Estee Lauder model Elizabeth Hurley has fuelled speculation she is soon to wed by reportedly hiring a private island in the Maldives for two weeks.

The model, who recently launched her own swim wear range, has been dating lover ARUN NAYAR since December 2002 and has repeatedly expressed her wish to marry the Indian tycoon.

The 40-year-old star has never been married before despite enjoying a 13-year relationship with British actor Hugh Grant.