The private island of Tavanipupu and Kate and Prince William (inset)
Courtesy Tavanipupu; Inset: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty
A mini second honeymoon awaits Prince William
and his wife Kate
during their upcoming tour of Southeast Asia
On a brief respite from their official duties, they will spend a luxurious night in a remote island hideaway on the Solomon Islands.
The visit, to the private island of Tavanipupu, comes towards the end of their tour that will see them visit Singapore, Malaysia, the rainforest of Borneo and the tiny island of Tuvalu. The tour is to represent William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, during her Diamond Jubilee
The paradise that awaits at Tavanipupu
(a former coconut plantation owned by Norwegian traders), promises seafood and homegrown organic ingredients that will excite the palate "beyond your expectations." And the sporty pair may get to sample some of the best snorkeling around – it is one of the main reasons people visit.
An aide said, "We don’t have a lot of time, but we should get there with enough light if they want to do it."
The action-packed 8-day tour, which begins Sept. 11, will include also a visit to Malaysia's rainforest, where they will be hoisted up into the trees to view the vast canopy of the forest at an environmental site run by the British Society – and if they are lucky spot orangutans.