The Maldives in the Indian Ocean has long been the go-to destination for honeymooners all over the world—but is it really worth it? Well, they have the clearest and the bluest water you’ve ever seen and miles and miles of warm, white sandy beaches, so yes—the Maldives more than live up to the hype! They truly do stand out as the best honeymoon destination.
The temperature is perfect all year round
The Maldives are really blessed when it comes to the weather. They have the perfect tropical climate which makes them warm and sunny all year round. The temperatures rarely go below 30°C, even though the country does have both a wet and dry season. Keep that in mind when planning your honeymoon to avoid sudden showers and windy weather. The best time to visit the Maldives is from December to April when you’ll experience the most ideal temperatures, low humidity and very little rain. However, if you’re looking to get a cheaper deal, the off-peak season might be the right time for your tropical honeymoon.
Pick a private island
Even though the Maldives are very popular with tourists and newlyweds, there are still parts of the atoll that are practically untouched and very peaceful. From 1,200 islands, only 200 are inhabited, which means that you’ll get to experience the ultimate privacy and relaxation on your private island—most resorts are indeed built on these private islands perfect for romance the honeymooners want. Check with an experienced Maldives travel agent to book a stay like this and you’ll not regret it! They will find a perfect resort for you where you can dedicate all your attention to the flawless beauty of your partner and the Maldives!
Pro tip: try to have a digital detox and completely distance yourselves from the hustle and bustle of the real world.
Take in the nature
The Maldives is made up of many atolls with even more coral islands that are filled with colourful corals and different species of marine flora and fauna. All of these natural beauties are surrounded by crystal clear water, sandy beaches, tall palms and showered in sunshine! So, don’t spend all your time in each other’s arms and miss out on the beautiful Maldivian nature. The stress of your wedding will practically disappear as soon as you step on the beach and take a light stroll into the sunset with your significant other. And if that’s not romantic enough for you, find the Maldives’ glowing beaches that are illuminated with blue light thanks to tiny phosphorescent plankton. It will definitely make your honeymoon evening strolls even more romantic!
Enjoy some great food
Like every island country, the Maldives has many amazing and super fresh seafood dishes and delicious tropical treats! There are various restaurants perfect for romantic dinners, from glass underwater venues to open-air restaurants with an ocean view. It really has everything two lovebirds need!
Try diving hand-in-hand
Even though spending your days lazily lying on the beach might be very attractive, don’t avoid having a little dive while on your honeymoon. No matter how much experience you have at diving or snorkeling, you will have an unforgettable underwater experience. Plus, every island has something unique to offer when it comes to the marine life, so make sure to island-hop and see everything from manta rays, sharks, turtles and colourful tropical fish.
Book a spa treatment
Once you get back from your diving trip, make sure to book a relaxing couple’s spa treatment and massage to de-stress and get ready for the next day feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Your Maldivian honeymoon will bring you even closer as a couple and make sure your marriage starts on the right note. May the rest of your life together be as pleasant and magical as your honeymoon on the Maldives!
Contributed by Luke Douglas.
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