Honeymoon in the Maldives

Pristine white-sand beaches, jewel-toned waters teeming with colourful aquatic life and your own luxury villa, a honeymoon in the Maldives is a true island dream – exactly like it is on the postcard. Let’s take you to paradise…

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A honeymoon in the Maldives is one of our ultimate recommendations for pure romance.

This island nation comprising 26 atolls (groups of tiny islands surrounded by lagoons), in the Arabian Sea, will take your breath away with the ultimate dreamy tropical scenery. Think swaying palm trees, powdery white sand and the cobalt blue, ultramarine and turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.

Most couples on a honeymoon in the Maldives will bypass the capital when they fly into the tiny airport of Malé and head straight to their hotel. Each hotel resort occupies its own little paradisal island. From hyper-luxury hotels with your own private pool villa and a personal butler to all-rounder resorts with all-sports pitches and even an occasional pool party, there is a private island resort in paradise to suit everyone.

We recommend booking at least a beach villa. However, the quintessential Maldivian experience is, without a doubt, an overwater villa. Also known as water villas or overwater bungalows, these rooms on stilts over the lagoon or ocean are a honeymoon dream. All-inclusive packages in the Maldives are popular with many honeymooners and mean you don’t need to worry too much about the bill at the end of your stay. Ultra-luxury resorts offer à la carte services from restaurants to experiences so you can tailor-make your perfect honeymoon vacation.

If you want to do nothing and just lay by the pool and beach, the Maldives is the perfect honeymoon hideaway. However, one misconception about the Maldives is that there isn’t much to do there, and it’s not suitable for couples who love to be active, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether you want to watch the perfect sunsets or sunrises, have a couples spa treatment or dinner in an underwater room, play a game of tennis or watch a movie on the beach, go stargazing, take part in water sports, go snorkelling or scuba diving, stay in a bubble dome, plant coral to help the marine life – you won’t be short of things to do on these heavenly islands. Look at some of our favourite Maldives resorts that have more activities. There are plenty of activities for couples to enjoy, both on land and in the water. Want to try something different? Consider an island-hopping adventure cruise.

With its iconic beaches and clear blue waters, luxurious resorts and delicious food, a honeymoon in the Maldives is pure perfection.

The Maldives has connections to other beautiful and interesting destinations so you can create a trip of a lifetime, multi-destination honeymoon. Consider exploring the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka or India and finishing up your honeymoon in the Maldives. There are flights from the Maldives to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and you could fly on to anywhere else in Asia. Consider combining your honeymoon in the Maldives with Thailand – a dream duo. A stop in Istanbul or Abu Dhabi would make the perfect city and beach honeymoon or add on one of our favourite cities to include with a honeymoon in the Maldives, glistening Dubai.

Have you been browsing online and seeing beautiful images of Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius? You’ll find the lowdown on the differences between them here.


Want to dive deeper into planning a honeymoon in the Maldives? Check out our Ultimate Maldives Honeymoon Guide, which has everything you need to know to plan a honeymoon to this Indian Ocean paradise. 

Best time to go to the Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical destination that doesn’t cold weather or winter. Instead, there is a ‘wet’ season and a ‘dry’ season, The best time to visit the Maldives for a honeymoon is from December to March when the least rainfall happens at the height of the dry season although outside of these months is usually fine too. You can expect some showers and maybe even some overcast/thundery days during the wet season from May to October. May, September & October experience the most rainfall. The Maldives rarely experience extreme weather events, but tropical storms occur.

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Is the Maldives good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in the Maldives is pure paradise beach perfection and one of the most romantic destinations on earth.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in the Maldives? We recommend at least 7 nights for a honeymoon in the Maldives.

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Is the Maldives boring? | The Honeymoon Guide
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Is the Maldives boring?

Ok, so one big question we get from our readers is ‘Is the Maldives boring?’ And our answer is always DEFINITELY NOT! We’ve got the low-down on where adventure seekers can go…

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