Entrepreneur and former model India Hicks is always on the move. Whether she is traveling to Miami, her hometown London, or back to her current home in The Bahamas, she finds adventure and beauty in all things. Royal Travel & Tours was inspired by her travels, grace, and charm to create this exquisite travel guide.
Nassau, The Bahamas
What’s a travel guide inspired by India Hicks without a visit to the sunny set of islands she calls home?
Flight: Fly nonstop from Chicago to Nassau for as low as $429 roundtrip in early December.
Room: One&Only Ocean Club, Nassau
India was raised in over three countries but calls the Bahamas her home. She lives on tiny Harbour Island with her five kids and beau David Wood. Just a short ferry ride away is Nassau, a much more accessible island, perfect for any travel occasion.
Stay at the One&Only Ocean Club, which is known for its contemporary elegance and sophistication. Book through Royal Travel and get full American breakfast for two daily and a $100 resort credit per room, per stay which can be used towards a variety of the resort’s activities.
To Do: Exciting water activities and tranquil sun baths
No matter where you are in The Bahamas there is always something to enjoy. Swimming on pink sand beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving are among the top things to do. India’s stated in several interviews that living away from busy cities gives her a chance to breathe fresh air, embrace her life and Mother Nature. Her lush life in the Bahamas has inspired her so much that it’s the major source of inspiration behind most of her products. Catch some of this inspiration by embracing the blue skies, azure water and cloudless skies before heading home.
Best Beach Wrap: The Traveler’s Palm Scarf – $58.00
This scarf was designed by India sitting on her porch. The tropical design is perfect to use as a beach sarong. Purchase it by clicking here.
Must-try Brunch: Lukka Kairi
This authentic Bahamian restaurant overlooks Nassau Harbour and gives each traditional dish a contemporary twist. The restaurant has live music every day which adds the perfect touch to every dining experience.
India’s hometown offers visitors a perfect mix of things to do, ranging from having drinks at the city’s swankiest bars to experiencing the rich artistic and historical culture at museums and palaces.
Flight: Nonstop flights from Chicago to London start at $2,631 in early December from multiple airlines.
Room: Hotel Café Royal
India comes from British royalty so it’s only fitting to include a hotel fit for a monarch. Located in the heart of London, just east of fashionable Mayfair and west of Soho, this iconic hotel has hosted Britains social scene for over a century. It remains a favorite among locals, as it’s perfectly situated within walking distance of London’s finest shopping.
Book your stay with Royal Travel and receive the royal amenities you deserve, like full breakfast for two daily at the upscale Ten Room, 85 GBP hotel credit per room, and access to the private members club, The Club at Café Royal.
Pint vs. High Tea:
Itching for a pint? The city’s craft beer scene is blowing up, making it easier than ever to find a decent pub to sit back and enjoy a refreshing pint.
A royal trip is not complete without some Afternoon tea. Head to The Wolseley in Piccadilly, India’s favorite restaurant, serving Modern European food with a grand art deco glamour. This restaurant has the city’s finest Afternoon tea, including delectable finger sandwiches and pastries made in-house.
Rainy Day Activity: Too many to count!
London’s rainy weather shouldn’t stop you from enjoying this fantastic destination. Shop at the world-famous Harrods or dive into the city’s award-winning broadway scene. The opportunities are endless.
Get Cultured: The National Gallery – free entry
Located in Trafalgar Square, this art museum houses over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. You can see exquisite masterpieces from Caravaggio, da Vinci, and Monet for free.
India spent much of her childhood in Miami, where her father designed the home of Miami attorney Dan Paul. It’s no surprise that the former Ralph Lauren model continues to visit on a regular basis.
Flight: Looking to escape the brisk Chicago weather in December? Nonstop flights from O’hare into Miami International Airport start as low as $97 via Frontier Airlines in early December.
Travel Essential: Sunblock
India works in different countries managing her two stores, so long-haul flights are part of her weekly routine. In fact, Miami is usually her port of call when she leaves her home in Harbour Island. She’s said that one of her top travel essentials is sun block, especially when she’s visiting sunny destinations like this one.
Room: Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Immerse yourself in sophisticated beachfront property that puts you in the heart of Miami’s most famed and chic neighborhood. Book your stylish stay with Royal Travel and receive buffet breakfast for two daily at Bistro One LR, $100 resort credit (per room, per stay), and a welcome amenity and card.
Best Eats: Dinner at Zuma
Zuma’s authentic, yet untraditional menu features bold flavors with an emphasis on simple presentation and quality ingredients. Whether you’re looking to share dishes or try a sushi roll for yourself, Zuma’s izakaya style has something for everyone.
Best Travel Bag: The Mayfair – $198
This white canvas bag is roomy enough for travel and is perfect for on the go style. India’s beetle design subtly hides on the bag’s exterior. Click here to purchase it.
Best Dance Spot: LIV
The trendy nightclub is located in the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach and attracts celebrities and VIPs. Dance the night away to Miami’s hottest DJ’s at a VIP table, private skybox or on their lavish main dance floor.