Forget honeymoons, apparently 2013 is all about babymoons! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are enjoying their last few months before becoming parents babymooning in the Caribbean island of Mustique.
If you haven’t heard of the Caribbean island before fear not, most of us haven’t! Mustique is one of the Caribbean’s most private islands - a perfect escape for the expecting couple - and is part of the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The tropical paradise, that boasts beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue waters, only has 17 public hotel rooms on the whole island,as well as a handful of rental villas tucked away below the treelines.
Furthermore, the island is a safe haven from the paparazzi, with access to the island being very limited. "You can only get there via boat or tiny prop plane," said celebrity travel consultant Lyndsey Green. "It's not the kind of island you can just travel to as a paparazzo... There's nowhere for them to really stay. They would have to go incognito as a wealthy family renting a villa."
Over the years the privately owned island has welcomed an impressive number of high profile guests with Amy Winehouse, Bryan Adams, Mick Jagger and Jeremy Clarkson all holidaying there in the past. The Royal family are also frequent visitors, with the Queen visiting Mustique three times since 1966 and Will and Kate visiting several times before. Princess Margaret was even given a 10-acre plot of land on the mysterious island as a wedding gift in 1960!
So how much will a holiday to the exclusive island set you back? One night at The Cotton House in Mustique will reportedly set you back a staggering $3,700 a night! The island even has a pre-approval process - with visitors having to go through a sort of background check before arriving on the island!