Inside the royal couple's tropical paradise Tavanipupu
Finally a chance for privacy – on Monday the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
travel to the South Pacific's best kept secret – Tavanipupu
Once a coconut plantation in the 19th century, it is today a privately owned 5 star island
complete with luxury handcrafted bungalows, and surrounded by an endless turquoise lagoon.
This tropical paradise
is a world away from the rest of the Royal tour – accessible only by a 25-minute plane ride from the capital of the Solomon Islands, Honiara, or a three to six hour scenic cruise on one of the resorts' boats.
Set in heavenly surrounds of unspoiled beauty
and sublime views, diving in the reefs of the crystal clear waters is a must
for spotting untouched rainbow-coloured corals and tropical fish.
William and Kate will arrive at the private island by a fast boat from Marapa. No doubt they will be eager to take a break in the romantic seclusion that Tavanipupu has to offer
All the exquisite seafood served at Tavanipupu's kitchen is sourced straight from the island's private docks. With an organic garden and chickens to produce fresh eggs, Tavanipupu's chefs focus on bringing out the very best flavours from their local produce
There are a range of luxury bungalows to rent on the island. For the ultimate romantic experience the Duke and Duchess can enjoy the beautiful Deluxe suite with a sublime ocean and beach-front view
Shade yourself from the tropical climate under one of the island's many palm trees and taste the refreshing milk of young coconuts for hours of relaxation
Dive into the crystalline waters of the Coral Sea to see tropical fish in their natural habitat among the rainbow-coloured reefs on the ocean's floor
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience swim amongst the dolphins and leatherback turtles in the island's calm lagoon
With manicured lawns and white sandy beaches Tavanipupu is a heavenly place of immaculate but natural surroundings
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