The announcement of a royal wedding in 2011, when William and Kate are to tie the knot, will see many more couples choosing to get married in 2011, and choosing a luxurious and affordable honeymoon in the sun.

The 5* Royal Villas have been created for discerning honeymooners that enjoy staying in smaller, design led hotels that offer five star facilities and services at affordable prices.A total of 40 luxurious villas ranging from 45 square metres to 227 square metres, are located right on the beach on the west coast of Crete at Limensas Hersonissou, just 23 km from Heraklion International airport – a short 25 minute taxi ride from the island’s main airport.

For 2011 couples will be able to choose from bed and breakfast, half board or even all-inclusive where they will be treated to five star cuisine and service.

For an extra treat couples can opt to have their breakfast service on the terrace of their villa and enjoy fine dining at the a la carte Fontana Amorosa restaurant.Honeymooners will find that the Royal Villas are a perfect choice to relax and unwind after their big day.

The hotel is located next to the 5* Aldemar Knossos Royal and the 5* Aldemar Royal Mare, which means they can make use of facilities at all of the hotels including 11 swimming pools, six private swimming pools that are for use only by guests of the Royal Villas, several high class restaurants and bars, plus the fabulous, award-winning Royal Mare Thalasso Spa.

The Royal Mare Spa was the first thalasso spa centre in Greece when it opened in 1997 and is now one of the top ten thalasso spas in the world winning numerous awards for its innovative treatments.The spa uses professional Thalion spa products that are powerful marine products for body and face treatments that are highly efficient in nourishing, purifying and firming the skin, softening wrinkles and delaying the aging process and contain specific substances such as proteins, minerals and vitamins.

Honeymoon couples can opt to visit the Spa for couple friendly treatments including the amazing oriental hammam, relaxing massages and revitalising Thalasso sessions in sea water.

Couples also benefit from new services such as a private reception area, in-villa treatments including massages, manicures and pedicures, in room Espresso machines, CD and DVD players and home theatre, a private beach including an exclusive beach service for drinks and snacks, sun beds fitted with mattresses and free WIFI access in all the villas and public areas.

Molton Brown or Korres amenities are a special treat for all guests and all villas include these products in their bathroom.

Those that like to be active on holiday also have a wide choice of sports on offer including the tennis facilities headed up by Steve Davies (a LTA qualified and licensed coach with 18 years experience and the British over 35’s Grass Court Doubles Champion) at the Aldemar Royal Mare, diving, wind surfing and catamaran sailing.

For more information on the Royal Villas log onto www.aldemarhotels.com and for special honeymoon packages contact luxury specialist Planet Holidays on 0871 871 2234 .

Prices for a seven-night honeymoon in June 2011 with flights from Gatwick to Heraklion, private taxi transfers and accommodation in a junior Royal Villa on bed and breakfast is just £1499 per person.

The junior Royal Villa offers sea views, a sharing pool, 1 bedroom / sitting room and 1 bathroom with whirlpool bath and a private section on the beach.