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Maldives Wedding

Be it a wedding or a renewal of vows, Maldives offers the perfect destination for couples and here are some reasons why it’s ideal for a new chapter of love.

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Honeymoon | Image by Roberto Nickson via Unsplash

Private Island Resorts

The chance to celebrate your special day on a private island is not to be missed and is offered by resorts here the likes of OBLU SELECT Lobigili which has one just for couples! The best thing is, that such properties will take care of all the planning as well as decorating the venue and setting up the ceremony; afterwards, you can look to stay at an overwater pool villa which adds to the romance.

Idyllic Settings

When you opt to have a wedding or renewal of vows at the best resorts in Maldives for couples, you will get the chance to choose from diverse enchanting settings. Of course, a beach with a decorated area and an aisle of sand beside the Indian Ocean during sunset is a popular choice. For something different, some resorts will offer to host the ceremony on a heart-shaped sandbank offering the ultimate seclusion!

Memorable Ceremonies

It’s not just the settings that are distinctive but the ceremonies too. Some resorts will offer a dedicated ceremony master who will ensure things run smoothly; aspects like a wedding cake-cutting ceremony, a bottle of Champagne to celebrate the occasion, local snacks, and a renewal of vows certificate can be offered too. Properties may even provide a specially curated wedding gift hamper as well!

Unique Honeymoons

After the ceremony, couples can look forward to unforgettable honeymoons; you can savour an intimate candlelit dinner on the beach, while some resorts will additionally offer a romantic photoshoot and a special “floating breakfast” in the pool of a villa! Other highlights can include spa rituals for couples, sunset or full moon private cruises and movie nights on the beach under the stars.

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For the ultimate honeymoon destination, couples will be hard-pressed to find a finer destination than the Maldives and here are some compelling reasons why!

Good morning from your favourite honeymoon island destination in the middle of Indian ocean,
Good morning from your favourite honeymoon island destination in the middle of Indian ocean, | Image by Ibrahim Asad’s PHotograp via flickr

Private Island Getaways

Amongst the unique allures here is the chance to stay at a resort on its own private island that offers sublime seclusion and serenity. Such properties feature beach villas, though newlyweds should look to alternatively try an overwater villa for a unique and intimate experience. Ideal options include OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi which as one of the best Maldives all-inclusive resorts also offers a package with dining delights, unlimited drinks, selected non-motorised water sports and more.

Romantic Dining

Staying at an island resort means that couples can look forward to plenty of opportunities for romantic meals together with dinners on the beach under star-studded skies being a popular choice. Of course, certain properties take dining for couples literally to new depths in a good way; this can be experienced at some resorts that feature an underwater restaurant where you can dine amidst views of coral and marine life!

Spa Healing

After all the rushing about for the wedding, the honeymoon is the perfect period for couples to just take time off to relax and feel rejuvenated which also sets the mood for romance! Resort spas in Maldives offer the ideal setting with treatment rooms for couples so you and your partner can embark on a wellness journey together. Amongst the highlights would be signature local healing rituals such as a Maldivian sand bundle massage and a coconut shell massage.

Enchanting Cruises

One of the best things to do on a Maldives honeymoon is to set off on romantic cruises. The most popular option would be a sunset cruise on a traditional boat called a dhoni, providing the perfect vantage point to witness the sun dipping below the horizon, painting the sky in mesmerising hues. For something different, stay at a resort that also offers a private full moon cruise where you can take in a magical sight at night amidst the serenades of the sea.

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When it comes to a country that exudes romance and offers the perfect setting for a destination wedding, you can hardly find a better choice than the Maldives and here’s more that couples should know.

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Beach_Weddings | Image by CrownTours Maldives via flickr

The Legalities

You may be surprised to know that while in the Maldives, destination weddings are very popular, those featuring two foreign nationals are not legally binding. However, don’t let that stop you from planning a wedding or renewal of vows ceremony here! Many couples tend to have a legally-binding wedding or register the marriage in their home country and have an enchanting and symbolic ceremony in this tropical paradise.

Resorts & Locations

For such a ceremony, the ideal choice would be an island resort with options like OBLU SELECT Lobigili being even more suitable since it’s exclusively for adults only adding to the privacy. The great thing is, such properties provide a choice of location for your special day; a secluded beach that’s been decorated and set amidst infinite ocean views is a perennial favourite, though some resorts even give couples a chance to renew their vows on a heart-shaped sandbank for two!

Types of Ceremonies

Those planning to tie the knot can look to have a conventional Western-style ceremony where the bride and groom wear typical wedding attire that makes for mesmerising pictures as well. That said, some resorts will offer the choice to incorporate more traditional local aspects for a truly distinctive Maldives wedding. It can include a “Bodu Beru” drum procession, Maldivian attire, a wedding officiant or dedicated ceremony master and delectable local snacks.

Special Additions

Resorts here will make your destination wedding even more unforgettable with certain inclusions on, during and after your special day. These can include transporting the couple to the ceremony location in a decorated buggy, a three-tier wedding cake-cutting ceremony, a curated wedding gift hamper, a bottle of champagne and a four-course, candlelit beach dinner. You could also stay at a luxurious beach or overwater villa with a private pool and sunset views for a magical honeymoon too!

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Secluded shores, azure waters, magical sunsets, luxurious indulgences, and moments to cherish; these are some of the highlights that make the Maldives such a perfect honeymoon destination and here’s a guide to help plan such a getaway!

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Honeymoon | Image by Big Bay Group via flickr

Private Island Resorts

Choosing to stay at a resort on a private island is a must, though, for the ultimate privacy, properties like OBLU SELECT Sangeli take it a step further by offering a separate adults-only island. Such resorts will have a special overwater honeymoon suite with a private pool, sundeck with sunbeds and direct lagoon access, while a welcome bottle of champagne and a dedicated butler service add to the experience.

Wellness Journeys

Be it after your wedding or vow renewal in Maldives, you can look to enjoy sublime holistic healing at a resort spa. Choose such a sanctuary where you and your partner can get pampered at a treatment room for couples. Apart from modern wellness rituals, choose a spa that also incorporates Maldivian therapies including a full-body coconut shell massage and coconut body scrubs.

Intimate Dining

Mealtimes on your honeymoon in Maldives can be just as magical with the island setting providing enchanting backdrops. Not to be missed is an intimate candlelit, four-course dinner with wine on a sheltered part of the beach, amidst the soothing sights and serenades of the ocean. Some resorts even offer a champagne breakfast or a “floating breakfast” in your villa’s private pool!

Memorable Experiences

When it comes to romantic things to do here on a honeymoon, couples can embark on a moonlight cruise under a sky blanketed with a myriad of stars. For something different, you can also go dolphin watching or visit a local island to experience local culture. Newlyweds in search of added adventures won’t be disappointed either with snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing and more on offer.

Singapore –known to be the ‘gateway’ or stopover city for many travellers, can often be overlooked as a romantic destination for lovers. The Lion City, however, has a plethora of things to do for newlywed honeymooners or simply those seeking a romantic escape! Here are the top 4 things to indulge in during your romantic honeymoon in Singapore.

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Take a stroll through Garden by the Bay

This impressive nature park located on the edge of Marina Bay Sands and a quick drive from many a studio apartment in Singapore consists of an innovative waterfront and three expansive gardens spanning a massive 101 hectares. A walk through this dreamy garden with your new partner is indeed enchanting and will surely create memories to last a lifetime. Don’t forget to check out the sparkling array of tropical flora and enchanting Cloud Forest during your romantic stroll here!

Enjoy dinner in the Singapore Flyer

If food is your love language, a 4-course meal inside one of the spacious capsules of the Singapore Flyer is a must! Indulge in beautiful sunset views as you watch the sky change colours and enjoy some delicious mouthwatering food!

Go on a thrilling night safari

The city’s most coveted night safari is something you can indulge in with your partner to add a little adventure to your honeymoon itinerary! Located only about 30 mins away from properties such as Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore, the night safari lets you spend a romantic evening exploring the wilds on a guided tram as you observe some of the best wildlife in southeast Asia. Don’t forget to enjoy a warm meal at the onsite restaurant and take something cuddly as a souvenir for your journey back home!

Catch the light show at Marina Bay Sands

Every evening there is a spectacular light show that illuminates the area surrounding Singapore’s most iconic hotel – Marina Bay Sands. Be sure to catch one of the shows as it is indeed a magical experience and is sure to amp up the romance during your romantic honeymoon getaway!

  

 

 

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The Maldives has everything you need for the perfect honeymoon; romance, mouth-watering food, and exhilarating activities to enjoy with your significant other.

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Honeymoon | Image by Big Bay Group via flickr

Make sure to explore

The Maldives comprises more than 1200 islands, but less than 200 islands are inhabited. Most islands are occupied by resorts, hotels, and Maldives residences. When you choose the accommodation option of your choice, make sure to explore the surrounding area and discover the unforgettable beauty of the island nation.

Have romantic getaways

This beautiful country is known to be one of the world’s most romantic destinations, and when you visit the Maldives, you can understand why. If you wish to enjoy a romantic dinner with your better half, there are many options to select from, including underwater dining.

Enjoy activities together

When you are on your honeymoon, you can opt for many activities for couples, such as rejuvenating spa treatments, diving, boat rides, romantic dining sessions under the stars, and water sports.

Explore the country

When you choose a world-class resort like OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, you can savour a peaceful getaway on a private beach. You can also visit popular tourist attractions like the Glowing Beach on Vaadhoo Island, Malé, the vibrant capital of the Maldives, and more.

 

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

 

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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.

  

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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

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Dolphin watching | Image via pixabay

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.

  

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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

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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.