It’s definitely no secret that the Maldives is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations and attracts newlyweds from all across the world. These ultra-luxurious private island resorts have been aptly dubbed the most romantic place on earth; which is only expected, with its stunning tropical landscape, variety of activities, and most importantly– privacy.
However, this tropical wonderland is also a favourite destination for family travel. On any other occasion, you wouldn’t mind having children around on your holiday, but it’s different during your honeymoon. You want to spend as much time with only your partner, and the last thing you’d want is the chatter of excited kids running around! With that in mind, here are some of the best resorts that are perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for tranquillity.
Komandoo describes itself as “custom-made for romance”. This island is the Maldives’ only all-adult resort and requires guests to be 18+ years old. Komandoo’s beauty comes from its simplicity; it draws inspiration from the surrounding dreamscape and minimalist architecture only heightens the island’s natural beauty. The resort caters to couples and you can choose from a range of curated romantic experiences to have with your partner. Ranked as one of Asia’s most romantic resorts, indulge in private dining experiences on different parts of the island, or the staff will be happy to organise excursions just for you and your love. Another perk of Komandoo is that it has an excellent in-house coral reef for snorkelling and diving.
Komandoo Island Resort's simple charm and natural beauty make it the ideal, tranquil destination for a romantic getaway.
Veligandu is another resort that is popular amongst couples, however, please keep in mind that this is not an adults-only resort. Nevertheless, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a fantastic location for a romantic hotel, with 64 overwater villas and only 12 beach villas, this hotel has all the makings of a dream honeymoon. During the day you can participate in various excursions the hotel offers, such as kayaking, jet-skiing or even a dolphin cruise, and during the night you can enjoy a private BBQ dinner on the beach or your private villa. One of the most popular activities is their stargazing cruise. Stargazing in the Maldives is an otherworldly experience because it is as though you can see the milky way. Pair the amazing view with champagne and canapes, and you have yourself the perfect date night.
Enjoy a dreamy honeymoon at the beautiful Veligandu Island Resort.
Less than a 20-minute speed boat ride from Velana International Airport, Centara Ras Fushi is a wonderful location for your couple’s retreat. The resort regards itself an adults-only resort and it requires that children are at least 12 years of age. Whizz past the sparkling turquoise water and arrive at this tropical haven. Centara Ras Fushi has 140 rooms, and each room has been specially designed to have a stunning panoramic view of Maldivian scenery. Being part of the world-famous Thai chain, this resort has an excellent spa where you can treat yourselves to ultra-relaxing treatments at Spa Cenvaree. If you’re a couple of foodies, this resort is perfect for you as it has 7 different restaurants and bars, as well as curated private dining experiences.
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa is a tropical haven in the Maldives, ideal for an intimate escape.
Home to only 33 overwater villas and 3 island suites, COMO Cocoa Island Resort is an excellent couple’s holiday destination. While children are not explicitly prohibited, there aren’t any children-oriented facilities, and this resort caters mainly to couples. A unique feature of this hotel is its overwater villas. Traditionally, these villas are stilted wooden bungalow that sit about the azure ocean, however, at COMO Cocoa Island Resort, these water villas have been fashioned into the shapes dhonis – traditional Maldivian fishing boats! The insides of the villas can only be described as tropical chic, and it would be no surprise if you want to spend all your time in your room!
COMO Cocoa Island Resort caters primarily to couples and is perfect for a romantic holiday.
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