The Maldives is one of the most picturesque and popular honeymoon hotspots, and judging by the photos below it’s not hard to see why. After the energy expended sorting out every detail of your big day we think it’s the perfect way to let it all sink in, and start your married life by making some unforgettable memories in this idyllic haven. Home to some of the most romantic beaches that you can stroll along for hours on end, the resorts are equally stunning, and if it isn’t just relaxation you’re after no probs – there’s a whole range of activities such as snorkelling, diving and a host of others. Here’s the ones we would 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 sightings of dolphins, eagle rays, sea turtles, manta rays along with exotic marine life in more colours than you can imagine. The amazing sensory delights on offer mean 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.
This resort oozes glamour and it comes as no surprise that it’s a favourite among celebs. The One&Only indulges in 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 wine tasting and water sports on crystal clear water.
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 in the turquoise Maldivian waters is set amongst acres of luxuriant vegetation, spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank, offering a castaway experience with views to die for.
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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 in its excellent diving with its 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 keeping everything relaxed and low key. 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 where it will be taken care of.
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 – a perfect setting for a romantic getaway or to explore amazing underwater life at Bandos Maldives house reef.
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. It’s all for the taking. If you are looking for more than rest and relaxation embark on a snorkelling shark safari or learn to surf in the pristine lagoon. For some added romance get blown away with a cruise on the four seasons Explorer to go island hopping and star gazing to your hearts content.
This is a remarkable resort that gives a real feeling of being adrift at sea, except with a cocktail bar with a menu 100 plus drinks long. This luxury Maldives resort is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials, all within a palm-fringed paradise. You’ll be pampered to no end; whether you want to lunch under the palm tress, dine beneath the stars or prefer to have a massage at the beach Spa featuring uniquely designed couple’s treatment nests.
There’s everything you expect from a honeymoon and more on this beautiful Paradise Island Resort. You’ll have the serenity of the white power sand beaches sloping into turquoise and deep blue waters combined with a plethora of activities that 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, making your honeymoon whatever you’d like it to be.
These 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, complete with romantic pink sunset over a blue lagoon. You may never want to leave the villas, which are total love nests. Each of the villas come with humongous beds, a private pool and a butler who goes above and beyond to add wow factor to the impeccable service provided at the Jumeriah. At the Vitavelli prepare to be amazed by the daily yoga and fitness classes as well as the personalised wellness programme 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 snorkelling and scuba diving as well as dolphin cruises. Then there’s the luxury of their beautiful rooms or the huge Ocean Villas with fabulous uninterrupted sea views and fine dining.