Find your own idyllic and romantic tropical paradise, surrounded by crystal clear waters and underwater coral gardens when you visit the islands of the Maldives. With about only a quarter of the islands inhabited, honeymooners will love the opportunity of a day with a whole island to themselves, as well as experiencing world class spas, water sports and more sandy beaches than you can dream of!
What to do
With a reputation as a diver’s paradise, the warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the waters. All resorts and safari boats give you basic to advanced training, with the guidance of experienced dive instructors. There are many coral reefs throughout the Maldives, all a short distance from one another, so it is possible to dive at a different location each day.
Water, water everywhere – and lots of watersports! Surfing is best between June and September. Also on offer is parasailing, water polo, kayaking, kite-surfing, water-ski-ing, and jet-ski-ing.
Excursions can be arranged by your resort to local inhabited islands to see local fishing villages with brightly painted houses and bustling harbours, calm and beautiful night fishing experiences and even day trips to uninhabited islands where you can spend a whole day with an entire island to yourselves!
Every Maldivian resort has a spa; some of them hidden within tropical vegetation, others on a wooden jetty over the lagoon, and some even found underwater. Maldivians use their own local oils and traditional healing methods to offer calm, relaxation and therapy to help visitors to soothe away the stresses and strains of daily life.
Where to stay
All Maldivian resorts are on their own island. With over 100 resort islands to choose from, ranging from affordable to ultimate luxury, as well as guesthouses available on the 5 inhabited islands, honeymooners are sure to be able to find a place to stay that suits both their interests and budget.
When travelling abroad, you should always take out some form of honeymoon/travel insurance before you go. Policies can offer cover against delay or cancellation, lost baggage and importantly medical costs should you fall ill whilst abroad.