The beautiful islands of the Maldives are a stunning paradise like nowhere else! Expect to enjoy your honeymoon underneath the year-long warmth of the sun, surrounded by iridescent clear, turquoise waters. The beaches along the island are always picture-perfect, as are the above-water suites and restaurants, the shopping and dining districts, and, as always, the world beneath the surface. There is nothing quite like the Maldives—and almost nothing as romantic!
5 Places to Stay
In the Maldives, almost all honeymoon suites and villas are secluded in your own private sanctuary above the breathtaking turquoise lagoons. Stay in any of our favourite villas and enjoy the comfort and relaxation, the exquisite dining options, and, of course, the romance.
This stunning resort mixes together contemporary comfort with private luxury. Lounge in your private villa and don’t be surprised when you start sinking into absolute relaxation among the soft colours of blues, greens, and white. In this resort, enjoy your own slice of paradise; and when you’re ready to escape, boat out to the over-water restaurant and the world’s only underwater bar.
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This stunning boutique resort is a completely unique, incredibly beautiful, and gorgeously romantic choice for your honeymoon. Not only does this resort offer a world-renowned spa service, but you can also expect to enjoy long, romantic nights dining under the stars before retreating back into a private suite.
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Located in an aqua lagoon, this resort allows guests to find comfort and romance in their own above-water villa. All your needs and wants are easily met by your own guide and the exceptional service of the staff. The friendly vibe and the natural beauty makes this resort the perfect island escape.
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In this beautifully contemporary resort, honeymoon goers are treated to a pick of three gorgeous lagoons, a golf course and island playground, white sandy beaches, and spaciously luxurious comfort. The resort is located conveniently close to the Maldives restaurants, shops, and activities.
The W Retreat has the “Whatever Whenever” philosophy—that is, expect to find yourself with all you could possibly want or need at this vibrant resort. The retreat has three unique restaurants, resort pools, and is surrounded by clear turquoise waters that are home to above-water spas, activities, and marine life. It’s the ideal location for couples looking for a private, calm escape.
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5 Places to Visit
There are so many places to visit in the Maldives—so make sure you start with the city and work your way up to the extraordinary natural wonders! Head out into the islands and take the time to explore the beauty!
Male is the capital of the Maldives and home to a range of activities to keep you busy. Consider taking in the culture by visiting the Islamic Centre, the Friday Mosque, Sultan Park or the Medhu Ziyaarai Shrine. There’s never enough time to see everything, so opt to walk along the water’s edge and stop in at the places that best suit you—all the while admiring the Maldives beauty.
The Mulee-Aage Palace was the official residence of the President of the Maldives and is now open to the public. It’s definitely one of the most important places to stop in during your visit! Not only is its architecture simply spectacular, the building is steeped in some of the most incredible history of the Maldives!
The 25 natural atolls in the Maldives are all incredibly extraordinary. The vibrant natural wonders makes the water of the Maldives look like a complex explosion of colour and it’s very possible to immerse yourself in this beauty. Organise the trip out to the lagoon with your resort and be sure to pack a camera!
No matter where you are in the Maldives, you’re sure to come across an abundance of beaches – all of which are incredibly beautiful! Take your pick and relax into the tranquillity of the white sand, the turquoise waters, and the natural perfection of the tropical environment. The serenity of the beaches is unlike any other, so be sure to bask in the sun for hours.
Maldives Resort Museum
The Loama Resort is now open to the public as a museum that’s home to the art, culture, and heritage of the Maldives. The museum showcases a collection of ancient artefacts from key periods of history, and it’s still building up its extensive collection. While you’re in the Maldives exploring the history and culture, it will be worth making a brief stopover to the resort’s museum.
5 Things to Do
With the many, many islands that make up the Maldives, there is so much to do. It is almost too difficult to narrow it down to just five of the best – so be sure to test out the following on your honeymoon and then go out exploring for more! Be spontaneous and be adventurous – and enjoy every moment!
It’s always the way with islands to expect that the marine life below the surface is just as beautiful as it is above. And in all cases, it is. That is especially true for Maldives, islands blessed with hundreds of popular dive sites. If you haven’t already, consider learning to scuba dive with professionals like PADI. Or go solo and rent the equipment, head out into the water, and enjoy the world below.
The Maldives is one of the leading water sports destinations in the world so don’t be shy to test out your skills above the water before taking the dive to explore below. Some of the many activities available include canoeing, water skiing, windsurfing, and jet ski tours. Have a go at one of the many options available, and, if you need that little bit of help, check out Water Sports Maldives.
The Maldives consists of 1190 coral islands and each one houses a new and exciting hidden gem worth exploring. Take the time to explore the islands that are home to natives, the islands dedicated to industrial and resort locations for visitors, and, most importantly, the inhabited islands. Make the most of your stay by visiting as much of the Maldives as possible! To make things easier for you and your significant other, consider hiring a boat with Dream Yacht Charter.
Although most of the boutique resorts house shops within, it’s always a good idea to explore the rest of the island and the shopping districts available to visitors. Not only does it give you and your other half the chance to explore more of the island at your own pace, but you’re also sure to pick up a souvenir or two to take back home with you. There are an abundance of shops on the resort islands, but we highly recommend that you go on an excursion with Kuramathi out to the inhabited islands to pick up a souvenir from the natives.
The Maldives is known for having year-long sunshine so it’s no surprise that the island lights up at sunset and sunrise. There really is no better way to take in the beauty of the island then out on the water, watching as the sun sets on the horizon. There are many options for this adventure, but we recommend Kuredu for the job. With them you’re sure to have a breathtaking experience. If you’re lucky, say hi to the pods of dolphins!
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The Maldives is an incredibly vibrant set of islands home to a world of hidden gems. Enjoy the ultimate relaxation in any number of the resorts, enjoy the activities both below and above the surface, and just enjoy being a part of the magic in this sun-filled honeymoon destination!
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Perfect white beaches and stunning luxury makes the Maldives a honeymoon of a lifetime!