It is no secret that the Maldives is one of the most romantic tropical destinations on Earth. Couples from around the world travel to this breathtaking archipelago every year to get married and experience a honeymoon like no other.
As beautiful as the Maldives are in their natural state, there are some resorts on the islands that take romantic luxury to the next level. From over-water bungalows equipped with infinity plunge pools, to private resorts worthy of royalty, these special Maldives luxury resorts will surely have you wondering if your honeymoon is real or just a dream.
Known for its one island-one resort concept, the island nation received the distinguished World’s Leading Destination award in 2020 and has since emerged as a Covid-Safe haven for vacation seekers and honeymooners alike. With overwater villas surrounded by sparkling blue lagoons and pristine white beach, you’ll feel the soft sand beneath your toes and gentle sea breeze on your face in a private sanctuary to call your own.
The Nautilus Maldives
Newly opened in February 2019, The Nautilus Maldives is located in Baa Atoll, and is a highly personalised, immensely private resort of 26 beach and ocean houses.
The Nautilus Maldives has a long list of accolades, amongst them including being ranked as the Top 3 Resorts in the World and winning the 1st place in The Indian Ocean Top's Resorts in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.
Upon disembarkation at Male Airport, guests will be escorted to the resort via a fuss-free VIP transfer - relax in the exclusive CIP lounge, and all matters regarding immigration, baggage and customs will be handled on your behalf. Guest can sit back and delight in a fuss-free and seamless transfer journey to the resort.
With only 26 Houses and Residences, The Nautilus offers you immensely private accommodations to relax and enjoy the honeymoon experience. With accommodation starting at a size of 282 sqm, each House and Residence is personal suite-style sanctum with its own separate living room, expansive outdoor decking areas and private freshwater infinity pools with infinite views of the surrounding Baa Atoll.
Honeymooners can revel in unscripted dining – anywhere, anytime. The Nautilus delights in veering off script, crafting bespoke culinary journeys designed just for you - escape to a far-flung sandbank for an intimate soiree.
In addition to its gastronomic dining experiences and its paradisiacal Ocean Houses, The Nautilus also excel in offering a highly discreet and personalised 24/7 butler services to its guests. The Nautilus hospitality is all about attentiveness, genuine care and professionalism, ensuring that your honeymoon experience will be elevated to the next level.
Find out more about The Nautilus Maldives in our full write-up here.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Located on Gaafu Alifu, the newly opened Raffles Maldives Meradhoo can be found at the southernmost reach of The Maldives; its far-flung Indian Ocean position and exquisite natural beauty make it the ultimate escape.
Being near the equator, the resort displays an extraordinary display of natural beauty. The white, powder soft sand is fringed with clean, sparklingly clear water, beneath which coral bursts with colourful life. At night, the stars and moon shine with extraordinary brightness.
Across the two islands, thirty-eight magnificent beachfront and overwater villas and residences offer an abundance of space and privacy for the ultimate honeymoon escape. Being the sole resort on this island, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's villas and suites are exceptionally large, open, and airy as compared to other resorts in the Maldives. Each private villa also comes with a super king-size bed for the ultimate snoozing, and Overwater Villas offer a panorama so vast and uplifting that it's truly unforgettable.
Revel in intimate dining experiences under the stars. Romantic, natural and relaxed, enjoy a unique beachside dining experience at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's barbecue restaurant, The Firepit. With chilled cocktails and an exceptional wine list, this is the place to soak up the beauty of the setting sun or the clear, star-filled night skies in a relaxed, natural environment.
Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles is legendary for its delivery of the most charming and gracious service. The combination of consistency and individuality ensures that Raffles always delivers the same high expectations and high-quality experience, going above and beyond to ensure a memorable honeymoon.
Find out more about Raffles Maldives Meradhoo in our full write-up here.
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is the first top-end seven-star, truly all-inclusive resort in the Maldives. An island defined by the philosophy ‘Freedom Reimagined', the private island comes alive with effortless experiences as the resort endeavours to offer anything, anytime, anywhere. As an adults-only resort, this is a sanctuary perfect for a luxurious, and intimate honeymoon.
Designed to be a sanctuary of serenity for those seeking an all-inclusive luxury experience complemented with an abundance of personal space. Kudadoo Maldives is an exclusive private island surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, a stunning house reef and long stretches of white sandy beach, measuring about 200 metres long by 200 metres wide.
Every detail has been carefully considered with the resort’s exclusively appointed fifteen, highly styled one and two-bedroom residences offering undisturbed private luxury and unobstructed views of the ocean, bringing about the freedom of time, space, and unhindered connections.
Unscripted dining at Kudadoo Maldives defines the ‘Anything, Anytime, Anywhere’ concept – there are no menus, only suggestions. Veering off the restaurants, guests can also delight in unlimited private dining experiences to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Guests are also offered limitless spa experiences included in your stay, allowing you to spend as much time as you wish enjoying the world-class spa and well-being experiences. With a myriad of signature spa treatments and couple-treatment rooms, you are bound to feel better than you have in years. The Kudadoo Wellness Retreat goes beyond spa to an integrated wellness offering created to connect, immerse and transform the guest on their wellness journey.
Find out more about Kudadoo Maldives in our full write-up here.
Soneva Jani - the original barefoot luxury brand and still one of the travel industry’s greatest innovators, is located in the Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, comprises five islands, the largest of which is Medhufaru, which is 150 acres in size.
In January 2021, the brand unveiled the launch of Soneva Chapter Two, expanding its award-winning offering with 27 new Water Reserves, new dining concept, the Soneva Wellness Centre, and Soneva Unlimited, which includes unlimited access to meals, fine wines, diving, experiences, spa treatments and transfers.
Soneva Jani's unique villas have its own lagoon-facing private pool that brilliantly mirrors the colours of the sea -- a few come with their own private water slides. Among the most original options inside the villas, each master bedroom has its own retractable roof that slides back for stargazing.
The culinary experiences at Soneva Jani are as diverse as they are memorable, presenting gourmet menus across a variety of cultures and cuisines, organic offerings, simple barbeques and elaborate romantic escapades. In addition to the delightful dining venues, you can indulge in culinary adventures such as private dining around the lagoon, a Robinson Crusoe-style castaway picnic, complementing your honeymoon experience with an indulgent epicurean journey.
Find out more about Soneva Jani in our full write-up here.
Cheval Blanc Randheli
Set in the prisine Noonu Atoll - one of Maldives' finest address - Cheval Blanc Radheli is an intimate and contemporary haven on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll.
Begin your journey to this exclusive haven via an ultra-luxurious and private seaplane transfer. As the go-to-holiday location of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this LVMH-owned resort is one of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts in the Maldives, featuring immense level of privacy and encompassing five pristine islands in a stunning lagoon.
Accommodation at Cheval Blanc Randheli are known to have impressive and generous space, boasting architecturally striking design and immaculate furnishings. Perched on the elegant Maldivian stilts over Noonu Atoll's translucent waters, their Water Villas offers an idyllic, private and unforgettable seaside living experience with endless views over the sparkling Indian Ocean.
At Cheval Blanc, dining is a culinary art with vibrant gastronomy fusing French tradition with exotic local flavours in various awe-inspiring settings. Delight in the finest dining experiences at Le 1947, a three-Michelin star restaurant that presents elegant French gastronomy in an haute-design ambiance.
Alternatively, guests can veer off the traditional menu and restaurants - Cheval Blanc Randheli delights in catering to any fancy for one-of-a-kind dining experiences in remote locations of your choice.
Located on its own island, The Cheval Blanc Spa spans an entire island and is reachable via a 5 minutes journey on a Dhoni boat, inviting guests to embark upon an unprecedented sensorial journey through a range of specially-designed treatments imagined by Guerlain for Cheval Blanc.
Find out more about Cheval Blanc Randheli in our full write-up here.
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