Going on vacation is something that everyone should do at least once a year. After all, after months of hard work, you deserve some time to rest. The same is true for members of the British Royal Family.
Like everyone else, members of the British Royal family often take time off from their duties and go on vacations together. They even have some favorite places to spend their vacation time.
As reported by Good Housekeeping, here are 5 favorite tourist destinations of the British Royal family that are not always luxurious, you know!
- Mastique, Caribbean Islands
Located in the Caribbean Islands, Mastique is a private island owned by the Mastique Company.
In the 1960s, Princess Margaret, who is the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, built a luxury villa and made it a favorite tourist destination.
Today, Mastique Island is a favorite tourist destination for Prince William and his little family to spend their summer vacation. On this island, the Cambridge Family can enjoy beautiful beaches with white sand, beautiful blue seas as far as the eye can see, and Indian dishes that are Kate Middleton’s favorite foods.
Malta has always been a special country to Queen Elizabeth II and her late husband, Prince Philip. How not, the two of them spent their honeymoon vacation in Malta.
Not long after the wedding, Prince Philip was also assigned to Malta which automatically made Queen Elizabeth II also have to move to this country in 1946.
Decades have passed, and Queen Elizabeth II and her family no longer live here, but Malta can still be an attractive choice for a vacation.
There are many things you can do during your holiday in Malta. This country is known for its beautiful beaches and waters which are one of the best dive sites in the world.
In late summer, Malta’s major cities like Valletta also host some exciting festivals that you shouldn’t miss.
While Prince William and his family prefer to spend their holiday on a private island, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose to spend their 2017 holiday in Botswana. The couple visited the Okavango Delta, a large landmass formed from the deposits of the Okavango River.
In the Okavango river delta, tourists can see a variety of wildlife from canoes. Another destination that you can visit is Chobe National Park which is home to 120,000 elephants.
Lastly, you should also stop by Tsodilo Hill which has more than 4,000 ancient rock paintings depicting human life in this area around 10 thousand years ago.
For Prince William and Kate Middleton, Kenya is a historic place in their lives. Because in 2010, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton to be his life partner at Lake Rutundu, Kenya.
For those of you who like adventure, Kenya will be included in the list of favorite countries. In this country, you can see thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thompson deer making the massive migration from Maasai Mara National Park to the Serengeti from July to October.
You also have the opportunity to come face to face with a herd of African elephants in their natural habitat in the Amboseli Nature Reserve to witness the beauty of Lake Nakuru complete with a large flock of pink flamingos.
- Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Just like Mastique Island, Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is also a private island. This island belongs to a British billionaire named Sir Richard Branson and is one of the favorite tourist destinations of the late Princess Diana.
In 1990, Princess Diana brought her two sons to Necker Island to celebrate the new year together. Uniquely, although the land and buildings on Necker Island are the property of Sir Richard Branson, the beaches are the property of the British Empire and are open to the general public.
On the beach, you can enjoy the clear blue ocean and a calm atmosphere. The bad news is, that the cost of a vacation to this island is very expensive so only certain people visit it.
Given that some of the tourist destinations above are private islands, it is not surprising that only certain people have access to enter. Even so, you can still visit other favorite tourist destinations of the British Royal family such as Keny or Botswana.