White sand beaches, clear turquoise sea, fine dining and the ultimate in luxury accommodation – the Maldives are the ideal spot for a honeymoon. With all this on offer and more, it’s no wonder the Maldives is one of the world’s most popular honeymooning destinations. Exclusive resorts and activities on offer on the islands will make you feel a million dollars, though you needn’t break the bank when it comes to looking good whilst you’re away. Prices on the island can be high, so stock up on cocktail dresses and beachwear from our great British high street before you jet off. Each island in the Indian Ocean archipelago has something different to offer, so check out our pick of the best and start planning that once-in-a-lifetime holiday now!
Just 20 minutes by speedboat from Maldives International Airport, Baros is a coral reef island with a history of superb service. The accommodation on offer includes beach and water villas set amidst vegetation, many with their own private pools and located in secluded areas. As well as a spa offering a huge range of treatment, Baros is also the place to come for a chilled-out honeymoon, as the resort offers yoga classes. Perfect for beginners or experienced yoga-fans alike. Group sessions are available as well as private classes for couples.
The Four Seasons hotel on this island is one of a number across the Maldives. This remote getaway is the perfect place for a honeymooning couple looking for some privacy. The beautiful scenery and lush jungle environment is part of the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, so expect to see an amazing array of animal, plant and bird life. The Four Seasons chain is famed for its impeccable service and facilities, and the Maldives resort definitely lives up to expectations, with a seemingly limitless choice of water activities on offer.
One of the highlights of this exclusive resort is its underwater spa. A range of innovative treatments are available, including light and crystal therapies. A calendar is regularly updated with novel activities, such as a recent perfumery workshop. Guests were able to work alongside renowned perfumers for the three day event which culminated in an unforgettable gourmet experience. This unique resort is ideal for couples looking for something a little different.
The resort at Kurumba offers a variety of accommodation options including the Royal Residence. A grand entryway leads to a luxurious apartment perfect for chilling out with your loved one. A make-your-own cocktail bar, private pools and Jacuzzi, private boat transfers on arrival and departure and a 24 hour butler service are just some of the amazing amenities you can take advantage of when staying at the Residence. You’ll be well catered for too, with a daily premium breakfast at the resort’s Ocean Grill, as well as afternoon cocktails.
Whichever resort you opt for, you can expect only the best service, sights and experiences when you honeymoon in the Maldives.
Maldives photos: Gaz n Nic,