The couple's possible honeymoon hideaway includes an outdoor four-poster bed overlooking the Indian Ocean

By Tim Nudd
Updated May 11, 2011 09:00 AM
Credit: Steve and Jemma Copley

It certainly looks like a honeymoon suite fit for a prince and princess.

Without revealing its location in the Seychelles, Britain’s Sun newspaper has published photos of what it says is the villa rented by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their post-wedding getaway.

And what a villa it is – a four-poster bed in the open air, with the Indian Ocean practically lapping against it, baths carved from marble, plush outdoor sofas and giant palm trees soaring over the private waterfront spread.

Oh, it will set you back $6,500 a night.

The buzz about the couple’s whereabouts hit fever pitch after island broker Farhad Vladi told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper: “Yes, we rented the island to the British royal family. Prince William and his Kate are spending their honeymoon there. But you will understand that we are not saying anything further.”

Ten days after their Royal Wedding, William, 28, and Catherine, 29, were helicoptered to a private, unspecified island in the Seychelles – a collection of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa – for what’s expected to be a 10-day stay.