The sparkling blue waters of the Maldives, beautiful white sandy beaches and an abundance of luxurious seaside resorts make it a one-stop destination for honeymooners from around the world.

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Constance Moofushi

The honeymoon package at Constance Moofushi is designed to make your all-inclusive stay a special, one-of-a-kind experience. Dinner under the stars, film on the beach, marvel at the most beautiful sunsets or simply relax in the shade of coconut trees while enjoying an exotic cocktail. There are numerous ways to enjoy your honeymoon at Constance Moofushi.

Constance Moofushi is a unique resorts with an incredible soul. All villas are built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature that match the beautiful landscape. Constance Moofushi has 24 beach villas, 56 water villas, and 30 senior water villas to choose from. Explore one of the best diving sites in the world around the South Ari Atoll and then try the incredible bio marine spa treatments.

Set on its own secluded island, Constance Moofushi is a perfect combination of luxury and simplicity where everything is taken care of on your honeymoon with their all-inclusive package. Enjoy premium drinks, exquisite cuisine, and luxurious accommodation – everything you need for a perfect Maldives honeymoon.

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Average Price Range: $750 to $2150

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 110

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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Ecologically Friendly Inspired Accommodations

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, nestled between verdant rainforest and white-sand beaches on an exclusive private island, overlooks the seductive waves of the Indian Ocean. As you explore the tropical beauty and rich marine life of this peaceful, eco-conscious setting, our hosts are ready to welcome you.

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Unparalleled relaxation is promised by our private lagoon, Iridium Spa, and outdoor infinity pool. With the help of the St. Regis signature Butler Service, a large variety of water sports and excursions at our world-class diving center can be arranged. In addition, at one of our six restaurants and bars, an exquisite culinary trip awaits. Each of our 33 on-land and 44 over-water villas, boasting refined furnishings and island-inspired design, promises picturesque ocean or garden views from private terraces and pools.

 

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Average Price Range: $1353 to $3503

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 198 minutes

Number of Rooms: 77

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Kihavah Villas

Begin Your Journey on Uncovering the Mesmerizing Oceanic Secrets

The Maldives luxury resort island of Anantara Kihavah and its pure white sands rise up from the ocean like a mirage, surrounded by nothing but a turquoise lagoon that melts into sapphire blue.

This was where Arab merchants sailing to the Far East took refuge for centuries; a lush paradise blessed by coconut, papaya, and mango trees. The seafarers were also attracted by the abundance of the ocean surrounding the island, exploring the archipelago through the stars to the archipelago, where a prehistoric volcano sank back into the oceans, leaving blooming corals within a house reef and a wealth of lagoon fish.

The design pays homage to the old seafarers, fusing indigenous materials with the Indian Ocean, Arab and Portuguese motifs. Enjoy the luxury of space in your beach villa or water villa in your private pool. Snorkeling with mantas and sea turtles at Hawksbill. Stargaze into the evening. Dine at this enchanting sanctuary on a deserted sandbank or under the ocean’s crust.

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Average Price Range: $1169 to $3165

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 11 minutes

Number of Rooms: 79

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InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

An Exclusive Private Island Made For Honeymooning

Escape and reconnect with nature, yourself and your spouse in the sweeping blue panoramic of the Indian Ocean. With soft white sands and palm tree peppered terraces, be mesmerized by island life from the moment you board the seaplane to the tranquil shores of the Raa Atoll. Nestled close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, prepare to be amazed by the myriad of marine life in our lagoon including a unique manta ray sanctuary.

The Maldives Island Romance Package is a perfect honeymoon package for those couples who want to experience true luxury in the Maldives. The package allows couples to indulge in barefoot luxury on an award winning exclusive island getaway with your loved one where lazy mornings by the poolside continue on to rejuvenating wellness journeys in the afternoon and intimate dining experiences to end the day well spent. This package includes:

  • Luxury stay in a beautifully appointed villa or residence of your choice
  • Complimentary return transfers for two adults for minimum of 4-night stay and above
  • One bottle of champagne as an in-villa arrival amenity – One intimate three course dinner for two at our signature restaurant
  • One 60 minute couples treatment at the award winning overwater AVI Spa
  • Daily breakfast, afternoon tea from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, evening aperitif from 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm and all day refreshments at the Pool Bar or at The Retreat

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Average Price Range: $750 to $2600

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 80

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LUX North Male Atoll

For an ultra-LUXurious honeymoon in the Maldives, look no further than LUX* North Male Atoll breaks away from the classic thatched-roofed Maldivian villa and offers modern penthouse villas and spectacularly designed spaces to play, relax and retreat.

A short transfer from Male by speedboat, this intimate resort is a visual feast of nautical forms and tones. Harnessing the fresh vision of Singapore design house Miaja, each of the 67 double storey residences features a private pool blending superyacht panache with a vibrant South Beach pulse.

Each residence is crowned with a magnificent private Sky-Lounge. These high-life stages stretch playful imagination to their limits, enabling inspired indoor-outdoor living and a unique perspective on the planet’s flattest country.

Opportunities for drinking and dining range from the openly elegant to the intimately luxurious. Glow Restaurant is an international meeting-point of creative world cuisine, INTI guides you on a delicious journey through Peru and Japan, the height of truly bespoke taste is hidden in the opulent chamber of Barium, whilst Beach Rouge provides a feet-in-the-sand, sea breezy scenario to take you from day to night.

There’s a wealth of ways to relax – or raise your game, and the invitations to adventure are endless. You’ll find two swimming pools, a translucent overwater LUX* Me Spa, world-renowned diving, high adrenaline water sports, private yacht voyages, tennis and beach volleyball courts – or unwind in dedicated beauty spots for tai chi and yoga. We also invite you to join us at inspirational classes and expert-led workshops, with a forward-thinking kids club completing the offering.

A uniquely exclusive paradise retreat – where breezy island living meets jet-set chic – LUX* North Male Atoll is luxury makes for an incredible honeymoon destination.

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Average Price Range: $1023 to $3061

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 67

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Noku Maldives

Nestled beyond the soft powdery shores and crystal blue waters, Noku Maldives offers a peaceful and intimate honeymoon destination.

With 50 modern private villas on Kuda Funafaru in Noonu Atoll. Noku Maldives offers comfort, space and tranquility. The crystal blue lagoon reveals diverse fish life where one might even spot a resident sea turtle.

Set sail on the private yacht to discover spinner dolphins, savour the world on a plate with a tasty international cuisine and indulge the senses with the wellness treatments at Noku Spa.

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Average Price Range: $485 to $2003

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 50

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The W Maldives

Escape to W Maldives, a luxury 5-star private island resort setting the stage to fuel honeymooners’ lust for life. The W Maldives is a private island and luxury playground in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking reefs. This stunning resort will make the perfect destination for your your Maldives honeymoon. You simply must go look at the pictures of this jaw dropping resort.

W Maldives is a resort offering luxurious accommodations including beachfront bungalows and overwater villas. There are plenty of dining options on the island, showcasing various cuisine types. Relax at AWAY® Spa or WET® pool with your new spouse. The resort offers countless activities, including water sports, yacht cruises and a getaway to a secluded and private island. Check into one of the 77 private escapes for your honeymoon. Each accommodation has its own infinity pool, where innovative design magnifies spectacular surroundings.

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In this paradise, infinite days welcome a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. Flirt with adventure over the water with adrenaline filled water sports or go DOWN UNDER with a PADI diving professional and discover the best dive spots in the Maldives. Unwind at the pampering AWAY® Spa. Go gourmet at the six restaurants and bar.

W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat with their motto “Whatever/Whenever.” Embrace it for your honeymoon.

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Average Price Range: $950 to $2750

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 77

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Six Senses Laamu

As the only resort on the remote Laamu Atoll, Six Senses offers an idyllic palm-fringed honeymoon paradise.

On-land and over-water villas, dolphins playing in the warm sapphire seas and restaurants serving mouthwatering East-West cuisine create an exceptional, natural nirvana.

Beautifully remote, yet accessible by plane and boat from Malé (MLE) International Airport, Six Senses Laamu is set in a palm-fringed lagoon to unwind as newlyweds. Villas with all the creature comforts are set either on stilts over the water or on the beachfront, and are an easy wander from the resort’s restaurants, lounges and amazing excursion experiences.

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Average Price Range: $863 to $2876

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 97

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Dhigu Resort

Your Private Paradise Playground and Island of Dreams

At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, adventures await you through the silvery sands, at sea, and below the surface of the water. Take a surf from your beach pool villa, or leap into the lagoon from your overwater suite. Surf, dive, have a picnic on a deserted island, then go back over water spa treatments and culinary trips to the Maldives resort. Nestle in your spacious garden courtyard, refreshing under a rain shower or soaking in an outdoor bath. Take a dip in your own swimming pool. Lounge on a sun terrace with white sand.

Hideaway during your honeymoon vacation. Choose your views whether it be sunset or sunrise. Improve your stay with a private swimming pool at one of the best resorts in the Maldives for families. A number of beach villas, overwater villas, and pool villas are available at this family-friendly resort. Float on the gentle waters of the lagoon. Colorful sea life swims above and below you in translucent waters like liquid glass.

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Average Price Range: $542 to $1707

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 16 minutes

Number of Rooms: 110

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Milaidhoo Island Maldives

Not just another five star resort in the Maldives, at Milaidhoo, they like to do things differently: it’s called reinvented luxury. The resort claims “we don’t think of our guests as typical honeymooners but as storywriters, crafting their dream honeymooon, and this is where your story of a small island begins.”

Recently opened in November 2016, Milaidhoo is a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male.

Designed for couples seeking peace and privacy, the resorts is not adults-only but limits visitors to guests aged nine and above.

The resort offers a perfect destination for nature lovers as the own coral reef, which encircles the island, is a protected area and noted as an outstanding snorkelling and diving site in its own right.

Everything at Milaidhoo has been custom made and made for comfort; crafted around your needs. Service is tip top but always friendly, in line with our ‘barefoot informality’ ethos. Experience a taste of the true Maldives, opening doors to Maldivian culture and unique experiences.

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Average Price Range: $1180 to $3333

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Number of Rooms: 50

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

If the Maldives are the pearls of the Indian Ocean, Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa is one of its rarest gems and a perfect destination for a luxurious honeymoon.

The hotel offers a perfectly rounded incarnation that is true to itself and its setting; prizes outstanding service above short-lived gimmicks; and embraces each guest’s stay with an almost familial devotion.

A strong marine theme runs throughout all the activities and facilities: surfing, diving, turtle and coral conservation, SUP yoga and The Island Spa’s Healing Waters treatment menu to name a few.

Four restaurants and two bars are complemented by private dining options including sandbank barbecues and private over water gazebos.

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Average Price Range: $1165 to $877

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 96

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Hurawalhi Island Resort

Set on an enchanting private island in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, Hurawalhi Island Resort is much like your relationship: it is a perfect match of serenity and excitement, comfort and adventure; it stirs up your every atom with an intricate blend of intimacy and thrill.

 

Above, below and by the water, honeymooners looking for a beach break are in for a 5-star treat that holds a perfect balance between tranquility and pizzazz: sublime accommodation, generous all-inclusive service, spa indulgences, marvelous coral reefs and lagoons set seal on the notion that the island is worth a visit. Add to the mix the jewel in the resort’s crown, the world’s largest undersea restaurant ‘5.8’, and it becomes clear why you are bound to fall in love with Hurawalhi.

Villas at Hurawalhi spoil with lavish comfort, exclusivity and mesmerizing views. With the choice of beachside and over-water luxury, you can revel in your preferred perspective and setting, and find pleasure in having paradise at your fingertips – and the ocean on your doorstep.

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Average Price Range: $768 to $2425

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 90

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Fushifaru Maldives

Merging quintessential Maldivian design with modern aesthetics, Fushifaru Maldives is a  exquisite honeymoon destination. The resort is set on a private island resort with 49 Villas.

You can reach Fushifaru from a seaplane ride of just 35 minutes from Male international airport, giving you a sky high view of your lovely honeymoon destination. .

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Average Price Range: $350 to $1410

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 49

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Baros Maldives

Baros, a natural paradise with a lush island canopy, makes for a picture-perfect honeymoon destination. You’ll discover life is warm under the Baros sun. Rise early for a morning yoga session, embark on a sandbank picnic, dive into the underwater world, or just laze your time away by the balmy seas.

The resort has been welcoming guests since 1973, and have spent decades honing their services and cultivating a romantic environment, creating a truly legendary resort.

The villas are cocoons of absolute comfort and serenity, of warm timbers and cosy furnishings. Stretching overwater and nestled on the beach in natural jungle, each is a magical hideaway, where you can escape the cares of the world.

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Average Price Range: $634 to $2513

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 75

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Niyama Private Islands

Dreams Take Flight here while Reveling a Peaceful Moment

Hideaway between jungle green and white sands in a thatch-roofed refuge tucked away. Drift into sleep to the sounds of softly breaking waves outside the door of your oasis. For a moon-lit dive, slip into your private pool or step down at sunrise into the lagoon. For a rare Maldivian experience, pick your ideal sanctuary at Chill or Play.

For an intimate, one-of-a-kind experience, find a very private setting. Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers the luxury of choice with its twin islands of Play and Chill. Frolic in the treetops. At Play: Rush into the horizon of the infinite. In villas set on white sands and adapted for adventurous honeymooners, active couples, and style-savvy families, kick stuff up a notch. Revel in a peaceful moment inside the Drift Spa cocoon. Explore offshore culinary heaven. Soothe the soul in over-water villas to slow rhythms

Discover your niche on the island and settle in, or jump back and forth between indulgences of high energy and cool serenity.

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Average Price Range: $612 to $2344

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 24 minutes

Number of Rooms: 134

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Naladhu Private Island

A Private Island Resort to Call Your Own

The small private island of Naladhu, long renowned among locals for its elegance, invites you to unwind in blissful seclusion. Take up residence in one of 20 timelessly elegant homes, each with a spacious sanctuary with a private swimming pool.

Enjoy breakfast, a picnic on deserted islands, or a candlelight dinner in a coconut grove at your leisure. Live the castaway dream with a variety of houses on Naladhu, the most exclusive of the Maldives island resorts. Spend sunny days on your oceanfront porch, dine under the stars, bathe in your private pool villa outdoors with the sound of the rolling ocean. Revel in the views of the ocean and the comfort of a private cabana on the beach. Take your meals there, kayak to nearby islands, then return to your ocean house’s privacy.

The Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards voted Naladhu Private Island Maldives the Best Resort in the Indian Ocean three years in a row and in the top 10 Best Resorts in the World.

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Average Price Range: $1323 to $2797

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 16 minutes

Number of Rooms: 20

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AYADA Maldives

Located on a beautiful private island with pristine beaches and lush tropical greenery, Ayada Maldives offers a truly luxurious honeymoon destination with a genuine Maldivian style.

A wide range of restaurants, large villas with private infinity pools and our multiple award winning AySpa make Ayada Maldives an excellent choice for your honeymoon. A large variety of water-sports, excursions and further activities are available for our guests.

 

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Average Price Range: $426 to $1602

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 122

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Surrounded by amazing turquoise waters, soft white sand, swaying coconut trees and beautiful tropical flowers, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort in the North Male Atoll is the perfect spot for a honeymoon.

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy peace and togetherness, while the resort takes care of everything else with their signature hospitality. Vabbinfaru’s exquisite set of villas feature a modern Maldivian styling that incorporates thatched roofs and rustic worn-wood elements. Yoga sessions are conducted by the in-house yogi master during sunrise and sunset.

Maldivian cuisine, fresh seafood and international dishes are served at the beachfront Ilaafathi Restaurant and Sangu Garden Restaurant. For additional dining/activity variety, guests are able to travel to Angsana Ihuru, 5 minutes away by speedboat, where they can dine at Riveli and The Velaavani Bar, and snorkel in the house reef.

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Average Price Range: $569 to $1482

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Number of Rooms: 48

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Veli Resort

Sail into the Sunset through the Glittering Ocean

Escape to a hideaway island bordered by a turquoise lagoon. Laze in your over-water villa or bungalow, floating in crystal-clear waters below. Write your own chapter of romance at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

In an ocean-facing pavilion, salute the sun. At Balance Health by Anantara, discover blissful Ayurvedic treatments. Cruise into the sunset on a luxury yacht or dine under the stars. Anantara Veli caters exclusively to adults to preserve the serenity of this island, one of the few adult-only Maldives resorts in the Maldives.

At overwater villas sit over turquoise waters, indulge in the quintessential dream of life. Wake up from your Maldives bungalow to ocean panoramas, bask in peaceful days, live romance in the honeymoon resort in the Maldives with blushing sunsets. Lounge on your sundeck, eye open for graceful mantas swimming past, and in the distance the sails of a dhoni. To discover the secrets of the teeming coral below, dive into the warm, crystal clear waters, water villa or bungalow, pufferfish swimming in crystal-clear waters below.

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Average Price Range: $548 to $1290

All Inclusive: Yes

Adults Only: Yes

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 15 minutes

Number of Rooms: 67

About Maldives

Nothing can top a Maldives honeymoon. Over-the-water bungalows, colorful marine life, and the bluest water on earth are only the beginning. When you are in the Maldives, you have plenty of different budget options for accommodations and activities. There is no such thing as a bad day in the Maldives. Nature has blessed the Maldives with 26 fabulous atolls and 1,000 coral islands, and the whitest beaches anywhere. 

The Maldives is famous for its ubiquitous over-the-water bungalows. Look down through the glass floor and just watch the fish. Or step off your balcony and land in the warmest, clearest water imaginable. It’s that incredible. The fabulous villas have a wide price range, so you will be able to find one, regardless of your budget.

Get to know the sharks in the southern coral reefs. Here you can swim alongside them. Swimming with the shark is one of the main attractions of the Maldives. One of the best places to make friends with one of Jaws’ cousins is the South Ari Atoll. This is where you are most likely to see sharks throughout the year. The LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is an excellent luxury resort for your stay. Not only are you at a first-class dive site, but the resort is also the closest to the South Ari Atoll marine park. Which means you can catch the first boat out when sharks have been sighted. You’ll be chasing down Jaws instead of the other way around.

In addition to diving, the Maldives has some fantastic surfing. Some of the areas are private, so it is recommended that for the best surfing, you stay at a resort with its own surf breaks. The water will be less crowded. One such resort is the Cinnamon Dhnoveli. A luxury resort with its own surfing is the Niyama Private Islands. Don’t feel like surfing? The elegant Niyama has the only underwater nightclub in existence. And one of the few actual nightclubs in the Maldives.

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The Maldives is fairly isolated. That is part of its charm. The collection of 26 atolls is located 700 kilometers from the Asian mainland in the Indian Ocean. Atolls are a combination of sand bars and live reefs. Interestingly, 99 percent of the Maldives is not land but pure, clear water.

All that water provides the perfect background for watersports. Visitors should take advantage of the whale and dolphin watching tours. While snorkeling and diving, you will be surrounded by colorful snappers, yellow boxfish, and sea turtles. The colorful fish enjoy the Maldives as much as the people do. Don’t hesitate to turn the ocean into your own adventure with jet skiing, kayaking, wakeboarding, flyboarding, and parasailing.

When arriving in Male, the country’s capital, some visitors do a layover from Sri Lanka. It will likely take you 24 hours to get to the Maldives from the US. A good choice of layovers would be Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Both airports have wonderful lounges, excellent dining, and first-class shopping to while away the time. The Abu Dhabi airport even has bed/sleep pods if you want to take a nap.

Once you – finally – arrive in Male, a seaplane or ferry will take you to your resort destination. If you wish to spend some time in Male, there are plenty of hotels, such as the Hard Rock Hotel in the Emboodhoo Lagoon and a short boat ride from the airport. Be sure and dress conservatively when you explore Male, with shoulders covered and wearing slacks instead of shorts. 

The Maldives’ original settlers came from India almost 2,000 years ago. Over time, Islam became the major religion. That means that the dress code and behavior in this paradise lean toward the conservative.

You cannot bring alcohol into the country, but it is available in the tourist resorts. All resorts offer a package deal that includes alcohol but beware of drunken behavior. Check with your resort what the preferred beachwear is. Some places frown on bikinis.

No doubt the Maldives will be one of the most special places you will ever visit. A lot of that has to do with the unique sand. A part of Maldives’ magic is the glowing sand phenomenon called bioluminescence. This makes the sand glow in the dark in the most spectacular fashion. The best time to experience this almost eerie wonder is from June through October. That is when nature really puts on a light show.

For the best bioluminescence beaches, visit the Vaadhoo Island, which can become strangely aglow. Other excellent beaches are the beach at Soneva Fushi and Hulhumale. For the ultimate romantic Maldives honeymoon, enjoy a candlelit dinner at the beach in the glowing sand. 

Best Time to Visit Maldives

The best time to honeymoon in the Maldives is from December to April, which is the summer season. This is the time when the island experiences dry weather with very little or no rainfall. This makes it the ideal time to holiday in the islands and is usually crowded with tourists around these months every year.

When it is the peak summer season, like towards the end of April, it is essentially the best time to enjoy the water sports as well and have an adventurous spark in your honeymoon.

While the Maldives is pure enchantment, it has a cultural history and festivals worth discovering.

National Day of the Maldives

This National Day celebrates the Maldivian 16th-century victory over Portugal. It happens in the spring, in accordance with the first day of the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal. Like an American Fourth of July, the Maldives hold military parades and fireworks.

Independence Day of the Maldives 26th July

The Maldives’ second Independence Day signifies their freedom from British rule in 1887. Again, there are parades and recitals by customed school children.

Republic Day 

Republic Day is celebrated on November 11th to commemorate the Maldives becoming a republic in 1968. Parades and street performances are combined with eating such wonderful local treats such as coconut cake, rice cake, or fish-filled pancakes.

Eid Ul Adha

Eid Ul Adha is an important Muslim holiday celebrated for three days at the end of July. There are celebrations in the mosques, then there are special dinners. Many restaurants serve tasty Eid Ul Adha dinners. Unique to the Maldives, Eid U1 Adha also has street festivals and dancing in local costumes. Like American football, the Maldives has a competitive game called bai Bala that people enjoy for the holiday. 

The Prophet’s Birthday

This celebrates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad during Rabee ul-Awwal, the third month of the lunar calendar, which falls somewhere between the end of October and November. This takes on the air of a carnival, with decorations and street processions. Stories of the prophet are told in all communities. This is a splendid carnival to watch.

Top Things to do in Maldives

Island Hopping

Honeymoon couples can hardly find any other place in the world that would provide them the luxury of island hopping sprees. The Maldives is perhaps the only place in the world where honeymoon couples can spend each day on a brand new island with beautiful resorts.

Dhoni Ride

One of the most romantic experiences on this island’s honeymoon destination would be to take a dhoni ride. This is a cruise boat, made locally with palm timber and coconut, affording you an exquisite time together with stunning views all day.

Couple Spa

What makes a couple of spas unique for honeymooners is being in the same room, experiencing the healing techniques together and while enjoying some of the most stunning views of the coral reefs and the sea.

Sailing the Maldives

Enjoy some of the best catamaran tours through the Maldives on your Maldives honeymoon. Do some island hopping, dive and snorkel as much as you want, and get to know the local dolphins. Sit back and revel in the romantic sunsets. 

Professional Photo Tours

When nature is all dressed up in its best fineries, a selfie just won’t do. Create some genuine memories (and some envy) by touring the highlights of the Maldives with a Professional Photography Tour. These can include shots by the beach, a tour through Male, or at any of the Maldives’ hidden gems. Create forever memories of your Maldives honeymoon.

Male Tours

Male is located near the Maldives airport. If you arrive early for your flight back home, it is a perfect opportunity to spend a few hours on a tour of Male. Pick up some souvenirs, visit the Presidential Old Palace, the National Museum, which is filled with much historical artifacts, and the Grand Friday mosque. It’s a lovely overview of the Maldives culture and history.

Hulhumale Island

A must-visit Maldives island is the Hulhumale Island. The watersports are unmatched, and accommodations are available for every budget. Here, you’ll find some outstanding architecture, such as the National Sports Complex Maldives, a modern complex with hotel, shops, and convention hall.

There are many dining options on Hulhumale. Don’t miss the fresh seafood dishes at the Manhattan Fish Market. You’ll also find plenty of Indian and Thai cuisine.  

Enjoy an exquisite Sandbank and Sunset Cruise which takes you snorkeling with the sea turtles and tropical fish before sailing off into the sunset. Definitely filled with romance.

Parasailing

The Maldives is made for extreme watersports such as parasailing. This is bound to add some excitement and spice to your Maldives honeymoon. When you parasail, you are attached to a parachute, which is attached to a boat. As the boat soars through the water, you soar high up in the air. This is a Maldives natural high.

As a warning, be careful parasailing during the monsoon season of May to October, when the wind may take you down.

The ultimate Maldives parasailing sites are Reethi Beach on the Baa Atoll, Cocoon Beach located on Ookolhufinolhu Island, and Finolhu Beach on the Baa Atoll. Finolhu Beach just happens to be a spectacular beach lined with colorful tropical plants.

The Finest in Dining

Romance and fine dining are a classic part of any honeymoon. At one of the Maldives’ best restaurants, they take it a step further. Ba’theli is the world’s only gourmet restaurant on a boat out on a lagoon located on Milaidhoo Island. Here, dinners are actually encouraged to go barefoot through the sand. 

Enjoy some classic Maldivian cooking. 

Weather in Maldives

The Maldives is perfection, and so is the year-round weather. A hot tropical climate prevails all year in the Maldives. There is rarely a drop in the temperature below 25°C (77°F).

Monsoons occur twice in the Southwest from May to October and in the northwest from November to April.

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