Pippa Middleton vs. Kate Middleton's Honeymoon: Breaking Down Their Romantic Getaways

What's your idea of heaven? A French Polynesian post-wedding trip or a 10-day vacay to the Seychelles?

By Meg Swertlow May 23, 2017 10:19 PMTags
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Over the weekend, Pippa Middleton had a rumored $1 million wedding to James Matthews. Sounds pretty pricey, but in comparison to her sister Kate Middleton's $26 million royal wedding to Prince William in 2011, it's almost incomparable. But what we do want to compare is how these two famous sisters decided to relax with their new husbands on their honeymoons?

Let's take a look:

Location, Location, Location: Pippa and James Matthews are vacationing in French Polynesia, on the island of Tetiaroa, a tiny atoll, once owned by legendary screen star Marlon Brando, which is two-and-a-half square mile necklace of coral islets surrounding a lagoon. It is 30 miles north of Tahiti.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also selected a tropical paradise, island of Mahé in the Seychelles, for their romantic Indian Ocean honeymoon. The Seychelles is archipelago of 115 islands about 900 miles east of Africa.

Resort Living: Pippa is believed to be staying at the Tetiaroa's only resort, The Brando, an ode to the actor who made the atoll his personal sanctuary in 1967.

As previously reported by E! News, the royal couple stayed at the North Island Lodge on a remote part of Mahé.

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Intimacy Is Everything: The Brando has 35 guest villas, made up of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom villas. There are 30 one-bedroom villas, four two-bedroom villas and one three-bedroom villas. The resort's Instagram claims, "Get lost to be found."

Meanwhile, the North Island Lodge only has 11 private villas for a more intimate feel.

Mo' Money: A villa at The Brando resort is believed to cost $3,900 a night.

The accommodations at the North Island Loge were priced at $5100 a night in 2011.

Food of the Gods: Both resorts offer guests two restaurants in addition to in-room dining. The Brando boasts two restaurants that showcase Polynesian-inspired dishes, East/West fusion and classic French cuisine. The menu of Guy Martin, who is chef at Michelin two star restaurant Le Grand Véfour in Paris, is featured in both restaurants and in-room dining.

The North Island Lodge has The Piazza restaurant, a candlelit, private dining spot where you can hear the sounds of the ocean. The other option, the West Beach Bar, offers a more casual dining experience. 

Time Is On Your Side: Pippa and James' honeymoon is believed to last one week.

Kate and William's lasted 10 days.

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The Finer Things: The Brando features a host of activities to choose from. Guests can snorkel, explore the lagoon by kayak or paddle board, bike, go deep-sea fishing and take fitness classes.

The royal couple's personal villa had its own butler, an open-air bathroom area with sunken bath and shower, a private garden and a wooden deck with freshwater rock pool and yoga pavilion. 

What's This Gonna Cost Ya: The minimum cost for a week at The Brando is $27,000. 

The royal couple's 10-day trip is rumored to have cost somewhere in the vicinity of $720,000. That cost includes security, travel, and the hefty cost renting of 11 villas at the North Island Lodge on the island of Mahé (ostensibly renting out the entire property for privacy purposes).

Where would you rather vacation? Sound off in the comments!