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10 Romantic Honeymoon Resorts in Maldives That Will Make You Swoon!

Romance is in the air, dear vacationers! A holiday is a great time to rekindle your love and spice up your life, be it your first holiday together, a honeymoon, an anniversary or a spontaneous decision to travel. A romantic break is a much-enjoyed experience, and it does much to your love life. What better place to explore with your loved one, than the Maldives? Filled with one beautiful beach after the other, atoll after atoll of breathtaking corals, lush greens, swaying palms, white sands and crystal blue waters, it is time to rediscover your romance and kindle flames with a beach vacation to the Maldives! We recommend a luxurious resort to make your stay even more memorable. If you're doubtful of where to stay in the Maldives, don't worry - we've done the groundwork for you! Go through our list of top 10 honeymoon resorts in the Maldives (in no particular order), and surprise your sweetheart today with a vacation!

1. Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
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One of the most luxurious and private resorts in the world, Gili Lankanfushi is a romantic resort in all its glory! Frequented by the rich and famous, many celebrities enjoy private breaks here. It hosts the largest overwater bungalow in the entire world - all water villas are huge. Some villas are only reachable by boat, which ensures maximum privacy. Don't worry though as each couple is greeted by a personal butler who takes care of all arrangements for you. Private dining, a well-stocked wine cellar with an exquisite sommelier and breathtaking views make Gili Lankanfushi one of the most gorgeous honeymoon resorts in the Maldives. Combined with the rustic, earthy, natural and uber-luxe vibes of the resort, this place is a sure win!

Location: This private sanctuary of love is located on Lankanfushi, a private island twenty kilometres north of Malé.
How to reach: The closest airport to the resort is at Malé. On landing at Malé International Airport, the resort staff will escort you on a private boat to the island, for an extra charge.
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 1450 (off-season)
USD 1920 (season)
Amenities: Private pools, in-house access to the ocean, private dining, underground wine cellar, Chocolate Cave, personal butler, 'Meera' - spa, sunset views, room service, goodie bags, open-air sun deck, non-motorised water sports activities (windsurfing, canoeing, sailing), yoga and Tai Chi sessions, sauna and steam bath, diving school, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, speedboats, game fishing, table tennis, jogging, board games, Wi-Fi, laundry
Type of accommodation: Water villas, island villas
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2. COMO Cocoa Island Resort 

COMO Cocoa Island Resort Maldives
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This small yet elegant five-star hotel will redefine your standards of luxury! Nestled in the cyan waters of the Indian Ocean, the resort boasts of water villas and island villas that resemble traditional Dhonis (Maldivian fishing boats), giving you an exotic home-away-from-home feeling. The resort does not have family facilities which guarantee privacy and a romantic setup making it a perfect honeymoon resort in the Maldives. With excellent room service, lip-smacking delicacies from around the world in its top-class restaurant and drop-dead gorgeous views, COMO Cocoa wins on all fronts!

Location: The resort is located on Makunufushi, a private island forty kilometres south of Malé.
How to reach: Guests can land at Malé International Airport, which is the nearest airport. Staff from COMO will meet you and take you on a complimentary speedboat ride to the resort. 
Price per night: Prices are flexible, and offers are available online. Special offers are also put up regularly.
USD 972 (off-season)
USD 1045 (season)
Amenities: COMO Shambala Retreat - Asian spa, recreational centre, 'Ufaa' - five-star restaurant, 'Faru' - bar, entertainment centre in each room, room service, private sundeck, diving and snorkelling centres, private reef, split level bedroom, bathroom goodie bag, beach goodie bag, private dining, yoga pavilion, outdoor showers, hydrotherapy pool, gym, steam room, Wi-Fi, laundry
Type of accommodation: Water villas, island villas, Dhoni suites, Dhoni loft suites
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3. Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi Maldives
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One of the most eco-friendly resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi takes it's 'no news, no shoes' motto very seriously. Giving off a Robinson Crusoe-esque vibe, the resort is furnished with driftwood, mosquito nets and sleek amenities disguised as primitive artefacts. This resort boasts of many complimentary features and goodies, from free artisanal chocolate to rent kayaks. These make for perfect dates with your sweetheart! A personal butler, world-class food, wild adventures, explorations and some exhilarating water sports await you and your significant other at this resort.

Location: Located at Kunfunadhoo Island in Baa Atoll, this resort is about two hundred kilometres to the northwest of Malé, and is at a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve too.  
How to reach: After reaching Malé International Airport, staff from the resort will escort you to a seaplane which will reach the resort after a forty minute flight
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 1270 (off-season)
USD 1800 (season)
Seaplane from the airport - USD 440
Amenities: On-site reef, snorkelling, diving, manta ray sighting, whale shark sighting, personal butler, private pools, 'Bar(a)bara' - bar, 'Fresh in the Garden' - restaurant, 'Mirihee Mitha' - restaurant, free artisanal chocolate, ice creams and cheeses, spa, fitness centre, yoga classes, free loaner bicycles, free sailboat rentals, free snorkel rentals, free kayak rentals, dive centre, wakeboarding, waterskiing, fun tubes, wine cellar, gift shop, observatory, kids' pool, outdoor theatre, Wi-Fi, laundry, Alfresco bathrooms, hammocks
Type of accommodation: Beach villas - thatched roofs and minimalistic élan
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4. Baros Island Resort 

Baros Island Resort Maldives
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One of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Baros is a haven of love and romance. The overwater villas are bereft of any disturbance or commotion, which gives it a gorgeous, idyllic setup. The reef and amenities make for some great couple-centred activities. This honeymoon resort in the Maldives is unique because of its dedicated marine biology team which curates breathtaking and personalised experiences for the vacationers. Indulge in some thrilling adventures with your loved one, by making use of the snorkelling and diving lessons as well! The wide range of restaurants, lounges and amenities makes this resort a perfect couples' getaway.

Location: The resort is located on a private island that is approximately twenty kilometres northwest of Malé Airport  
How to reach: Once you land at Malé International Airport, a team from the resort will guide you to a private speedboat, which will take you to the resort after a twenty-five-minute ride
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 1480 (off-season)
USD 1596 (season)
A speedboat from the airport - USD 222 per adult
Amenities: Lime restaurant, Lighthouse lounge, Sails bar, The Cayenne Grill restaurant, diving centre, marine biology centre, snorkelling tours, coral planting workshop, canoeing, catamaran sailing, infinity pool, 24-hour room service, yoga classes, library with pool table, sea scooter, water skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, laundry
Type of accommodation: Overwater villas, beach villas, pool villas, suites
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5. Mirihi Island Resort 

Mirihi Island Resort Maldives
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This gorgeous private resort is much more affordable and is a great price to pay for the host of amenities. This 4-star resort boasts of a great location - you can sport reef sharks, green turtles and manta rays from your very room! The luxurious rooms are private, and the resort never seems crowded even at full occupancy. The barrage of activities and events, and the great treatment meted out to guests makes this a couples' favourite. The rooms don't have a television - reconnect with your partner without any distractions! Bonus tip: Try out the Adam and Eve spa treatment for couples, which comes with a complimentary champagne dinner by the beach.

Location: The resort is located on a private island in the South Ari Atoll, at a distance of about eighty-five kilometres south of Malé
How to reach: After alighting at the Malé International Airport, the resort staff will direct you to a seaplane that reaches the island in about half an hour, at an extra charge
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 683 (off-season)
USD 709 (season)
Seaplane from Malé Airport - USD 526.50 per adult
Amenities: Duniye spa, Dhonveli buffet restaurant, Muraka restaurant, Anba bar, Swedish massage, Thai spa, private lounge area, fully stocked minibar, personal safe, ocean-facing rooms, direct access to beach and lagoons, open-air shower, house reef with own shipwreck, snorkelling, diving, watersports, ocean kayaks, indoor games, beach volleyball, badminton, fitness centre, laundry
Type of accommodation: Water villas, beach villas
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6. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa 

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives
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A part of the famous Taj Group, this 5-star resort and spa boast of an aura of luxe and elegance, with its beautiful villas, regal service and top-class amenities. From personal butlers, private dinners on treetops or sandbars, and snorkelling lessons, to poolside libraries, personalised parting gifts and a private island spa, this honeymoon resort in Maldives will make all your vacation dreams come true! Explore the tropical nation in comfort and royalty with your better half, the Taj style.

Location: The resort is very close to Malé, at a distance of only eight kilometres. It is located at Emboodhu Finolhu Island, to the south of Malé Atoll
How to reach: The easiest way is to reach through Malé International Airport. A fifteen-minute speedboat ride arranged by hotel staff at an extra cost
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 843 (off-season)
USD 1031 (season)
A speedboat from the airport - USD 200 per adult
Amenities: 24 Degrees European and Pan-Asian restaurant, The Deep End restaurant, The Equator Bar lounge, private dining, infinity pool, dolphin base dive, snorkelling, gift shop, library, beach volleyball, football, water sports centre, indoor games, room service, personal butler, Jiva Grande private island spa, Wi-Fi, laundry
Type of accommodation: Lagoon villa, Presidential suite, island villas, plunge pool villas
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7. Veligandu Island Resort

Veligandu Island Resort Maldives
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One of the more affordable options at the Maldives, Veligandu Island Resort is a haven of beauty and grace. Surrounded by white beaches and turquoise waters, the resort offers all-inclusive packages as well that are bound to go easy on the wallet and unforgettable on the heart.

Location: The island is located at the North Ari Atoll, at a distance of forty-five kilometres southwest of Malé
How to reach: After alighting at the Malé International Airport, the resort staff will escort you to a seaplane, which will take you to Veligandu Resort in twenty minutes
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 600 (off-season)
USD 720 (season)
Seaplane from the airport - USD 310 per adult
Amenities: Private sundeck, washroom goodie bag, Madivaru restaurant, beach dinner, Thundi bar, Athiri bar, white sand beach, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, surf biking, scuba diving, lagoon and house reef, snorkelling, infinity pool, football pitch, fitness centre, Duniye spa, Wi-Fi, laundry
Type of accommodation: Jacuzzi water villas, water villas, island villas, suites
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8. St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort 

St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
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This idyllic resort is popular for its unique, flowing architecture which is eclectic and elegant. Lose yourself in its winding rooms and airy villas, with your loved one. If you and your partner are marine enthusiasts, you are in for a treat! You are sure to enjoy the views and unique biodiversity of the area - from clownfish, surgeonfish, parrot fish, turtles, spinner dolphins, corals, overhangs, underwater caves and many more.

Location: Located in the Dhaalu Atoll, this resort is about a hundred and sixty kilometres away from Malé
How to reach: On landing at the Malé International Airport, a seaplane will take you to the resort at an extra charge
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 1200 (off-season)
USD 1450 (season)
Seaplane from the airport - USD 645 per adult
Amenities: Wi-Fi, snorkelling, diving, infinity pool, Whale Bar, Decanter underground wine cellar, private beach, fitness centre, gym, spa, overwater treatment rooms, anti-gravity yoga classes, personal butler, sunset cruise, wine-tasting, watersports centre, marine biology centre, kids' club, steam room, sauna, laundry
Type of accommodation: Beach bungalow, water villas, garden villas, sunset villas, suites
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9. The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

The Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
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If your romantic getaway involves equal proportions of pampering, wine, great food and endless adventure, this place is the best bet for you! Located on a remote island, the Four Seasons Maldives offers you a relaxing spa-tacular setup, combined with world-class cuisine. Regular snorkelling and diving expeditions organised are also bound to bring you up and close with sea turtles, manta rays and even sharks. The entire property gives off a tropical haven-vibe, with a subtle, seamless elegance fit for royalty.

Location: Housed at Baa Atoll, about two hundred kilometres to the northwest of Malé, this resort is located on a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
How to reach: After reaching Malé International Airport, staff from the resort will escort you to a seaplane which will reach the Four Seasons Maldives after a forty minute flight
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 890 (off-season)
USD 990 (season)
Seaplane from the airport - USD 440
Amenities: Marine Discovery Centre, open-air loft room, private beach, local cultural artefact gallery, Al Barakat open-air restaurant, diving school, snorkelling, fitness centre, bar, pool, Ayurvedic spa, sauna, steam room, room service, laundry, wine cellar, Wi-Fi, tennis court, water sports, pool garden
Type of accommodation: Land villa, beach villa, suites
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10. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives
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This resort is perfect for a laid-back, stress-free romantic getaway. With specially trained staff, the spa at the premises boasts of world-class Thai treatment that is sure to shoo your worries away. With vast white beaches, long and romantic strolls and a lavish dinner, take a break from city life and indulge your whims with your loved one at the Banyan Tree. Sneak in a cheeky couples' shower in their outdoor shower too!

Location: Nestled in North Malé Atoll, the resort is about eighteen kilometres away from Malé  
How to reach: On landing at Malé International Airport, a speedboat takes you to the resort. You can shuttle between this island and its neighbour Angsana (also owned by the same resort), free of cost.
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 700 (off-season)
USD 950 (season)
Amenities: Open bath, shower, hydromassage, minibar, pool, Wi-Fi, television, boutique, beach goodie bag, deckchair, laundry, room service, free snorkel rental, NA° restaurant, NA° Bar bar, tennis, table tennis, indoor games, soccer, gym, canoeing, catamaran sailing, kite surfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, banana riding, big game fishing, snorkelling, PADI diving centre, yoga, biology centre, private plunge pool, Thai spa, indoor/outdoor showers, sound system, turtle and stingray feeding, day and night dives
Type of accommodation: Beach bungalow, water bungalow, ocean view villa
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11. Hurawalhi Island Resort

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The gracefully romantic charm of the private island of Hurawalhi has all the reasons to attract you towards its enchanting landscape. Starting with the classy overwater villas, that form a snake-like pattern over the cyan blue expanse of the ocean. Each villa has its an infinity pool, to begin with, and the view of the lagoons and beaches is just phenomenal. The endless expanse of white sand beaches is best for alfresco dining, especially during the night when the sky is lit by nothing except the stars. To top it all, there is an extravagant undersea restaurant nestling 5.8 meters below the surface that gives you a close peek through its glass roof at the marine life thriving beautifully. Apart from the memorable scuba diving adventures, the resort also organizes dreamy honeymoons and perfect settings for saying 'I do'. For recreation and relaxation, there is a range of spa treatments and an indoor gaming centre.
Location: Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi Island, Maldives
How to Reach: On reaching Male International Airport, a 40-minute seaplane will take you to the resort. Please note that the seaplane services are available only during daylight hours. 
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 500 (off-season)
USD 750 (season)
Amenities: 105 m² Patio Balcony with view Balcony, Sea view, Flat-screen TV, Air conditioning, Ensuite bathroom, Barbecue, Free WiFi, Balcony, Terrace, DVD Player, Laptop safe, Safety Deposit Box, Private entrance, Hypoallergenic, Drying rack for clothing, Additional Toilet, Tea/Coffee Maker, Minibar, Dining area, Electric kettle, Outdoor dining area, Wake-up service, Entire unit located on ground floor, Entire unit wheelchair accessible, Board games/puzzles, Roll-in shower, Walk-in shower
Type of accommodation: Beach bungalow, water bungalow, ocean view villa

12. Dhigali Resort

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In the heart of the iridescent landscape of Dhigali island is this renowned tropical retreat. From private overwater villas to lagoon view bungalows, the range of accommodations here is commendable for being comfy and intimate. The arena of this resort encloses deep blue lagoons, white sandy beaches, and verdant vegetation. A PADI dive centre present at the resort is at your service to provide you with a taste of the vivid marine life. The variety is not only present in the activities, but also in the spa treatments and dining experiences exotically curated by experts for their guests. A fun game centre inside the resort premises caters to the energetic needs of the kids, making this resort is a popular choice amongst families. Feel close to nature as this modern resort has a sublime rustic touch.
Location: Dhigali Island, Raa Atoll 
How to Reach: On reaching Male International Airport, a 40-minute seaplane or a 30-minute domestic aircraft or a 45-minute speedboat ride will take you to the resort. Please note that the seaplane services are available only during daylight hours.
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 300 (off-season)
USD 550 (season)
Amenities: 70 m² Sea view Terrace, Flat-screen TV, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Free WiFi, Laptop safe, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Wardrobe or closet, Tea/Coffee Maker, Minibar, Dining area, Electric kettle, Outdoor furniture, Entire unit located on ground floor, Walk in shower
Type of accommodation: Beach bungalow, water bungalow, ocean view villa

13. Milaidhoo Island Resort

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Tall palm trees adorning the beach and corals fringing the periphery, the small island of Milaidhoo boasts of its divine natural beauty. Located strategically inside a biosphere reserve, this tropical retreat has extravagant villas whose proximity to the beach and the endless sea is your selection. Private pools, dedicated butler service and many more such amenities are all at your service to provide you with a perfect Maldivian holiday. Romance blossoms naturally in its intimate setting. You can go cruising in the endless waters of the ocean, discovering the remote islands as you pass by them. The bewitching panorama underwater is excellent for snorkelling and deep sea diving. And with Hanifaru bay close at hand, you can also view dolphins jumping and sharks swimming from the deck of your boat. Or maybe try fishing. Or maybe watch a movie at your private outdoor cinema. The possibilities of having fun are many. 
Location: UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Baa Atoll 
How to Reach: On reaching Male International Airport, a 30-minute seaplane ride will take you to the resort. Please note that the seaplane services are available only during daylight hours.
Price per night: Prices start from:
USD 1500 (off-season)
USD 2550 (season)
Amenities: 70 m² Sea view Terrace, Flat-screen TV, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Free WiFi, Laptop safe, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Wardrobe or closet, Tea/Coffee Maker, Minibar, Dining area, Electric kettle, Outdoor furniture, Entire unit located on ground floor, Walk-in shower, spa and wellness centre
Type of accommodation: Beach bungalow, water bungalow, ocean view villa
The astounding island nation of Maldives is one of the most sought-after honeymoons and vacation destinations in the world for a reason! Nothing can go wrong in this tropical paradise. It is a great place to rekindle sparks and spice up your love life. Which resort do you plan on visiting first? Which location excites you the most? Do you already feel the romance brewing! It is time to embrace the variety of life, and show some love to your better half. Surprise your partner with your pick from our list, and embark on an adventure today!

This post was published by Nivedha Narayanaswamy


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