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A Maldives honeymoon is unique. It can be as exciting or laid-back as you wish. Here are a few insightful pointers to choosing the Maldives as your honeymoon destination!

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The luxury properties

The Maldives oozes luxury, especially in its resorts! Before making your decision, you need to go through all the available amenities and services provided by your potential Maldives honeymoon resort and check to see if it’s up to what you expect. Places such as Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives have several adventurous expeditions included as well, which is likely to make your honeymoon truly unique! Picking a room that overlooks the stunning blue Indian Ocean is ideal, as you can start and begin your day with a full view of the ocean.

Food and drinks

The best part about the Maldives resorts is that they’re often all-inclusive, so you don’t have to really stress about carrying your wallet all over the resort! Although alcohol is looked down upon on the mainland, resorts possess their own license, which allows you to drink as much as you please! Also, the properties have a large variety of food and restaurants to choose from.

Water sports

If you and your partner are into adventurous excursions and need a bit of an adrenaline rush, try your hands at the various water sports available. Whatever ocean-related activity you’re looking forward to, you’re sure to find it in the Maldives! In fact, nearly all resorts have services, which provide exciting water sports opportunities such as kayaking, diving, parasailing, and much more.

Dream Wedding in Maldives

 

If it’s magical island romance and beachside bliss you want for a wedding, you can’t beat the Maldives! Here’s more to help you plan your special day.

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wedding in maldives | Image via Pixabay

Legalities of the Wedding

You should know that for non-residents, a wedding here will not be legally binding. Because of this, many couples opt to get legally married in their home country and celebrate it with a symbolic ceremony here or vice versa. When it comes to a renewal of vows, Maldives is an ideal destination for it too and you will not need any legal documentation for such ceremonies either.

Resort & Location

Be it for a wedding or a renewal of vows, choosing the right private island resort is important. Ideal options include properties like Kandolhu Maldives that provide sublime coastal backdrops, bespoke planning and the services of a wedding coordinator. For the ceremony location, a secluded beach is always a popular option, though you can even consider a private yacht at sunset!

Package Inclusions

Ideally, check to see if the resort offers a special wedding or renewal of vows package that will feature not only the planning and coordination aspects but other additions too; these can include a decorated beach venue, a master of ceremonies, a cake and bottle of champagne, photography session and even local ‘bodu beru’ drummers who will add a Maldivian touch to the event.

Best Period

The good news is that there’s no bad time to have your Maldives wedding! That said, the peak season from November to April is when you can experience the best weather with plenty of sunshine; bear in mind rates will be higher too. The off-peak season from May to October sees the arrival of rains though not all the time so you can still host your ceremony, while rates will be less too.

  

Maldives Honeymoon

 

In the Maldives, budget honeymoons can still be unforgettable and utterly romantic if you choose the right resort and here are some special experiences you can enjoy.

Have Sandbank Picnic

Plan an intimate escape to a secluded sandbank for two; ideally, your Maldives resort will provide a dhoni (traditional boat) ride to such a sandbank or a remote island where you can snorkel and laze in the sands to your heart’s content. When hunger strikes, savour a chilled picnic lunch served with drinks amidst this sublime topical paradise.

Indulge in Couples’ Spa Rituals

There’s no better way to relax on your honeymoon than getting a couples’ massage on a shared journey of wellness. To make this experience more magical, resorts like Kurumba Maldives offer outdoor treatments under the stars which include an aromatic bathing ritual, golden cowry shell massage, head massage as well as chocolate-dipped fruits and champagne!

Take a Private Sunset & Dolphin Cruise

Dolphin watching
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Another of the popular honeymoon activities in Maldives is to embark on a private sunset and dolphin cruise; as you journey into an unending horizon and take in the spellbinding view of the setting sun, you also have a chance to spot spinner or bottlenose dolphins swimming and frolicking amidst the water. It will be an experience to truly treasure.

Enjoy Dining by the Sea

As the day ends, you can surprise your sweetheart with a romantic beach dinner! Many resorts will organise such intimate dining by the shore at a special area set up with delectable courses and fine wine. Best of all is the setting where you can enjoy the sights and serenades of the ocean, while myriads of stars twinkle above.

  

Maldives

The Maldives boasts world-class resorts on private islands, crystal clear water with powdered sandy beaches, natural attractions, mouth-watering food, and so much more. This makes the romantic paradise the ideal location for couples who wish to spend their honeymoon in peace. Keep these important points in mind when planning your honeymoon trip to the Maldives to enjoy an extraordinary getaway.

Plan Your Honeymoon Getaway in Advance

It is always better to plan your vacation as early as possible to avoid disappointments. As the Maldives is very popular amongst honeymoon couples, the best rooms in many island resorts often get reserved in advance. So, start your search for world-class Maldives beach hotels early to enjoy a worry-free journey.

Pick the Ideal Island Resort

The Maldives is home to about 1200 islands – some of which host luxury beach resorts like Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. As more new resorts keep opening each year, you will need some time to research and choose the best accommodation that suits your needs. Many resorts are located on private islands that allow you to experience a luxurious honeymoon in seclusion.

Decide the Best Time To Visit

Romantic Dinners
Romantic Dinners in Maldives – Image by weyang via Pixabay

Travelling to the Maldives during the summer would be ideal. Look forward to being bathed in sunshine as you rest on the immaculate beach next to the azure ocean with your loved ones. Consider December to March, the best time to visit the Maldives.

Choose an All-Inclusive Vacation Package

There are many packages to choose from at different Maldives resorts. If you go for an all-inclusive package, you and your partner can benefit from everything beyond accommodation like snacks, drinks, and entertainment to share a once-in-a-lifetime luxury vacation.

 

 

Maldives Honeymoon

Doing this at a sought after honeymoon location such as the Maldives would not only provide the ambience to foster the intimate relationship but also make it possible to create lasting memories for both of you!

Do a stroll

Continue that initial magic of holding hands and strolling along by visiting Trou Aux Biches, one of the best beaches in the Maldives for honeymooners. Hold hands on the shimmering white hands, with the sun kissing both of you as you hold hands and cuddle as husband and wife.

Join a cruise

Move away from your beach resort Maldives and join a cruise ship, to witness the mighty ocean by the side of your love. Savour the tranquillity and isolation of a remote island or deserted beach as you discover each other.

Pamper yourselves

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Feel the ultimate rejuvenation and heightened senses from the healing hands and carefully picked fresh products at an unforgettable spa experience of your choice such as at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, an experience of a lifetime.

Be mesmerised

Visit the underwater world with your partner to experience the brilliant coral reefs, colourful fish and even snorkel alongside giant whale sharks, such share moments together will create unforgettable lasting memories.

Dhoni Ride

When planning your honeymoon in the Maldives, you could include many romantic and enjoyable things to do that will make your experience delightful and unforgettable.

Secluded island stays

In the Maldives, while you have the chance to stay at island resorts, some offer even greater privacy; properties like Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives have an additional and exclusive adults-only island too where couples can enjoy sublime seclusion, stay at a luxurious beach bungalow and wine and dine amidst enchanting ocean vistas.

Spa treatments

spa Treatments
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Enjoying relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments would be another great experience to add to your Maldives honeymoon. Certain all inclusive hotels in Maldives feature double rooms at the spa where couples can enjoy holistic healing rituals together be it massages or traditional Asian therapies delivered by skilled therapists.

Sandbank picnic

Another great romantic experience that you could enjoy in the Maldives would be a picnic on the pristine sands of a secluded sandbank. During one of these picnics, you could enjoy quality time with your life partner and discuss your new life together whilst taking in the sight of the gleaming ocean and sipping a refreshing beverage.

Dhoni ride at sunset

For a genuine local experience in the Maldives, take a ride in a dhoni, a traditional sailing vessel, with your loved one. On one of these excursions, you will head out into the expanses of the Indian Ocean, providing you with the opportunity to admire the stunning natural scenery and the sight of a majestic tropical sunset.

Maldives Wedding

If your plan for your big day involves sand, water, and sun, you have already agreed to make a remarkable difference. There are some special aspects to focus on when you are planning a beach wedding.

Attire considerations

If it’s a beach wedding, you should say no to heels. You may wear sandals, wedges or even choose to remain barefooted. About the dress, be mindful when you are selecting the material of your dress. It should make you comfortable.

Dress codes for guests

Let the guests know in advance that it’d be a beach wedding. If you are giving away invitation cards, you may also mention the dress code as casual or semi-formal.

The setting

Hotels such as Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa offer the perfect settings for beach weddings in Malaysia. Since there’s enough space, the wedding planner can even include fun games and activities to do during the ceremony.

The preparations

Beach Weddings
Beach wedding | Image via Unsplash

Do not forget to double-check the audio set up before the wedding. If you are hiring a DJ, make sure he comes with a mic. Beach weddings often get disturbed by the winds, so having a good sound system is important.

 

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In a very short time span the Maldives islands have become synonymous with luxury vacations and are one of the most dreamt about travel destinations in the world, and for good reason too.

The Beaches

There are hardly any places in the world that offer beaches that match up to the Maldives. The islands of the atolls that form this nation have beaches composed of powdery sands with waters that are a pristine transparent turquoise.

Over-Water Villas

The opportunity to reside in luxurious abodes situated above ocean waters is something that was pioneered in this nation. Nowadays, any given Maldives hotel would have their own unique over-water villas to choose from, with options such as Kandolhu Maldives.

Private Islands

What is more romantic than having an entire pristine tropical island to you and your significant other? In the Maldives, there are many uninhabited islands to choose from. Your resort can arrange everything from transportation to a personalised picnic basket to make your experience unforgettable.

Glowing Beaches

The bioluminescent beaches of the Maldives have become legendary. Walking side by side with your partner along a beach that is illuminated by the ambient glow of neon ocean water is definitely something out of a dreamscape.

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The deep blue sea and the silky beaches are uniquely connected to Maldives, a destination much favoured by honeymooners. But the treasure trove that lies in this dreamy destination is richer and deeper. The cluster of beautiful islands, which comes into view as you land in the Maldives, is the first hint. The islands add much glamour to the destination, especially as it is spread across the huge swathe of Indian Ocean.

Before setting off to explore the rich treasure trove, you need to find proper accommodation. Since it is a tourist hotspot, the Maldives luxury resorts are not hard to find. However, the best option is if you book a resort like Adaaran Prestige Vadoo in advance lest they will be fully booked.
Once settled down in the resort of your choice, you can take time to organise a day trip in the capital, Male. There is an old palace, which has been converted into a museum. The museum is home to a good number of interesting archaeological findings. If you are looking for a souvenir-like item, there are shops open until around 11 pm.
Male is a highly populated city where you can observe the common Maldivian lifestyle. The capital lies with skyscrapers along the narrow street in sharp contrast to the idyllic atmosphere surrounding a private island.
When you do not have anything fixed on your holiday schedule, exploit that free time to enjoy the scenery. The Maldivian sky is so enchanting, and you will find yourself looking forward to evening to settle in. The blue sky turns out to be a magnificent combination with crystal white beaches and deep blue waters glistening as dusk dawns slowly.
Look for underwater adventures as well. Maldives made history with its former President having a cabinet meeting underwater in a bid to address the climate change. Underwater adventure is among other favourite water sports such as surfing and snorkelling. Even if you have no idea about snorkelling, do not ever worry. There are courses that you can take up for learning the much-adored water sport.

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Berjaya Praslin Resort - Resort Aerial Beach Against Sky
Berjaya Praslin Resort - Resort Aerial Beach Against Sky
Berjaya Praslin Resort – Resort Aerial Beach Against Sky

As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations Praslin Island offers newlyweds a pristine piece of paradise all to themselves. Littered with Seychelles honeymoon resorts and hotels including the likes of Berjaya Praslin Resort and countless others, honeymooners are spoiled for choice when it comes to holiday packages in Praslin. Less than 29 miles from Mahé the island is the second biggest island in the country in both scale and populace. Lined with verdant valleys and forests of palm the island is a tranquil alternative to the more tourist congested Mahé.

Renowned for its white, sandy beaches and stunning coastlines couples can expect to find a beach holiday destination ideal for their first vacation as a married couple. The island’s most popular beaches include Anse Lazio which is frequently dubbed ‘The best beach in the world’ by many a travel publication and poll. Ideal for swimming activities, the granite boulder laden beach is also home to two scenic coves and serves as one of the best snorkelling destinations in the Seychelles. The beach is especially breathtaking at first light. The beach, however, is not all there is to marvel at when in Praslin as the iconic Vallée de Mai, the globe’s most extensive coco de mer forest and World Heritage Site, is also found here. The forest is perhaps best known as the leafy home of all six endemic species of palm trees in the Seychelles.

As an island which attracts many an artist, culturally inclined couples can also explore the many art spaces and galleries occupying the island including Galerie Passerose. The Cap Samy Art Gallery commands a captivating location 300m above sea level on a hillside location. Honeymooners can also venture inland to visit the biggest human settlement in Praslin named Grand Anse where local restaurants and other recreational facilities are found. The country’s national bird, the black parrot is also frequently spotted here, especially close to the Church of St. Matthew and its vicinity.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+