Home to stunning backdrops, turquoise waters, sun-kissed beaches and all things romantic, the paradise archipelago of Maldives is certainly an idyllic honeymoon destination. Read on to know what awaits here for lovebirds.

Snorkelling and Scuba diving

These are two of the most sought over activities by honeymooners who arrive at the Maldives. Almost all the islands in the Maldives are surrounded by reefs and you could find a myriad of marine creatures dwelling inside and around these reefs. This makes these regions ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Island Hopping

There are a number of uninhabited islands in the Maldives and if you wish to spend a romantic time together with your loved one in total privacy this is one of the best things to do.

Romantic dinner and luxury indulgence

The Maldives is home to exquisite resort properties the likes of Adaaran Select Meedhupparu and these hotels offer Maldives hotel packages that are carefully curated for honeymooners. You and your loved one can unwind, relax and enjoy luxurious comforts at your resort. You could also opt for a romantic dinner under the stars while you are here.

Watersports

If you wish to add a little bit of adventure to your vacation, then join in for an exciting watersport activity. Windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking are some of the activities you could take part together with your loved one.

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At the stage of your wedding planning where you are looking for a honeymoon destination? Look no further than the Maldives! These are just some of the many things that newlyweds can enjoy here.

Stay at a Water Villa

Imagine being serenaded by the sounds of the waves and surrounded by breathtaking vistas at your very own Maldives water villa. Holidays or honeymoons are perfect at such abodes, perched above the ocean, offering you access to the sea below anytime you want to have a dip.

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Escape to a Desert Island

A desert island experience offered by resorts such as Adaaran Prestige Water Villas offers the ultimate privacy at a place that’s completely uninhabited. Be transported on a traditional dhoni (boat) to an island where you and that special someone can enjoy champagne, a gourmet lunch and each other’s company amidst romantic seclusion.

Indulge in Spa Pampering

If you’ve had a stressful wedding, nothing beats a rejuvenating spa session for the both of you! Maldives spa resorts offer a variety of therapies for couples to enjoy including traditional Ayurvedic or Balinese treatments.

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Experience Oceanside Dining

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The Maldives offers some enchanting backdrops by the ocean for an intimate meal with that special someone. Be it on a deck outside or on the beach, such private dining with some fine wine certainly sets the mood for more romance on your honeymoon!

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Around the world, you will find entrancing islands that are renowned for romance. In these visions of paradise, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an exotic escape with your loved one.

Maldives

This archipelago set amidst the expanses of the Indian Ocean has secured a firm reputation as an outstanding destination for romance, featuring pristine beaches, picturesque scenery and a delightful tropical climate. A Maldives resort to consider for your romantic holiday would be Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

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Bora-Bora in French Polynesia

The island of Bora-Bora in French Polynesia is sure to capture the imagination of the couple desiring romance. Here you will find turquoise lagoons, a striking coral reef, tiny islets and the jagged Mount Otemanu which is located within its heart.

Capri in Italy

The picturesque island of Capri is renowned for its villas on the waterfront and limestone cliffs. Undoubtedly an outstanding setting for romance, in Capri town you will encounter charming streets lined with boutiques. You will also find Anacapri, a quiet village offering seclusion and privacy.

Santorini in Greece

Santorini will be a delight for romance seekers with its whitewashed houses and striking churches with blue domes. It also features other attractions such as captivating beaches, outstanding wines and archaeological attractions dating from prehistoric times.

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The Maldives will be an excellent choice for your romantic wedding. When planning a Maldives wedding there are some important considerations that will make it a magical experience.

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Choosing a resort

It is important to select a resort in Maldives that offers good opportunities and facilities for your special day. Some resorts will go that extra mile to ensure that you have a magical wedding experience that you will always remember. When seeking the best resorts in Maldives for your special day, consider those that offer unique wedding packages such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives.

Decide on the type of wedding

Many couples opt for a beach wedding in the Maldives amidst the soft sandy beaches, gleaming waters and refreshing sea breezes. An evening wedding will provide you with the opportunity to have your nuptials with the setting sun as a backdrop.

Incorporate the local culture

In the Maldives, you will have the chance to add elements of the local culture to your wedding ceremony. You will be able to have local boduberu music at your wedding, wear traditional native attire and even conduct the ceremony in the native language, Dhivehi.

Plan a special honeymoon

Naturally, after your wedding in the Maldives, you will probably stay on in the islands for your honeymoon. You can choose to plan what you will be doing on your exotic honeymoon, selecting experiences and excursions that both you and your partner will enjoy.

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Is the stress of planning your wedding getting you down? Well, the good news is, if you plan a honeymoon in the Maldives you can look forward to plenty of stress-free, magical moments with your one true love!

Pamper yourself

One of the best ways to unwind while on your honeymoon is to book spa treatments for couples. Most Maldives luxury resorts have their own spas offering a range of holistic healing options to give tired minds and bodies some much needed personal care.

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Sail into the sunset

A popular activity for couples, a sunset cruise on a traditional dhoni (boat) is not to be missed. Offered at resorts such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives, such intimate voyages most often also feature champagne and canapés that let you toast to your new future.

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Dine to seaside serenades

Most resorts offer special romantic dining options; inform them ahead and you could plan a wonderful surprise. A gourmet dinner on the beach, beside the gentle rhythms of the ocean and under a night sky bejewelled with stars, will certainly sweep your partner off their feet!

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Add a little adventure

After all that relaxing, you may want to add some adventure to your honeymoon. Snorkelling is a great couples’ activity in Maldives, while a plethora of water sports from waterskiing to surfing also offer some fun in the sun and surf.

Hand in hand by the shore

Of course, the Maldives also offers plenty of intimate moments to share; spend lazy days at your overwater villa or just walk hand in hand taking in a magical sunset, as whispers of love eternal are carried away on the ocean breeze.

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Weddings can be stressful and fun at the same time but celebrating your special day in the Maldives is a whole new wedding experience altogether for both guests and the couple! Surrounded by endless blue ocean and white sandy beaches set the perfect romantic scene for a new start together.

Private beach weddings

An arch of vibrant flowers intertwined with the leaves of green, the white chairs that complement the colours on the flowers and the quiet and peaceful surrounding is not just a fantasy! Wed on a private beach in the luxury of seclusion with close family and friends.

Wed under the deep blue

The colourful corals light up the environment that is tinted blue, the schools of pretty looking fish bringing cheers your way as you exchange rings. Yes, it’s an underwater wedding ceremony! Your special day will be truly memorable as you pledge your undying love for each in the depths of the warm Indian Ocean.

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Wedding in Maldives | Image Credit – Ibrahim Asad, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Wed afloat the endless ocean

Board a cruise boat and be making a short journey on the blissful blue waters while you exchange vows with close family and friends. Have fun taking unusual photographs with the hues of blue set the perfect vibe for your new start in life.

Private Island Weddings

There are many private islands ideal for your special day in the Maldives. Romantic destinations are even better when you’ve got an entire island to yourselves, isn’t it? Find all your needs attended to while you just enjoy every single second of your special day.

Interesting photoshoots

When having your beach wedding at the Maldives the experience is never complete until you’ve ‘trashed the dress’. Be it on the beach, in a boat or underwater, find the perfect background for those fun funky poses with your partner. Get wet and get messy and simply have fun while these special moments are captured! To find out more about weddings in the Maldives, check out blogs like My Romantic Travel.

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Romantics have found that the white sandy beaches, blue crystalline waters and balmy tropical weather of the Maldives make the ideal backdrop to the wedding ceremony of their dreams.

Before arriving in the Maldives

Before falling for the idea of having a Maldives island wedding, a great deal of research needs to be done on what it entails. There can be no legal ceremony here only a blessing. Therefore the civil ceremony will have to take place in the home country. How and where the honeymoon is to be spent should also be decided at the planning stage.

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The Ceremony

Exchanging vows and rings under an arch of flowers on a romantic location around the resort island before family and friends is preferred way to conduct the ceremony. Although how the couple is to arrive at the ceremony can be decided on later, it is in a decorated buggy, in a traditional boat, escorted by drummers or walking down a petal-strewn path.

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The Honeymoon

If the honeymoon is to be spent at the wedding location such as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas it should be negotiated with the resort at the time of planning the event. Special courtesies extended to the couple include a bottle of champagne for the wedding night, in-room champagne breakfast the following morning and special room amenities.

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Wedding Photographs

Photo shoots at locations around the resort island a wedding album and a CD of the wedding photos are part of the wedding package.

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Beach weddings are all fun and pretty smiles when you look back at it, but a lot of work goes into making it perfect, and we have a few must dos when it comes to a beach wedding.

Lighting

When one thinks of a beach wedding, the first idea that pops to mind is a dreamy Maldives island wedding at resorts the likes of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. The main rule to follow for the best wedding pictures is, lighting. Natural lighting is what you have to depend on at an outdoor wedding, therefore, time your wedding just right. Also, you can always have lights strung above the wedding if you don’t want to exchange your vows at noon.

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Make it fun

People love dressing up for weddings, and that means shoes. But, nobody wants to walk around with sandy footwear, so make it fun for the guests by giving a shoes optional invite.

Photography

This is a win at beach weddings unless the winds decide to blow harder during the shoot. Regardless, the pictures almost always end up looking amazing because of the panoramic scenery around.

Table Deco

Be it a canopied event or just plain outdoor beach weddings, the table decorations can amp the whole beach vibe if you choose right.

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Have you found the perfect date but not the perfect place? Have you always dreams of a destination wedding that will make your special day, a whole lot more special? Pack your sunscreen, flip flops and wedding dress, your wedding in Maldives awaits!

Why Maldives?

Maldives, as you may or may not know, is a popular honeymoon destination. Many Maldives resorts cater to honeymoon couples or those that are getting married here. Complete with pristine beaches and azure waters, the backdrop for your wedding photographs will look stunning!

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The beach?

If you’re heading to Maldives for your wedding, there’s no doubt about it. A beach wedding is the only way to go. Picture this – your dress gently swaying with the breeze, the love of your life eagerly waiting for you at the end of seashell lined aisle of soft white sand? Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?

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Which resort?

With so many islands in Maldives, how exactly do you pick the right one? Most of the resorts would tend to offer you the same deal, but the key is to look for the one that stands out, in terms of what they offer, resort activities and honeymoon packages. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, amongst many are some of the more popular choices.

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Important things to note

As the Maldives is an Islamic country, you are not legally allowed to get married here, unless of course you’re a local. Weddings in Maldives are more of the celebration rather than the actual marriage – get hitched before you celebrate here.

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From island hideaways beside soft white beaches to thrilling adventures on land and under the waves, Maldives has something for every newlywed couple seeking that perfect honeymoon. It is the ideal place to begin your new chapter of love.

Wonderful Seclusion

After all the activity of the wedding, there is nothing like some quiet time just for you and your partner. Many Maldives luxury resorts are located on their own private island giving you the chance to enjoy true seclusion be it on the beach or in your own villa overlooking the ocean.

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Fun Times

There is plenty of fun to be had for couples on their honeymoon in Maldives. Snorkel and discover vibrant underwater worlds, set sail into the sunset and go on island hopping adventures. Resorts such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives also offer the option of a luxury yacht cruise where you can spend the night out at sea and have Champagne breakfast in bed.

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Spa Bliss

A wedding may be the happiest day of your life but it can also sometimes be the most stressful! The coastal serenity of the Maldives provides the perfect backdrop in which to indulge in couples’ spa treatments and will help you truly unwind and feel refreshed.

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Romantic Dining

Dining in Maldives can be truly romantic affairs and makes for the ideal surprise for that special someone too. Be it a picnic on a private island or a candlelit dinner on the beach and under the stars, intimate dining experiences like these will no doubt be one of the highlights of your honeymoon.

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