Honeymoon in Maldives - the Romantic Paradise of Indian Ocean
Wishing to have a honeymoon dreamier than your wedding? Then the breathtaking beauty of the Maldives Islands should be your destination for a perfect romantic getaway. Tread your feet slowly into the soft white sand of the beaches as you walk beside him holding his hand and the sky getting an orange hue due to the sunset, just close your eyes and imagine how romantic a honeymoon in Maldives will be to start off your new journey.
Located in the midst of turquoise coloured water of the Arabian Sea, this small archipelago is one of the most preferred destinations for couples due to its tranquil and sublime charm. Wake up to the sight of a phenomenal sunrise in your luxurious resort, dive deep into the bay and experience the multicoloured coral life face to face, have a candlelight dinner by the ocean beneath the starry sky, or release the stress by getting exotic massages. The possibilities are endless at this intimate haven.
Ideal Duration For Honeymoon in Maldives
With so many alluring locations to explore, you will be bewildered about how much time to you should spend here and ensure that you don't miss out a single treasure of this tropical retreat. Generally, 7 to 8 days are sufficient for visiting all the pristine beaches and charming attractions of the scintillating islands in the Maldives. In this time duration, you will be able to experience the inland beauty, as well as the vibrant underwater life, by diving into the ocean.
Best Time to Visit the Maldives For Honeymoon
With the temperature fluctuating between 25 to 31 degrees Celsius, Maldives experiences a tropical climate all year round. The morning is warm and sunny, there are unpredictable showers that last only a few minutes, the air is humid, and cool sea breezes blow during the evening. However, the months from December to April have been voted as the best time to visit the archipelago. Since the rainy season is almost over by then, these months experience a drier climate with fewer showers and less intense thunderstorms. The calm waters during April make it the most favourable month for indulging in water activities.
If you are planning a last-minute honeymoon in Maldives from India, it is the perfect place to visit because of the on-arrival visa policy for Indians. Read to know more about Maldives Visa for Indians.
The estimated budget for two people at this romantic haven can be anywhere between INR 75000 - 90000 depending upon what all you include in your itinerary. But the given range includes the fares of flights, interisland ferry transfers, stay at 5-star or 6-star luxurious resorts, and water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, cruising, etc.
Places to Visit & Things to Do in Maldives
Blessed with flawless beauty, romance blossoms very naturally in this paradisiacal land. Mystic local attractions and a plethora of entertaining activities will keep you engaged every single minute. Listed below are some of the things honeymooners can try out to make their time even more memorable.
1. Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
When the waters are so cool and crystal clear, snorkelling and scuba diving will surely top the 'to-do' list. The marine world of Maldives is renowned for being kaleidoscopic. Hence, on all islands, you will find snorkelling and diving gears available for rent. Colossal coral reefs with shoals of fishes, giant sea turtles, eagle rays and dolphins floating by your side, the feeling you will get cannot be fathomed into words. In the calmness, you will be able to hear every beat. And with your partner by your side, this will become perhaps the most romantic experience of your life to honeymoon in Maldives.
2. Couple Spa and Massage
Second most looked after activity while on your honeymoon in Maldives is the exotic range of massages and spas. Various resorts offer traditional sand massage and titillating spa treatments that promise to destress you to the core and revive your energy. Getting massaged on the sandy beach, with the occasional sound of waves lapping gently against the shore and the breeze making the palm tree swing - this blissful therapy will make you want to come over and over again.
3. Candlelight Dinner on Beach
Intimacy will reach its pinnacle when you dine barefoot on a private beach with nothing but the clear starlit sky and your privacy. The quiet shores of the islands in the archipelago are perfect to have private candlelight dinners and are a one-of-a-kind experience. Some resorts are known to arrange sandbank dinner with the tastiest delicacies and sparkling wine from their cuisine and soft music in the background.
4. Whale Submarine Ride
The unprecedented adventure of riding the deep ocean in a Whale Submarine is really thrilling. From sunken ships to floating marine life, you will have the closest encounters with everything beneath those water surface. The ride can be arranged during the day or evening time by your hotel at reasonable prices.
5. Underwater Resort and Restaurant
How does the idea of dining and sleeping under the ocean, without getting wet, look to you? It definitely must be a big yes! Thankfully, the people at Ithaa envisaged the same and constructed an undersea glass restaurant and resort near the gorgeous Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the very first of its kind. Dining underneath the glass roof will make you feel being inside an aquarium, but the only difference is, the fishes are on the outside. The phenomenal panorama of the underwater kingdom will awe you on your honeymoon in Maldives, especially during the night when it is said to be more breathtaking.
6. Visiting Bioluminescent Plankton Beach
When the sun sets in the sky, near the shore of Vaadhoo Island, you will see a thousand tiny fluorescent blue specks glowing in the ocean. Known as the 'Sea of Stars' due to the appearance of stars having fallen into the water, this magical sight is only visible at night and occurs due to the bioluminescent planktons floating near the beach in abundance. This enchanting view is a sight to behold and certainly cannot be missed on your honeymoon in Maldives.
7. Private Boat and Cruise Trip
Rowing in the azure waters and fishing in your private boat is surely a sporty way of experiencing the island lifestyle. Not only is it fun, but with the aid of your partner, it will be quixotic too. It is a different and entertaining experience. The traditional boats in the Maldives are called Dhoni. You can also view the sublime sunsets onboard a luxurious cruise that will tour you around the beautiful islands in the archipelago and provide you breathtaking seascapes.
8. Island Hopping
There are countless islands in the Maldives, each abounding with pearly white beaches and vivid life thriving under its seas. Most of them are inhabited while some are situated at remote locations. You can go and explore all the exquisite beaches, one at a time on your leisure honeymoon in the Maldives.
9. Beachside Cinema
Snuggle in each other's arm while lying on the soft powdered beach and watching a movie. The outdoor cinema on the beach, with dim lighting and starry sky, is a really passionate experience and little intimate moments like these will bring you closer to your love.
Along with snuggling together watching the movies on the mesmerising beachside, you can even have a slice of Maldives nightlife.
10. Windsurfing, Paddleboarding and Canoeing
If the ocean is calling you both, then there are some adventurous water sports organised for couples to relish together on their honeymoon in Maldives. Go canoeing in the transparent waters and watch the manta rays floating underneath. Surf the tides or try your hand at paddleboarding.
Bestowed with a spellbinding backdrop, the romantic honeymoon in Maldives promises to give lovebirds infinite magical moments and a dreamy honeymoon that you will cherish throughout your lives. Let this tropical paradise cast its charm on you and strengthen your love for eternity.