When it comes to the ideal romantic getaway, there’s no better way to spend time with your better half than to escape to the Maldives. Could there be anything more picturesque and intimate than a private sandbank just like that which you’ve seen in movies or a traditional Maldivian boat ride aboard the azure Indian Ocean, surrounded by coral islands? Regardless of what your perception of true romance is, the Maldives has something for every couple.
1. Canoeing for two in Dhonveli
Situated no more than 25 minutes from Male, Dhonveli’s proximity and variety make it one of the most sought after destinations in the Maldives. Guests at the best resorts in Maldives such as the Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives looking to have some romantic 101 time with your significant other in serene tranquility often opt for a romantic canoe ride in the moonlight.
2. Enjoy a stroll at sunrise
The Maldives is home to some of the most immaculate beaches in the world. Couples who enjoy the simple pleasures in life will find a mere walk along the coast to be a treat, regardless of the island they are on. Stroll hand in hand by the serene beach and watch the sun rise before heading to the eatery of your choice to indulge in a hearty breakfast.
3. Try diving
Your getaway to the Maldives can be the ideal place to connect and bond with your partner over extracurricular activities you have never tried before. Create moments together by daring to venture out of your comfort zone as a team. The Maldives is home to some of the most mesmerising coral reefs and exotic marine life. Take on diving together to experience the underwater bounties each island has to offer. No Maldives couple vacation would be complete without this!
4. An early morning cruise
Enjoy a tranquil sail across the Indian Ocean before the sun rises. The vivid colours of the ocean are the most beautiful at the crack of dawn. Consider starting your day by relishing the splendour and beauty of the ocean when staying at the Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon by requesting for a package that will avail you of the opportunity to experience this with your partner.
5. A quiet drink overlooking the ocean
Embark on an evening stroll with your partner. Take a long walk down the jetty and experience the sound of silence, occasionally disrupted by the splashing of a jack fish or perhaps the oohs and aahs of baby eagle rays and nurse sharks swimming in close proximity to the shore.
6. Island Hopping
The Maldives has a very large settlement, with many locals living and working on various islands. If you choose to book a stay at a private island, make it a point to include an excursion to visit nearby communities on other islands to your bucket list.
Of all the things the Maldives is lauded praise for, it is perhaps best recognised as a world-class surfing and snorkelling destination. It draws in hordes of top surfers from around the world who enjoy the tranquility and serenity they are afforded at beaches here. Dhonveli is the best island to stay in Maldives for honeymoon and is at the top of the list of the pro circuit. Couples who have opted for a Maldives honeymoon package at any luxury hotel on the islands usually have the options of taking surfing lessons together so they don’t miss out on the fun.
With so much to do, see and experience, the Maldives continues to be one of the best places on earth for the quintessential romantic getaway. From engagements, to weddings and even anniversary celebrations, the intimacy and ambience of this cluster of islands is second to none. Combined with the selection of luxury resorts to choose from and the portfolio of water sports that the adventurous can partake in, the Maldives are an experience that every couple ought to avail themselves to at some point in their lives.