It’s the place of dreams.
Are you dreaming of a honeymoon that includes, sun, sea, sand, and very little else? Then no doubt a honeymoon in the Maldives has crossed your mind. And rightly so!
But before you book a Maldives honeymoon, check out our guide below to make sure you make the most of this incredible holiday.
One thing’s for sure, the brochures don’t lie. As soon as you arrive at your Maldives honeymoon resort, it’ll be easy to see why this is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations. The ocean is a shade of blue you’ve never seen before, the sandy beaches are practically deserted, the accommodations are luxurious, and the snorkelling is amongst some of the best in the world.
While the Maldives has natural beauty, the resorts are equally stunning. Every resort in the region has it’s very own island (some even span across a few), so your stay is guaranteed to be tranquil and, most importantly, private. A lot of the resorts even build their accommodation with privacy in mind, so it’s an ideal option for a honeymoon destination.
No matter what time of year you go on your Maldives honeymoon, the sun will always be shining. The two seasons in the Maldives revolve around its rainfall; the wet and the dry season, while temperatures average at 25 to 30 degrees year round.
The region’s peak season is December to April, as there are warm days and less rain. But as these are the ideal conditions, this is also the most expensive time to go. If you are on a budget, you may want to visit between April and November. September and October are the wettest months in the Maldives, but this is also when it’s the best time to spot whale sharks.
British Airways operates direct flights from London to Malé – the capital of the Maldives – from November to March. Altogether, the flight takes 10 hours and 15 minutes. If you book your flight in the summer months or with another airline, it will include a stopover.
Malé is very much an industrial town and there’s not much to do there. So once you’ve landed, you’ll need to board a seaplane or speed boat transfer to your resort. The location of your resort will usually determine what type of transfer you take. For instance, some seaplane trips can take a couple of hours if your resort is located far away from Malé. Either way, what a beautiful way to arrive at your resort.
On your Maldives honeymoon, you can expect to experience 12 hours of daylight year round. So many of the resorts alter their local time in order for guests to enjoy more daylight in the evening. It varies from island to island in terms of how far ahead the clocks are, so keep this in mind when pre-booking activities.
It’s no surprise that resorts in the Maldives can be amongst the most expensive in the world (think £2,000 a night). But if you do your research, there are resorts that can help you achieve your dream Maldives honeymoon on a budget (like a more achievable £120 per night). Cash-saving tips include:
Unless you’re staying at an all-inclusive resort, keep in mind when you’re budgeting for your honeymoon that you will need to pay for food. As all resorts are on private islands, nipping out for a cheap takeaway isn’t an option here. Instead, you’ll be limited to the in-resort restaurants.
Now, while the dining is often 5-stars, be prepared for it to come with a hefty price tag. Very little produce actually comes from the Maldives so most ingredients have to be flown in, hence the £20 you’ll pay for a burger.
You may just dream of swimming, eating, sleeping, and not much else on your Maldives honeymoon. But as it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip, it’s important to make the most of your visit. Resorts will offer a range of activities and experiences, from private dinners on the beach to dolphin cruises at sunset. During your trip, we recommend picking a few to make your honeymoon truly memorable.