Top 5 honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

Pristine beaches, crystal blue waters and classy resorts… the Maldives is a perfect getaway for honeymooners. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a year-round holiday destination, offering the perfect ambience for couples to spend time together in water villas with the serene ocean underneath.

Wake up to the beautiful sunrise in your private villas and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the pool. Pamper yourself with a relaxing couples spa with a view of the refreshing ocean waves. Want to put the Maldives on your honeymoon list? Not sure which resort to opt for? Out of the hundreds of luxury resorts that Maldives is home to, it can be a bit difficult to decide on the perfect resort that suits all your requirements. Well, to make it easy, here is a list of the top 5 luxurious resorts that are best for honeymooners.

Anantara Veli Maldives

Anantara Veli Maldives is an adult-only resort that offers a sense of privacy and seclusion for honeymooners. The resort is only a 30 minutes speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport. It has an astonishing overwater bungalow with direct access to the lagoon. Wake up to ocean panoramas from your bungalow.

Anantara Veli

To suit your palate, the resort offers a selection of restaurants with romantic dining experiences.  Honeymooners can also indulge in private dining underneath a canopy of stars or a private tent. Also, savour a wine tasting session by the lagoon or set sail for the day to a deserted island. Under the bright stars of the Indian ocean, relax on the oversized beanbags and watch the epic Hollywood romances and foreign classics- your exclusive private cinema setting. Anantara Veli also offers water sports that you may opt for like snorkelling, kayaking and diving into the Indian ocean. With ancient ayurvedic healing techniques at the luxury couple’s spa, soothe your body and mind while on your honeymoon. At Anantara Veli resort capture your romantic stay with a private photoshoot from a professional photographer. During the stay, exchange vows in traditional Maldivian style- an intimate celebration in the Indian Ocean.

You & Me by Cocoon

In an untouched corner of the Maldives is the You & Me by Cocoon Resort. It is a private adult only island. Enjoy a scenic sea plane ride from the Male international airport to the resort. The resort offers water villas and beach villa with polished wooden floors, king-sized bed, private pools and beaches, lagoon access and many more luxury amenities. 

The dining experience at this resort is one of a kind as the resort features a fully submerged, underwater restaurant H2O. While enjoying your meal you get the sight of beautiful marine environment of Maldives. You may indulge in several experiences from sports to entertainment at this resort. Relish your time at You and Me by Cocoon and its dream-like landscape with a professional photo session. If you wish to see the fun-loving dolphins in their natural habitat then go for a sunset dolphin cruise at the resort. The resort also arranges a sunset fishing trip wherein you will be taken to a local village, a resort island and an uninhabited island. To entice your tastebuds, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your better half on the beach.

Hurawalhi Island Resort

In the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, with a perfect match of calmness and excitement, lies the Hurawalhi island resort. To reach the resort, enjoy a seaplane ride over the waters. At Hurawalhi island resort welcome the dawn with a swim in the lagoon from your romantic ocean villa or explore the beachside luxury with your spouse in the beach sunset pool villa.

Hurawalhi Island Resort also is home to a unique all-glass underwater restaurant. Enjoy the sumptuous modern cuisine with a view of the coral reef. Pamper yourself and make your shoulders relax in the Duniye Spa at the resort. See the abundant marine life like sea turtles, reef sharks when you go scuba diving.  Are you a traveller who is fitness conscious even during vacation time? Hurawali Island Resort offers a 2-storey fitness centre with a spectacular view of the atoll. From the fitness centre, you may spot some dolphins or manta rays in the distance.

Lux South Ari Atoll

Lux South Ari Atoll is one of the top-rated Maldives resorts which is located at a postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Stay at luxury villas with private pools either on the beach or over the water. Honeymooners can opt to stay at the romantic pool water villa which is cosy and light. At the villa relax in the hanging bird’s nest swing or climb down the steps to swim into the lagoon. What can be more romantic than renewing your vows at the deserted beach? At Lux South Ari Atoll you may choose from a variety of spectacular sun, sea and sand settings for the renewal of vows. The making of the vows is a fairy-tale moment for every couple and the Maldives is the perfect location for absolutely romantic vow renewals on your honeymoon.

At the resort indulge in relaxing massages with organic essential oils or signature facial which can be tailored as per individual needs. If you wish to take the diving course then the same is provided by the dive centres of the resort. You may even opt for the PADI certifications during the stay. While at the resort you may also try some kite surfing, windsurfing, wave boarding, flyboarding and hoverboarding.

Milaidhoo Island Resort

Milaidhoo Island is a boutique luxury resort in the UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay. With a picturesque seaplane ride, you can reach Milaidhoo island resort. The spacious, thatched-roof water villa with a private pool and the fresh sea breeze is perfect for couples on their honeymoon. The interior of these villas is inspired by Maldivian heritage and culture.

Milaidhoo Island Resort offers a special “honeymoon package” where a star in the night sky will be named after you. And the uniqueness of this is that your star’s name will be copyrighted with its coordinates so that you and future generations can identify the star from the directory and locate it in the sky. Amazingly, each star will be unique and will be named only once. Other authentic experiences that Milaidhoo offers are learning traditional Maldivian fishing with local fishermen, a cooking session with a local chef, a cruise with dolphins at sunset and adventure experiences like diving, snorkelling and other water sports.

Jay Kajaria is Founder of Bespoke India Holidays. Bespoke India Holidays is an award-winning company that specialises in creating luxury trips to India and the subcontinent.

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Comments (12)

  1. Sara Wilson says:

    So many people have postponed their weddings in the U.K. that I think next year the Maldives will be full of couples on honeymoon. Another thing that is happening is that as couples can only have a small wedding due to Covid restrictions they are saving the money to go towards the honeymoon instead. The Maldives is going to be busy.

    • Jay Kajaria says:

      Dear Sara,

      Thank you for your reply.

      As rightly mentioned by you, due to restrictions more couples are planning their honeymoon trips to Maldives. Many resorts are near full occupancy in the coming season.


  2. Steve says:

    We had a fantastic honeymoon in the Maldives. Seeing all these pictures makes me think that it may be time for a second honeymoon.

    • Jay Kajaria says:

      Dear Steve,

      So glad to know that you have visited the Maldives for Honeymoon. It indeed is a beautiful place and you should surely plan for your second honeymoon to explore various islands and marine adventure.


  3. Jess says:

    And to think that I used to take visits to resorts like this for granted. The last year and a half has made me appreciate what a wonderful life I was living.

    • Jay Kajaria says:

      Dear Jess,

      As rightly mentioned by you, Covid-19 has made us appreciate the wonderful life that we had pre pandemic.


  4. Elizabeth Moore says:

    I’ve hot to say that it all looks very romantic. Why didn’t we think of the Maldives for our honeymoon???

  5. Gaynor says:

    I was born in the wrong era. When I got married a romantic honeymoon was a week amongst the palm trees of Torquay if you were lucky. How times have changed.

    • Jay Kajaria says:

      Dear Gaynor,

      You are right that Honeymoon in a pristine secluded location with a stay in a luxury resort has become a new trend.. Thanks to great airline connectivity and awareness which was not there a few decades ago..

      You can still start planning your trip to Maldives.. :)

  6. Sarah Bugden says:

    You couldn’t call the You & Me Cocoon restaurant anything other than H20 could you?

    I don’t know if I could concentrate on my food eating there. Must be a great dining experience.

    • Jay Kajaria says:

      Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for your reply.

      Dining in an underwater restaurant is a great experience. There are a few resorts in Maldives that offer this unique experience and it is totally worth it.

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