Why the Maldives is a perfect honeymoon destination

Stories are the reflection of your life, and the ones related to your honeymoon has to have a special touch to it. If you are planning a romantic and exotic getaway for your honeymoon, then going to the Maldives works as an easy decision. It is a perfect place to start the beginning of a new life and experience your real-life fantasies of staying in a private bungalow over crystal clear turquoise water. Not only that, but you'll also get to have an experience of a lifetime with island hopping, relaxing couple massages, cruise rides, and romantic dinners. So, here are some indisputable reasons that will clear your mind about having a romantic Maldives honeymoon getaway.

  • 14-Nov-2019
  • Written By: Naila Arif
Places to visit and things to do

Places to visit and things to do in the Maldives-

With 26 egg-sized atolls, the Maldives comprises 1,192 coral islands, which broaden your horizon on places to visit and things to do in the Maldives. And to make the most of your honeymoon, have a glance at the things you could add on to your itinerary while traveling to this dreamy country of South Asia.

Island Hopping-

Wander around on different Islands each day with your better half as the country has more than a thousand coral islands to offer.

Nalaguraidhoo Island-

On the South of Ari Atoll in the Maldives, Nalaguraidhoo Island becomes the prime attraction for visitors. The island is famous for its magnificent surroundings, settings, and natural beauty. Its lush greenery, beautiful flowers, and crystal clear water make it a popular escape for the honeymooners.

Vaadhoo Island-

What makes Vaadhoo Island the best island in Maldives for honeymoon is its Bioluminescent Phytoplankton beach. This beach in the Raa Atoll emits an otherworldly blue glow. Here, you can spend the night of your life with a lot of incredible pictures for your social media accounts.

Villingili Resort Island-

Another best option to make your honeymoon worth remembering is staying in the Shangri-Las Villingili Resort Island and Spa. In the Addu Atoll, this resort island offers white sandy beaches, hike through a tropical forest, and the spa facilities for your relaxation.

Relaxing Massages

Relaxing Massages-

Surely you can enjoy the spa facilities anywhere around the world, but taking Spa treatments at the Maldives adds a unique element to your memorable honeymoon. 

Veli Spa at Kurumba Island-

It is one of the perfect places to relax and rejuvenate with your lover. Here, you'll experience a healing effect on your body by incorporating traditional Maldivian therapies.

Six Senses Laamu-

At this luxury resort, you'll find the spa facilities offered are otherworldly. It is a proper blend of science and awareness, where you'll find a significant change in your life. They offer different massages and body treatments, which include Detox body massages, and Laamu Balinese bliss, among many others. 

One and Only Reethi Rah-

One and Only Reethi Rah Spa facilities focus on revitalizing the face and body treatments, both inspired by Asian beauty traditions. It is a sea-facing sanctuary of mind, body, and soul. And inspired by the natural surroundings, the products they use are also all-natural to let you have the refining and relaxing feeling.

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Visit Malé, capital of the Maldives-

Your idea of a honeymoon may involve relaxing by the beach and enjoying underwater dinners, but you cannot miss the excursions this capital island of the Maldives offers. Malé is one of the world's smallest national capital with a size of 6 square kilometers, but it has more sightseeing to offer than any other capital city around the world. Some essential travel for your walking tour in Malé is-

Old Friday Mosque-

Built-in 1656, the Old Friday Mosque is the oldest mosque in the country. The mosque has a beautiful structure made from coral stone, where you can find Quranic script chiseled decoratively. Non-Muslims, who wish to visit this mosque have to get permission from an official of the ministry of Islamic affairs. And if you dress conservatively according to the Maldivian law, you may get a chance to enter the mosque. 

Sultan Park- 

Sultan Park here is one of the best places to visit in the Maldives. It got built-in the 16th century upon the demolished grounds of the Royal Palace and has a lot of history to share with the tourists throughout the year. To enter the park, you must pay $5 as an entrance fee. 

National Museum-

If you're into history, then Maldives' National Museum is a 'must-see.' This 2-story old building gifted by China has more than a hundred artifacts from different periods in Maldives history. To enter the museum, you must pay $6 per person and $1 for taking the pictures. 

China-Maldives friendship bridge-

The China-Maldives friendship bridge is the first cross-sea bridge by a Chinese company. This 2-kilometers bridge connects the Maldivian capital of Malé with the neighboring island Hulhule.

Note: If you have more time to spend in Malé, you can visit the fish market, Seagull Cafe House, for some quick snacks, and Artificial Beach to enjoy a swim. You can also take a sneak-peak of President Palace- Mulee Aage from a distance as visitors cannot enter the Palace.

Submarine Ride

Whale Submarine Ride-

To sprinkle more romance on your honeymoon, you must experience the Whale Submarine Ride. It is a 45-minutes Maldives Submarine tour that starts from and to Malé. This German-built passenger submarine descends to about 100 meters below the surface and allow you to admire colorful fish and coral reefs. This activity is suitable for couples who are departing from the Maldives and have an hour or two to spare before taking the flight.

Romantic dining

Romantic Dining-

It would be one of the major highlights of your honeymoon, where you dine on a delicious meal and enjoy each other's company. Here are some incredible choices for you to take while eating in the Maldives. 

Ithaa Underwater Aquarium Restaurant-

Ithaa is the world's first undersea restaurant, where you can dine five meters down the surface of the ocean. Here, you'll get a variety of food matched with fine wines, and also a panoramic coral garden views that will intensify your romantic dinner. You can reserve a place here for private dining, weddings, and special occasions.  

Muraka Restaurant-

Muraka, meaning 'Coral' as the Maldivian locals call it, is a restaurant where you can relish on a dazzling sunset with a drink in your hand from the decked terrace. It's a restaurant set over the blue lagoon of Mirihi Island. Here, you'll get à la carte menu at its best and the specialty lobster dinner with fine wine. While dining here, you must-try Bento Box, red snapper crusted with tiger prawn, and scallops crumbed with orange and almond. This restaurant is only 30 minutes away from Malé International Airport.

Reethi Restaurant-

The Reethi restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the islands. It is the best place to dine with your lover if you are looking for an array of sumptuous cuisine. Here, you'll get three distinct dining experiences.

1) Earth- for fine French fare

2) Fire- which gives you the full spectrum of Asian flavors with Indian, Chinese, Maldivian, Sri Lankan, and Thai specialties.

3) Aqua- this is a section for all the seafood lovers, where you'll get an authentic Italian flavor.

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Best Luxury Resorts to Stay in the Maldives-

There's nothing more astonishing than living in the luxury resorts that the Maldives offers. Some of the best resorts that you can stay are-

Constance Moofushi Maldives-

This 5-star chic hotel has 24 beach villas, 56 water villas, and 30 senior water villas on the dazzling white sand, and stilts that float above the sapphire water of the Indian Ocean. It is a perfect blend of luxury and simplicity, and it offers everything you need in their All-Inclusive Package.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo-

This luxury hotel offers serenity, privacy, style, and nature, along with a-top services. Set in the middle of the marvelous Gaafu Alifu Atoll, it is not suitable for a comfortable seaplane transfer. To reach this resort, you must take a 50 minutes' flight from Malé to Kaadedhdhoo Airport. And after a 10 minutes ferry ride, you'll finally reach the resort. A long journey, but worth every minute with its excellent views and elegant tropical getaway. 

Joali, Maldives-

Joali in the Maldives is A-rated resort set on the 24-acre island of Muravandhoo, Raa Atoll. The large villas, exceptional services, fabulous food, and exquisite amenities of the hotel will surely exceed your expectations. It is a perfect example of more than what we have expected. The location is suitable to reach, as it takes a 45 minutes seaplane ride from Malé to reach Jaoli.

best time to visit the Maldives

The best time to visit the Maldives-

You can visit the Maldives between November and April. But avoid a trip from August to October if you're into deep-sea diving. Between August and October, the islands get affected by tropical cyclones. And if you want to scuba dive, visit the Maldives in April for clear waters.

Another essential information for those last-minute honeymooners is that there's no prior visa required to enter the Maldives. All you have to do is pack your bags and get on a flight.