When dreaming up images of what your Maldives honeymoon will look like, typically, images of swaying palm trees on a white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon spring to mind and you would be right in imagining so. Compromising of around 1,200 coral islands and sandbanks, the Maldives is truly heaven on earth with a variety of Island resorts offering remarkable experiences from world-class snorkelling and diving trips to private dining and sleeping under the night sky in a Bubble Tent. Below are some of the best things to do in the Maldives for an utterly romantic honeymoon in paradise.
Here is our list of the best things to do in the Maldives to inspire your Maldives honeymoon. Call us on 0121 440 6268 or enquire online for a tailor made honeymoon package.
Cinema under the stars
Watching TV is probably the last thing on your bucket list when honeymooning in the Maldives, however, Soneva Jani makes cinema screenings super romantic with its ‘Cinema Paradiso’ experience, where you can request a classic or contemporary film to watch with your spouse beneath stars. With the service of chefs offering a crafted menu of comfort food, nibbles and cocktails to order, as well as complimentary popcorn and ice cream – this takes cinema dates to an entirely new level.
Most Maldives resorts offer the opportunity for romance with private dining experiences. Some of our favourite private dining experiences in the Maldives includes the Kuramathi Island Lobster Dinner, private champagne breakfast at Hurawalhi’s underwater restaurant, a castaway private dinner on a private island Gulhifushi from Anantara Dhigu Maldives or perhaps on the piano deck at Baros Maldives?
Snorkelling & diving
A destination known for its incredible underwater life, the Maldives is the perfect place to snorkel and scuba dive until your heart’s content. With so many Maldives resorts that surround a house reef, you’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to your honeymoon. Adults-only Hurawalhi is an utterly romantic resort with a house reef, which is very accessible from the shores (or your private pool villa). Another fabulous choice for your honeymoon is the intimate Kandolhu Island, which has just 30 luxurious villas and surrounds a vibrant house reef where guests receive complimentary snorkelling gear to get straight into the underwater action.
Adopt a coral
The environmental impact on the underwater world of the Indian Ocean is no secret and what better way to share a unique experience together on your Maldives honeymoon than adopting a coral to help the affects of global impact on the Maldives with Niyama Private Island’s ‘Adopt a Coral’ regeneration programme. Your ‘Adopt a Coral’ journey begins with a snorkel to the coral nursery, where you both can select your very own coral and even name it, which will then be tied to the coral. After, you’ll receive a certificate and follow up images to watch your adopted coral grow. This is a lovely experience shared together whilst leaving your mark in the Maldives forever while helping repair coral reefs.
Sleep beneath the stars in a Bubble Tent on the beach
Upgrade your romantic experience in the Maldives at Finolhu with a nights stay on the stunning sandbank in the exclusive Bubble Tent, where you can both fall to sleep stargazing the Milky Way from your bed after a private beach barbecue. Then wake up to the lagoon lapping the shores of the white sandy shore, before enjoy a delicious breakfast on the beach.
Sail through Baa Atoll onboard Four Seasons Explorer
Swap island life for life at sea cruising across the renowned Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Choose from a 3, 4 or 7 night all-inclusive cruise sailing between Kuda Hurra and Landaa Giraavaru – two Four Seasons properties in the Maldives. Embark on a three-deck catamaran, soaking up the sunshine and topping up your tan with a cocktail in hand in between exploring dive sites to uncover underwater caves, shipwrecks, sharks and vibrant marine life.
Be massaged underwater
Boasting of the only underwater spa in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi’s underwater sanctuary is an incredible experience where you will get to indulge in massages and treatments whilst viewing the vibrant marine life before your eyes. Huvafen Spa features 2 underwater couple’s treatment rooms as well as over water treatment rooms.
Many Maldives resorts have their very own wine cellars, offering private wine tasting experiences for something extra special on your honeymoon. Boasting of 15,000 bottles of wine and up to 950 labels (possibly the most in the Maldives), Conrad Rangali’s The Wine Cellar is the perfect place to toast to newly married life in style. The Cheese Wine Bar is a great extension offering the world’s best cheeses. Indulge in tasty experiences at the Cheese Wine Bar, with melted Fondue on Monday, Thursday & Saturdays and a Tasting Menu experience on Wednesday and Sundays – all paired with the perfect wine of course.
Play a round of golf
Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa features a one-of-a-kind 9-hole golf course with par three and par four holes, offering you spectacular challenges with breathtaking views unlike anywhere else in the world. Challenge your other half for a fun-filled afternoon out in the sunshine.
Couples Sailing Dhoni Cruise
Sail during sunrise or sunset on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat through the glistening Indian Ocean together for a memorable honeymoon experience in the Maldives. If you’re lucky, you may just spot a dolphin or two as they go about their daily migration. At Six Senses Laamu, indulge in a sunset Dhoni cruise with a selection of canapés and a bottle of prosecco or a pastry basket and bottle of prosecco on the sunrise Dhoni cruise.
Have a symbolic blessing
Whilst you can’t legally marry in the Maldives, most Island resorts offer beautiful symbolic wedding ceremonies for couples. Whether you’re visiting the Maldives on your first, second for twentieth wedding anniversary, what better way than to kindle romance than with an intimate wedding ceremony on the beach in the Maldives?
Visit the underwater Museum
Featuring the Maldives’ first ever underwater art installation, guests at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi can explore the coral regeneration project designed by Jason deCaires Taylor, in which you can snorkel or dive to discover this secret museum.