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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Maldives Honeymoon Resorts You Can Reach by Boat (Part 2)


The Maldives is always one of my top honeymoon destinations every year. With crystal clear blue waters softly lapping against remote reaches of pristine white sand, the Maldives offer a sanctuary away from the stresses of your everyday life. The staggeringly beautiful islands are tiny and impossibly pure. Getting to the Maldives takes time, so many couples want to avoid adding a seaplane transfer to get to their resort. If you choose a resort accessible by boat, you can have your toes in the sand within 30 to 45 m minutes of arriving in the Maldives. Here are the best Maldivian honeymoon resorts that you can reach by speedboat.



Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali

45 Mins from Male Airport


Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island – formerly known as LUX*North Male – is tucked away in the lovely waters of the North Male Atoll. The resort offers 67 villas, each featuring a private infinity pool and a rooftop terrace with a dedicated dining area to enjoy spectacular views. 



Oblu Select Lobigili

15 Mins from Male Airport


Oblu Select Lobigili is one of my top picks for a Maldivian honeymoon. It's adults-only and inexpensive (for the Maldives at least). As you sail over the azure waters, you'll see the coral reefs and marine life you'll soon explore up close. Everything you expect from a honeymoon in the Maldives is available – snorkeling, diving, boat trips, water sports, and stargazing. 



Ritz Carlton Fari Islands

45 Mins from Male Airport


If butler service, intimate infinity pools, and overwater hammocks sound like heaven, put The Ritz-Carlton at the top of your Wanderlist. 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.



Gili Lankanfushi

30 Mins from Male Airport


On the secluded island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi is a private coral island in a glistening lagoon. The resort offers an idyllic personal hideaway. The tranquil private resort is perfect for couples wanting an intimate and luxurious trip. Gili Lankanfushi and Jumeirah feature in my Sexiest Overwater Villas in the Maldives.


One & Only Reethi Rah

45 Mins from Male Airport


One & Only Reethi Rah is an ultra-luxury, all-villa resort delivering an unrivaled level of solitude, choice, and exploration. Situated on one of North Male Atoll's most extensive private islands, there is abundant area, freedom, and activities to uncover. One & Only has 12 immaculate white sand beaches and four miles of shoreline to discover. 



Sun Siyam Olhuveli

45 Mins from Male Airport


Set along the Male Atoll, Olhuveli is a Garden of Eden containing towering palms, sandy beaches, and a tranquil lagoon with 60 stilted bungalows. All villas feature sun decks, and your view will stretch for miles. Up the romance factor by booking a Jacuzzi villa for an open-air hot tub on your extensive patio.



Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

45 Mins from Male Airport


Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a top pick of dream Maldives resorts with a speedboat transfer. You'll arrive at the pristine white sands and shimmering crystal blue waters in the resort's dedicated yacht. The Stella Maris Ocean Villa with Pool is a standout honeymoon suite. 


After several long flights, adding a seaplane to the end of your travel time can feel daunting. Several lovely resorts in the Maldives are accessible via speedboat. This article is part two of my series highlighting resorts that don't require an extra flight to get to your resort. Let's plan your Maldives honeymoon.


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