Rumor has it that most probably the royal couple are staying in UK for their grand honeymoon plans. If this is true, their decision might just set the trend for UK travelers nationwide to embark on local vacations and keep greener travel plans.
The palace officials had cautioned them not to jet-set on a pricey foreign holiday when many British are still struggling to come out from the recent economic crisis. “William and Kate are acutely aware that in these difficult times being seen to take a luxury honeymoon would not look good and send out entirely the wrong signal,” Britain daily mail reported.
So it seems that they will be off to the gorgeous, albeit less-known Scilly Islands near the Cornish coast.
The five islands of the archipelago include St. Mary’s, St. Martin’s, and St. Agnes.:
St. Mary’s is the most populated, but unlikely to be the destination of the couple who surely will want a bit of privacy after their very public wedding. And for that, the islands of St. Agnes and St. Martin seem to be perfect.
St. Agnes is a beautiful island that is known for its gorgeous beaches and its quaint feel. The island has everything William and Kate could want, including homemade chocolate and ice cream and farmers markets to wander through.
St. Martins is also a very private island with cafes, a pub and one hotel. William and Kate might enjoy strolling through St. Martins winery while tasting some of the local wine as well as having a romantic afternoon picnic in the island’s flower farm. St. Martins also has the beach that was voted best beach in the U.K. – Great Bay.
Plus, a visit to Scilly Islands will be a trip down memory Lane for William who has fond memories of a family holiday taken there with Charles, Diana and Harry in 1989.
With all of the rumors surrounding the Isles as a possible place to see Prince William and Kate there in the near future, the official tourism site has tripled its amount of traffic. The tourism industry hopes this rise in popularity turns into more weekend bookings.
And a trendsetting green, moneysaving, sustainable staycation.