Suppose you're planning a Maldives honeymoon- congratulations in advance. You have now narrowed down to one of the best honeymoon destinations in the universe. A Maldives honeymoon is everything honeymoon dreams made of - blue skies, sparkling turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, a dreamy diverse marine life, and world-class resorts with overwater bungalows. With an endless glittering sea, peachy sunsets, romantic overwater villas and perhaps the best service offered in the world-class resorts; it's hard to beat a honeymoon in the Maldives. It is indeed no wonder why this honeymoon hotspot tops many of the best Honeymoon destination lists' year after year.
What is the Best Time to Visit Maldives?
- May to October: This is the monsoon/wet season in the tropical paradise, with the rain's height coming in June.
- November to April: These months mark the dry season in the tropical paradise, making it the best time to visit this. This period is also considered peak season by the tourism industry, and you are likely to see higher tariffs during this time of the year, particularly around the holidays.
How Much Does a Maldives Vacation Cost?
You can expect a minimum of $200- $600/night for most of the area's resorts. Many top-rated resorts are on an expensive side, offering lucrative and exclusive options. However, there are ways to get discounted room rates—by using points, taking advantage of packages by a local travel agent or finding off-season deals.
How to Choose the right Hotel in the Maldives?
The Maldives' resorts are located on private atolls or islands, so choosing the right resort is the most critical step for any trip to the Maldives. We recommend narrowing down to one resort, rather than bouncing around to multiple resorts (unless you have multiple weeks).
There is also an option for SPLIT-STAY in most of the upscale resorts to lure travellers for an intimate experience.
- Each resort is on its private island- You should be prepared to stay put for the duration of your trip in this island nation except for a few rare instances. It is impossible to hop from one island to another because of the distances between them.
- Hotels- The hotels provide multiple modes of transfer to their guests-
Speedboat transfer: These hotels are closer to the international airport and can be reached via a speedboat. The transfer is arranged by the hotels you confirm.
Seaplane transfer: These hotels are very remote and require a seaplane or domestic flight transfer. These properties are considered more exclusive, in the middle of nowhere and hence pricey.
When booking your flights to the Maldives, keep in mind that the journey is arranged via the Hotel and the plane only flies during daylight hours from 6 am – 6 pm. In the case of your flight landing at odd intervals, you might want to book a nearby hotel or spend the night at the airport.
Rooms: The rooms have two basic categories -
- Beach villas tend to be slightly less expensive than overwater villas and better options for anyone travelling with young children because of assured safety measures.
- Overwater villas are the huts on stilts you have probably seen on the internet. They are generally considered more desirable and are often on the expensive side.
Which are the Best Hotels and Resorts in the Maldives for Honeymooners?
Five Star Hotels
- Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
- Coco Bodu Hithi
- Hotel Fairmont Maldives - Sirru Fen Fushi
- Angsana Ihuru
- Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
- Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
- Sun Siyam Vilu Reef
- Sun Aqua Iru Veli
- Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
- Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
- SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton
Four Star Hotels
- Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
- Adaaran Club Rannalhi
- Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
- Adaaran Select HudhuranFushi
- Kuramathi Maldives
- Sun Siyam Olhuveli
- Holiday Island Resort
- Paradise Island Resort, Maldives
- Sun Island Resort
- Kuredu Island resort and spa
How long should you stay at a hotel in the Maldives?
An ideal Maldives honeymoon can range from three to seven nights, which can be a perfect time to explore the island and indulge in Maldivian hospitality.
Will you get bored in the Maldives?
No, it is not possible. One of the biggest misconceptions about planning a honeymoon in the Maldives is the possibility of boredom. It is also a concern about not having enough to do for a week. While a Maldives honeymoon is definitely for the folks who love the ocean and the beach- there is plenty to choose from a selection of carefully curated activities/excursions and treatments offered by all the resorts.
What should you pack for the Maldives?
- The islands straddle the equator, making the Sun very intense in the Maldives and you will feel the same as soon as you land in the tropical paradise. Make sure to avoid the sunburn and stock up on some sunscreens before you leave.
- If you think of a perfect excuse to invest in an underwater camera or a GoPro, this is an ideal time to do the same. There are creatures everywhere you look in the Maldivian waters, including dolphins, fishes, turtles, sharks, and manta rays.
- Most of the resorts here have a barefoot luxury atmosphere and encourage you not to wear your shoes the whole time.
- You will be in the water for most of your trip in the Maldives – so pack your swimwear accordingly!
- Do not underestimate the Maldivian Sun. Having a couple of chic sun hats with you to protect your face and neck from the Sun is so crucial on your honeymoon! Not to mention they look chic in all those vacation photos you'll take in the Maldives!
Good to Know -
- Please keep in mind that the Maldives is a Muslim country and tourists cannot carry alcohol.
- The Maldives is a conservative nation, especially when you are in public places like the airport. Bear in mind to keep with the customs.
- Male's capital city is a proper city, and probably one of the least photographed places. An area where a lot of locals reside and tourists never seem to visit. It can come in handy when you want to avoid the crowds or look for an intimate local experience.
- Individual resort islands in the Maldives are liberal and offer dress codes accordingly.
- Peak season in the Maldives starts in December and ends in April. The prices during this period will reflect the same, and there is an excellent reason to visit in the peak season, but the Maldives is a year-round destination. Hence, if you want to save on some money, it's worth considering visiting outside of peak season.
- Many of the local islands have their time clocks. Island time is a real thing here). It is typically an hour behind local time in Male. It leaves you with more time' to do things like enjoy the sunset before dinner and generally feel like you're somewhere entirely different.
Escape into the infinite azure waters, pristine white sandy beaches and the diverse culture. Welcome to your dream tropical getaway destination, where the Sun waits to embrace you just as warmly as the Maldivian hospitality. The Maldives features many outstanding locations, where you can invite your family and friends to share your special day on an island paradise.