With candlelit dinners under star-filled skies, luxurious overwater villas, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it’s easy to see why the Maldives rank high on many top destination lists to honeymoon in. They provide a relaxing, romantic and secluded place to truly get away from it all and begin your married life in bliss.
A huge plus of booking your honeymoon in the Maldives is that the top resorts are all competing to offer the best Maldives honeymoon packages around. You will often receive a whole host of extras when you choose to book a honeymoon in the Maldives, including complimentary bottles of bubbly, rooms decorated with rose petals, and even things like free sunset cruises.
We know that planning a wedding can be a very stressful time, so afterwards why not treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence of a Maldives romantic getaway. You can further save yourself some time and hassle by having in Maldives expert book your trip for you. However, it’s always a good idea to do a little research yourself make sure that you pick the right resort for your needs. If that’s the case then you’re in the right place; We’ve compiled a list of our top four favorite honeymoon packages in the Maldives that truly have the wow-factor.
Constance Moofushi certainly ticks All the right boxes when it comes to paradise island honeymooning. This ultra luxurious resort offers near perfect overwater villas, some of the most manicured beaches and grounds that we’ve seen, as well as an incredible selection of food options available in the classic open-air restaurant.
The the infinity swimming pool overlooks the overwater Spa where you can enjoy an indulgent massage, pampering facial or even manicure and pedicure keep you primped and preened on your honeymoon. There are also a big selection of fitness programs to choose from, and you can enjoy yoga in the open-air pavilion out over the turquoise waters. One of the highlights has to be the private candlelit dinners which can be arranged on a secluded part of the island, and the wonderful staff will set up a hidden sanctuary for you to wine and dine under the light of a thousand stars. Don’t miss a trip to see the nearby dolphins: group tours are available or you can choose to hire your own private boat and captain.
You will need to get a seaplane in order to get to this resort, however the journey is not long and it’s one of the most magical flights that you will probably taken your life. Be sure to have your camera ready, as your handbags will often be packed towards the back of a seaplane to evenly distribute weight. And try and get a window seat too. Constance Moofushi is an all-inclusive resort, so it’s great for those who want to know that all food and drink will be taken care of.
One and Only Reethi Rah
One and Only Reethi Rah truly is the celebrity hotspot of the Maldives. Just a few of the big name celebs that have stayed here include Victoria and David Beckham, Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss. Is arguably the most luxurious and opulence a resort of the bunch. Over 800 staff work on this island (who wear designer sunglasses), and the boutiques are filled with Louboutins and Louis Vuitton bags. The island has an exclusive hair salon, as well as a spa which offers treatments, steam rooms as well as saunas. This certainly is the resort to head to if you like to be pampered and rub shoulders with the stars.
No matter what accommodation option you go for, you’all be sure to receive an incredibly stunning room, excellent views, beautiful furnishings and all of the facilities and amenities you can expend from such a high-send resort. All rooms come with:
Concierge and Villa Valet
- Unpacking / packing luggage service
- Garment pressing service upon arrival, one per guest and one per stay
- Fresh fruit daily
- Bottled mineral water
- Selection of teas and espresso
- One&Only beach tote
- Laundry for children 2 years and under
The crown jewel of the resort has to be the Grand residence, which the resort describes as ‘An exclusive island home of privilege and privacy’. More of a palace than a villa, this impressive home encompasses 25,317ft², and includes a private pool terrace, three ensuite bathrooms, dining areas, private butler and more. Rooms do get booked up here though, so best to reserve your honeymoon way in advance if you want to secure your first choice on rooms. If you choose to head here you will be put in touch with a special ‘celebration’ consultant, who will be able to tailor-make your stay for something truly special.
You will need to get a speedboat to get to One and Only Reethi Rah which will take less than an hour, and you’ll get to make use of a lovely private lounge while you are waiting.
Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa
Centara Grand Resort is located on a small private island which is easy to navigate on foot, this island is more suited to those who want a slightly more homely and cosy feel compared to the grand mega resort such as One and Only. Lovely touches include a host of free extras including complimentary excursions such as a snorkeling tour, sunset cruise or fishing trip, free windsurfing lessons, banana boat rides and tube rides, and free rentals for non-motorized water sports. Free daily 30-minute massages are thrown in, as well as a fitness centre which you can use as you please.
The resort has 112 luxury rooms to choose from, and these are actually pretty affordable in comparison to the other resorts listed here too. All of the rooms were renovated in back in 2014 so, so you can expect beautifully kept abodes with all the mod cons needed for a comfortable and convenient stay. All rooms come with flat screen TVs and DVD players a large private patio area, tea kettles, and tea and coffee making machines, free Wi-Fi and fully stocked mini bars that are also filled with a number of free items. Take a look at our reviews and can you see that many pasts guests day the low season the island can feel pretty deserted, so you can have a slice of beach all to yourself.
The resort is all-inclusive, so a stay here will come with full access to three restaurants, and are a mix of buffet meals as well as a la carte dining. You’ll also get to enjoy unlimited cocktails which you can sip on either by the pool or in one of their restaurants. 24-hour room service is also available.
You will need to hop on a seaplane in order to get to this resort, and the travel time is 30 minutes. Don’t let this put you off as mentioned before, a seaplane ride is one of the highlights of heading to the Maldives, and the views are just absolutely beautiful to behold. This resort has landed and number of awards from Prestigious travel companies, and it’s considered to be in the top 10 resorts in the Maldives.
Baros Maldives is a result most famous for its over water villas, exceptional personalised service as well as those picture-perfect over water villas. With its sugar white sands, palm fringed shores and a lush jungles filled with fragrant flowers and wildlife, this resort is sure to wow nature and beach-lovers alike.
You can take your pick from 75 Villas including 30 of which are located out on a over water jetty. The water villas are the most secluded and romantic of the bunch, and feature spacious lounging areas, generous private sundecks and gorgeous day beds that are covered with flowing canopies and of course come with those exceptional views. Go for a premium pool villa and you’ll get to enjoy an infinity plunge pool, as well as a lagoon side jacuzzi. We love how in room massages are available, as well as personal butlers and 24-hour room service.
Something that sets Baros apart is that it’s an eco-friendly resort, and they have a number of systems in place to ensure that coral and marine-life is protected. They also locally source all produce and food is seasonal and changes frequently. Baros isn’t all inclusive, but rooms here come with breakfast included. The island boasts three restaurants including the fine-dining Lighthouse restaurant, Cayenne Grill for a more casual affair, as well as the Lime Restaurant which sits above water and offers a number of European favourites. When it comes to health and fitness, we love how this resort offer private yoga sessions which can happen at dawn on one of the sandbanks, where you can do your sun salutations as the sun rises over the Indian Ocean. Snorkeling, wake-boarding and glass bottom kayaking are also available.
The 25-minute speed boat ride to get here as a breeze, and hotel representatives will meet you at the airport and escort you on the jetty provide you with fresh towels cold water so that’s your journey is smooth sailing. Honeymooners can choose from our selection of special packages such as the ‘Essence of Maldives’ package which includes food and beverage credit, a sunset cruise, champagne in your room on arrival as well as discount on special spa therapies, and a late checkout. Overall, this resort is best suited to those who want a tiny island stay, that comes with service which is second to none.
How Long Should I Honeymoon for?
Good question, and that totally depends on both your budget and as well as the amount of free time that you both can comfortably take off. A good ballpoint figure is a 10-day honeymoon, as this will really give you time to unwind and relax after the wedding madness. If you can have a 2-week getaway then great, as that will give you a few extra days to really soak up Island life. You can choose to split a two week vacation between two different Maldives resorts – this is quite a popular choice with honeymooners, as it allows you to experience different cuisine, hospitality and locations.
If you feel like you may get cabin fever (or should we say water villa fever) with a long island stay, then why not choose to split your honeymoon into a two location vacation. Some other popular hotspots to combine with a Maldives honeymoon include the Arabian wonderland that is Dubai, Singapore, or even somewhere romantic in Europe such as london, Paris or Venice.
How to Choose the Best Maldives Honeymoon Package
We know that it can be overwhelming when it comes to whittling things down and making your choice. In order to ensure that you pick the best honeymoon package for your needs, always read over exactly what is included in each offering. Try and go to a trusted third party review sites and read over the views there rather than directly on the website, as they can be more honest and authentic.
If you have any friends or family that have visited the Maldives before, then it is also a wise idea to ask them for their recommendations. Trusted reviews from someone that you know and love holds much more weight than from a stranger on the internet.
So there you have it, four of our favourite honeymoon-worthy resorts along with a little help and advice that what should hopefully set you off on your own journey. We also have a number of other articles that can assist you in booking your next trip to the Maldives, such as this ultimate guide to all-inclusive getaways as well as this article if you’re actually thinking about getting married on a Maldives Island as well as honeymooning there. Good luck with all your wedding planning, and we wish you incredible and memorable honeymoon wherever you choose to go in the world.