The best thing about getting married is definitely the honeymoon! These days, people get so stressed out planning their wedding and making sure that everything is perfect, the notion of love and romance is somehow lost in all the furor of the wedding. It is not until the honeymoon that the bride and groom have the chance to relax together and remember exactly why they got married in the first place!
Choosing Maldives as your Honeymoon Vacation Destination
When choosing a honeymoon destination, the majority of people are looking for a tropical paradise with a private bungalow strutted out over a perfectly clear blue ocean, where activities are available should you choose to enjoy, but if you prefer to do nothing at all but relax together in your hammock and indulge in spa treatments and gourmet foods, then you can also do that. If this is your idea of a good honeymoon vacation, the Maldives is the perfect choice!
Maldives Honeymoon Vacation – choosing your resort
Consistently, the Maldives is featured in lists of the best destinations in the world to choose for the romantic holiday of your life – your honeymoon vacation. But, with so many hotels and resorts on offer in the Maldives, how on earth do you choose which is perfect for your honeymoon?
Top 5 Maldives Honeymoon Vacation Resorts
The following resorts are our top five choices for couples looking to escape to the Maldives for the honeymoon vacation.
1. Baros Maldives
Baros Maldives takes the top spot here because it is so very unique. An independent hotel, not connected to any chain, the Baros Resort and Aquum Spa have all the qualities and perfections of an international chain, while maintaining an “independent boutique” feel. Rooms are understated, yet luxurious, employing soothing earth tones and lavish linens and finishings. There are 75 villas in all, ranging from the Deluxe Villa to the ultimate “Baros Residence”, a stunning bungalow offering every amenity you can imagine, to ensure your honeymoon is as perfect as possible.
2. Conrad Maldives
The Conrad Maldives at Rangali Island, a member of the Hilton Group, is a quintessential Maldivian resort, oozing with character and style. Currently regarded as the best resort in the Maldives, the Conrad Maldives would be a great choice for the most discerning honeymooners. The real highlight at the Conrad Maldives is the impressive underwater restaurant, the first of its kind in the world. “It’s like dining in an aquarium, but way better,” said one contented guest.
3. Anantara Dhighu Maldives
The Anantara chain has two resorts in the Maldives: Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli, both of which are extraordinary choices for honeymooners. The bungalows here are spectacular, comprising traditional local construction techniques with international flair and design. As you might expect, the scenery is spectacular, but that’s the case at all of these hotels. Anantara Dhigu offers a full-service spa whose signature treatment is the Anantara Detox… perfect for soothing away all the stresses and strains that led up to your wedding day.
4. W Maldives
The W Retreat & Spa in the Maldives is possibly the finest hotel in the Starwood collection. There are all kinds of activities to explore if you feel more active than lounging around in the spa. There is a comprehensive menu of scuba diving options including overnight trips, which give you a good taste of a scuba divine live aboard holiday, in case that’s something you’d like to do in the future. As you might expect from the W Chain, the guest rooms here are utterly divine, with the finest option being the Ocean Haven. As the hotel’s website puts it, it “takes tropical paradise to the extreme”, with private plunge pools, intimate sundecks and much more all over a space of a whopping 492 square meters.
5. Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa Maldives
The Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa maintains the everlasting quality of the Four Seasons brand, unequivocally one of the world’s finest hotel chains. The Maldivian branches of the chain also manage to captivate what is so unique about the Maldives: the use of local materials seems to be executed better here than anywhere else in the archipelago. Of course the Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa offers everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in the tropics, from scuba diving to amazing food. One point of interest for honeymooners might be the Royal Lulur, a “traditional Indonesian bridal ritual that begins with a relaxing Balinese massage. Pampering continues with a rich spice scrub that combines turmeric, sandalwood, rice powder and ginger root. Then yogurt is applied to nurture the delicate skin. Finally, soak in the splendor of a tropical floral bath before enjoying an application of a fragrant floral lotion.” If that doesn’t sound inviting, I honestly don’t know what does!
It goes without saying that there are many more hotels on offer in the Maldives, a lot of which offer a taste of paradise at a better price than these few hotels, which are definitely among the highest-end and therefore most expensive hotels in the Maldives.