If your idea of honeymoon is a true isolation with your sweetheart, surrounded by miles of ocean water, with pampering in the company of each other again with ocean around, and quick dips in between in the ocean to watch the multicolored corals and creatures like mantas, barracudas and turtles, Maldives is your best bet. The archipelago of Maldives is just south of the southern tip of India and spread in form of over 1,000 coral islands forming 26 atolls, in the Indian Ocean.
With a warm to slightly hot temperature year-round, Maldives offers the best honeymoon season between January and March. November and December are months of afternoon showers which don’t last for long, while May to October is a less predictable and so, low season.
Most of the islands host only a single hotel and all Maldives resorts provide the same stunning views, smooth silky sand and turquoise waters.
If the island resort you have booked is far from the capital island Male, you will have to use a seaplane to access it, while the nearby resorts use a private speedboat for transportation of guests. As such the Male Airport is situated on the Hulhule Island, near the city of Male.
You will need a valid passport, 30-day tourist visas and a confirmed hotel reservation. Visas are free and can be extended to 60 more days by submitting an application to the immigration department.
Being in a Muslim country, you should take care of covering head, hands and upper legs while moving around (out of your resort). Alcohol is also prohibited in the country. If you bring some they take it away at the airport and return it to you when you are about to leave the country. The same type of ban is applicable to narcotics, religious idols, pornography and pork.
If you are planning for a budget honeymoon, don’t consider Maldives! Maldives is all about luxury! This doesn’t mean that budget travelers cannot come to Maldives. They can come. But they cannot enjoy what the country specially has to offer.
What should You Enjoy as Honeymooners?
- Over-water rooms with your own infinity pools
- Your own BBQ to cook your catch in your own infinity plunge pool
- Your own hot tub facing the sea in the open
- An indulgent massage in the first underwater spa of the world
- A candlelit dinner on the beach just for you two
Indulging Your Taste Buds
If you are a fish-lover, you have come to the right place. Fish is a staple food of Maldives and the most common fish eaten here is tuna. So, make the most of it!
Being close to India’s south coast, Maldives also uses coconut and rice generously in the food, especially in the delicious curries.
Don’t miss the Ithaa Underwater Restaurant on Conrad Island to enjoy eating in the company of lovely marine creatures moving in the surrounding water. This is often voted world’s best restaurant.
Diving, Snorkeling and Other Water Sports
If you have come to Maldives, diving and snorkeling is a must-do. Even swimming in the clear waters is sheer pleasure. Maldives waters are full of mind-blowing corals, big marine giants (gentle) and ship wrecks. You will realize the beauty of life and feel that you have chosen the right place to start your new life with your partner.
As such, all islands are beautiful but some are more beautiful than others, like Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo, Eriyadu, Angsana Ihuru, Kandoludhoo and more.
Kayaking, jet skiing, dolphin spotting, sailing and water-skiing are some ways of enjoying life in the company of your sweetheart.
Another enchanting thing you may love to do is to hop on the several completely isolated sandbars between the main islands! These appear and vanish with tidal movements. These are also considered to be popular proposal spots!
So, what do you think? Don’t you think you two should enjoy some heavenly moments together at the start of your married life in such a place? Maldives is calling you and if you want some great deals on the awesome resorts there, visit MaldivesResortDeals.com.