Seychelles dating 50s plus dating
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first visited the Seychelles, a paradise patch of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, in 2007 following their break-up five months earlier.
Rumour has it the dreamy archipelago is where they vowed to stay together for good and marriage was first mentioned – so it is an apt place to return to for their honeymoon.
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa (com.sc) lies on the southwest coast and is a honeymoon Mecca.
After a welcome glass of Champagne you're whisked to one of 30 private villas, full of the usual five-star clichés – infinity pool and enormous bed – plus some fabulous extras such as La Prairie products and sunken outdoor double baths.
There are several hotels on Praslin, the chicest of which is Constance Lémuria Resort ( overlooking bright white Anse Kerlan beach.
Along with the fabulous presidential villa, perched on a granite outcrop with its three swimming pools and private beach, the other lure here for Prince William and Kate is nature: turtles lay their eggs on the beach and rare black parrots can be spotted in the palms.
From the delicious Creole cuisine to the thatched beach houses, it is very laid back, although they could spread themselves out in the Yellow House, a National Monument of the Seychelles dating back to 1900, which boasts a spiral staircase and nine double rooms.
Although most honeymooners use it as a stepping-stone to other islands, it is a beautiful destination in its own right, which Prince William and Kate would do well to spend a day exploring.Here they can catch a glimpse of the Seychelles' black paradise flycatcher, one of the rarest birds on earth.The island's forests are filled with giant Indian almond and takamaka trees, vivid hibiscus and bougainvillea flowers.Kate would adore the spa menu, with specialties such as a tension release massage (vital after that wedding) while listening to the lap of the waves.There's no menu concept here, as the chef speaks to each guest in turn about what their personal food preferences are and develops a daily menu around this, using influences from the Seychelles, France and Southern India.
Cousine ( Another tiny private island that draws the stars - Sir Paul Mc Cartney honeymooned here with Heather Mills (although perhaps this isn't the best advert for the start of marital bliss) – but much lower-key than neighbouring eco-resort North Island.