42 Tips for a Maldives Honeymoon

Como Hotels, Cocoa Island, Maldives, Honeymoon
The 33 over-water villas at Cocoa Island by COMO. Photo courtesy Como Hotels



13. If you are an experienced diver or wish to spend most of your time snorkeling in the coral reefs, know that some islands offer better underwater experiences than others. We’ll outline the best of each further down.

14.  Backpackers and budget travelers are discouraged by Maldives tourism – the Maldives is all about luxury, and the prices reflect this. Hotel rooms cost considerably more than $100 USD per night at the very lowest end of the scale.

15. There are more than 100 resorts to choose from in the Maldives. The fierce competition ensures they go above and beyond to be the best, but it makes it hard to narrow down the choices! These are the crème de la crème…

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, Honeymoon
The villas at Gili Lankanfushi are reachable only by boat. Photo courtesy Gili Lankanfushi

16. Want the Robinson Crusoe experience and the luxury? Gili Lankanfushi has nailed barefoot luxe. Private villas are only reached by boat – the ultimate in privacy for a romantic holiday.

17. Baros Maldives is famed for its incredible over-water rooms with private infinity pools. Heaven!

18. Cheval Blanc Randheli is literally fit for royalty. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were recent guests at this uber-exclusive French resort owned by LVMH. Here’s your opportunity to say that you honeymooned like Will and Kate.

Baros Maldives, Maldives, Honeymoon
The over-water rooms at Baros Maldives have infinity pools. Photo courtesy Baros Maldives

19.  Cocoa Island By COMO stands out for its design, with 33 over-water villas inspired in style by Maldivian dhoni fishing boats. It’s not just the aesthetics we love: the serene COMO Shambhala Spa will ease you into island life, and the healthy Shambhala menu option will ensure the bikini body you worked hard for remains that way throughout the holiday.

20.  A sunset soak in your very own hot tub? Yes please. Conrad Rangali was voted in the Top 10 Best Beach Hotels in the World in 2013. ‘Nuff said.

21.  Soak in your private infinity plunge pool, and then cook your catch of the day on your own BBQ. Island life is at it’s finest at W Retreat & Spa. The Whatever/Whenever service will ensure your every need is catered for, and as it’s the W, you know there’ll be a good party if you’re in the mood.

Maldives, Honeymoon
You can get a private infinity pool at the W Retreat and Spa. Photo courtesy W Hotels

22.  A massage in the world’s first underwater spa is a must-do at Huvafen Fushi. The resort’s Ocean Pavillions feature infinity pools that start from the living room and extend out to the sea. Dreamy.

23. Velaa Private Island can boast that it is the most expensive resort in the Maldives. The Private Residences will set you back a staggering $19,000 per night. Good news though, the base-rate for a beach pool villa on the island is just $1,900 per night – pocket change, really!

24.  There are very few all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives. The best among them is the Cristal All-Inclusive Package at Constance Moofushi resort.

25. All-inclusive LUX* Maldives has also won praise for including a la carte restaurants, premium spirits, water sports and excursions in their all-inclusive package.



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