Published on Friday, January 12, 2018
The Caribbean island of Nevis is hoping it will be chosen as the honeymoon destination for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, after they tie the knot in May.
Nevis Tourism Authority is ‘eagerly waiting to hear’ if the soon-to-be newlyweds with opt for the island, according to CEO Greg Phillip.
He said: “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.”.
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 November 23 2016 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.
In addition to its secluded beaches, officials say Nevis’ exotic wildlife, enchanting rainforest and its volcano, Nevis Peak, are all draws for the couple.
Due to the size of the island, all restaurants on Nevis use locally sourced natural ingredients and there is a deliberate ban on fast-food restaurants, which has helped position the island to be one of the world’s healthiest natural retreats.