If I ask you to think about a tropical honeymoon, it is likely the Maldives will be your first place. It is not easy to beat a honeymoon in the Maldives with its romantic overwater villas, endless shimmering sea, fishing sunsets, and some of the best service in the world. No wonder why this honeymoon hotspot ranks year after year on many of the “best Honeymoon destination lists.”
When booking your honeymoon, you want to plan your holiday carefully and make your trip the most enchanting and memorable. After all, you really want your honeymoon in the Maldives to be the place where you can simply chill and relax with your loved one in the ideal location. But finding a perfect resort in the Maldives doesn’t have to be a difficult task if you take some of these tips and tricks into consideration. Read about planning the perfect Maldives honeymoon.
Early Honeymoon Plan your Maldives
The first rule is that you plan your honeymoon in the Maldives as soon as possible. Many people plan their wedding day before they leave the honeymoon at the last minute. You will want to start planning for a hassle-free honeymoon once you begin to plan your big day. That’s for several reasons, especially during high seasons between November and April, the Maldives are popular holiday destinations. And all available online information makes it easy to find the very best rooms in any Maldives resort for honeymooners and holidaymakers. As a result, the best rooms are often booked in good time. You can save yourself the stress of having to choose your second choice as soon as possible.
Fix the date
Next, set your honeymoon dates in the Maldives. If you want a traditional wedding then either on the evening of your wedding or the next day, you may want to throw away your honeymoon adventure. If you have a little room for yourself-even only 2 or 3 days on each side-then both your flights and the Maldives can often offer you better rates. There’s great flexibility if you want to save money on the Maldives honeymoon package.
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The Maldives must also be taken into account in low season and high season. While many people decide to sleep right after their wedding, some people leave a gap between their household and the day they get married.
Some newly-weds can choose a shorter ‘mini-moon’ right after their marriage before they leave for the main honeymoon until a year later. You may want to visit during high season if you are a sun bunny and want to visit when the most sunshine is a day. If you do not care here and there about a bit (warm) rain and want to get the best deals around, it could be for you during lower seasons.
Half board or room only all-inclusive?
The next thing about you is if you want to go all-inclusive, half board or just room. Each type of board offers various advantages, and what you want depends on a variety of factors, including your budget and your dining preferences.
Everything, regardless if you’re on a honeymoon or not, is an excellent idea for most people. In resorts in the Maldives, there can be incredibly high food and drink rates, partly on account of the high import taxes on everything and the difficulty of transporting foodstuffs to the remote islands.
You can rest assured with an all-inclusive package that everything in your stay includes breakfast, lunch, dinners, snacks, and beverages. Another great thing about everything is that the resort often adds goodies such as massages, restaurants, and even a special trip or two.
Constance Moofushi is a favorite all-inclusive holiday resort. This small island offers a relaxing atmosphere with a 5-star service and a restaurant worldwide. Breakfast is incredibly generous, and guests can have dinner in various à la carte dining options. For Constance Moophushi’s best deals click here.
The next up is a half-board and this is also a good option if you’re sure you know that certain foods are included, but it also allows you to dine at various restaurants on an island if you’re interested. Half boards are not as popular as all-inclusive Maldives packages, but in addition to their All-inclusive packages, some resorts offer them.
There are also resorts for rooms alone, some of the most popular resorts in the Maldives are room only. But the price tags are higher so make sure your luncheon budget covers your food and drinks so that when it comes to checking out, you are not left with a big surprise.
You always have to look at a sample menu on the Resort Web site of the Maldives to get an indication as to drinking and eating costs if you are going to take this option. You may want to take a look at One and only Reethi Rah if you’re thinking about booking a room only. The favorite celebration can be found on a large island with palm trees, a vast array of activities, and more lively evening events for people who love live music and a sundowner.
Villa on the water or residence next to the beach?
The next decision is whether to go for one of the perfect photographs of the water villas or to stay on dry ground on the beach. Most resorts in the Maldives offer both options and, for each type of accommodation, there are different advantages.
The glamorous Maldives remain in villas over water, enabling you to jump straight from your deck into an azure ocean. However, they often lie a short walk from the beach along the jetty, so a beach villa is probably the best choice for you if you want to be steps away from the hinterland.
Overwater villas are typically also more affordable than beach villas, although this depends entirely on the resort’s sizes. We strongly recommend Soneva Jani if you’re looking for an absolutely spectacular over-the-water villa. Slides, an infinity pool, a butler and many more amenities make your honeymoon extra special for this luxurious and eco-friendly residence over the water.
Honeymoon Packages of the Maldives
Many of the top resorts in the Maldives offer special lunches for newlyweds in the hope of a romantic getaway with some extra gifts. Wedding lunches are a great option because the resort goes further and further to ensure that you stay away from the best.
In addition, these special packages can save you a lot of money as well. The Maldives resorts, for example, are going to create special packages that include things like ice champagne in your room on arrival, rose petal beds, candlelit beach dinners for two, spa packages for the partners, etc.
Even if you don’t choose to attend a Maldives honeymoon package, please keep calling or emailing your selected Maldive resort to inform them that you are on your honeymoon. You often take it into account and give you some extra treatments, regardless of whether or not you choose the honeymoon offer.
Male International Airport Booking Flights
The next thing you have to think about is your flights when taking into account the different accommodation types and packages. In recent years, international flights to the Maldives have been considerably cheaper due in part to the fact that a range of cheap airlines has offered new routes.
For instance, with the low-cost airline, Scoot, you may now fly from Singapore to the Maldives for as little as $100. In addition, instruments such as Skyscanner make scouts for the cheapest Maldives vacation ridiculously easy. You can use their monthly fare-tracking tool to find the lowest airfares if you are flexible with the dates.
Statistics show that you want to leave midweek for cheaper flights and avoid all the biggest holidays and festivities. You might even want to make a stop along the way to further cut costs or make your honeymoon a multi-stop destination.
For example, before throwing off into your island paradise, you may take a break and soak up the city life in Dubai
How to reach your resort in the Maldives
You will also need to plan how to get from the International Airport to your resort in the Maldives once you arrange your flights. You can do this in several ways, and the type you want will depend on both the resort you book and your arrival time.
A seaplane transfer is one of the most popular ways to get to many resorts in the Maldives. This is also the most pleasant way to see the beautiful panorama of many deserted islands. One disadvantage is that after 3 p.m. typically no seaplane flights depart.
Then you might need to stay a night on the main island in the afternoon if your flight arrives late. Another way to reach the resort is by speedboat, which is always a nice way of traveling and often cheaper than a plane. Certain resorts can be reached by taking a local airfield to a nearby island and then by speedboat.
You can arrange all your transfers for your Maldives resort concierge. We advise you to go with the seaplane option if you have the choice as the entire experience is added. You can even hire a private watercraft for you to get there if your budget allows.
You have our top tips for reserving a magnificent honeymoon in the Maldives. Consider these points and you’ll find the best resort in the Maldives for your needs. We have a host of items to help you if you want a bit of extra assistance when it comes to booking your honeymoon. See our final packaging guide, so you have nothing left behind.
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