Turquoise lagoons, the most luxurious hotels, deserted islands and the luxury of doing nothing all make a Maldives honeymoon absolutely perfect.
If you’re looking for pure relaxation, stunning azure ocean, white sand beaches and customer service perfection, a Maldives honeymoon will tick the box! The world’s lowest country has built itself on hospitality where nothing is too much and luxury is king. It’s home to the world’s best hotel, Gili Lankanfushi where you’ll have a private villa with a rooftop bed under the stars, personal butler and private sea garden just to start! Spend your days on kayaks, jet skis or wind surfing or spend them doing nothing at all. The Maldives has some of the clearest waters in the world that invite you to hop off your deck into the warm Indian Ocean and snorkel or dive with turtles, clownfish and even the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark. Many of the resorts are on their own private islands so you will have to take a ferry or seaplane there from the hustle and bustle of the capital city of Malé. Maafushi in the South Malé Atoll is just one of an increasing number of inhabited islands offering budget friendly accommodation that is chic and offers excellent customer service.
So whether you’re looking for absolute privacy with an overwater bungalow or snorkeling at uninhabited islands with a liveaboard boat or intimate service and proximity to a town with a guesthouse, a Maldives honeymoon is perfect for you.
When to Go
The temperature in the Maldives hovers around 80 degrees year-round. May to November is monsoon season but the weather is still warm and prices are considerably lower. Whilst marine life is more varied on the western atolls at this time, it should also be noted that there is little to do on a rainy day on private islands. December to February is a very popular time to take advantage of the low humidity and blue skies but there is a huge hike in prices over Christmas and New Years. March to April are the shoulder season with good weather, lower prices and the start of the surf season—ideal for Maldives honeymoons.
Top Sights and Activities
- Dive with Hammerhead sharks: Head to Hammerhead Point at dawn for the chance to dive with these incredible creatures
- Visit the National Museum: If you have to spend a night in Malé to catch a daytime transfer to your resort, visit this museum houses historic artifacts of the Maldives dating back as far as medieval times
- Snorkel with Rays: Admire the rainbow of colors where even in shallow waters you’ll see rays, parrotfish, lionfish and unicornfish
- Leave your shoes at home: Disconnect from the world with one of the many “No news, no shoes” resorts
- Go surfing: The coral reefs make a Maldives honeymoon ideal for surfers, with the peak season from May to October
- Dine under the sea: Both the Conrad and the Kihavah Anantara offer glass domed restaurants under the sea
- Stay at Gili Lankanfushi: You’ll realise from the moment your private butler escorts you to your overwater bungalow, unpacks your suitcase and brings you a tropical cocktail that this is a deserved winner of Best Hotel in the World
- Dive with whale sharks: The Maldives plays host to these majestic creatures year round in the South Ari Atoll where they can be found in the west May to September before heading east until April
- Visit a market on Malé: Tired of all that relaxation? Head to a bustling fish or spice market in the city for a chance to sample Maldivian fare
- Enjoy a spa day: For the ultimate in relaxation have a spa in an overwater platform with a glass floor or try out the world’s first underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi resort
- Forget the hotel and opt for a liveaboard: In a country that is mostly made up of water, it makes sense to learn the local way by sailing around many different islands on a traditional dhoni boat during your Maldives honeymoon
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