For a romantic getaway like no other, the Maldives must be considered.
There are stunning sunsets and clear, starry night skies, brilliant blue lagoons filled with spectacular marine life and impossibly powder-soft sands and swaying coconut palms. Add to these intimate dining, spa and wellness, beautiful overwater or beach villas with private pools and a host of further exquisite experiences.
Designed with couples in mind there are indulgent spa treatments, charming villas, fine dining, luxury sailing and a wonderful house reef at Maldives’ leading adult only resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa. At adult only Anantara Veli Maldives Resort honeymooners can revel in the tranquillity, unwind side by side at the spa, have their romantic moments captured by a professional photographer, dine in enchanting settings or spend the day on a deserted island with a personal butler tending to their every need. A chic adult only retreat, Hurawalhi Island Resort invites to underwater dining, couples’ pampering at the spa and romantic escapes to a private sandbank for tranquil moments, or a host of watersports are available for those wanting something more energetic.
Many resorts are ideal for a honeymoon or special celebration. The stunning and intimate Milaidhoo Island Maldives in the Baa Atoll offers understated, barefoot luxury, discreet yet attentive service and beautiful thatched overwater and beach villas with pool, a dine-around gourmet plan and plenty of inspiring experiences just for two including sleeping under the stars on an isolated sandbank. At Vakkaru Maldives honeymoon couples can enjoy romantic private destination dining, a couple’s spa treatment or a massage lesson, a delicious floating breakfast in their villa pool and a range of private excursions.
Impressive Joali is all about lavish culinary experiences, sophisticated villas, adventurous experiences on, and under, the ocean, and unique moments. Considered one of the most romantic destinations, award winning Baros is perfect for a honeymoon; ride a speedboat out to an ocean deck for a sunrise breakfast, spend time on a secluded sandbank or dine at the water’s edge. Elegant honeymoon villas can be found at Aadaran Prestige Water Villas, a barefoot butler service at Soneva Fushi and luxurious, minimalist villas on stilts over the ocean or treetop villas floating above the coconut trees at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences. Try the Amilla Glamping experience: a night in a bubble tent with dinner, champagne, sauna and plunge pool.
Wedding Couple, Kandima, Maldives
Renewal of vows
Although only Maldivians can legally get married in the Maldives some resorts can offer a picture-perfect ceremony with a symbolic blessing to create a special day, or for those already married a renewal of vows. Velassaru Maldives offers a range of renewal of vows packages with a Maldivian Bodu Beru – big drum – procession leading the couple to the stunning beachfront setting. At Baros Maldives the intimate ceremony can take place on a private sandbank or on the jungle-fringed beach. Vakkaru Maldives’ vow renewal includes coconut tree planting, a couple’s spa treatment and a private sandbank lunch.
For a romantic and exclusive overnight experience, the tent bubble at Finolhu Baa Atoll offers something different; a transparent bubble tent set on a secluded beach complete with a four-poster bed allows for the most wonderful views of the starry night sky, with a beach barbecue in the evening and a sunrise breakfast at the water’s edge the following day. At Vakkaru Maldives couples can learn the basic art of massage from a trained therapist and explore the Baa Atoll on a private excursion. Honeymooners can enjoy stargazing through Maldives’ largest telescope at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas and, as the ultimate eternal gift, name a star after their loved one.
For an unforgettable dining experience high above the trees there’s Soneva Fushi, One&Only Reethi Rah or Niyama Private Islands Maldives. Or dine surrounded by the hypnotic underwater world at Hurawalhi Island Resort, home to the world’s largest underwater restaurant.
At COMO Maalifushi there is a choice of exciting dining experiences that will make any stay special; a deserted sandbank is the setting for a gourmet breakfast, the powder-white sands for a castaway picnic lunch and a secluded beach or villa deck for a romantic candlelit dinner.
Signature dining venues at Huvafen Fushi Maldives includes a table for two on a rock island on the edge of the ocean reef, a private dining experience around a sunken outdoor tandoor or an indulgent seafood feast set in the waters of the infinity pool. A floating breakfast concept is available at Vakkaru Maldives and A-list hideaway Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.
COMO Cocoa Island tempts with champagne and delicious food served amidst flickering lanterns under canvas on the beach, and in the middle of the beautiful lagoon at Baros Maldives the exclusive Piano Deck reached by a short speedboat ride is the setting for a sunrise breakfast or an intimate sunset dinner.