Maldives and honeymoon go together like coffee and donut – they are meant to be together. For decades, the archipelago has been home to millions of newly weds on course to start a very special life together. Sugar white beaches, breathtaking sunsets, endless horizons and water villas all scream romance. Whether you are in Maldives for Honeymoon or simply rekindling your love, the country will not disappoint in the slightest.
With so many choices of resorts perfectly suited for a honeymoon in Maldives, we thought we would highlight a few of them to ease the decisions.
Soneva Jani is the latest venture by Sonu and Eva Shivdasani, owners of one of the best hotels in Maldives, Soneva Fushi. Inspired by the word ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, the resort is one of Maldives’ most exclusive and breathtaking places to visit. Located on Medhufaru island, it is part of a 5-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll and is rife with lush greenery, a 5.6-kilometer (3.4 miles) lagoon with turquoise water and an unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean. With only 24 water villas – Soneva Jani offers unparalleled privacy, with each of the water villas big enough to be a full-fledged house. The water villas come equipped with a private pool with some even having a curving slide that exit onto the lagoon. The coup de grace is without a doubt the retractable roof that allows for star gazing at night.
Gili Lankanfushi has the reputation of being one of the most luxurious and exclusive resort in the world. Often visited by many celebrities, the resort has the largest overwater bungalow in the world as well as other massive water villas. Some of these villas are detached from the island – only reachable by boat, which takes privacy to a whole new level.
A private water garden and sundeck in each of the villas ensure that basking in the sun is as easy as opening a door and your own personal butler will make sure nothing is beyond your reach. Combined with the laid-back, earthy and luxurious vibe of the resort, Gili Lankanfushi offers a honeymoon in Maldives unlike any other.
St. Regis and Maldives are most definitely a match made in heaven. The iconic brand is a mainstay in luxury services, just like the country its Vommuli resort is located on. A 40-minute sea plane ride from Velena International Airport, St. Regis is located on a private atoll stretching as far as 20 acres with everything you’ve come to expect from a Maldivian resort: pristine beaches, breathtaking lagoon, and of course private villas. All the villas are as distinct as they are elegant, with overwater villas designed like manta rays. Expect a gigantic terrace with direct access to the Indian ocean – with all the amenities one could hope for. Couples have access to a state of the art spa, infinity pool, fine dining options and for the adventurers, a dive center. A honeymoon in Maldives might never get more luxurious than this.
Located only 25 minutes by speed boat from Male Airport, Baros exudes elegance and style from its overwater villas to its geometry and everything in between. Regularly voted among the top spots for honeymoon in Maldives, Baros has a plethora of couple centric activities. With a dedicated marine biology team organizing out of this world excursions for guests, there are adventures galore on this resort. Snorkeling as well as diving is also a mainstay of the resort, offering absolutely breathtaking experiences.
The water villas are something to absolutely gawk at, owing to their magnificent architecture and geometry. Naturally, the resort is packed with all the amenities one could hope for making it the perfect getaway for couples.
One of the best reviewed resorts in Maldives, Como Cocoa is something out of a postcard – everything seems just perfect. If it’s a honeymoon in Maldives you’re after, Como Cocoa will not disappoint. With 33 completely unique water villas that are designed in the shape of a traditional Maldivian boat, the resort is the perfect blend of Maldivian culture and heavenly landscapes. Here, you will find no family facilities, making it a very romantic resort, perfect for couples. The spa is simply sublime just like the water activities at the house reef where whether you’re diving or snorkeling, the sea life will overwhelm you. The restaurant, just like its resort is also always highly reviewed and a must visit.