The Maldives is an archipelago of idyllic islands, nestling in the warm Indian Ocean. Located southwest of India and Sri Lanka, these gorgeous islands feature many attractions. These include sun-kissed beaches, crystal-clear water and the proverbial waving palm trees. Meanwhile, couples can enjoy a stay in a thatched bungalow on a private beach, or a major resort offering relaxing spa treatments. However, what activities are available to romantic couples on honeymoon in the Maldives? Here we list five.
1. Romantic massage on honeymoon in the Maldives
The lead-up to your wedding was likely a pretty stressful time. One way to relax and rejuvenate on a honeymoon is to enjoy a couple’s massage at your luxury resort. Meanwhile, as you explore the idyllic sandy beaches washed with turquoise water, you can also enjoy a sand massage. Here, relaxation comes with the sound of the gently lapping waves.
Among the best resorts for a couple’s massage and spa treatment are One and Only Reethi Ray, PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi, or Six Senses Laamu.
2. Scuba diving among the reefs
The Maldives’ islands feature colorful coral reefs, hidden under crystal-clear water. An ideal way to enjoy the marine life of the islands is to go scuba diving together. In fact, this is a truly exciting adventure, swimming among the colorful fish, eagle and manta rays, dolphins and turtles. for those not wanting to go deep, another option is to go snorkeling alongside a marine biologist guide.
Meanwhile, among the best places to dive in the Maldives are Tewa Stross and the Ari Atoll. The latter atoll consists of 105 islands, 20 of which are designated as tourist resorts.
3. Dine at the Ithaa Underwater Restaurant
Enjoy a romantic meal 16 feet under the surface of the ocean at the world’s first undersea restaurant. Here, you can dine on fusion menus, matched with the finest wines, while gazing at panoramic coral garden views.
Ithaa Underwater Restaurant can be reserved for private dining and special occasions. The restaurant also serves set lunch and dinner menus, showcasing local flavors with Western influences. Meanwhile, the restaurant is also open for mid-morning cocktails.
Meanwhile, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island also features rooms with an underwater view, at a price!
4. Evening at Maldives bioluminescent beach
The bioluminescent beach, known as the Sea of Stars, offers a truly romantic evening. Here, your night is lit in shades of blue and green by the bioluminescent plankton, which shifts and changes with the waves.
Meanwhile, the beach is located on Mudhdhoo Island, in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives. Moreover, while the island is home to only 500 residents, it has earned its place on the world tourism map for this phenomenon.
5. Take a Whale Submarine cruise
The Whale Submarine is a fun adventure on a honeymoon in the Maldives. The sub takes you down into the deep blue water, where you will see everything from sharks, to colorful fish, and shipwrecks.
The experience is like cruising through a beautiful underwater garden, filled with tropical and reef fish of many colors. As you watch, the submarine passes by a school of blue or yellow-striped Snappers. Starting just off the coast of Male, you will also observe underwater caves as well as the main attraction, the turtles.
Experience the honeymoon of your dreams in the Maldives, enjoying all these attractions and many more.