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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.

  

Wedding

Planning a destination wedding is riddled with challenges. There are so many things you need to get right. Sri Lanka is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world, and it’s now become a dream wedding destination as well. If you are trying to host your wedding here, follow this brief guide to get things started.

Book your venue

Don’t leave things until the last minute. Booking your venue is the first thing you need to do. Start looking for a venue and make comparisons and choose the best venue for your wedding.

Choose the wedding package

Details are everything. After your venue is chosen and invitations are sent to the guests, now you need to focus on the food, the timetable, the décor, and the music. While you can do all this by yourself, it’s better to hire a wedding planner.

Sort out the transport

Wedding Sri Lanka
Wedding Sri Lanka | Image via Malkey Rent a Car

Have you thought about how you are going to get around? If you haven’t, now it’s time for you to think about it. You can hire wedding cars in Sri Lanka as well as regular vehicles for you to travel around the country. There are many rental companies, and one is Malkey Rent a Car.

Arriving in Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka a few days early – the earlier the better. All the final details need sorting through, and you need time to meet up with your wedding planner, check the venue, and taste the food.

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

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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.

  

Looking for romantic places in Singapore for a getaway or perhaps to pop the question to your partner? This article is here to help. Let’s explore some of the most romantic places to visit in Singapore with your lover.

Changi Point Coastal Walk

What could be more romantic than a walk by the ocean? Also known as Changi Boardwalk, this is a wonderful place for a lovely stroll by the coast with your loved one. You can also take a bumboat together and explore the waters here.

Universal Studios

If childhood imaginations coming to life isn’t romantic, then what is? Universal Studios is a must-visit with your partner to revisit some of those childhood movies like the Transformers, Jurassic Park and Revenge of the Mummy.

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore | Image via unsplash

This is a famous attraction in Singapore with its supertrees and gardens with manually controlled environments. It is absolutely beautiful and visiting this attraction will be filled with unforgettable memories for the two of you.

For those seeking to get married

Looking for the best place to tie the knot in Singapore? Don’t settle for less than the best wedding venue in Singapore. Many hotels the likes of PARKROYAL On Beach Road Singapore offer great services and amazing experiences for those getting married.

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.

 

 

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There are all sorts of sensuous and peculiar things in Kuala Lumpur for you to try with your better half. The next time you’re there you should really check these places out. Don’t worry, we’ve added a few less controversial activities too.

Go for a chocolate spa

This activity not only involves chocolate in some peculiar places, but it also includes an ear candling treatment. No one truly knows what it means until you try it for yourself. After the soothing massage treatments, you and your better half are left with a truly fun experience and sticky skin.

Shop at Central Market

Take your partner to Central Market and spend all their money. There is nothing more romantic than that, surely. Just kidding. Enjoy a nice day out in KL’s most famous shopping precinct where you can find adorable souvenirs and handcrafted items as well as a nice meal for two!

Go for a fun day out at a rooftop bar

Now you might be wondering how this mundane suggestion can trump the above stellar points. This particular rooftop bar has an infinity pool! The vibe here is totally unique with a touch of nostalgia and industrial chic. The Swimming Club by The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is an adorable yet classy hotel in Bukit Bintang; please put this on your list too.

Go for an adventure in Jalan Alor

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jalan alor | Image via flickr by IQRemix

Saved the best for last. Jalan Alor is the foodie mecca of KL. This food destination is where you need to be because whatever you feel like eating, you’ll most likely find it here. If not, you’ll most certainly find a delicious localized version of your craving. This place is frequented by locals and foreigners alike for quality yet cheap food, that’s made in front of you.

Are you trying to find the perfect spot for your honeymoon? Look no farther than picture-perfect Phuket to enjoy your post-nuptial bliss with your better half. Here are some reasons why you should pick Phuket for your honeymoon.

Pristine Beaches

With multiple quiet and private beaches in Phuket, you and your loved one will be able to spend quality time on the sandy shores while taking in the beautiful blues of the Andaman Sea. There’s also plenty of opportunity for water sports so come ready to have a blast!

Luxurious Escapes

If you and your loved ones are looking for a dreamy resort, you’ll be happy to note that there are plenty of luxury hotels in Phuket. Resorts such as the likes of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort pull out all the stops to make any honeymooners’ stay unforgettable making Phuket an easy choice!

Image via Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Unforgettable Views

Apart from gorgeous beaches, Phuket’s hilly terrain provides for some breath-taking vantage points around this island. Make sure you venture up a peak to catch a glimpse of the sun setting into the sea with your loved one for a romantic moment for the books!

Exotic Isles

While Phuket’s natural beauty is astounding in itself, being based in Phuket gives couples the option to do a little island hopping. Islands such as the Phi Phi islands, the James Bond Island, Coral island and Koh Bon are only a short boat ride away making Phuket an excellent choice of honeymoon destination.

Sri Lanka is such a beautiful island filled with amazing landscapes and mesmerising beaches. Below are some of the things you should keep in mind when planning your unforgettable romantic escapade.

Why choose Sri Lanka?

Everyone does beaches and mountains for their honeymoon. Sri Lanka is so diverse in climate and small in area, you can enjoy the beaches, mountains, rivers, rainforests and even sand dunes all at once!

Getting here and travelling within the country

Wedding Car
Wedding Car | Image via Pixabay

The best way to reach Sri Lanka is by air. You can get direct flights from many destinations across the world to the Bandaranaike International Airport. Trains are available to almost all cities on the island and you can always catch a tuk-tuk to get around easily. If you’re worried about public transport because of the prevailing pandemic Sri Lanka car rentals offer great self-driving options such as Malkey Rent A Car.

Places to visit

Some of the most exciting places to visit with your better half are Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Mirissa and of course Trincomalee. Ella and Nuwara Eliya are filled with lush green tea estates and the most romantic resorts and hotels. Mirissa and Trincomalee are two of the country’s most beautiful coastlines with sparkling blue water, soft sand and beautiful corals.

Things to do

As mentioned above, there are plenty of different places to check out in Sri Lanka. This means there are a great number of fun things to try out as well. If you visit the hill country or the tea estates down south, you can go hiking or camping in the tropical rainforests and mountains. The views from up those hills are to die for and the climate is soothing as well. If you visit the coastal areas you can go surfing, snorkelling, whale and dolphin watching and if you are licenced, diving.

With a charming coastline flanked by beaches, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is a vibrant city brimming with attractions. Mangroves, mosques, white sand beaches, and adventure sum up the romantic allure of the city.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque is just 20 minutes from hotels like Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort. Built with white marble, the mosque is a combination of Ottoman, Mameluke, and Fatimid architectural styles – the mammoth structure demonstrates the UAE’s commitment to preserving Islamic architecture.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

One of the UAE’s most extraordinary creations, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has a collection of exhibits that goes back to the Neolithic era. Included in the collection are Picasso paintings and Egyptian sculptures. The modern architecture of the building is part of the allure as well.

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The Eastern Mangroves

If there’s anything more romantic than a wedding in Abu Dhabi, it’s kayaking through the city’s eastern mangroves; the mangroves represent the unspoilt side of the city. The tours on offer range from one hour to three hours of exploring – the Eco Tour is ideal for understanding the ecology, but night tours are more romantic.

Beaches

Beach lovers should visit Abu Dhabi beaches for sunbathing and swimming. The beaches are also kitted out with onsite restaurants that serve a delicious combination of local and international dishes; there are plenty of loungers and cabanas as well.

The desert

Dune riding, horse riding and wildlife safaris are a few features of an Abu Dhabi desert excursion. The most romantic thing to do, however, is to spend a night in the desert while sampling delicious food and drinking Arabic coffee.

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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spa | Image via flickr

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.