Looking for a destination that will make your honeymoon truly magical? The Maldives is a perennial favourite for newlyweds around the world and here’s a guide to help you plan the perfect getaway.
Best Time & Stay Duration
There really is no bad time to visit the Maldives, though from November to April, you can enjoy the best weather but rates will be higher since it’s the peak season; a honeymoon in the off-peak season, from May to October, can be considered too since the rains which arrive won’t be throughout the day and rates will be less. This is a destination for relaxation and adventure in equal measure, so a stay of around 5 to 7 days is a good option.
Where to Stay
Couples in search of beachside bliss and romance should stay at resorts such as Atmosphere Kanifushi on a private island that offers sublime seclusion and luxury villas; Maldives honeymoons at an overwater villa with a private pool also comes with direct access to the waters below for a swim anytime you choose! Such properties also feature an all-inclusive package which will add to the convenience and comfort; apart from fine dining, buffets, cocktails, mocktails and premium wines and spirits, it can also include spa discounts, water sports, complimentary airport transfers, excursions and more.
The private island setting creates an enchanting coastal backdrop for couples to indulge in some rejuvenating spa rituals and pampering, which are most likely needed after all the excitement of the wedding! Resort spas will often feature a couples’ massage for a shared wellness journey along with other relaxing therapies and traditional healing from countries like Bali, Thailand, India, and Hawaii. From the traditions of Ayurveda to massages, body scrubs and facial treatments, there are plenty of options.
Things to Do
Newlyweds in search of romantic things to do in Maldives won’t be disappointed either; a highlight would be to embark on a sunset cruise on a dhoni (traditional boat) to witness a truly spellbinding spectacle that transforms the skies amidst a glorious riot of colour. You can also surprise your loved one with an intimate beach dinner, while active couples can try snorkelling, diving, and other water sports as well as visit inhabited islands to experience some local culture.