He 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’re joined by their two children, Mateo and Thiago, plus fellow footballer Luis Suarez and his family.
Room with a view: Football ace Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, are living it up on the Caribbean island of Antigua in the Rosewood Villa on Jumby Bay
Exclusive: Nestled on a 300-acre private Caribbean island two miles from Antigua, Jumby Bay is one of the most desirable and exclusive private retreats in the Caribbean
Together, they’ve 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, of course, 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, the villas also contain a four and eight-seat indoor/outdoor dining area, meaning they can enjoy celebratory food and drink on their own schedule.
Recently reconfigured for maximum space and functionality, the villas also provides instant beach access and, for added ease of access, a golf cart for guest use.
However, if they don’t fancy tackling the waves with fellow islanders, they can cool off in their private 50′ x 20′ pool, which has a jacuzzi facility, too.
Lap of luxury: The private villa is clustered within the exclusive Davis Bay Beach area, which offers glamour and privacy
Loved up: A snapshot on Antonella Roccuzzo’s Instagram page gave fans an insight into the no-expense-spared honeymoon
Naturally, 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 the Caribbean Sea to Antigua.’
It adds: ‘Sea Star has recently been extensively remodeled, while retaining its sophisticated beach living style.
Spacious: A generous verandah makes the sparkling pool, deck and grilling area an extension of the central living space
Stylish: The resort is exquisitely designed and has three baths and an additional one-and-a-half tubs in the main house
Price tag: Although it’s now clear how much Mr Messi is paying for the experience, similar villas cost £5,000 per night
‘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 one week after the couple tied the knot.
Dive in: Bordered by imposing palms, the stunning villa opens onto the beach and calm, azure-blue water
Glam: After touching down in Antigua, guest are whisked away on a short and scenic private cruise to Jumby Bay Island
Not too shabby: Mrs Messi shared a beautiful image of the sunset on her Instagram page, which has 5 million followers
The more the merrier! Messi’s teammate Luis Suarez and his family also joined the celebrations in the private villa
More than 250 friends and family – including some of football’s biggest names – jetted to Argentina to watch the sporting star, 30, marry Roccuzzo, 29, 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 the event. Staff were also sworn to secrecy and 450 police officers were drafted in for the big day.
Messi and Antonella chose to marry in their home town of Rosario, northern Argentina, where they grew up together.
Family affair: The newlyweds dine out alongside their children, Mateo and Thiago, in an outdoor resort near their villa