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It goes without saying that the Maldives is a spectacular destination for honeymoon seekers. Many couples dream of planning their post-wedding holiday on a secluded island, for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. It’s pretty easy to find joy when you’re in paradise, after all.
With over 75 different private-island resorts, the Maldives is at no shortage of options—whether you’re seeking overwater villas or jungle bungalows. Here is a shortlist of some of the best places to spend your honeymoon in the Maldives, based on facilities, surroundings, and customer ratings.
Boasting 34 overwater villas, COMO Cocoa Island is located on its own understated private island, surrounded by a stunning turquoise lagoon and wildlife-rich coral reefs. Many honeymooners flock here to experience the best of what the Maldives has to offer—peace, privacy, and nature.
Couples can stroll on the white sand beach, or take a couples’ massage together, whilst peering over the crystal-clear sea. Guests are invited to try the honeymoon package at COMO Cocoa Island, which includes benefits like champagne, gifts, fruit platters, candle-lit dinners, and COMO Shambhala treatments—all arranged for you in advance.
COMO Cocoa Island, Makunufushi South Malé Atoll, 20109, Maldives | (+960) 664-1818
Celebrities frequent the grounds at Gili Lankanfushi, one of the most luxurious private resorts in the world. In fact, it even owns the largest overwater bungalow in the world. Privacy is key, and some of its villas are only accessible via an extra boat trip. Every couple has a personal butler, who will organise every little detail of the trip, to make it as romantic and special for you as possible.
From private dining to the wonderful Meera Spa, guests are in more than capable hands, no matter the request. There’s also a honeymooner option for couples seeking a more curated experience.
Gili Lankanfushi, Lankanfushi Island, North Malé Atoll Republic of Maldives, Maldives | (+960) 664 0304
There are a few things which make the Maldives’ Joali resort a winning sensation. Perhaps it’s the art scene—which includes an on-site art map—or maybe it’s the eco-driven initiatives implemented throughout the hotel. Or it could be the stunning spa, which brings in returning customers on a regular basis.
Either way, it’s pretty evident that Joali has made it on the hospitality scene with quite the entrance. Featuring tennis courts, private pools, on-site restaurants, and more, the hotel is a definite go-to for romance seekers looking for an exotic escape.
Joali Maldives, Muravandhoo Island Raa Atoll, Maldives | (+960) 658 4400
You know to trust Four Seasons when it comes to five-star pampering and romantic indulgence. Take in the lush surroundings at the luxury hotelier’s Maldivian wonderland, which comprises sun, ocean, and island.
From the blooming flower garden to the serene private spa, guests are invited to embrace the finer things in life. Four Seasons actually has two properties in the Maldives, but the Kuda Huraa was the first to land. Honeymooners flock here for a blissful experience at the island, which typically recommends couples’ massages, a candle-lit dinner, and island snorkelling trips for the full experience.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Kuda Huraa North Malé Atoll, 20097, Maldives | (+960) 664 4888
Take a Thai romantic getaway—in the Maldives. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, which hails from Thailand, brings world-class treatments, luxurious accommodation, and spectacular views. Indulge in a honeymoon vacation here, which takes you and your beau on a whimsical escape away from city hustle and work stress. Take romantic strolls along the beach and embark on an intimate poolside dinner to get away from it all. Lovers retreat here at all times of the year for a blissful escape.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Kaafu Atoll, North Male Atoll, Maldives | (+960) 664 3147
On Dhigali Island, its namesake resort features turquoise lagoons, pure white beaches, and lush vegetation. Accommodation includes overwater villas, and lagoon bungalows, for a taste of luxury in a verdant paradise. The PADI dive centre facilitates entering the crystal waters, whilst the spa is for pure relaxation. Newlyweds are welcome to retreat in honeymoon happiness with the resort’s curated special offers.
Dhigali Resort, North Maalhosmadulu Raa Atoll, 21012, Maldives | (+960) 658-6060