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10 Reasons Why a Honeymoon in Maldives is Sexier Than Any Other Place by TravelTriangle

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Maldives beaches, most of them untouched by human feet are a getaway unlike any beach destination. Imagine laying on the soft white sands with your partner, taking a dip in the azure colored waters while completely alone on an entire island. The intimate setting that the country provides to couples makes a Maldives honeymoon different from any other.

Without the hustle-bustle of distracting tourists, here you can truly enjoy not just the flawless beauty of nature but also each other’s undisturbed company especially on a romantic honeymoon. There are quite a few things to do in Maldives; whether it is an exciting water-sport or a couple’s massage at an exotic spa. Have a look and see if you are tempted to indulge.

1. Watch the alluring sea-life together

There could be nothing more delightful than to stare at the beautiful coral or a giant whale shark with your partner. Maldives, with an abundance of beautiful coral reefs and rich marine life, is one of the few places in the world where you can snorkel alongside a whale sharks and manta rays. If you plan to experience the under-water life, this is the best place to do it.


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2. Spend each day at a different island

 

Go nomadic on your holiday in the Maldives and wake up at a different island each morning with your love. The country has 1,192 coral islands, some of them famous for their deep sea fish, while others for bright coral reefs and colorful reef fish. Go island hopping from one resort to another and see everything that the country has to offer.

3. Visit the glowing beach

 

Stand on the glowing beach of the Vaadhoo Island, hand in hand with your lover for an experience of a lifetime. The famous beach lights up at night because of rare glowing tidesthat rinse the shore at night.

4. Cruise through the country

 

 

Instead of staying in a resort, experience the live-aboard cruises with your partner. The ships take you to remote inhabited islands and deserted beaches, for an intimate holiday surrounded by the island’s unmatched beauty.

Suggested Read: 10 Best Resorts in Maldives For Honeymoon

 

Planning your honeymoon in Maldives but confused about what to do? These Maldives honeymoon stories help you find your best honeymoon trip ever!

Real honeymooners. Real stays. Real opinions to help you make the right choice.

 

5. Explore Malé

 

Spend a day in Malé, the capital of Maldives, and do some touristy sight seeing. Some of the interesting places to see in the city are Maldives National Museum, Maldives Grand Friday Mosque, Maldives Fish Market, and The Esjehi Art Gallery.

6. Take a Dhoni

 

Take a ride on dhoni, a coconut palm timber cruise boat, for a relaxed day’s excursion. Swim and snorkel during the morning, enjoy fresh seafood barbecue and do some bird watching for chilled day with your better half.

7. Bond at a couple’s spa

 

Sure you can visit a spa anywhere but in Maldives you can get almost any treatment in the world and that too at the height of its luxury. A day at the spa here with your partner is sure to turn into an unforgettable experience for the both of you. Be sure to also enjoy the traditional healing methods, that have been passed on for generations by the hakeembe (healing experts).

Suggested Read: 10 Romantic Things To Do In Maldives On Your Dream Honeymoon

8. Barbecue your catch

If you are feeling a bit too relaxed then experience the satisfaction of catching and cooking your own fish by going for a night reef fishing trip. Catch a fish followed by a barbecue for a romantic and unusual star-lit dinner.

 

9. Watch the islands from the sky

Get enchanted by the islands in a De Havilland Twin Otter seaplane. Ideal for sightseeing, a trip in these will present you with a panoramic view of shallow lagoons, fishing villages, schools of dolphins, manta and sting rays in the crystal clear waters.

10. Underwater Romance

 

Enjoy a spectacular dinner at the Ithaa underwater aquarium restaurant. If you are feeling a bit more romantic, than spend a night here staring into the aquamarine waters next to your lover followed by a champagne breakfast in the morning.

The islands have many high-end luxurious resorts which provide every possible amenity you could think of, especially on a romantic vacation. Take a look at some of the top Maldives resorts to pick out one for your holiday.

Suggested Read: Indulgent & Reinvigorating: 11 Spellbinding Water Villas in Maldives For A Calming Vacation

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

 

Famous for Jiva Grande Spa absolute luxury is the key word in this resort. The spa is inspired by Indian royalty-style pampering and spotlights Indian herbs and essential oils.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

 

This resort provides some of the best surfing spots in the Maldives. With an in-house surfing school and complimentary wake-boarding, windsurfing, sailing, & water-skiing, this one is for the thrill-seekers.

Mirihi Island Resort

 

This is perfect for those looking for a romantic getaway on a modest budget. Enjoy the Adam & Eve treatment followed by champagne on your private balcony in addition to diving and snorkeling for an amazing beginning to your honeymoon.

Anantara Kihavah Villas

 

Each villa here comes with a personal host so you don’t have to stray too far for anything. Be sure to swim in the magnificent infinity pool, the longest in the Maldives, and dine at Sea, the underwater restaurant, and wine cellar.

Cocoa Island Resort

 

The water villas here are designed to resemble Maldivian fishing boats and provide excellent service including spa, diving & snorkeling at the house reef, and a great restaurant. Very much a romantic resort, this one is definitely for couples looking for some us time.

Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Maldives is anytime between November and April. If you are really into deep sea diving then visit the islands during April for clear waters. Avoid a trip from August to October when the islands are affected by tropical cyclones.

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If you are planning a last minute honeymoon, there couldn’t be a better place to go. With no prior visa required to enter the country, just book the flight and you are good to go.

Holiday for the indulgent traveler
Maldives is a destination for those into an indulgent style of holidaying and if you are looking to be pampered there is no better place to spend with your better half. The high end holiday packages for the Maldives start from $500 per day and go higher depending on the kind of experience you are looking for.

The honeymoon is a holiday to pamper your partner with extravagance, for a time that she would never forget. So if you want to spend a few days in heaven with the love of your life, just the sound of the waves and her laughter filling up your days, Maldives is the destination you should be looking at. Go through these frequently asked queries so you can plan better!

Which is the best island to stay in Maldives for honeymoon?

Biyadhoo Island, Male Island, and Fihalhohi Island are among the top islands for honeymoon in Maldives for staying and enjoying various activities.

Male is the capital of Republic of Maldives, and has great connectivity. There also are many sights to see here, such as the Grand Friday Mosque, and Sultan Mosque. Biyadhoo is prettified with stunning coastline, and a rich vegetation. Fihalhohi has those beautiful underwater bungalows that Maldives is known for.

What can be the cost of planning a Maldives honeymoon from India?

For someone planning a honeymoon in Maldives from India for 5 days and 4 nights, the average cost can differ from hotel to hotel. If you opt for a three star property, expect Maldives tour package to cost around INR 35,000- 40,000 per person on twin sharing basis. If you stay in a four star or five star property, the cost of tour package can be around INR 55,000- 75,000 per person on twin sharing basis.

This cost covers meals, transfers, sightseeing, and activities. Flight charges are paid additionally.

Can you suggest some tips for honeymoon in Maldives

Here are some tips for a lovely honeymoon in Maldives:

  • Carry plenty of sunscreen
  • Invest in a waterproof camera as you’ll be indulged in quite many water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Don’t carry alcohol along with you, since there’s a ban imposed on the same by the government
  • Carry sarong, scarves as Maldives is a Muslim country, and you’d want to cover your head and legs before entering religious shrines

Further Read: Mauritius vs Maldives : Which One to Pick For Your Holiday?

 

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The Maldives voted top location for honeymoon couples

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When it comes to the honeymoon, will you be shunning two weeks on the beach for somewhere off the beaten track? Travel brand Kuoni has revealed its latest report showing the Maldives scores as the top location for honeymoon couples, but also that adventure holidays are growing in popularity over stay-put beach breaks

Couples see the Maldives as the ultimate luxury island paradise, with the holiday destination scoring the top spot for honeymooners, Kuoni’s worldwide trends report shows.

With its unique collection of all-island resorts and over-water villas, the Maldives continues to set the pace in luxury travel and scores higher than any other destination on customer satisfaction.

The worldwide holiday company has seen holidays with an adventure, cultural or touring element as part of the itinerary grow at twice the pace of stay-put beach breaks over the past two years, and the report has also unveiled the top locations for honeymoons in 2016.

Same-sex honeymoons are also on the rise, according to Kuoni. Over 15,000 same-sex marriages have taken place since it was introduced in England and Wales in 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics. The increase has resulted in demand for luxury travel advice from companies able to guide couples on the legal and cultural positions in different destinations.

When it comes to creating big life moments, from seeing wildlife in its natural habitat to experiencing iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China, more than *60 per cent of British adults are prepared to invest more than the average holiday in making their wish list a reality.

Other key findings about honeymoons include:

Snorkelling with turtles in turquoise-blue waters remains one of the top wish list experiences for honeymoon couples this year.
Honeymooners are now spending an average of £5,902 in total on their trip, up from £5,743 last year, backing up a trend for more adventure, upgraded luxury and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The most popular month to book a Kuoni honeymoon is January.
The average honeymoon duration is 13 days.
11.6 per cent of Kuoni honeymoon bookers put their honeymoon on a John Lewis gift list in 2015.
Indonesia has seen the biggest rise in the top 10 and Bali is a favourite as it’s a perfect destination to visit weather-wise during the wedding-boom months.
Vietnam has jumped five places in the past year to the number 11 spot, showing the popularity of adventure touring over a classic beach stay.

As the number of honeymooners increase there is a huge demand of Professional Photographers, Asad has been working with couples who travel to Maldives for their Honeymoon, His Hospitality Industry expertise and Professional, Book a Photoshoot with asad and get your holiday photoshoots.

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The top 20 honeymoon destinations for 2016 are:

Maldives
Indonesia (Bali)
Mauritius
Sri Lanka
Thailand
USA
Italy
Mexico
Antigua
St Lucia
Vietnam
Malaysia
Seychelles
Tanzania
Cuba
Barbados
South Africa
Kenya
Greece
UAE

*Figures from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,035 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18th-19th January 2016. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

 

 

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Win A Luxe Honeymoon in Maldives by Haa Alifu atoll,

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There are few destinations more breathtaking than the Maldives… Think a string of far-flung desert islands where you sleep in thatched villas built on stilts over the water and swim in a sea the colour of topaz jewels.

Win A Luxe Honeymoon in Maldives by Haa Alifu atoll, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is a short seaplane ride from Malé,

Well, win this mega-watt competition and you could be lounging on those same white sands in your favourite kaftan quicker than you can shout ‘someone bring me a Mai Tai!’ A private island paradise in the Haa Alifu atoll, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is a short seaplane ride from Malé, one of the most lusted-after resorts in the Indian Ocean.

You’ll enjoy 10 nights half-board (breakfast and dinner included) in a Deluxe Water Villa, which comes with its own plunge pool and private sundeck with steps down to a lagoon teeming with tropical fish. Surrounded by coconut palms and lush vegetation, this is the ideal place to live out your Robinson Crusoe fantasy – the only effort you’ll need to make is padding to and from the mini-bar or cracking open the gorgeous Bulgari goodies in the luxurious bathroom.

As part of your prize, you and your new husband will also get the chance to snorkel among the kaleidoscope of sea life in the resort’s shallow lagoon (cue turtles, stingrays and colourful brain coral).

But that’s not all: you’ll be treated to a relaxing 50-minute Balinese massage for two at the sublime Hideaway Spa. Here, the emphasis is on pampering the natural way, with Natura Bissé products and a soon-to-be introduced organic German range Dorissima. But be careful: you could easily lose a whole day here.

When the sun goes down, you’ve got free rein to sample the delicious cuisine at any of the fabulous restaurants, including the exotic Indian fare at the overwater Samsara, the open-deck Matheefaru – a buffet restaurant with a daily changing menu – and the heavenly beach-front Meeru Grill, which does excellent wood-fired pizzas when lobster and fillet steak gets too much. Our favourite? The Blue Heron, a new buzzing beach club where you can feast on sashimi and oysters at the ‘raw bar’ to a soundtrack of DJ beats.

We can’t think of a more enticing prize – enter now for your chance to win the ultimate honeymoon!

To enter: For your chance to win, simply answer the question below correctly.

For more details on the resort, visit Only Honeymoons at www.onlyhoneymoons.com or call 020 3824 8444. Only Honeymoons is a trading name of Prestige World ATOL 10803

Prize breakdown:

– Return economy flights from London and the regions (Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow) to Malé including taxes.

– 10 nights at the Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Hotel staying in a Deluxe Water Villa on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner included).

– Transfers to and from Malé airport via seaplane subject to arrival time. (Stopovers can be arranged in Dubai in either direction.)

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Terms and conditions: 
Entry is restricted to persons aged 21 or older and resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland who are not employees of Condé Nast Publications Limited; Only Honeymoons or Prestige World or in any way connected with the promotion. No employee, agent, subcontractor or director of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, nor anyone connected with the competition, nor any member of such person’s family, is eligible to enter. The organisers reserve the right to verify the eligibility to enter. One entry per household. The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries received by 24th March 2016. All travel must be taken between 1st June 2016 and 30th May 2017, subject to availability. Blackout dates: 21st September – 10th October 2016; 6th December 2016 – 5th February 2017; and 31st March – 15th April 2017. Travel must start in the UK and the prize cannot be transferred, exchanged for cash or used against another holiday, hotel or airline. Both passengers must travel together. All extra incidentals including spa treatments, entrance fees to tourism sites, additional meals, laundry and beverages etc. must be paid for directly by the prizewinner. Transfers to and from the UK departure point, gratuities and personal expenses are not included. Prize is not valid in combination with any other offer or promotion. Travel insurance or any airport fees and taxes are not included in the prize. It is the responsibility of the individual passengers to ensure they have travel insurance cover (which is strongly recommended to guard against cancellation), valid passports and inoculations prior to their journey. Visa applications for entry into countries requiring them for certain passport-holders must be obtained prior to travel. Once the flight tickets are issued, no changes can be made to the booking and routing charges are not permitted. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The promotion will be governed by English Law.
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Every single bit of Maldive is romantic, Its clear sunny days,

Every single bit of Maldive is romantic, Its clear sunny days, Turquoise lagoons and its warm water, White sandy beaches and its surrounding environment and natural music, Photo by Asad

Every single bit of Maldive is romantic, Its clear sunny days, Turquoise lagoons and its warm water, White sandy beaches and its surrounding environment and natural music, Photo by Asad

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Good morning, It was a from a Young Wedding couple

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Good morning, It was a from a Young Wedding couple from One evening that happened to start raining just as we got over with the shoot didn't let me Finish the shoot without having this romantic wet couple portrait, Rain adds a lot of romance to Portraits, Follow me to have your feed filled with more romantic portraits

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A HONEYMOON IN PARADISE IN THE MALDIVES

Kandholhu Island – A haven of tranquility and serenity in Kandholhudhoo in the northern Maldives

The Maldives are regularly touted as the world’s top destination for honeymooners, and as Emma Krieger discovers, the pearls of the Indian Ocean, as they’re popularly known, indeed live up to the hype.

Kandholhu Island - A haven of tranquility and serenity in Kandholhudhoo in the northern Maldives

Situated to the South West of Sri Lanka, the Maldives are made up of a double chain of 26 atolls, or an impressive 1,192 islands, which form a geographically striking – and from a seaplane, a visually stunning – archipelago.
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With its cobalt blue waters, fresh lagoons, sandy white beaches and clichéd swaying palm trees, the Maldives is an idyllic tropical haven for honeymooners, and one of the few places around the world where you can enjoy complete and utter privacy.

Arriving in the Maldivian capital of Malé the salt air and startling bright sunshine help to shake away the jetlag cobwebs; the airport transfer to Gasfinolhu Island via speedboat also does the trick.

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I am making my way to the luxurious Finolhu Villas, a Club Med outpost which opened to guests in early 2015 in a deliberate move by the 65-year-old French resort chain to branch out into more high-end accommodation options.

Coming into the island’s dock several of Finolhu Villas’ staff are waiting to greet me with watermelon mocktails and ice water. I get my bearings for a moment before hopping aboard a golf buggy headed towards my Sunrise Villa.

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HEARTY HONEYMOON at Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

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You have found the love of your life. Tied the knot for a happily ever after. Started off your life as Mr. & Mrs. with a gorgeous wedding ceremony. After the I dos it is time for the second most-awaited day in your marriage agenda: your honeymoon!
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You and your better half are unique personalities, and your honeymoon should be no different. Lily Beach will sew up your wedding celebration with plentiful little meaningful moments and complimentary tender loving care throughout your stay.

At Lily Beach, we have made heaven a place on Earth. While you may feel you have got more than what you could possibly wish for, allow us to give some finishing touch to your love for one another with an otherworldly honeymoon experience.

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The complimentary Honeymoon Offer is valid for guests, staying at Lily Beach for a minimum of 4 nights. Please contact us for more details on how to confirm your offer.

Lily Beach fuses contemporary design i with traditional Maldivian living to create unique villas dotted around the Huvahendhoo based resort.

Beach Villas are located on the resorts pristine beach and include an open-air bathroom including Jacuzzi bath.

Each of the 16 lagoon villas located half over water feature an ocean-facing terrace and a private beach area. These villas also include an open-air bathroom including Jacuzzi bath. Depending on the time of day and tide level, guests also have direct access to the lagoon.

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The Deluxe water villas have a magnificent glass floor separating the bedroom and bathroom areas, direct lagoon access and a private sun deck come with spectacular views of the endless azure blue lagoon.

 

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The exclusive sunset water villas are truly outstanding, offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the house reef. A Jacuzzi-infinity pool is placed on the villas deck, alongside direct lagoon access and a large day bed. Choosing this accommodation provides guests with an elegant area for their perfect honeymoon.

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Maldives Tops Favourite List for Chinese Tourists

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Maldives has topped a list of 20 island destinations most favoured by Chinese tourists, who have been the world’s No 1 cross-border visitors for the past three years, spending billions of dollars on outbound tours.

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The announcement was made at the 2015 International Islands Tourism Conference in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Taiwan, Bali, and Thailand’s Phuket Island have also been favoured by Chinese tourists in the list, which was created after a poll by the conference’s organisation committee and after evaluation by an expert panel.

The poll began in June, drawing more than three million responses for more than 70 destinations. The poll was conducted via the committee’s website, and some other portals and microblog services.

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Chinese islands filled five spots on the list, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China has been the world’s No 1 source of cross-border tourists since 2012, according to the World Tourism Organisation. In 2013, the organization said, Chinese outbound travelers spent a total of USD 129 billion.

 

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China’s outbound tourists made nearly 24 million trips to islands in 2014, and the number is likely to exceed 30 million this year.

China’s outbound tourism has grown dramatically in recent months despite its economy economy contacted sharply. The World Bank recently revised its projections for China’s economic growth from 7.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent.

The conference, which was held in Zhujiajian Island of Zhoushan City, was organized by China’s National Tourism Administration and the provincial government of Zhejiang province.

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Club Med Kanifinolhu

Resort in: Kani (Maldives). A paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificent lagoon. Family all inclusive resort and exclusive last minute vacation deals with Club Med.

Resort in: Kani (Maldives). A paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificent lagoon. Family all inclusive resort and exclusive last minute vacation deals with Club Med. Resort in: Kani (Maldives). A paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificent lagoon. Family all inclusive resort and exclusive last minute vacation deals with Club Med.

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Resort in: Kani (Maldives). A paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificent lagoon. Family all inclusive resort and exclusive last minute vacation deals with Club Med. Resort in: Kani (Maldives). A paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificent lagoon. Family all inclusive resort and exclusive last minute vacation deals with Club Med. Resort in: Kani (Maldives). A paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificent lagoon. Family all inclusive resort and exclusive last minute vacation deals with Club Med. Hydropool-From-Above KANC_LUXE_A115_002Kani Maldives Asia and Indian Ocean

A Paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificient lagoon.

In the heart of Lush nature inhabited by multi-coloured birds, the rooms offer tailor-made services for demanding Robinson Crusoes.

Between Scuba diving* and the pleasure of sampling the qxquisite flavours of Asia, Kani is a Garden of Eden for all those who love to explore and discover.

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Did you just get married? How about visiting Maldives, spend your honeymoon

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Did you just get married? How about visiting Maldives, spend your honeymoon at a hotel or resort in Maldives and while enjoying your honeymoon have your wedding photos taken by a professional photographer for a fraction of what you spend in your country? This package is designed for those who love outdoor wedding photography, tropical destinations such as beautiful beaches, sun, sea, boats and unique cultural locations.

 

Maldives Wedding Photography Package Includes the Following

Profesional Photography by Local Professional Freelance photographer.
USB Drive with the Professional Edited and Color corrected Images
A wedding photo book with a personal touch of your memories, visualized in unique way to show and treasure a special time and unforgettable memories in Maldives. Time capsules of events and cherished
The island experience with  Photographer followed by you,

Professional Freelance Photgraphy, Asad’s Photgraphy has been a well known name in Maldives and has travelled to more then 300 islands in Maldives with Romantic honeymoon and wedding couplpes visiting Maldives.

Book your session now with one of our favuorite photographer for your honeymoon trip to Maldives.

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LUX* MALDIVES WINS AS LEADING FAMILY RESORT AT THE 2014 MALDIVES TRAVEL AWARDS

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After being awarded the Indian Ocean Leading All-Inclusive Resort at Maldives Travel Awards 2013, LUX* Maldives has scored again with yet another valuable award, recognizing the significant efforts of the past year by gaining the title of Leading Family Award at the 2014 Maldives Travel Awards.

Book a Photoshoot with Asad if you have booked your holiday trip to Lux Maldives,
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This title rewards the ongoing innovation, high standards of guest service, understanding of family needs, unique concepts and the true belief in LUX* Resorts & Hotels motto of ‘helping people celebrate life’.

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One of the reasons to go LUX* Maldives is showcased by PLAY, the resort’s spacious and well equipped kids club for children below the age of 12 providing a daily program of fun activities including treasure hunts, yoga, pizza mak-ing and cake decorating. Teens enjoy a sophisticated program called STUDIO 17 including team sports, teen only excursions, guitar lessons and can even learn how to be a DJ for their own party. The 5 star PADI dive centre and well equipped water sports centre warmly welcomes families of all age groups providing a wide range of experiences in, on and under the water! At LUX* Maldives kids are sure to never be bored and with 7 restaurants, everyone is sure to find something they like.

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After winning against some of the long established beach resorts of the Maldives, LUX* Maldives General Manager Shaun Dunhofen said “We are immensely proud to receive this wonderful award in this year’s Maldives Travel Awards. The Maldives has become a very popular destination for family holidays and our large beach front, wide selection of resort facilities and experiences, coupled with passionate team members, ensures our guests enjoy the best beach holiday possible”.

 

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As the Festive Season draws closer, LUX* Maldives is looking forward to celebrating this special time with its guests. The island experiences will showcase treasure hunts, beach games, interactive pop-up dining in true LUX* Style. The arrival of Santa is always highly anticipated, arriving last year by FLYBOARD, it’s an exciting time for the young-er LUX* guests. The New Year’s Eve party will bring about lavish fairytale decorations, live cooking stations and pop-up bars with many more surprises to welcome the New Year. LUX* Maldives presents a constant variety of activities that never fail to delight – both above and below the waterline!

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoons to Maldives tips by Asad

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Honeymooners and couples looking for romance have long heard the call of the Maldives, a beautiful tropical island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka. Why? Because it has all the luxury a loved-up pair could dream of, from lavish resorts to empty stretches of white-sand beach, tropical blue waters and an unmatchable sunny disposition.

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Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

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Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

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Couple jumping on Private Sand bank in Maldives. Sand bank is a place of love and romance.

The Maldives is an idyllic honeymoon-haven of sun-drenched islands – a whopping 1,190 islands in total, although only 200 are inhabited. The islands of The Maldives are so incredibly beautiful that you’ll immediately get the feeling you’ve stumbled upon secluded paradise.

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Celebrities have sung the praises of The Maldives – Fergie (of The Black Eyed Peas) announced that she ‘finally knew what the word paradise means,’ after she and her husband spent their honeymoon there. Wills and Kate even chose The Maldives as one of their romantic getaways, staying at one of the incredible luxury resorts which have helped The Maldives secure a top place as one of the world’s ultimate romantic getaways.

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What makes the Maldives even more special than a lot of other island destinations and in particular a romantic couples’ holiday paradise? Besides the incredible natural scenery, both above and below the water, there is a huge array of luxurious overwater villas and five-star resorts that put guests right amongst these stunning surrounds. There are even resorts that cater for couples only! While you will feel as though you are one of the lucky few who get to experience such seductive and remote luxury, the resorts are easily accessed (no stress for you on your Maldives romantic holiday!) and arrange transfers from the main island of Male – the closer islands are usually reached by launch, the outer islands may require a seaplane service.

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If it is absolute high-end luxury you are looking for, The Maldives will not disappoint. From overwater bungalows to residences built in the middle of the lagoon, or villas hidden amongst the foliage, just metres back from your own private stretch of beach, there is a great range of idyllic escapes available to couples on honeymoon or enjoying a special holiday together. Robinson Crusoe never had it so good! Private and romantic, if your budget stretches, do stretch to some of The Maldives higher-end luxury accommodation options if possible, you won’t regret it and the resort’s style, location and service could very well be the difference between an amazing holiday and the most incredible holiday you’ve ever taken. Out of the inhabited islands, 105 are designated resort areas, so you have an amazing variety of gorgeous resorts to choose from, and no doubt will find something to suit your tastes and budget if you can’t justify going over the top and booking one of the very top-end luxury resorts there.

 

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Imagine yourself and your loved one strolling down the above-sea boardwalk to your luxury Maldives bungalow that comes complete with a sunbathing deck, or even its own plunge pool (some even come with butler service!). While away the days as you both sink into each other and the beautiful views of the ocean that seem to go forever – not to mention the beach and island vistas all around you.

While The Maldives is remote, that doesn’t mean there isn’t gourmet food for you and your loved one to enjoy during your stay. Savour a meal and a velvety drop of wine at your resort’s restaurant with a view, or indulge in a candlelit beachside dinner. There is even an underwater restaurant at Conrad Hilton where guests get to enjoy contemporary European cuisine 5 metres below sea level! Many resorts are able to arrange romantic dinners on the beach or offshore sand banks. Some even offer sailing trips where you can be dropped off at a sandbank in the middle of the ocean and treated to a sensational gourmet dinner for just the two of you. Très romantic!

Feel like getting out and about? Plunge into the warm crystalline waters that The Maldives are so famous for and swim and snorkel while discovering an abundance of colourful fish darting below the surface – or head even further into the depths with a diving expedition! The Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations and perfect for the many couples who share a passion of diving holidays. The bright marine creatures and coral landscapes are sure to leave a lasting impression. Don’t forget to make the most of the tranquil waters around you by embarking upon a romantic sunset boat trip, allowing you and your partner to take in the breathtaking colours of paradise’s sky.

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Couples will also love the spa experiences the Maldives offers, with some of the world’s best resort spas found here. Home to some of the most luxurious spas in the world, honeymooners in particular will love the indulgent, romantic spa options available to them in The Maldives – think outdoor treatments in the forest or on the beach with an ocean outlook, or even on a private island easily accessed from the resort. Benefit from the traditional healing methods of the Maldivian people and enjoy the rejuvenating effects of coconut oil in massages and body treatments.

Couple jumping on Private Sand bank in Maldives.  Sand bank is a place of love and romance.

If you are eager to get a taste of local culture on your Maldivian honeymoon or romantic getaway, you can head to a village. You’ll fall in love with the sleepy island way of life. Join in on a game of cards with the locals or take in the action at a busy fishing port.

Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

When you’re ready to get back to nature you can complete an excursion to a deserted island where you will have endless stretches of sand to yourselves, a perfect way to while away an afternoon on your couples’ retreat.

Go on, take your honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Maldives for an experience to remember.

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

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Special Conditions
INFORMATION FOR GUESTS WITH CHILDREN
Due to the design and the general layout of our Water Bungalow, Water Villa, Water Suite and Ocean Villa children below the age of 12 cannot be accommodated in these room types. Children above the age of 12 are allowed when staying with a parent (maximum of 2 pax per room including child).

Please contact the resort for further information.

CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS
For non-US hotels, rates confirmed in USD may be converted to local currency by the hotel at your time of stay, based on the exchange rate used by the hotel and are subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Credit card charges are subject to additional currency conversions by banks or credit card companies, which are not within the hotel’s control and may impact the amount charged to your credit card. Please contact the hotel if you have any questions.

MANDATORY TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
The resort is just a short 20 – 25 minutes speed boat ride away from Male’ Airport.

Please contact the resort at sheraton.maldives@sheraton.com for transportation arrangements or fill in your details here.

Transportation is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
The cost for the combined roundtrip transfer service from/to MLE International Airport is 136 USD per person.
Please note that all speedboat transfers are subject to weather conditions and may not be able to operate in extreme weather.
Advance notice for changes is required at (960) 665 0225 x4.
NEW GREEN TAX BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Beginning November 1, 2015, a new Green Tax of 6 USD per day per person will go into effect. This will be in addition to the 10% Service Charge and the 12% Goods and Services Tax.

MANDATORY NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER: DECEMBER 31, 2015
There will be a compulsory New Year’s Eve dinner supplement for all guests staying over or arriving on December 31, 2015. The rate is 308 USD per adult and 154 USD per child ages 2 to 11. This will be automatically added to the room bill. Please contact the resort for further information.

Hotel Policies
Check in: 2:00 PM Check out: 12:00 PM
ALCOHOL POLICY
Alcoholic beverage service is restricted to those 18 years or older (with valid photo identification). Alcohol must be consumed within the resort area.

The following items are prohibited in the Maldives and will be retained at customs upon arrival: religious materials offensive to Islam, idols for worship, pornographic materials, narcotics and psychotropic substances, arms, alcohol and spirits, pork and its byproducts, dogs, and dangerous animals.

BABYSITTING/CHILD CARE POLICY
Babysitting service is available upon request with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. Fees apply.

CHECK CASHING POLICY
The resort does not offer check cashing services.

CONNECTING ROOM POLICY
Requests for connecting rooms cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking due to limited inventory.

CREDIT CARD POLICY
All major credit cards are accepted except Diners Club.

DRESS CODE
Due to Maldives’ tropical climate and resort location, smart or casual wear is acceptable throughout the resort. However, footwear is requested to be worn in all restaurants. In addition:

Swim suits must be covered in all restaurants
Wet towels or clothing are not permitted in any restaurants
EARLY DEPARTURE POLICY
Early departures will be treated as cancellations and will result in a 100% cancellation fee for all remaining accommodation dates.

EARLY ARRIVAL POLICY
Early check-in between 8am and 2pm will be subject to room availability at the time of arrival and cannot be guaranteed. In case of early arrival before 8am, an additional night must be pre-booked to secure room availability.

EXTRA BEDDING POLICY
Rollaway beds are permitted in the Island and Beachfront Cottages only. A maximum of one rollaway bed is allowed per cottage. Fees apply.

FAMILY PLAN POLICY
Children who are 11 or younger sleep for free in the existing bedding of a room shared with a paying adult. Rollaways, child rollaways and cribs may incur extra charges.

OCCUPANCY POLICY
All the accommodation including the Beachfront Deluxe, Water Bungalow, Water Villa and Ocean Villa can accommodate a maximum of 2 persons. No extra bed can be added in the room due to space constraints.

For families with children, the suitable choices of accommodations are the Island Cottage or the Beachfront Cottage. We allow a maximum of two adults and two children per room. Only one extra bed can be placed in these cottages.

PET POLICY
Pets are not allowed

PAYMENT POLICY
The resort accepts cash payments in U.S. dollars and euros only. Additionally, foreign currency exchange is available at the resort for major international currencies. Due to rules established by Maldivian banks, the resort is not able to accept USD notes from the 1990s or any note that is damaged (e.g., torn, dirty, pen marks). The resort does not accept traveler’s checks.

TRANSPORTATION RESORT CHARGE POLICY
The resort will arrange combined speedboat transfers to and from Male International Airport. Guest will be charged a transportation fee of 110 USD per person. The fee is subject to a 10% Servcie Charge and a 12% GST Tax. International Flight details are required to arrange transfers.

COOKING POLICY
Kindly note that cooking in guest accommodations is strictly prohibited for health and safety reasons. Resort management reserves the right to apply a fine.

SMOKING POLICY
Please note that smoking is not permitted indoors in any of the accommodations. Smoking is permitted on the outdoor terraces or balconies of the villas. Smoking is also permitted in designated public areas within the resort.

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Celebrate Love In The Maldives Dreamy Honeymoon

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The Maldives are tiny tropical dots of land in the vast Indian Ocean, with beaches and palm trees rising just feet above the waves and relying on rings of vibrant coral reefs for protection. Of more than a thousand islands barely one in ten is inhabited, and among these are some of the most secluded and spectacular resorts on the planet, exotic hideaways where your honeymoon suite is just as likely to be over the water as on 
the beach.

Settled by migrant fishermen and long supported by the sea, the Maldives merge land and water in a harmony richly expressed at the Huvafen Fushi Maldives resort, where spa treatment rooms go underwater and bungalows have glass floors to reveal the teeming life on the reefs below—even the resort’s hot tub hovers above the gentle waves. Remoteness is no signal for depravation, however—the resort also has the Maldives’ best-stocked wine cellar and several gourmet dining options to explore. Diversions range from reef diving to seaplane tours.

Resort in: Kani (Maldives). A paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificent lagoon. Family all inclusive resort and exclusive last minute vacation deals with Club Med.

All-inclusive takes on higher meaning at the Constance 
Moofushi resort, where the signature Cristal package invites frequent toasts with fine wines and French champagne. Each end of this private island is strung with overwater guest villas, and activities include deep-water fishing, cruises aboard a traditional dhoni boat, and visits to the local fishing village of Himandoo.

Ever imagined dining inside an aquarium? That’s the experience you’ll get at the Sea.Fire. Salt.Sky. restaurant complex at the Anantara Kihavah Villas resort. Take a cooking class together to learn how to make traditional Maldivian huni havaadhu curry, try your hand at windsurfing in the lagoon, or hide away in comfort at a resort where every room is either over the water, has its own private pool, or opens onto a spectacular infinity-edge pool reaching out toward the endless ocean. Treatment rooms at the Anantara spa are located at the end of a jetty and open to the sea on all sides for an unforgettable experience.

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With just forty-eight villas scattered across a private island, the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers plenty of romantic seclusion for newlyweds, who can also indulge in the ultimate private dining experience: a gourmet meal for two on a wave-kissed sandbar, delivered via speedboat. Or, cap days spent on the beach or beneath the waves with champagne and canapés in a dhoni, and stargazing at the Naiboli Bar.

The Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is home, somewhat remarkably, to a golf course—and the resort’s unique amenities don’t stop there. Located on a lushly forested atoll, the Shangri-La offers plenty of distractions you won’t find in other Maldives destinations, like nature hikes and bike tours, tennis and the Eco Centre where you can learn about local conservation efforts. In addition, there are some gorgeous overwater villas and CHI, a spa located in its own private village.

From the international airport in Malé it’s just fifteen minutes by luxury speedboat to the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, where sixty-four villas are arrayed on a large lagoon and guests are lavished with Taj’s legendary personalized service, including your own private butler. Couples can take their meals in the privacy of their villa or in a variety of mind-blowing romantic settings, including an exclusive ocean pavilion set amid the calm waters of the lagoon.

The Taj is just far enough away to feel isolated, yet the proximity to Malé offers the opportunity to explore the ancient capital of the Maldives with its vibrant fish and produce markets and the 400-year-old Hukuru Miskiiy mosque, built from local coral and famed for its lacquer work and carvings.

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