Top Ways To Make Your Honeymoon Magical in the Maldives
The Maldives have become a honeymooner’s paradise – pristine, exotic and stunningly beautiful. They are the ideal place to celebrate life with sun, sand, water and tranquility. Add to this luxurious over-the-water bungalow resorts and you have a destination that attracts affluent honeymooners from around the globe. But you can’t spend every waking hour sitting in a hammock by the beach, so here are 8 ways to add some magic to your exotic honeymoon in the Maldives.
Maldives is a cluster of 1192 tiny coral islands spread across 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. There are innumerable picturesque lagoons to while away the hours. Many of the island resorts offer island hopping tours. You can book tickets on a cruise or a private getaway. Private Island hopping generally involves a ride in a Dhoni, the traditional local boat. The boat takes you on a scenic voyage and stops for a romantic picnic on an uninhabited island. Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters of Maldives, and walk on the sand bars, as tiny islands spread here and there.
Cost: Full Day Island hopping – Average Price starts from $50 / per person (inclusive of lunch)
A Sea of Stars – Bioluminescent Beach at Vaadhoo Island
There is a fairytale-like, dreamy beach at Maldives. In simple terms it can be described as ‘Tempting!’ It is one of the must to see places during your honeymoon! You may have seen beaches gleaming with sparkles in cartoons, but the sparkles at Vaadhoo Island are for real. At this magical place, the sea reflects the sky like a mirror and is quite wonderful to see! Vaadhoo Island is a sea of illuminating blue stars!
Cost: Average cost around $50 – $100 for boat ride to island.
Rubdown on a couple’s massage
Maldives is also known for rejuvenating and nourishing massages. A couple’s massage is quite a special experience. As you explore the sand and water, unwind and enjoy the rejuvenating massage. Ask for a relaxing massage with virgin coconut oil native to Maldives. Also, you may request for a white sand massage to soothe your aches. For the ultimate experience, try the exotic luxury underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi Lime Spa.
Cost: starts from $150 / 45 minutes
A Luxurious Stay and a Private Boat Ride
The Gili Lankanfushi resort is one of of kind in Maldives and has become world famous. Your honeymoon is almost incomplete if you miss staying here at a Crusoe Residence. The elaborate individual overwater villas have a private sun deck, infinity pool opening to Indian Ocean, rooftop sundeck, and hammock swinging lazily over turquoise water. You have a private motor boat to explore the island. Crusoe residence is a secluded heaven!
Cost: Starts from $ 1355 / per person per night
A Private Gourmet Dinner at One Palm Island
Nothing could be more romantic than igniting your love by having a pleasant private dinner at one palm island. Located at the Gili Lankan Fushi resort, you can have the most romantic dinner ever. The tiny island has one single palm tree. Illuminated lanterns and candles, breezy climate, moonlight on the calm water, makes one palm island the best romantic place to dine!
It is a private dinner and the palm tree with natural bliss embraces your love! Of course, you have a private chef to cook you the sublime menu! No extra charges for destination dinner.
Dream Below The Sea
Underwater romance is the specialty of Maldives. Book your stay at the Rangali Islands Resort to experience sleeping under the aqua sea. Ithaa underwater aquarium restaurant, constructed at five meters below sea level hosts you for your romantic stay. Enjoy the delicacies of authentic Maldives cuisine along with continental cuisines watching the marine life. You will be served breakfast and champagne.
Cost: $500 / per couple (incl of dinner and breakfast)
Submarine Ride – Lively, Enticing and Adventurous
One of the not to miss activity for honeymooner is exploring the marine life in their world! Yes, don’t miss this submarine ride at Maldives. Whether you have experienced a submarine ride or not, Maldives is one of its kind. Gear up for some adrenaline rush! Get a new flavor of romance explored deep in the ocean! You will not forget this astounding experience. All resorts provide offer to book a submarine ride.
Cost: $120 / per person and it takes around 3 hours for the underwater ride.
A sunset cruise is one of the most amazing things you can do on your honeymoon. It is a staple thing to do in the island escapades. It definitely looks romantic to watch the sunset sitting over the shore! Yet, it provides an amazing experience to watch the Sun going down on a boat over the tranquil ocean.
The best places to watch the astounding sunset Anantara Kihavah, Dhiggiri Sunset Point and Alila Villa Hadahaa. You can request your resort to arrange a sunset cruise for you!
Cost: Starts from $60 / person
About The Author: This article was shared by Shahil Shah, a passionate travel enthusiast who loves to write about various travel stories and tips from around the world through my blog Holiday Birds.
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