Recreate Harry and Meghan’s Caribbean wedding experience at the Round Hill Jamaica
Could the royal couple return to their romantic Jamaican hideaway for their honeymoon?
Prince Harry is set to tie the knot with former Suits star Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May at the historic Windsor Castle, but could the newly-minted royal couple be jetting to Jamaica to relive their first wedding experience as a couple? The pair roomed at the Round Hill Resort in Jamaica – which boasts 110-acres of land including a newly expanded beach – for the wedding of Harry's former 'wingman', close friend Tom Inskip.
The romantic spot is full of fond memories for Harry and Meghan, who stayed in Cottage 16 when they visited in March 2017. The six-bedroom villa was decorated by designer Ralph Lauren, who was close friends with the Prince's mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and has maintained a close relationship with her sons – and is also a favourite of James Bond author Ian Fleming.
Now the hotel has a host of new offerings to delight honeymooning couples, including its newly opened The Grille restaurant – which has undergone a stylish redeign by Lauren. With updated Caribbean menus (including, naturally, Markle's favourite roast chicken dishes in Jamaican style) using locally sourced ingredients and a fresh new interior, the unpretentious restaurant has become an immediate favourite of the resort under chef Martin Maginley. >>
Villa 16 itself is a stunning property with a private balcony offering sunset views, warm interiors and private pool area, while elsewhere the resort boasts The Elemis Spa at Round Hill, a getaway located in a beautifully restored 18th century plantation house on a beachfront lawn. From hot stone treatments to essential oil massages, the treatments are designed to soothe the body and soul – the perfect way to restore after the planning, and partying, of a wedding.
While the happy couple have yet to announce their honeymoon venue, royal experts are suggesting the Caribbean islands are a hot contender – the pair will take on an official role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors for The Queen following their nuptials and are expected to tour the Commonwealth Nations on her behalf in the coming months.
But even if Round Hill's Cottage 16 is not the location for their 2018 trip, royal watchers can still experience a glimpse into the popular royal couple's life for themselves at the Montego Bay resort.