Getting married is the happiest day of your life, and a honeymoon soon after gives you a chance to spend time as newlyweds before getting bogged down by day to day life. There are plenty of honeymoon destinations across the world, and the Maldives (situated southwest of Sri Lanka) is a popular location for honeymooners. Let's delve in to how to honeymoon in the Maldives.
Why the Maldives?
If ultimate luxury and white sandy beaches are your thing then you will love the Maldives. There are just over 200 inhabited islands, with 100 of them being made up of luxury island resorts that offer a serene paradise for newlyweds.
In the Maldives you will find tiny islands surrounded by a turquoise sea and white sandy beaches. Teamed together with a luxury resort and you have everything you need for a luxurious honeymoon. It offers a great start to married life together in this paradise.
With a tropical climate the temperature varies little throughout the year and you can enjoy an average of 25 – 30 degrees Celsius. December to April is the driest time of the year to visit, however when it does rain it doesn't rain for long, so the Maldives can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
How to get to the Maldives
Getting to the Maldives is a long-haul flight – a flight from the UK to he capital will take 10 and a half hours, and then you will still need to get to your resort, which you can do via seaplane or boat. The length of this trip depends on the resort you choose for your honeymoon in the Maldives.
Where to stay in the Maldives?
There are lots of lovely resorts to choose from in the Maldives, and if you are looking for a family-friendly resort then Anantara Dhigu Resort is for you. Just 35 minutes by speedboat from the airport you can start your relaxing honeymoon in no time. The resorts boast child beds and cots, a Kids' Club, babysitting services and children under 6 eating for free.
There is also Anantara Kihavah which is located on a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Choose a luxury villa and take a dip in the infinity pool before enjoying the ultimate romantic dinner beneath the ocean's surface and explore the world’s first underwater wine cellar at Sea in the in-house underwater restaurant.
How much does a trip to the Maldives cost?
The price of a Maldives honeymoon will depend on a number of factors, and if you want to pre-budget for your trip then you can look at getting an all-inclusive hotel. Lily Beach Resort and Spa is an award winning five star All-Inclusive Hotel, and they even have a platinum package which means everything is included! You can even save more money by booking directly with the hotel, because they will offer you the lowest prices and up to 40% off their fantastic facilities.
What currency is used in the Maldives?
The currency used in the Maldives is the Maldivian rufiyaa, although US dollars are commonly used on resort islands.