They recently enjoyed a lavish wedding in Argentina, but now the five-star nuptials are complete, football ace Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, are living it up on the Caribbean island of Antigua. The glamorous newlyweds are currently enjoying a luxurious honeymoon in a super-private villa on Harbour Beach, Jumby Bay, where they are joined by their 2 children, Mateo and Thiago, plus fellow footballer Luis Suarez and his family.
Together, they have already used social media to share an insight into their trip, which is estimated to cost £5’000 per night for the accommodation alone and for sure the results are envy-inducing. Spread out over 4’150 square-foot, their exclusive villas are likely to boast three bedrooms ,one king, one queen bedded double, one twin bedded double, plus three en-suite baths. There’s also an additional one and a half tubs in the main house, just in case they really need it. Fully equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV and ceiling fans, villas also contain a 4 and 8 seat indoor/outdoor dining area, meaning they can enjoy celebratory food and drink on their own schedule. Recently reconfigured for maximum space and functionality, villas also provides instant beach access and for added ease of access, a golf cart for guest use. If they do not fancy tackling the waves with fellow islanders, they can cool off in their private 50′ x 20′ pool, which has a jacuzzi facility, too.
Any towels they use to dry-off won’t need to be laundered, of course. Instead, twice-daily housekeeping services keep the washing freshly cleaned and pressed. Owned by Rosewood Hotels group, the copy on its website bills the space as ‘providing incredible views of Henzell Point looking across Caribbean Sea to Antigua.’ It says ‘Sea Star has recently been extensively remodeled, while retaining its sophisticated beach living style.’
‘The home’s fresh and thoughtfully arranged interiors encompass three large bedrooms and an expansive, completely open central living space with numerous seating and dining areas. Designed on split levels, the spacious kitchen and generous living area complement each other perfectly. A substantial verandah enhances the home’s indoor-outdoor connection, making the sparkling pool, deck and grilling area an extension of the central living space, while the pristine beach serves as an idyllic front garden.’ The indulgent trip comes just 1 week after the couple tied the knot.
More than 250 friends and family, including some of football’s biggest names, jetted to Argentina to watch the sporting star 30 years old marry Roccuzzo 29 years old at the plush hotel complex as an alleged family feud threatened to overshadow the day. The couple, who have known each other for some 25 years, banned mobile phones at event. Staff were also sworn to secrecy and 450 police officers were drafted in. Messi and Antonella chose to marry in their home town of Rosario, northern Argentina, where they grew up together.