A honeymoon to the Maldives is the ultimate post-wedding treat. Landing on one of the most picturesque group of islands, with sumptuous resorts built on the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, it almost feels like the entire area was designed specifically for newlyweds to spend time with each other in nuptial bliss.
Jetting into Male airport, you have the choice of taking a seaplane, airport ferry, air taxi or speedboat to your final destination. Depending on their location, some resorts will be quicker to reach than others. However, in this case, the most difficult places to reach are often the most special.
It is tempting to do absolutely nothing on your Maldives honeymoon. With the most stunning beaches on Earth, five star service, incredible food and drink available on tap and life affirming views, it could be easy to let a couple of weeks slip by just enjoying some downtime.
However, the islands have a lot to offer adventure-seekers. Regarded as one of the premier scuba diving destinations on Earth, there are a lot of PADI centres on the islands to take short courses and dive with experts. If diving isn’t your thing, snorkeling is a more accessible way of exploring the beautiful seas around the islands. Paddle boarding and surfing are also a great way to have fun on the ocean.
There are also exclusive services available, perfect for honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic break, like being taken to a deserted island for 24 hours. You have free run of the island, are served up top cuisine and spend the night in a luxury accommodation on the beach star gazing. This is a must for honeymooners looking for a unique experience.
Sunset dinners, aromatherapy massages and dolphin spotting are just some of the other blissful ways to while away the sedate days on the islands.
Maldives consists of island resorts – whole islands dedicated to a hotel hideaway. These take holiday accommodation to a whole new level. Every whim is catered for, from the random cheese and wine station in the middle of a deserted beach on the Ayada resort to the alfresco cinema and chilled chocolate room (full of complimentary delights!) on Soneva Fushi.
Sunshine is guaranteed pretty much all year round. However, if there is a low season, it would be between May and November when storms and rain are more likely. You'll find prices are competitive at this time, as demand for European holidays goes up. Weather steadies around March and April, the surf season starts, and this is when the Maldives is at its hottest. Peak time is from December to February where there is low risk of rain, low humidity and endless blue skies.
Because it feels that the Maldives was designed for honeymooners, there are plenty of resorts that offer luxury Maldives honeymoon deals at cheaper prices - from free spa treatments to discounts on food and drink. You might have to bring your wedding certificate as proof to benefit from these honeymoon bargain extras, but if you don’t mind this extra bit of admin, there are deals galore. Let Destination2 find the best Maldives honeymoon deals for you.