When: June 2002
Where: Seychelles


Following their June 12, 2002 wedding at Castle Leslie, a 17th-century estate in Ireland, former Beatle Paul McCartney and bride Heather Mills traveled to the Fregate Island, Seychelles for their honeymoon.

Privacy is an art form at FrÃÆ’©gate. The posse of paparazzi pursuing Paul McCartney and Heather Mills on their honeymoon didn't get a sniff. Some beaches even sport 'vacant' or 'occupied' signs; there are seven beaches in all, as well as a freshwater pool. And since there are only 34 guests at a time, the chance of getting a beach to yourself is high.

This eco-conscious property, with its own marina and airstrip, features just 16 ultra-luxe thatched villas. Fourteen of the villas sit atop cliffs with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Two more nestle in private tropical gardens. Built from traditional materials such as native mahogany and African teak, the palace-sized villas contain silks brought from Thailand, marble imported from Italy, and antique carved Balinese four-poster beds.

On villas' large private terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean, outdoor day beds are situated by sunken Jacuzzis, a perfect setting for romance.

Rates: From USD 2500 per night

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