With miles-upon-miles of sugar white sand and palm fringed beaches, it’s no wonder that more than 800,000 people choose the Maldives for a luxury holiday. The azure blue ocean and year-round good weather make it perfect for honeymooning couples.
Whether you’re looking for relaxation, exploration or a mixture of both on your honeymoon, the Maldives has it all.
We’ve spoken to the luxury honeymoon experts at Jumeirah and collected a list of the essential must-do activities when on your honeymoon in the Maldives.
Take a dip in the deep blue Indian Ocean
You can’t visit the Maldives without taking a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. What better way to start off your honeymoon than strolling hand-in-hand along the golden sands admiring the sunset before taking a dip.
The average temperature of the sea surrounding the Maldives is between 26-29 degrees, meaning that you won’t be afraid of shivering as you dip your toes in the surf.
What’s more, the ocean surrounding the Maldives is home to many amazing sights, the perfect place to make your first memories as a married couple.
The bioluminescence lighting effects in the waters surrounding the island make for a spectacular light show once the sun has set on the horizon.
Sail into the sunset
To truly explore the ocean surrounding the islands, honeymooning couples can book onto a boat trip. Feel the sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your back as you sail around the islands in pure luxury.
One of the trips we recommend to many of the honeymoon couples staying with us is the sunset cruise which takes you on a traditional boat to an uninhabited island right in the middle of the ocean. From here you can enjoy your own piece of paradise with a delicious cocktail (or two).
Wake up on the beach in the Maldives
The beaches in the Maldives are renowned for being secluded and quiet, perfect for the ultimate relaxing honeymoon holiday without the added stress of having to fight for sunlounger space.
Consider hiring a beach side villa or bungalow for a once in a lifetime experience of waking up to the Indian Ocean. Many villas have their own balconies which spill out onto the ocean, allowing you to jump directly in from your living quarters. Perfect for an early morning swim.
Take a look below the surface
You’ve sailed on top of the ocean, now is the time to explore what lies beneath. The Maldives is known for it’s amazing marine life living in the shores and coral reefs surrounding the island. What better way to spend an afternoon together, than paddling around the warm and shallow waters, getting face to face with its wonderful marine wildlife.
If you’re a bit more experienced, a scuba diving excursion might be just the thing you are looking for. Dive down into the beautiful Maldivian ocean to experience the turtles, manta rays and reef sharks of the Maldives in one of the most celebrated diving locations of the world.
Enjoy a Beachside Massage
After you’ve dipped yourself into the sea to cool off you can find a team of highly skilled beauty therapists waiting by the beach. The therapists can provide you with a personalised massage therapy program, unlocking all the knots and stresses in your body. For couples on their honeymoon, you can enjoy the blissful experience side by side in this wonderful beach setting.
Candlelit Dinner on the Beach
For your evening entertainment, enjoy the romantic beach experience with a candle lit dinner on the beach. With the sounds of waves crashing in the distance and the gentle breeze of the ocean, this romantic setting is guaranteed to kick off your honeymoon in style.
Yes, there really are some amazing things happening in the Maldives. No matter what, you need to put Maldives on your bucket list and visit at least once in your life.