Because of its unique and rich natural treasures and the traditional hospitality of the people, these islands located south of the Indian subcontinent are emerging as the top honeymoon destination for couples wanting the best of nature. While almost every resort in this place is a hit with honeymooners, here is a list of the 15 best among them for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
1. Hurawalhi Island Resort [ book here ]
Having a rating of 9.5 for two-person trips by the couples who have been here, this is one of the most popular destinations in the Maldives for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. And why not? Hurawalhi boasts of the largest all glass under water restaurant in the world- the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. In addition to this, it has two awesome restaurants- Canneli and The Aquarium.
You can reach your room after a rendezvous in the beach in just a little over a minute. With a little additional charge, you can indulge in activities like windsurfing, off-site fishing and canoeing. The only downer is you can’t take your non-human friend with you.
2. Mirihi Island Resort [ book here ]
A top rated location at Mandhoo, 85 kilometres from Male International Airport, you can reach Mirihi Island Resort in just 30 minutes by a seaplane. And it is a place you should definitely visit for some amazing experiences with your partner, as it has a rating of 9.9 for two-person trips.
The rooms come with flooring of polished wood and outdoor seating arrangements for you to just sit down in the sunset and enjoy a quiet, cozy drink. Another amazing way to wind off is to visit the Duniye Spa which is a hit among the guests.
As for food, you get the world served at your table at Dhonveli restaurant. If you are looking for some famous seafood preparations or Angus beef, you can drop in at Muraka. The Anba bar has some top-rated drinks.
3. Constance Moofushi Maldives – All Inclusive [ book here ]
If you want the best sea experiences at the best price, Constance Moofushi Maldives- All Inclusive at South Ari Atoll is definitely the place for you to visit. With a rating of 9.9 for a two-person trip, it is an ideal honeymoon stop. It is just 25 minutes from the Male International Airport.
Constance features an overwater Upsa which is loved by the guests for its spa and fitness services.
Constance Moofushi excels even in the food department. At Manta you get an international buffet, while Alizee serves you a la carte grilled dishes at the beachside. You can even enjoy an interrupted view of the Indian Ocean from private decks in your villa after grabbing a drink from the Totem or Manta Bar.
4. Baros Maldives [ book here ]
Just 25 minutes on a speedboat from Male International Airport, this property has a 9.7 rating among couples and is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations.
This place has one of the best bars around and you can sit down with drinks from the Sails Bar under the palm any time of the day. You can even avail a special evening cocktail with a view of the sea in the bar.
The villas have been made by skilled local craftsmen with sandstone and timber under international designers to create a natural and timeless experience for you. In keeping with its commitment toward nature, a highlight of this resort is the personalized trip for which you get to plan out with the Guest Experiences Team.
5. Naladhu Private Islands Maldives [ book here ]
Want some of the best dishes under the stars by the sea with your spouse? Then visit Naladhu Private Island Maldives. And to take care of all your special needs while you are on with it, you get to have a private chef and a waiter attend you! And if this is not enough to satisfy your culinary needs, you can always seek out cooking and tasting sessions with a chef from the hotel.
In terms of variety, this is one of the best resorts, as it offers dishes of Thai, Indian, Maldivian and Western origin, and the staff are conversant in a way more number of languages than your average Maldivian resort.
Located at VeliganduHuraa Island, Naladhu Private Islands takes 35 minutes to reach on a speedboat from Male International Airport. It has a whopping 9.9 rating. Take note that children below 12 years of age are not allowed to stay anywhere other than the Beach House, though one child of this age can get free bedding.
6. Constance Halaveli [ book here ]
Another delightful offering from the Constance chain of resorts, this is one of the top-rated locations in Hagnaaameedhoo with a 9.8 rating. It takes just 35 minutes on a seaplane from Male International Airport.
Constance Halaveli offers world class dining experiences in its 3 restaurants. At JAHAZ you get the best of international dishes for your breakfast and dinner. To gorge into some lip smacking fresh seafood, visit MEERU. Asian food is served at JING.
The outdoor pool is available the whole year. You can even pay a little to have someone take good care of your child in case you decide to take a peaceful walk on the beach with your spouse to watch the sunset. At a little extra charge, you get to indulge in the best seaside sports.
7. Veligandu Island Resort and Spa [ book here ]
Veligandu Island Resort and Spa is located inRasdu, which is 59.5 kilometers away from Rasdu. It is the only one of its kind in the island of Veligandu at North Ari Atoll, which has an area of about 22 acres. The white sand on the beaches is a refreshing experience for any visitor. It is also the winner of the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award and boasts of a total of 91 rooms which offer a variety of experiences like Jacuzzi water villas and beach villas. However, this place does not welcome guests below 18 years of age.
8. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at LandaaGiraavaru [ book here ]
Located in LandaaGiraavaru in the region of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it is a mere 24.1 kilometers away from Baa Atoll.
A luxury catamaran known as the Four Seasons Explorer connects LandaaGiraavu with its sister property KudaHuraa through 3, 4 and 7 night cruises. This place is also noted for its special manta ray viewing experience.
They have a Gala Dinner on the eves of Christmas and New Year attending which is compulsory for all the guests present. Prices maybe a bit higher than normal on these occasions.
9. aaaVeee Nature’s Paradise [ book here ]
Said to be the best ‘Nature Discovery Island Resort’ in the world, Dhoores offers some of the best panoramic views and aaaVeee Nature’s Paradise is committed to showcasing that beauty to the world with its minimalist yet efficient design.
To be the ultimate eco-friendly experience, the eco-style bungalows of the resort bring together global environment standards with Maldivian architecture. So you get three kinds of accommodation to choose from- the Goathi, a beach villa with 13 rooms, the Kotari deck villa with 16 rooms, and the KotariKolhu, a suite with 4 rooms. To provide guests with a very real experience of the place, majority of the greenery in the area of 8 hectares has been left undisturbed.
10. One&OnlyReethi Rah [ book here ]
While the One&OnlyReethi Rah has a rating of 9.5 for two-person trip, it can also turn out to be an awesome experience for your kids. The One Tribe beach club caters to teenagers while KidsOnly, with its sprawling space for children to expand their wings, has been especially designed with kids in mind who are looked after by people well trained to handle them.
You have beautiful villas to choose from which are located over the lagoon or are beachside. Located in the North Male Atoll, it takes 45 minutes to reach this by speedboat from the Male International Airport, or around 1 hour and 15 minutes in a luxury yacht.
Reethi Rah has multiple dining options to offer at internationally renowned restaurants. There is the Tapasake Restaurant serving modern Japanese food, while Fandhita Restaurant by the beach specializes in Middle Eastern food and champagne. Reeth itself is renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine. And then there is the Rah Bar.
11. Oblu by Atmosphere at Helengeli- All Inclusive [ book here ]
This resort is located in North Male Atoll, which takes 50 minutes to be reached by a speedboat from the Male International Airport. It boasts of an amazing total of 30 prime diving spots nearby and there is some amount of diving activity going on throughout the year.
Oblu has an awesome 9.4 rating among couples, and The OBLU Experience package is something that contributes to it, what with its world class international cuisine, water activities which include superlative diving, and most notably, the unique Garden Spa.
Like the Naladhu Private Islands Resort, this one too features services in almost all the major languages in the world.
12. Niyama Private islands Maldives [ book here ]
The Niyama Private Islands has the world’s first underwater nightclub. Yes, you read that correct. One of the many superb things contributing to its 9.5 rating is the Sub Six with awesome views of marine life and global music and drinks.
Niyama Private Islands Maldives sports many modern studios with Bose sound systems at the beachside or over the lagoon where you can relax with a drink in private and be creative.
Niyama is a top destination if you are open to some adventures with your taste buds. For instance, Edge is the over-water restaurant serving excellent fresh seafood and the best of wines. Epicure by the beach has some of the best international dishes. There is the poolside Dune café and The Deli restaurant. And then there is Tribal, serving lip smacking South American and African cuisine. You can get Chinese breakfast if you want.
Sipping your drink while contemplating sharks is not the only offer of Niyama. For a quieter, more romantic experience, there is the rooftop bar Fahrenheit where you can stay beyond the sunset to enjoy some awesome DJ music.
13. JA Manafaru [ book here ]
At a distance of 320 kilometers this is a bit distant from the Male International Airport. However, once you reach the spot after a 70 minute long sea plane ride, the property spread over 35 acres on serene white sand makes the wait worth it.
And let not the distance put you off, because you get some of the most beautiful snorkeling sites after riding your boat only for half an hour. Not only that, JA Manafaru boasts of an on-site PADI dive centre.
A top rated spot in Dhidhdhoo, the resort has a 9.4 rating among couples.
As for food, it won’t disappoint. The Ocean Grill by the beach is a hit among the guests for its grilled meat and lobster buffets. The Cellar is an underground bar offering some of the best quality drinks. Kakunirestaurtant serves international and Maldivian cuisine. Andiamo Bistro adds a local touch to the palate with its service of home-made pizzas by select locals. Horizon Lounge is famous for its tapas while at Infinity pool bar you get Asian food. And when you feel like enjoying an unforgettable meal with the sun bathing in the water, go to White Orchid.
14. Adaaran Prestige Water Villas – Gold All Inclusive [ book here ]
The 45 minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport itself is an experience that would leave you breathless among the white desert islands amidst the turquoise waters. Known for their exquisite wooden interiors, Adaaran Prestige Water Villas are the ones for you if you are looking for an all inclusive holistic experience. The Maldives being famous for its dolphins, Adaaran is famous for its dolphin viewing package which would blow you away.
15. Six Senses Laamu [ book here ]
Ever thought of taking a shower under the stars? Six Senses Laamu pushes you beyond your dreams with its unique, never-thought-before experiences like the outdoor bathrooms accompanying the beautiful villas.
Located on Olhuveli Island which is a 35 minutes ride away from the Male International Airport, Siz Senses is the only resort at Laamu Atoll which is located south of Maldives.
This resort offers some internationally renowned culinary experiences. LEAF is famous for its Mediterranean preparations, while Altitude Wine Cellar and Chill Bar are places to try out for their premium wine collection. Longitude, Sip Sip and Ice are its other joints specializing in certain dishes.
Yeah, zeroing down on the one resort that would be the best for you and your partner is difficult, what with such a large number of choices. But take heart from the fact that a blind choice will not hurt a bit. That’s because every resort in the Maldives is an experience of its own. So why wait? Pack your bags and run for those sands.