How to holiday like the Royals for a fraction of the price
Stunning sea views, lavish interiors and a small army of chefs, masseuses and yoga instructors on standby – these luxuries are absolute essentials when Royals like Harry and Meghan head off on holiday. With such an opulent list of must-haves, it’s private villas in the world’s most exclusive destinations that play host to these high society holidaymakers, rather than hotels.
With price tags hitting £100k per week for the beach paradises favoured by royalty, how can we ordinary folk enjoy a taste of the gilded lifestyle for less on our getaways?
Exclusiveprivatevillas.com has revealed how to enjoy the Royal treatment with totally uncanny villa swaps – think breath-taking private pools, rolling grounds and, yes, you CAN have a butler!
Will & Kate: Caribbean takes the crown
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge return to exclusive island Mustique year on year for its glamour and privacy. Favoured by Princess Margaret and visited by the Queen, sun soaked Caribbean villa holidays clearly have the royal seal of approval.
Recreate Will and Kate’s Mustique escape by jetting to nearby Barbados. It’s an A-list destination with swathes of stunning white beaches lapped by clear azure waters that rival even Mustique’s (and it’ll be just as hot!).
Perfect for Christmas, the luxury experts at Exclusiveprivatevillas.com recommend Barbados for its truly gorgeous scenery and outstanding hospitality – the island is well-used to hosting VIPs and is renowned for its sophisticated nightlife. Their top pic villa guaranteed to give a royal experience is the stunning 4 bedroom Barbados Beachfront Pavilion Villa, pictured below.
Harry & Meghan: Ultra luxe for less
The Sussexes celebrated Meghan’s 38th birthday in style, opting for a lavish villa stay in Ibiza that hit headlines for its sheer splendour.
With uncertainty for British tourists booking trips to the EU and temperatures in Ibiza dropping to 16-19˚C during November and December, Exclusiveprivatevillas.com recommends switching to another premium destination.
The exclusive gated community of Reunion Resort, Florida, where temperatures will remain 23-26˚C, offers privacy, security, an in-resort boutique spa and enough private chefs, yoga instructors and beauticians to satisfy any prince or princess.
For anyone wowed by the sleek modern design of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s villa, Exclusiveprivatevillas.com’s selection is strikingly similar throughout. Geometric architecture, a contemporary private pool and hot tub, comfortable lanais and luxurious bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows make this the ultimate accommodation for holidaying a la Harry and Meghan. Their luxury 7 bedroom Orlando themed Villa is a strikingly similar alternative to Harry and Meghan’s party island hideout.
“ We’ve been inundated with requests to recreate the Royals’ villa holidays and we think our lookalikes are the perfect match! The epitome of luxury awaits,” says Exclusiveprivatevillas.com Chairman Keith Potts.
“The British public are beginning to realise that they too can afford the royal treatment, and it’s easy to see why it’s catching on. Who wants to end up in a boring hotel like everyone else, with identikit rooms and your neighbour’s noise interrupting your relaxation?”, adds Keith.
Exclusiveprivatevillas.com has unveiled a brand-new collection of 80 properties in Barbados, just in time for winter sun-seekers. For more information, or to book a stay in a luxury villa, please visit www.exclusiveprivatevillas.com.