This tropical paradise is the essence of romance. The golden beaches, sunny skies, turquoise seas and warm breezes rustling through tall palms create the perfect setting for weddings in Maldives. The island resorts extend out over the water offering sweeping ocean views and the privacy of your own luxury villa. Whether you are planning your destination wedding or on your honeymoon, the intimate ambience of an over water bungalow at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, is hard to beat.

There is plenty to do whether you are a thrill seeking couple or the relax by the water and get pampered types. A large number of Maldivian hotels, each on their own private island, cater to newlyweds and honeymooners. Attractive honeymoon packages offer you the chance to create special moments and lifelong memories.

The Maldives experiences its best weather, with clear skies and plenty of sun, from December to April. There is a host of water sports for those who appreciate the ocean: from glass bottom boat rides to swimming with sharks or diving with manta rays. For culture and shopping, head to the capital, Male, and visit the National Museum that is located in Sultan Park, which where the Royal Palace once stood. Pick up some souvenirs on Majeedhee Magu or stop by the famous fish market. Escape to a desert island to enjoy some solitude and a picnic with your partner. Dial back the pace and explore the Maldives’ spa and wellness culture with a relaxing couple’s massage or yoga class. End each day with a stroll along the beach as the sun sets, followed by a dinner under the stars by candlelight. Symbolic wedding ceremonies can also be conducted in the Maldives and you will receive a symbolic wedding certificate from the Ministry of Tourism.

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So you reached that stage in your wedding planning when you need to think about that all important honeymoon destination! If you are looking for an exotic island getaway full of sun, surf and sand or even a journey deep within mist shrouded mountains, then Sri Lanka is an ideal choice. In this enchanting island in South Asia you will find some truly magical hideaways along with honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka that provide the perfect setting in which to celebrate your love.

If you love nature and are looking for seclusion amidst the mountains, then Sri Lanka’s hill country is ideal. Kandy and Nuwara Eliya are amongst the favourite destinations for honeymooners with breathtaking natural beauty, colonial charm and colourful culture combining to provide an unforgettable holiday. However, another destination that is becoming quite popular and one which offers more seclusion is Ella which is also sometimes referred to as the country’s ‘highest village’ due to its high elevation amidst the mountains. Surrounded by tea plantations and forests, this idyllic hideaway in the hills offers everything from biking and hiking excursions to tranquil backdrops in which to take time out and get to know each other. If you are looking for accommodation in this area, then 98 Acres Resort & Spa is definitely an option worth considering for your honeymoon getaway.

Of course no honeymoon to Sri Lanka would be complete without a visit to its sun drenched shores. The South Coast is home to a plethora of coastal escapes be it Beruwala, Bentota, Hikkaduwa or Unawatuna all offering picturesque settings in which to enjoy everything from long walks on the beach to exciting water sports. Couples are also opting for East Coast honeymoons where they can enjoy relatively more seclusion than the South Coast and a chance to catch magical sun-rises.

There are those couples who will fancy more thrills on their honeymoon and Sri Lanka has plenty to offer them too. White water rafting in Kitulgala is a favourite amongst adventurous travellers, while nature lovers can engage in unforgettable leopard and elephant safaris at Yala, Wilpattu and Minneriya national parks for a honeymoon that gives them a chance to discover the island’s ‘wild side!’

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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