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Royal privacy: Capella Pedregal can only be accessed by a tunnel that was carved through a mountain.

By Valerie Moloney

With exactly a month to go before the royal wedding, here’s one question that should have the tabloids on fire: Where will William and Kate honeymoon? Gotcha. You thought I was going to say, “Who will Kate wear?,” in which case, I would have posited Sarah Burton, but I’m more off-the-rack than couture, and it’s not like Miss Middleton needs help in this department. How many women do you know who can easily go from a sheer dress to an oversized feather hat with such poise?

In the travel department, though, the royals might need a little advice, and I’m glad to give it to them. Behold three romantic getaways that are tailor made for pampering the couple of the century far away from the prying lenses of the paparazzi.

1.  Capella Pedegral
The only way to access this luxury Cabo San Lucas resort is via a privately owned tunnel that was carved through a mountain. On the other side, heaven awaits. William, start the marriage off right by booking your lady a floral foot bath at the spa followed by a romantic dinner at a table for two right on the beach. There, you’ll coo at the twinkling lights of El Farrallon, the open-air restaurant designed to mimic a fishing village and the stunning views of Land’s End and the Sea of Cortez.

2.  Tortuga Bay Hotel
Punta Cana, really? Sure it’s an offbeat choice considering all the time William has spent in castles and polo courts, but the dull British weather doesn’t do anything for the mood. And this Punta Cana hotel is by no means low-brow. Fifteen secluded villas overlook the Caribbean Sea, five treatment rooms cater to couples spa treatments and just for Princess Kate: couture linens designed by Oscar de la Renta.

3. One and Only Royal Mirage
Now here’s a fairy tale resort for a fairy tale couple. Every inch of the five-star Dubai resort drips with Arabian style, from the Grand Gallery to the Oriental Hammam gorgeously lit by lanterns and impressively designed with alcoves, soaring ceilings and intricate tile. High-end suites frame views of the lush gardens and sea via private balconies, conjuring the feeling that Aladdin might just show up for a carpet ride. Kate, you’ve done even better: You’ve landed yourself a real life prince, and no one would blame you for never wanting to leave the honeymoon bubble.

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Valerie Moloney is a writer for Orbitz who was born in the Philippines, lived in Morocco and married a native Irishman. She now covers hotels around the world and contributes to the Orbitz blog.

Tagged: Asia, Caribbean, Mexico, Punta Cana

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