Following the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal engagement, the small Caribbean island of Nevis has been eagerly waiting to hear if the soon-to-be newlyweds will choose the secluded spot as their honeymoon destination.
Prince Harry first visited the exclusive island in 1993 when he stayed with his mother, Diana Princess of Wales, at the Montpelier Plantation and Beach. The former sugar plantation that rests on the historic Montpelier Estate was also where Admiral Lord Nelson married Fanny Nisbet in 1787.
The island welcomed Prince Harry back on 23 November 20161 as part of his official tour on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. During his one-day visit, His Royal Highness released baby turtles into the sea on the appropriately named Lovers Beach, one of the world’s most secluded beaches.
Officials in Nevis are now anticipating the royal decision.
“As it is one of the most romantic islands in the world, we are quietly confident that Nevis’ guaranteed privacy will attract the royal newlyweds,” says CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority, Greg Phillip.
Remaining largely untouched and unchanged by growing tourism demands, Nevis reflects the Caribbean the way the region used to be. With its pristine beaches, lush greenery and beautiful natural surroundings, it’s an idyllic escape for romance.
Couples looking to explore Nevis beyond the secluded beaches have the chance to discover the exotic wildlife enroute to the enchanting rainforest and Nevis Peak – the island’s volcano. And for those looking to stay near sand but still have an active time, Nevis offers couples the chance to partake in watersports, and even spot local marine life such as wild sea turtles and stingrays.
Due to the size of the island, all restaurants on Nevis use locally sourced natural ingredients to create truly unique Nevisian dishes. The deliberate ban on fast food restaurants has helped positioned the island to be one of the world’s healthiest natural retreats.
Without a doubt, Nevis would provide the new royals the privacy and escape needed for an unforgettable honeymoon. The island guarantees all couples superlative service, luxurious accommodations and world-class cuisine.