Childhood sweethearts and long-term partners Lionel “Leo” Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo were married in a star-studded wedding bash attended by football royalty and manned by 450 police officers in their hometown of Rosario, Argentina earlier this month — and their honeymoon has proven just as glamorous.
The couple are understood to have stayed with their two sons Mateo and Thiago at the “very private” three-bedroom Sea Star Villa at Rosewood’s Jumby Bay Resort on the Caribbean island of Antigua, according to the Daily Mail.
Current room rates available online suggest the luxury villa, which is spread across some 4,150 square feet, costs upwards of $5,000 (£3,900) a night. It benefits from beachfront sea views, a private beach, and comes equipped with a 50′ x 20′ heated private pool and jacuzzi.
The 30-year-old Argentine, who is considered to be one of the best football players in the world, was the third highest-paid athlete in the world last year, bringing in $80 million (£62 million) in salary and endorsements. So, budget didn’t seem to be an issue.
The newlywed couple took advantage of their own private beach at their £3,900-a-night villa.
The resort looked like paradise on earth.