Delicate white sand tickling your feet. The wide open ocean going as far as the eyes can see. The sound of the waves kissing the shore. Breathtaking sunset views beyond compare.
Alavish retreat with all the comforts you could ever want. If this is your dream luxury honeymoon destination, then we’ve got the perfect place for you: the Maldives.
The Indian Ocean plays host to the 1,190 islands of the Maldives, separated into 26 atolls. The capital of the country is Male, situated on the Kaafu Atoll. There are a number of interesting structures and buildings that appeal to visitors in the area, such as the Independence Square, the Friday Mosque and the Sultan Park and National Museum. The Islamic
Center is also well-known, and houses the golden-domed mosque, the largest mosque in the country. The city is also where the Male International Airport, where most flights land, can be found. If you have a few hours to spend, Hulhumale Island, an artificial island with a decent beach and a few good restaurants, is worthy of a visit.
Male, however, is not the primary attraction in the Maldives. Majority of the Maldivian islands remain uninhabited, and because of this, the crystal clear waters surrounding the islands and the marine life in it remain largely unharmed. This is what attracts tourists from all over the world: the gorgeous ocean and the abundant sea life here.
At the Maldives, there is plenty of sunshine for you and your special someone to enjoy. The tropical climate is idyllic, and the constant sea breeze keeps the air cool and the guests refreshed. Shoes and slippers are not needed, for your feet merely glide on the soft, white sand. All these make the Maldives the perfect location for beach lovers, those who just want to spend some quiet, quality time with their loved one. The islands are also ideal for the more adventurous, as water sports, including swimming, snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing and water-skiing, are popular here.
With such a wealth of coral reefs and sea creatures, it is no wonder that one of the most popular activities in the islands remains to be scuba diving. Here, the underwater ecosystems are varied, with more than 400
species of fish and other marine animals identified and described in the Maldivian waters. The over 200 species of corals are home to many fishes, sponges, manta rays, eels, turtles, and even sharks. All of these can be within your reach at the different dive sites all over the country. The larger pelagic fish are usually encountered at the outer atolls. Meanwhile, the smaller species can be seen even in the shallow waters near your luxury resort.
Aside from the natural beauty of the Maldives, one of the major reasons why it has become so popular among newlywed couples is the presence of a number of lush resort hotels on the islands. In general, a resort takes up an entire island of its own. This translates to a vast expanse of stunning, private shore for every guest. It’s the simple, romantic isolation that makes the Maldives so completely inviting to newlywed couples the world over.
A typical resort for honeymooners allows you to choose from several lodging options, the most popular of which are the Maldivian overwater bungalows. These suites are built on stilts over the water. Some of these bungalows even have glass floors, allowing you to view the sea and abundant sea life below, in the comforts of your own room. For some of the best accommodations in the islands, be sure to check out the following resorts: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, and the One&Only Reethi Rah. Most of the resorts in the Maldives are less than an hour away from the capital by plane or air taxi.
The resorts offer a complete array of facilities for its guests. Suites and rooms usually include a bathroom or two, designer furniture, and a complete entertainment system. Guests are also allowed access to resort shops, gym or sports center, restaurants, cafés, lounges and swimming pools.
Food is not a problem, even with the particularly selective. Authentic Maldivian food is full of flavor, typically spicy with a hint of coconut. Fish, specifically tuna, is commonly served. Some must-try dishes include mas huni for breakfast and the breadfruit curry known as bambukeylu hiti. If you’d rather stick with the conventional meals, a variety of international cuisine is also served. Many resorts can arrange candlelit dinners for two in your own deck or by the beach, where you can stare at each other’s eyes under the night sky.
Rest and relaxation is never complete without a trip to the spa, which, fortunately, most Maldivian resorts have. You can choose from a wide assortment of spa treatments, some designed especially for couples, to calm you down, refresh your senses and rejuvenate your mind and body.
The wonderful thing about the Maldives is that it has been able to combine luxurious travel and accommodations with nature conservation and preservation. The government advocates ecotourism, and most resorts adhere strictly to the set policies and laws. Many resorts have also installed certain systems to protect the environment, such as better waste disposal and solar panels. Also, the people are unbelievably warm and hospitable. Most of the hotel staff speak English, and will gladly cater to any of your needs and whims.
A honeymoon vacation to the Maldives is not a cheap trip. However, the expenses for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, where every luxury you can think of is placed neatly at your doorstep, are definitely worth every cent. Some select resorts in the country, such as the Lily Beach Resort & Spa and the Constance Moofushi Resort offer an all-inclusive option, which usually results in lower costs.
Secluded and intimate, the Maldives offers the most romantic scenery and atmosphere that you can
wish for during your honeymoon. Here, first-class service is the standard. There’s simply no better paradise than the Maldives!