Parents-to-be Prince Harry and Meghan enjoyed some majorly luxurious relaxation time while on tour in Fiji! The night before flying out to the Kingdom of Tonga to continue on their merry way, the two kicked up their feet and got some sun on a private island hideaway at the country’s Vatuvara Private Island resort.
On Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 24), the couple – who started their tour by announcing their exciting pregnancy – flew out of Suva and touched down on Kaibu, a short flight east, HELLO! can confirm. HELLO!’s royal editor Emily Nash revealed that a source said the couple were “hosted privately.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex must’ve breathed a big sigh of relief with the peace, quiet and tranquility of the island resort, which boasts only three all-inclusive private villas, 800-acres of land and absolute privacy – a big change compared to the massive crowds of fans they face everywhere they go!
While staying in one of the villas – which, according to Forbes, range from US$7,500 to $10,000 per night – the darling duo was able to enjoy a private infinity pool (each villa has its own!) surrounded by lush tropical landscapes and beautiful flowers. We’re willing to bet the two took full advantage of their personal masseuses, too – and maybe other amenities, like golfing, yoga or cooking classes. They were likely flown in by the resort’s private airplane.
Emily took to Twitter to share the news with royal watchers: “Fiji’s tourism minister Faiyaz Kota, said the royal visit was ‘tremendous’, adding: ‘Vatuvara is one of those islands you will not forget. It showcases the Fijian spirit and what we have as Fijian people. It’s absolutely beautiful. Stunning. They would have enjoyed themselves.’” She continued: “Harry and Meghan may have opted for a South Pacific private island picnic on a nearby uninhabited island, or enjoyed the resort’s organize four-hole golf course, yoga or gourmet cooking classes. Or they might have just blissed out…!”
Though their stay on one of the world’s most beautiful islands was short, it was surely sweet – and a well-deserved reprieve from the spotlight, even just for a night. By the next morning, the duke and duchess were back on their regular royal tour path, departing Fiji with a beautiful ceremony and landing in Tonga for one of the tour’s most glamorous engagements yet – a private welcome reception with Tonga’s King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.