Honeymoon Destinations: Maldives
Couples from all over the world travel to Maldives every year. With so many beautiful locations and attractions to choose from, the planning process turns out to be quite hard.
Having a perfect honeymoon is every couple’s dream. Nothing could be better than a romantic walk on the sandy beaches, while exploring the turquoise lagoons, scuba-diving in the beautiful corals and spending a luxurious time in the extravagant villas with your spouse.If you are looking to enjoy all these overwhelming experiences and a great deal more, then make a plan to go to Maldives for your honeymoon.
Maldives is undoubtedly considered to be an ideal honeymoon destination in Asia, owing to its spectacular beauty and artificial resorts that have been especially designed for newlyweds. With its 26 oval-shaped atolls and more than 1000 coral islands, Maldives promises to turn your romantic vacation into a memorable experience.
Couples from all over the world travel to Maldives every year. With so many beautiful locations and attractions to choose from, the planning process turns out to be quite hard. Since the Maldives trip is considerably expensive, you want to enjoy all the available luxuries and activities that this incredible place has to offer.
Best places to visit in the Maldives
We have compiled a list of extraordinary islands that you must visit during your honeymoon to Maldives.
#1 Malé Island
When you come to Maldives, Malé should be on top of the list of locations to visit on your honeymoon. It is truly known as the honeymoon paradise for the newly married couples.
For couples who are looking for an adventure, it would be a great time to take a dip in the protected ocean pool, the Artificial Beach, where you can explore the waters either with underwater scooter riding or snorkeling. Make sure to try the famous Dive Club in Malé and enjoy activities like underwater scooter trip, scuba diving, and fishing. You can even share a romantic meal with your spouse while enjoying the spectacular view of seaside.
Couples can also explore this extraordinary place by going to sightseeing places such as the Tsunami Monument, Republic Square, Symphony Restaurant, Male Fish Market, Sultan Mosque, National Museum and The Esjehi Art Gallery.
#2 Maafushi Island
Maafushi Island is famous for its glistening ocean waters, marvelous resorts, and exhilarating activities, making it a favourite destination among the couples.
#3 Veligandu Island
This is another place which must not be missed on your honeymoon. With its mesmerizing beauty, beautiful lagoons and shimmering waters, this island beckons the couples to this place.
#4 Nalaguraidhoo Island
Being the main attraction of Maldives, this island is nothing short of a paradise for honeymooners. Visit Sun Island Resort & Spa, which is a great place to pamper your spouse. Moreover, the famous Nalaguraidhoo Beach, must also be visited as it promises to leave you spellbound with its breathtaking beauty, making this island the most sought after place in Maldives.
Besides being one of the smallest islands of Maldives, Mirihi is a tropical retreat for newlyweds. You can enjoy the evenings star-gazing, while lying on the beach or go on a boat tour to explore the island.
This island offers every couple with sun bathing on the sandy beaches, snorkeling in the sparkling blue waters and splashing in the private pools.
Getting to the Maldives: Flights, Water Boats & Prices
All international flights fly in to the capital city of Maldives, Malé. You can book AUD 1,958* flight on Virgin Australia and travel from Melbourne to Malé, in 10 hours and 55 minutes. Cathay Pacific also offers AUD1,038*, from Melbourne to Malé. It is recommended to make reservations beforehand to avoid facing any inconvenience during the peak season.
Once you have reached Malé, you have the option of either taking a speed boat or an internal flight to get to your reserved island. Make sure to book your luxury resort on a private island in advance. Newlyweds can reserve a lavish bungalow starting at AUD 290–370*. Whereas, a luxurious water villa can be booked from AUD 665*.
Popular hotels and resorts in Maldives
To stay in a water villa on your honeymoon is every couple’s dream. With over 75 different private-island resorts that include water villas and overwater bungalows, you can choose the one that is perfect for you and your partner.All these water villas offer sandy beaches, breathtaking landscapes and soothing massages on the beach.Rejuvenate yourself with a 90 minutes Velassaru Signature Massage at AUD 168*.
#1 COMO Cocoa Island Resort
COMO Cocoa Island Resort promises luxurious spas, extravagant restaurants, and a number of water activities. You can make reservations at this spectacular resort starting from AUD 1541* per night.
#2 GiliLankanfushi Maldives
With its 45 water villas, GiliLankanfushi Maldives, should definitely be the first choice for any honeymoon couple. This place is equipped with every possible luxury, which you can book at AUD2849* per night.
#3 Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, another one of the finest resorts in Maldives, is only a short distance from the Maldives International Airport. You can make reservations from AUD 1659*per night, and spend a memorable time at this resort.
#4 Mirihi Island Resort
Mirihi Island Resort is a great option to consider for couples who are on a restricted budget. This resort offers many spa treatments for the couples. The Adam and Eve treatment is really popular among honeymooners. Do not wait to make reservations at this spectacular resort from AUD 1887* per night.
#5 Baros Resort
Baros Resort, includes a private bathtub with an ocean view, a private wine cellar, a private bar and many other activities. You can make reservations at this luxury resort from AUD 2353* per night.
#6 Veligandu Island Resort
Veligandu Island Resort is rightly known as the couple’s resort, as it offers private Jacuzzi on private deck, along with other spa treatments. You can make reservations here starting from AUD 1704* per night.
Famous cuisines to eat in Maldives
Maldives offer a tantalizing mixture of Arabic, Indian, and Sri Lankan cuisines that provide a great deal of oriental influence along with a touch of western taste. Although, you can find every possible cuisine here, from Indian, Chinese, Italian and even French, it would be a great idea to try out the traditional cuisines of this spectacular place.
Couples are recommended to try Dhivehi cuisine that is a traditional Maldivian cuisine. This unique cuisine offers a mouth-watering combination of flavours that includes both snacks and street foods, which will compel you to try this food more than once.
You can explore the city of Malé and find many roadside markets that are equipped with eateries that boasts of serving mouth-watering and appetizing delicacies and snacks known as ‘Hedhikaa’ in the local language. These include the sweet pastry stuffed with fish, coconut and onions, locally known as bajiya, gulha, a delightful sweet pastry ball that is filled with smoked fish, spicy fish cakes (kulhiborkibaa),fried fish with chili and garlic(theluli mas), deep-fried snacks made from rice, tuna, coconut, lentils and spices (known askavaabu) and let’s not forget masroshi, which is basically a mas huni that has been wrapped in roshi bread and then baked.
Local foods are also extremely popular among the honeymooners. You must not miss the opportunity to try the following local food of Maldives:
- ‘Mas huni’ that is a shredded smoked fish, served with grated coconuts and onions. It is the most popular food that is served during breakfast.
- ‘Garudhiya’is a delicious fish broth that is served with rice, lime, chili and onions.
- ‘Fihunu mas’is a scrumptious barbecued fish that has been covered with chili.
Whatever cuisine of Maldives you choose to satisfy your appetite and tantalize your taste buds, rest assured that you and your partner will be in for a real treat and once in a lifetime chance.
Best time of the year to visit Maldives
Typically, the best time to visit Maldives is from November to April. During this time, the island has an ideal weather, with both sunny and rainy seasons prevailing, making it a perfect time for the honeymooners to enjoy the breathtaking island. However, being the peak tourist season, you might encounter overcrowded places in few areas.
For couples who are planning to spend most of their time surfing and enjoying scuba diving, then May to October is the most ideal time.
Whatever time of the year you visit this honeymooner’s paradise, there is no doubt that Maldives will definitely deliver as one of the most exotic location for a honeymoon. Plan a journey there with your beloved one and be prepared to be swept away by the sheer beauty of its landscapes and an opportunity to make some memories that you will cherish in the years to come.