The Maldives is one of the most picturesque and popular honeymoon hotspots in the world, and judging by the photos below it’s not hard to see why. We think the perfect remedy for all the stress from planning your big day would be to start your married life by making memories in this idyllic paradise. Home to some of the most romantic beaches and most picturesque landscapes, the Maldives have plenty of stunning resorts to choose from – and if it isn’t just relaxation you’re, not to worry, there’s a whole range of activities such as snorkeling, diving and a host of others fun things that you and your hubby can enjoy. Here’s our pick of the best resorts we’d love to jet off to…
At the Dusit Thani you can expect beautiful scenery that makes all your castaway fantasies come true. The underwater world is just as spectacular if not more so, with frequent sightings of dolphins, eagle rays, sea turtles, manta rays and many more exotic marine life in more colors than you can imagine. You’ll always have plenty to do, whether you prefer to be pampered at the Devarana Spa’s treetop treatment pods or have the world on your plate at one of the exquisite restaurants, the world of luxury is at your fingertips.
This resort oozes glamour and it comes as no surprise that it’s a favorite among celebrities. The One&Only indulges your most extravagant desires, from a personal concierge to grant your every wish, to an extensive pillow menu fit for royalty. You’ll never tire of the decadent dining options, where food is on par with some of the best restaurants in the world, nor grow weary of its multitude of activities on and off the beach, such as water sports on crystal clear water and wine tastings.
You’ll feel right in the lap of luxury at Kuramathi Island Resort which has 12 restaurants, a gym, tennis courts, 7 bars and incredible swimming pools. This perfect hideaway on an emerald jewel of an island in the turquoise Maldivian waters is set amongst acres of luxuriant vegetation and spectacular beaches that taper into an endless sandbank.
Gili Lankanfushi is an eco friendly resort and takes the utmost care in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance. The fabulous natural resources, showcased by its spectacular shallow lagoons, white sand beaches and underwater coral gardens, all create the most blissful surroundings for an unforgettable honeymoon. Barefoot luxury is taken seriously here, so if you fancy having a romantic night sleeping on the rooftop under the stars, or want to stay up chatting on the over water deck till the sunrises, this is the private haven for you.
Bandos Maldives is situated 15 minutes away by speedboat from Male’ International Airport, in North Male’Atoll. This 4 star resort has a total of 215 rooms, sumptuous dining and a wealth of leisure options like exploring the amazing underwater life at Bandos Maldives house reef. This is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
Start married life with a bang by discovering real Maldivian village charm on this fabulous tropical resort with legendary service. Enjoy blissful, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and one of the worlds leading diving locations. If you’re looking for more than rest and relaxation then embark on a snorkeling safari with sharks or learn to surf in the pristine lagoon. For some added romance get blown away with a cruise on the Four Seasons ship the Explorer and go island hopping and star gazing to your heart’s content.
This is a remarkable resort that gives a real feeling of being adrift at sea, except with a cocktail bar and a menu with more than 100 drinks. This luxury palm-fringed Maldives resort is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed from sustainable materials. You’ll be pampered to no end: lunch under the palm tress, dine beneath the stars or have a personally designed massage at the beach Spa.
There’s everything you’d expect from a luxury honeymoon and more on the beautiful Paradise Island Resort & Spa. Enjoy the serenity of the white sand beaches sloping into clear, turquoise waters as well as a plethora of activities that will set your pulse racing. You can satisfy your adventurous spirit by trying water sports such as windsurfing and diving, or book yourself in for a range of treatments at the spa – tailor your honeymoon to whatever you’d like it to be.
These two resorts are super swanky. Enjoy the convenience of Jumeirah Vitavelli, only 30 minutes from Male, or try the seclusion and solitude of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi. The Dhevanafushi stretches over two islands, so if you are looking for privacy and utmost luxury this is it: each villa comes with a humongous bed, a private pool and a butler who goes above and beyond to add “wow factor” to your stay. At the Vitavelli prepare to be amazed by the daily yoga and fitness classes as well as the personalized wellness program to get you living in the moment.
You can’t find a more picturesque place to be holed up in with the one you love. This tropical paradise even has a spa nestled on a private island providing everything you want from a honeymoon. As you would expect, there’s an abundance of water sports including some superb snorkeling and scuba diving as well as dolphin cruises. Not to be missed are the huge Ocean Villas with fabulous uninterrupted sea views.