The Maldives is the planet's premier honeymoon spot. It is home to sumptuous resorts embodying the barefoot lifestyle. A cluster of 26 coral atolls, the island nation lies near the equator south of India and stretches throughout 500 miles of the Indian Ocean. The island nation offers dazzling beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, and unparalleled indulgence. Hundreds of resorts call the Maldives home, so how do you know which hotel would be ideal for a honeymoon? I am here to help. I am revealing part 3 of my fairytale honeymoon resorts in the Maldives.
***These resorts are five stars, but there are different levels, so I will divide them into three categories to find something that fits your budget.***
Luxury Property ($400-1000 per night)
Premium Luxury ($1000-2000 per night)
Ultra Luxe ($2000+ per night)
Unsoiled beaches surround Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru and the world's largest manta ray population on its luxuriant island in the Maldives' only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Choose a vast loft-style water villa with twice as much space outside as in. Enjoy four restaurants and three bars, including the new Blu Beach Club, all showcasing Ayurvedic cuisine options.
Jessie's Hotel Tip: The Marine Discovery Centre is a must-visit. A team of devoted marine biologists leads the center, and it is the perfect place to learn about coral reef scaping, turtle restoration, manta ray preservation, and fish breeding.
At this 5-star resort in the heart of the Maldives, the days are long and filled with fun in the sun in a setting you'll never forget. Overwater or a luxury villa on the beach, the world is your oyster. Whether you choose sunrise or sunset panoramas, the spacious retreats offer endless ocean horizons with the promise of total privacy. With 14 bars and restaurants and a host of experiences, every day is unique at Sun Siyam.
COMO Maalifushi is ideal for couples seeking a secluded, luxury escape. The only resort on Thaa Atoll offers locally inspired villas with plunge pools; choose a bungalow directly over the turquoise lagoon and slip in from your terrace. Find Asian-inspired treatments at the award-winning COMO Shambhala Spa, with overwater spa pavilions.
Jessie's Hotel Tip: Glimpse the underwater world on a night snorkel lit by special UV torches.
A luxurious resort with spectacular overwater villas, OZEN Reserve, offers a truly inclusive experience. This bespoke and indulgent all-inclusive plan is exclusive to OZEN. Its privileges encompass inspiring fine dining, premium beverages, massages, and exclusive excursions incorporated seamlessly with your stay for a lavish honeymoon.
JOALI is a luxury, immersive art resort, one of my favorite resorts worldwide. The property offers unconventional luxury in a secluded setting and a particular focus on design. Ingenious dining concepts include multiple fine dining restaurants.
Jessie's Hotel Tip: Celebrate your honeymoon through unique experiences, such as Maldivian expeditions, Art Studio & Gallery, Manta Ray Treehouse, and more.
Find a grand private setting for an intimate honeymoon experience at one of the finest Maldives 5-star resorts. With twin islands aptly named Play and Chill, Niyama Maldives constructs a place where you can choose your perfect holiday in an area directly from the most beautiful postcard. Niyama is famous for its underwater nightclub. Who doesn't want to dance the night away under the sea?
Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands (Ultra-Luxe)
If butler-serviced villas, intimate infinity pools, and overwater hammocks sound like heaven, put The Ritz-Carlton at the top of your Wanderlist. You won't find standard thatched-roof villas here. You will find a modern and minimalist aesthetic. Ritz-Carlton is home to seven restaurants and bars serving various global cuisines. There's also a floating spa perched right in the center of the lagoon.
Jessie's Hotel Tip: The resort lies across three islands connected by walkways. Explore the massive property by bike and discover the secret beaches.
It took a lot of work to narrow down this list. One thing that the Maldives possess in droves is stunning, romantic honeymoon resorts. This article is part three and the last article in this series. These are fairytale honeymoon resorts in the Maldives. Do you have a favorite?