY_HERVAIS • The best palace hotels in the world 18. Tongabezi, Zambia The river makes it. Couples spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. In the Honeymoon House suite, they can enjoy frangipani-flowered baths in an outdoor tub while watching the river flare orange at sunset – or take it all in from their outdoor day bed. Staff can sort everything from pop-up bars on the sandbanks to “floating dinners” for two on a deck in the middle of the river. Not to mention the breathtaking boat trips and Big Five game drives. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,425, through Abercrombie and Kent 01242 547702; (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Couples at Tongabezi can spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. • The best hotels in Zambia 19. Segera Retreat, Kenya Even the chandeliers are made from recycled glass at this exclusive eco-lodge set in the bronze-hued savannah plains of Laikipia safari park. The latter boasts the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the kind of place where hartebeests and zebra skip through the grasslands, and leopards and lions prowl in their wake. Solar power heats the outdoor baths in the private lodges back at base. But couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse, for 360-degree views that can be drunk in with a glass of champagne at sunset and from open-air beds. Best time to go: June-Oct Five nights’ all-inclusive from £7,195pp, through Cox & Kings (020 3642 0861; coxandkings.co.uk). When staying at Segera Retreat, couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse. • The best budget hotels in the world's most amazing locations 20. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia Indonesia’s most romantic bolt-hole is framed by banyan trees and billows with more cotton than a Ralph Lauren factory. Honeymoon-worthy activities include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris, which comprise a sunrise walk across rice fields, breakfast on a terrace suspended above the coast, and a cliff-edge massage. Sundowners and canapés in the bar down by the boathouse is a must – you might even witness a turtle release. All villas have four-poster beds, ocean vistas and private infinity pools. Best time to go: March-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,499pp, through Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com). • Read the full review: Nihi Sumba Honeymoon-worthy activities at Nihi Sumba include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris. Credit: Read McKendree All packages include return flight, unless otherwise stated. For more inspiration on where to book, see our guide to the world’s 50 best honeymoons. For expert advice on planning a wedding, go to The Telegraph's dedicated weddings section.
There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world&#39;s 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple&#39;s deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa&#39;s wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ringing the private plunge pools and a vegan menu (optional) in the main restaurant, it’s aimed at trend-conscious types – as well as wellness fanatics judging by the giant nest spa set high in the treetops where “sacred queen’s baths” are the speciality. Best time to go: June-Aug Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £16,263pp, through Kuoni (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk). • Read the full review: The Brando The 35 beachfront villas at The Brando are magisterial, with thatched rooves, massive ironwood tree-trunks and acres of space. • The best hotels in French Polynesia 7. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast For those who prefer their honeymoon suites with flaking, frescoed Gothic arches and Italian marble bath tubs big enough for six. This medieval palazzo set on a rocky spur high above Ravello may have a commanding air, all marble hallways and cathedralic ceilings, but it’s also fabulously romantic, with its climbing rose gardens and infinity pool that appears suspended in the clouds. Opt for one of the rooms with clifftop terraces, perfect for candlelit private dinners, and don’t miss the champagne and caviar breakfasts. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ B&B from £2,130pp, through Citalia (01293 831970; citalia.com). Perched high above the hilltop town of Ravello, overlooking the Bay of Salerno, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of Amalfi’s most romantic boltholes. • The best luxury Amalfi Coast hotels 8. Cotton House, Mustique One of the few luxury hotels on the mellow, mangrove-braided island of Mustique, so adored by Britain’s aristocracy. It’s cute as a button, all sugar-pink walls and fluttering muslin, and even the entry-level cottages – with their secluded, lush verandas and white four-poster beds – are wonderful for honeymooning couples. Duplex suites have plunge pools and balconies designed with couples’ spa treatments in mind. Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night – pretty much the entire island attends a complimentary cocktail party. Best time to go: May, June and Nov Seven nights’ half-board costs from £2,385pp through Carrier (0161 492 1354; carrier.co.uk) • Read the full review: Cotton House Colonial charm meets contemporary comfort at the Cotton House. • The best spa hotels in the Caribbean 9. Longitude 131°, Australia If it’s good enough for William and Kate who bedded down here for a bit of romantic respite in between duties during an official visit to Australia in 2014… Guests struggle to scrape themselves away from their verandas with their views of Uluru, which like a chameleon changes colour with the shifting light and shade of the day. Even in the evening, it’s hard to move from the outdoor daybeds flanked by fire pits where guests can relax with a G&T, watching the sunset darken to a star-speckled black. But with complimentary sunset outback jaunts and base walks of Uluru on offer, failing to get out and explore the magnificent scenery surrounding you would be unforgivable. Best time to go: May-Sept Fifteen nights’ all-inclusive from £9,980pp, through The Luxury Holiday Company (020 7590 0770; theluxuryholidaycompany.com). • Read the full review: Longitude 131° Longitude 131 is the best way to experience Uluru – a glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with unparalleled views of the rocky formation. Credit: GEORGE APOSTOLIDIS • The world&#39;s most amazing hotel views 10. Four Seasons Desroches, Seychelles From its animal sanctuary that looks after 150 Aldabra tortoise to its anti-gravity yoga pavilion, the Seychelles’ newest luxury outfit is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. Days are a sand-and-sea-sprayed frolic of diving, sunset beach volleyball, private fishing outings and outdoor cinema sessions. And every night is cocktails-o’clock at the top of the hotel’s mock lighthouse bar. All suites have their own pools and indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Villas also have private dining areas and gardens, and direct beach access. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ half-board costs from £5,300pp, through The Ultimate Travel Company (020 7389 4646; theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk). Four Seasons Desroches, the newest luxury hotel in the Seychelles, is both a wildlife haven and a rip-roaringly fun adult playground. • The world&#39;s most romantic hotel bars 11. Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a private island that forms part of the cashew and coconut tree-clad Cuyo Archipelago, Amanpulo is completely encircled by a four-mile (6km) beach. Couples can enjoy diving, private picnics or long walks where they might spot a sea turtle nesting site. Casitas have swinging hammocks and either enjoy sea views or are tucked into the forest canopy. But it’s the villas that come with their own private chef, butler and lap pools that offer privacy. At the sea-view spa set high in the trees, opt for a sunset meditation session for two followed by a Hilot massage using banana leaves. Best time to go: Nov-May Seven nights’ half-board at Amanpulo from £4,590pp, through Audley Travel (01993 838155; audleytravel.com). Honeymooners at Amanpulo will find secluded beachside casitas, a sea-view spa and four miles of pristine beach. • The world&#39;s best floating hotels 12. Angama Mara, Kenya It’s all about the views from this tented lodge high above the Great Rift Valley – whether it’s the sunsets that blaze across the hilltops each evening from the main veranda, or the views from breakfast of the Maasai Mara plains. Glass-fronted tents deliver equally extraordinary views, which can be enjoyed from the deck rocking chair or a king-size bed under an electric blanket. Safari walks, game drives and picnics on the former set of the film Out of Africa can all be arranged, too. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,990pp, through Steppes (01285 601050; steppestravel.com). • Read the full review: Angama Mara Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. Credit: Stevie Mann • The best hotels in Kenya 13. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka Elephants take late-night strolls through a secluded stretch of beach at the foot of this stylish safari lodge bordering Yala National Park. After a day spotting leopards or sloth bears in the surrounding forests, guests can unwind in their funky cocoon-shaped tented lodge with four-poster beds and outdoor tubs. These are generally dotted around watering holes for maximum wildlife viewing, though some have foliage-shrouded plunge pools that peek at the waves splashing on the sands. Don’t miss the ocean-facing spa for treatments, using local ingredients such as tea and cinnamon. Best time to go: Dec-March Seven nights’ B&B costs from £2,550pp, through Scott Dunn (020 8682 5060; scottdunn.com). • Read the full review: Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wildlife is the main focus at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, and an enthusiastic English-speaking team of naturalist guides host safaris. • Sri Lanka&#39;s best coastal retreats 14. Nekupe, Nicaragua It’s five staff to each guest at this feng shui mountain lodge which gazes out to the cloud-forest-covered slopes of the Mombacho Volcano. You’ll feel like you have the place to yourself; the estate is so big that guests zip across it on quad bikes, and there are just four hilltop villas, plus a four-suite residence. From horseback riding and nightly stargazing to volcano-hopping excursions and mountaintop meditation, there is no shortage of activities. Nab a Grand Suite for a waterfall plunge pool and an outdoor hot tub. Best time to go: Nov-May Five nights’ all-inclusive from £5,200pp, through Black Tomato (020 7426 9888; blacktomato.com). • Read the full review: Nekupe Nicaragua’s first luxury mountain resort, Nekupe, sits in a lush landscape overlooking the evergreen slopes of Mombacho Volcano. • The best hotels in Nicaragua 15. Thanda Island, Tanzania Friendly whale sharks circle the waters and turtle nest on the beaches of this remarkable island in a private marine reserve off the Tanzanian coast. Guests can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa, which comes with its own Steiner piano, cigar humidor, wine collection, indoor aquarium and wraparound dining area with 180-degree ocean vistas. Guests can loll about in one of the bath tubs on the beaches, take a boat in search of elusive dugongs or partake in conservation tasks such as turtle tagging. Best time to go: Oct-March Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £7,531pp, through Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 3199 7660; yellowzebrasafaris.com). Guests at Thanda Island can opt for one of the two traditional bandas or the luxury villa. • The most amazing hotel experiences in the world 16. Fregate Island, Seychelles Lying on the grass next to one of 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises that rove an African island is pretty unbeatable as a honeymoon memory. Wildlife-loving couples might wake up to the sounds of some of the planet’s rarest birds, including magpie robins. Each of the 16 villas come with its own butler and infinity pool, and decks have ample space for candlelit private dining sessions. Best time to go: year-round but April-May and Oct-Nov are best for diving Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £14,170pp, through Elegant Resorts (01244 897581; elegantresorts.co.uk). • Read the full review: Fregate Island Each of the 16 villas at Fregate Island comes with its own butler and infinity pool. Credit: Jochen Manz • The world&#39;s 50 most unusual hotels 17. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur The white Rajasthani pillars and lily-flecked ponds may look familiar; this former summer palace floating on Lake Pichola was Octopussy’s hideout in the 1983 James Bond film. Guests are greeted with a shower of rose petals, and the marble-clad suites include hot tubs and four-poster beds. Grand Royal Suites have glass-fronted bath tubs that overlook the lake. Film buffs should ask to take the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in Octopussy for a spin. Perhaps followed up with dinner on the hotel’s 150-year-old boat, which used to belong to Udaipur royalty. Best time to go: Sept-Dec and Feb-Mar Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,500pp, through Ampersand Travel (020 7819 9770; ampersandtravel.com). • Read the full review: Taj Lake Palace Credit: G..HERVAIS/GUY_HERVAIS • The best palace hotels in the world 18. Tongabezi, Zambia The river makes it. Couples spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. In the Honeymoon House suite, they can enjoy frangipani-flowered baths in an outdoor tub while watching the river flare orange at sunset – or take it all in from their outdoor day bed. Staff can sort everything from pop-up bars on the sandbanks to “floating dinners” for two on a deck in the middle of the river. Not to mention the breathtaking boat trips and Big Five game drives. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,425, through Abercrombie and Kent 01242 547702; (abercrombiekent.co.uk). Couples at Tongabezi can spend hours watching the rolling Zambezi from their lodgings’ plunge pools or private decks. • The best hotels in Zambia 19. Segera Retreat, Kenya Even the chandeliers are made from recycled glass at this exclusive eco-lodge set in the bronze-hued savannah plains of Laikipia safari park. The latter boasts the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the kind of place where hartebeests and zebra skip through the grasslands, and leopards and lions prowl in their wake. Solar power heats the outdoor baths in the private lodges back at base. But couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse, for 360-degree views that can be drunk in with a glass of champagne at sunset and from open-air beds. Best time to go: June-Oct Five nights’ all-inclusive from £7,195pp, through Cox & Kings (020 3642 0861; coxandkings.co.uk). When staying at Segera Retreat, couples should spend at least one night in the Bird Nest treehouse. • The best budget hotels in the world&#39;s most amazing locations 20. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia Indonesia’s most romantic bolt-hole is framed by banyan trees and billows with more cotton than a Ralph Lauren factory. Honeymoon-worthy activities include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris, which comprise a sunrise walk across rice fields, breakfast on a terrace suspended above the coast, and a cliff-edge massage. Sundowners and canapés in the bar down by the boathouse is a must – you might even witness a turtle release. All villas have four-poster beds, ocean vistas and private infinity pools. Best time to go: March-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,499pp, through Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com). • Read the full review: Nihi Sumba Honeymoon-worthy activities at Nihi Sumba include sunset horse rides and Spa Safaris. Credit: Read McKendree All packages include return flight, unless otherwise stated. For more inspiration on where to book, see our guide to the world’s 50 best honeymoons. For expert advice on planning a wedding, go to The Telegraph&#39;s dedicated weddings section.
The world's 20 most incredible luxury hotels for honeymooners
There’s nothing like the thundering 21-gun salute of a royal wedding to signal the start of the summer nuptials season. Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle next Saturday in what is expected to be a peony-strewn pageant featuring silver-plated trumpets and an elderflower wedding cake. But in a surprise move, Harry and Meghan will delay their honeymoon until later in the year and return to work within days of their wedding. They are in sync with a growing trend: couples are now devoting a bigger proportion of their wedding budget to their honeymoon than ever before. After the venue hire, the post-nuptial holiday represents the second-biggest cost. Delaying that blowout trip of a lifetime by several months or even a year after the wedding (and counting up those honeymoon contribution requests from wedding guests) makes sound financial sense. It also opens up a world of choice as couples are then not tied to travelling in the season in which they married. Royal honeymoons have certainly become increasingly far-flung with the passing years. The late Queen Mother honeymooned at her own home, Glamis Castle in Scotland, where she came down with whooping cough. The Queen stalked deer at Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Hampshire. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, opted for a Mediterranean cruise on the Royal Yacht Britannia. • The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations Given the couple's deep connection with the continent, could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Africa? Credit: STEVIE MANN But this was before the age of the private island resort. Prince William and Kate were the change-makers, splurging on a private atoll in the Seychelles where guests can watch turtles nesting on the beaches from their plunge pools. It signalled a departure from royal protocol. Pippa Middleton followed suit, opting for The Brando, a coral-necklaced island cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean that once belonged to Marlon Brando and offers everything from Polynesian dance classes to stand-up paddleboarding. And one wonders where Princess Eugenie can honeymoon after staying at Calala, the four-villa Nicaraguan castaway island where she got engaged. Will Meghan and Prince Harry do things differently though? Their love for African safaris is well-known; they enjoyed their first official date in August 2016 at Meno a Kwena tented camp in Botswana, a hideaway in the Okavango Delta, where lily-peppered deltas collapse on to Kalahari Desert sands. Meghan’s engagement ring also contains a diamond sourced from the country. The bookies are tipping Namibia, with its lonely desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. But the guessing game is so much more fun when you widen the net. From Africa’s most exclusive wilderness lodges to the world’s most lavish private islands, here is Telegraph Travel’s pick of the best honeymoon hotels fit for royalty. 1. Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana Warning: couples may be awoken in the middle of the night by elephants slurping from their plunge pool. Paying attention at dinner is impossible, what with distractions such as zebras grazing the floodlit waterhole below. There are also no televisions in the eight exclusive suites – instead full-length glass windows look out to the lodge’s round-the-clock wildlife channel. If you can deal with such nuisances (a big ask I know), you’ll be rewarded a stay at the most exclusive address in Chobe National Park, complete with four-poster beds and private pools. Best time to go: May-Sept Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £4,389pp, through Africa Sky (01342 889469; africaskysafari.com). • Read the full review: Ngoma Safari Lodge Ngoma Safari Lodge sits next to Chobe National Park, which has one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Credit: PAUL KARNSTEDT • The 50 greatest hotels in the world 2. Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique Think flower-speckled baths in tubs overlooking the ocean, sipping on baobab fruit smoothies by your villa’s private plunge pool or spotting turtles on the beaches. A protected marine reserve splashing with dolphins and sea manatees surrounds this Robinson Crusoe-style island in northern Mozambique’s Quirimbas archipelago. Guests can swim straight into the super-close house reef from the beach. The raised swimming pool looks out to sea and the spa treatments are indulged from the top of a cliff. Villas have showers with ocean views. Best time to go: June-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £5,099pp, through Turqouise Holidays (01494 678400; turquoiseholidays.co.uk). • Read the full review: Azura Quilalea Private Island With just nine thoroughly romantic seafront villas, Azura Quilalea Private Island offers the perfect Crusoe fantasy. • The best hotels in Mozambique 3. &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia The setting is a vast and desolate one: vast dunes and stark outcrops. The skies are so clear here that a resident astronomer offers nightly stargazing sessions at an observatory, and there are skylights over the beds. Couples spend their days having candlelit picnics in the desert, dashing about on quad bikes or tracing ancient rock paintings. Down time at the lodge typically follows – by the pool with water sourced from an underground spring, by the roaring indoor fire of one’s lodge, or on one’s private viewing deck. Best time to go: April-Oct Four nights’ all-inclusive from £2,850pp, through Mahlatini Luxury Travel (028 9073 6050; mahlatini.com). &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits amidst the vast dunes and stark outcrops of one of Africa's wildest landscapes. • Incredible hotels to visit in your lifetime 4. North Island, Seychelles It’s hardly cheap – but you are paying for the ultimate in privacy as well luxury at the private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. With just 11 two-bedroom villas spread across the boulder-strewn beaches, guests are more likely to encounter a tortoise sunbathing on the sands than a fellow guest. For visitors that can pull themselves away from their circular plunge pools, activities are a spur of the moment thing – from walks with the resident naturalist to impromptu yoga sessions under the takamaka trees. Best time to go: March-Oct Seven nights’ all-inclusive from £18,129pp, through Tropical Sky (01342 331799; tropicalsky.co.uk). • Read the full review: North Island Seychelles The emphasis on North is on relaxation, and the large villas are fitted out with barefoot luxury touches and views that inspire romance. Credit: Mike Myers • The most romantic Seychelles hotels 5. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Interiors are blistering white, with occasional paroxysms of violently bright art. So perhaps it’s understandable that so many insist this is the Maldives’ edgiest, most luxurious resort. Villas come with butlers (and bicycles) and no less than three rain showers. From full-blown tasting menus, to boiled eggs topped with caviar for breakfast, the dining is aptly indulgent, too. Guests can watch manta rays silently slide beneath the ocean’s surface from their infinity pools. The resort’s Guerlain spa occupies its own nearby island. Best time to go: Nov-April Seven nights’ B&B from £5,900pp, through Cazenove+Loyd (020 7384 2332; cazloyd.com). • Read the full review: Cheval Blanc Randheli Of all the luxurious lairs in the turquoise-fringed, white sanded islands of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the most elegant. • The most romantic hotels in the Maldives 6. The Brando, French Polynesia For an island once owned by the late Marlon Brando, arrivals – by private seaplane – are befittingly Hollywood. Pippa Middleton honeymooned here, spending her time paddleboarding with her beau and sipping champagne in the forest canopy bar. With designer chairs ring