Will & Kate Ten-Year Anniversary:
Suites Fit for Royalty

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29 Apr 2021

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Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary today, 29 April. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously honeymooned in Seychelles, where it was widely reported that they stayed at the exclusive luxury private island resort, North Island. The couple spent ten days in a secluded villa, basking in the tropical sun and enjoying the privacy that a private-island stay guarantees.

With its pristine, palm-fringed beaches and clear, turquoise waters, Seychelles is undoubtedly the romance capital of the Indian Ocean and is no stranger to royal and celebrity guests, alike. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of “Will’s & Kate’s” marriage, we look back at some of Seychelles’ more regal visitors and highlight some extraordinary suites, fit for royalty:

VILLA NORTH ISLAND

Also known as Villa 11, Villa North Island is perched on the granite boulders at the far end of the island’s East Beach and is the quintessence of privacy and seclusion. The sheer volume, scale and luxury of this villa are unimaginably decadent as it spreads out across multi-tiered levels, cascading down through a coconut grove, with direct beach access to the ocean below. This is the ultimate North Island experience and the ultimate accommodation for luxury and romance.

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FREGATE PRIVATE ISLAND - THE BANYAN HILL ESTATE

At Fregate Private Island VIP guests are granted the exclusive use of a whole peninsula: this estate – rather than a suite – consists of a large open core and living area with adjacent infinity swimming pool, study, TV lounge, sitting area and fully equipped kitchen where you will be waited on by your private chef and butler. Three immaculately furnished detached bedrooms are decorated with antiques from all over the Indian Ocean, each benefiting from its own terrace, bathroom and panorama bathtub.

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SEYCHELLES' “ROYAL” VACATIONERS

Prince William and Kate Middleton are not the only famous honeymooners to have visited our shores for an island escape:

Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip visited Seychelles during an official tour in 1972 – incidentally the same year that Mason’s Travel began their operations. Watch video.

Hollywood royalty, George and Amal Clooney, must have taken some travel advice from the Cambridge’s – the couple also celebrated their honeymoon at North Island. But it was Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston that set the Seychelles celebrity honeymoon trend when they honeymooned at Fregate Private Island in 2000.

From Hollywood royalty to literary royalty – Ian Flemming,  author of the famous James Bond novels, once escaped writers’ block – and escaped to Seychelles – to work on his Bond novel, For Your Eyes Only. He stayed at what is now Hilton Northholme Resort & Spa.

Seychelles has a history of inspiring music royalty – most notably The Beatles! George Harrison once co-owned (together with actor, Peter Sellers) Anse Intendance, one of Mahe’s most beautiful beaches. Years later, in 2002, Paul McCartney and his wife, Heather Mills, honeymooned at Fregate Private Island.

Pop-culture royalty, Victoria and David Beckham celebrated their ten-year wedding anniversary in Seychelles in 2009.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT SEYCHELLES -
SEVEN BEDROOM RESIDENCE VILLA

Perched on the dramatic granite hillside of southwest Mahé, the Seven Bedroom Residence Villa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles comprises seven ensuite bedrooms connected to the main living areas via tropically lined outdoor pathways, while panoramic Indian Ocean views are offered from the 45 metre private infinity pool and expansive poolside terrace. In addition, the Residence Villa features an open plan lounge and study, a TV room and dining room, plus an outdoor dining pavilion and kitchen.

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DENIS PRIVATE ISLAND –
BEACH VILLA

Denis Private Island pioneers a new kind of luxury, centered on sustainability, connection and experiences in nature. For travellers looking to escape from the spotlight, this remote island in Seychelles’ northern territory is the perfect hideaway. The island’s luxury beach villa boasts a private beachfront with an extensive outdoor living and relaxation area, together with a private courtyard and plunge pool – all just steps away from the ocean.

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LET MASON'S TAKE CARE OF YOUR VIP CLIENTS

When the pressure is on to create a bespoke island experience for the client that has already seen and done it all, turn to Seychelles’ premier travel specialists: Mason’s Travel. With close on 50 years of experience, no one knows these islands better. And when discretion and privacy are paramount, it is reassuring to know that all of your clients’ in-destination needs (from VIP handling and booking the perfect suite, to private helicopter transfers and charted island tours) are handled by a single company with a personalized approach to service. Contact us for more information about the following services:

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Submitted by Robyn Shield, Mason's Travel

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