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Holiday Type / A Royal Visit

The royals have incredible travel opportunities with their worldwide public duties. Last week William and Kate started their tour of the Indian Subcontinent; they have enjoyed lunch with the Indian Prime Minister, taken an open-air safari at Kaziranga national park, visited an elephant sanctuary set up by Mark Shand, the late brother of the Duchess of Cornwall and discovered the secret kingdom of Bhutan, whilst conquering a six hour hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest monastery.

Though these tours are technically work, they're still an amazing opportunity to see the world, be immersed with other cultures and stay in some incredible places. We take a look at some of the fascinating destinations our Royal Family have visited across the globe.  

Posted: April 2016

The Taj Mahal Palace

Built in 1903, this architectural marvel brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles, showcasing contemporary Indian influences. The Palace Rooms are adorned with paintings and period furniture whilst Tower Rooms offer a mix of European style and Indian elegance. The splendour continues in the Zodiac Grill, Mumbai’s most exclusive gourmet venue, other restaurants include Masala Kraft, Wasabi by Morimoto and Souk, a rooftop Mediterranean with spectacular city views.

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Sandy Lane

An iconic hotel for over fifty years and consistently ranked as the best place to stay in Barbados, this luxurious resort offers serene comfort in a chic beachfront setting – Sandy Lane, Barbados. Somewhat of a Bajan institution, a classical Palladian-style interior exudes elegance, whilst attentive staff ensure exemplary service comes as standard throughout your stay. No detail is overlooked; GPS-installed golf buggies make navigating the acclaimed golf courses easy, whilst every guest is allocated their own spot on the beach. The indulgently ...

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Half Moon

A destination in itself, Half Moon is set on 400 acres of manicured grounds with two miles of beach front.  The accommodation at Half Moon has been designed with comfort and privacy in mind. With an abundance of space for comfort and relaxation, they have either patios or balconies, allowing guests to enjoy the peaceful views of gardens, pools and the sea from which a sweet and gentle breeze blows constantly across the resort. Rooms & suites are near to the sea, and within walking distance (or a short bike ride) to all the resort’s facilities....

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The Cotton House

Set in thirteen acres of tropical gardens, the historical Cotton House is the beating heart of Mustique’s captivating social scene, where sampling the catch of the day at the Beach Cafe to sipping sundowners in the Great Room makes for a memorable retreat. Converted by Oliver Messel in 1968, the boutique hotel is the island’s social hub, the relaxed ambience being conducive to lively social gatherings where guests may mingle with villa owners over cocktails and canapés in the atmospheric Great Room. Dotted throughout the gardens, the villa-st...

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North Island

Imagine a Robinson Crusoe luxury paradise like no other, where architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens have created a private sanctuary for the environmentally-minded traveller on an island uninhabited for over thirty years. With its four beaches located at each end of the compass, a year-round wonderful tropical beach and island experience is guaranteed. This is North Island, a Relais & Châteaux hideaway like no other – larger than Monte Carlo, yet with just ten exceptional villas and one Villa North Island, hewn into the dramatic granite r...

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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Recently opened, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is the only resort on this captivating, six kilometre-long coral island. Remote and secluded, but just a 35 minute flight from the main island of Mahé, it offers unrivalled privacy and absolute freedom. Featuring just 71 accommodations each with their own private pool and beach access, both couples and families will find an intimate hideaway here. Days wait to be filled with a custom blend of excitement and relaxation; an abundance of leisure activities ranging from world-class...

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Raffles Hotel

In autumn 2018, Raffles Hotel Singapore will welcome guests to a newly restored hotel. After more than a century of providing unsurpassed services, the hotel's illustrious past has been preserved and enhanced with great attention to detail. Breathing new life into the impressive period interiors - white marble colonnades encircling a soaring atrium, precious antiques and artefacts at every turn, each of the luxurious fan-cooled suites overlooking the lush gardens, each with discreet butler service. High ceilings, plush sofas and oriental carpet...

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Wynn Las Vegas & Encore

The iconic bronze curved Wynn Las Vegas commands an enviable location on The Strip, setting the standard as one of the most luxurious resorts in the city. Chic rooms and suites offer spectacular views from the floor-to-ceiling windows and feature a neutral décor accented by elegant furnishings with ample sized marble bathrooms. Wynn Tower Suites include exclusive benefits, encompassing a dedicated entrance and access to the private Tower Suites pool. Facilities at Wynn Las Vegas range from spectacular pools and Jacuzzis and two full-service spa...

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The Beverly Hills Hotel, Dorchester Collection

Famed for its legendary service and glitterati guest list, the affectionately known ‘pink palace’ is surrounded by tropical gardens in the centre of Beverly Hills. Remaining faithful to the original architecture, carefully renovated rooms and suites are located in the main building; in the gardens, a collection of uber-chic bungalows offer spacious and private living, some with garden patios and plunge pools. Dine with the starry clientele in the iconic Polo Lounge to the sounds of live entertainment every lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch or kic...

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