Best Resorts In Maldives – Are you planning honeymoon in Maldives? Here are 10 best resorts in Maldives for honeymoon. The Maldives, an archipelago of more than 1,100 islands stretching 500 miles in 26 atolls down to the equator, regularly tops lists of the most desirable destinations on earth for a romantic break. Only around 200 of the islands are inhabited and of these more than 100 are private island resorts, each ringed by dazzling white sand and shallow lagoons.
Despite their remote, desert island appearance from the air, there’s plenty to do at these far-from-rustic resorts, boasting some of the most sophisticated accommodation in the world. The world’s first underwater restaurant, and spa can be found here, overwater villas boast infinity pools and glass floors, and the choice of dining locations is sensational – jetties, remote sandbank, candlelit verandas or dinner à deux on the beach at a neighbouring island.
The isolation of the islands also results in some of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world, with plankton-rich seasonal currents attracting manta rays and whale sharks. Read our list of the best resort in Maldives for honeymoon.
10 Best Resorts In Maldives For Honeymoon
1. Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island
The first, best resorts in Maldives for honeymoon is Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island. The motto here is “no news, no shoes” and, true to their word, guests’ footwear is confiscated on the traditional dhoni boat transfer from Malé. The 65 villas made from natural materials are sandwiched between jungle and beach.
Fun extras include an open-air cinema on the beach, planetarium, treetop yoga, a Mr or Mrs Friday (aka personal butler) assigned to each villa and kitchen supplied by the island’s vegetable and herb gardens. Seven nights’ b & b from £4,690.
2. Cheval Blanc Randheli, Randheli Island
The second property in the uber-luxurious Cheval Blanc brand (the other is in Courchevel with a third to open in the Caribbean later this month) is a 40-minute ride from Malé on the resort’s private seaplane and has a touch of old-school glamour about it. Cheval Blanc Randheli is one of the best resorts in the Maldives for honeymoon.
There are 45 villas, some on a private man-made island, some overwater with a private jetty and infinity pool and lots of sumptuous extras including complimentary massages to relieve jet-lag, toiletries created exclusively for the resort by Dior, and four restaurants overseen by Yannick Alléno, three-Michelin-starred chef. A Guerlain spa on its own island got the Royal seal of approval – the resort is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to check in on their first holiday sans George. Seven nights’ b & b from £5,695.
3. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, South Malé Atoll
Most hotels in the Maldives are romantic, but this private island, 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé, is on another level. It’s all about dreamy days where you don’t have to lift a finger, such as the “Exotica Experience”, which kicks off with a champagne breakfast anywhere of your choosing on the island, followed by a 45-minute massage for two at the Jiva Grande Spa, a dhoni sunset cruise and a bottle of Dom Pérignon to accompany dinner beneath the stars.
Or Love in the Ocean, a floating pavilion for two reached only by boat, which couples can book for a day and enjoy massages, cocktails at sunset and candlelit dinner. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa is one of the top resorts in Maldives for honeymoon. Seven nights’ b & b from £4,230.
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4. W Retreat & Spa, Fesdu Island
Number 4 in our list of the best best resorts in Maldives for honeymoon is W Retreat & Spa, Fesdu Island. The adult-only W is a tropical island playground which has just had a revamp: swim-up pool bar, white-tented spa, 78 modern villas (including overwater villas with glass floors), each with a wine fridge alongside the mini bar, and the 15 Below bar, a subterranean club with more than 90 vodkas to sample.
There are watersports galore, from kitesurfing and diving to Seabobs (scooters that propel you along underwater 007-style), and don’t miss dining at Fire, an outdoor jungle Mongolian-style barbecue. Seven nights’ b & b from £6,227.
5. Shangri-la Villingili Resort & Spa, Villingili Island
Next, the Maldives best resort for honeymoon is Shangri-la Villingili Resort & Spa, Villingili Island. One of the largest islands in the archipelago lies in the southern Addu Atoll and is carpeted with more than 17,000 palm trees, towering banyans and dozens of other plant species.
The resident botanist guides guests through 12 hectares of nature trails and there’s also the chance to visit a neighbouring island for an 11-mile bike ride passing through traditional Maldivian villages. The 132 villas range from vast ocean retreats to tropical tree houses, and the CHI spa offers holistic therapy alongside more conventional facials and massages. It also boasts a nine-hole golf course. Seven nights’ b & b from £2,910.