(METRO.CO.UK) – Pictures have emerged of the luxury Caribbean villa where Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds will see in the New Year.
The pair will have a pick of three swimming pools, six bedrooms and stunning views in every direction at the £20,000-a-week hideaway.
The Oceanus villa on the island of Mustique comes with a dedicated butler, housekeeper, chef and gardener. They arrived today after stopping off in St Lucia where he was congratulated on his election victory by the country’s prime minister, Alan Chastanet.
But he is expected to leave all formal prime ministerial work at the door to spend time with Ms Symonds, 31. The couple were hardly seen together during the election.
They will be staying with the German aristocratic Von Bismarck family, though it is not known who is paying for their stay, The Sun reported.
The prime minister reportedly paid for his and Ms Symonds’ flights, which are believed to have been in economy class. Altogether the flights could have cost around £1800 for flights booked two weeks in advance.
It is likely Mr Johnson waited for the Tories’ victory to be announced before deciding to go away so he could be sure he wouldn’t be needed for potential minority government or coalition negotiations.
He and Ms Symonds reportedly spent Christmas Day in Downing Street before jetting off for their fix of winter sun. Each of the Moroccan-style villa’s suites faces the ocean, while the property is made of natural materials.
An online brochure reads: ‘The open air plan provides the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor living spaces. ‘Multiple sunset decks and lounge areas with seven lighted water features make the property well suited for entertaining.
‘This tranquil villa rests harmoniously on a hilltop overlooking Britannia Bay, which offers perfect trade wind breezes and panoramic views of the surrounding Caribbean and lush landscape of the island.’
Mustique has been visited by Prince William and Kate Middleton and is home to Mick Jagger, Bryan Adams and Tommy Hilfiger.
The private island, part of St Vincent and the Grenadines, is owned by the Mustique Company, which is controlled by its residents.