I am not really a devoted royal watcher but the late Princess Diana holds a special place in my heart. Like so many little girls, I was glued to the television watching her 1981 fairy tale nuptials to Prince Charles (I even traveled to Philly earlier this year to see an exhibition that included her legendary wedding gown.) I will certainly be watching another royal wedding, 30 years after Princess Diana's, when her eldest son, Prince William, walks down the aisle in 2011 with his comely commoner Kate Middleton.
We already know that Will and Kate love to vacation in exotic locales: he proposed while they were vacationing in Kenya. Will actually had the engagement ring (Princess Diana's sapphire and diamond ring) hidden in his backpack while they were on holiday. So, I fully expect that this adventurous pair will have an amazing honeymoon. Since money is no object and privacy is key, here are five locations that are experts in delivering the royal treatment.
GoldenEye Hotel & Resort
Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica
British author Ian Fleming penned all 14 of his James Bond novels at this luxurious and secluded getaway. The couple can ensconce themselves in the Fleming Villa, stroll the private beach, and toast their new life together with martinis - shaken, not stirred, of course!
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica
Not only did Charles and Diana once vacation at this resort 3,100 ft. above sea level in Jamaica's breathtaking Blue Mountains, other notable guests include Bob Marley and Mick Jagger. Very exclusive, Strawberry Hill has twelve handcrafted 19th century Georgian style cottages.
Eagle Island, Georgia
Maybe Kate and Will would enjoy some southern hospitality? Located 60 miles south of Savannah, Eagle Island is a ten acre island that is only accessible by boat. Privacy is virtually guaranteed since the 3,343 sq. ft. Eagle Lodge is the only accommodation on the island. Forget the paparazzi - their only neighbors would be the island's namesake pair of bald eagles.
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos, Anantara's Golden Triangle resort is a world away from Bangkok's hustle and bustle. Romance is everywhere at this luxury resort, including elephant rides for two!
Cocoa Island, Maldives
Surrounded by pristine turquoise water, Cocoa Island is a private island resort in the South Male Atoll. Just over 1,000 ft. long, the resort has 33 water suites and villas.