The Maldives are a group of over 1,200 islands set in the Indian Ocean. Maldives actually means a wreath of islands in Sanskrit. Many of these islands are the home to gorgeous private island resorts. With bright blue clear water, top luxury resorts with overwater villas, and perhaps the best snorkeling and diving in the world it is easy to see why the Maldives are such a popular honeymoon destination! After hearing such great things about these islands I just had to check them out myself, and they certainly didn’t disappoint.
When you land at the Maldives airport, you collect your luggage and then hop on a speed boat or seaplane to your resort. The first thing you notice when arriving in the Maldives is how bright blue the water is! You don’t even need to get into the water to see the brightly colored fish everywhere. But when you do you are in for a treat- with tons of coral and huge schools of fish swimming everywhere it is absolutely the best snorkeling I have ever seen! Many areas in the Maldives also offer great surfing. Don’t miss a dolphin boat cruise where you will have hundreds of dolphins jumping alongside your boat! And the dining in the Maldives is incredible- with amazing fresh fish, sushi, and a lot of Indian influence in the food.
This is the perfect spot for couples looking to unplug, relax, and enjoy the water. The scenery is stunning and the islands are perfectly relaxing. Not only are sunsets incredible, but sunrises can’t be missed either. With hundreds of resorts in the Maldives there is a perfect spot for everyone!
Luxe Tip: Check into Gili Lankanfushi, a resort that is the absolute definition of barefoot luxe- they even collect your shoes on arrival and encourage you to be barefoot during your entire stay! This resort has the perfect sense of place, there is absolutely no doubt that you are in the Maldives. They have an overwater spa, outdoor cinema, a private island for romantic dinners, an underground wine cellar, and unbelievable snorkeling.
For the ultimate Maldives experience, check into a Crusoe Residence at Gili Lankanfushi. These overwater villas are completely private and only accessible by boat. You also have a private hammock over the water that you can swim to!
Not only is this a fabulous honeymoon destination, but with an incredible overwater chapel it would be a great spot to elope, have an intimate wedding, or even renew your vows.
Book your stay with Ever After Honeymoons to receive a 30 minute spa treatment per person, a $100 food & beverage credit, and with at least 5 nights booked complimentary round trip airport transfers. Plus fun honeymoon amenities for couples celebrating their recent marriage!
Images by: Julie Hill with Elysium Creative Media
Written by: Katie Frederick Jacobson, Ever After Honeymoons
Address: Gili Lankanfushi, Lankanfushi Island, North Malé Atoll, Republic of Maldives, Maldives
Phone: + 960 664-0304