Looking through the photos I had taken during my recent trip to The Maldives I realized that this was the first location I’d been to where none of the pictures required a filter to make them more vivid or beautiful. The ocean really is that blue, the soft sands a crisp white and the aerial view of the coral is simply breath taking. These islands present a feast for the eyes and just when you think it couldn’t get any better, you find that the accommodation on offer is pure unadulterated luxury.
The combination of these elements set the scene for a truly romantic getaway. Whether for a honeymoon, engagement, anniversary or just a well deserved couples break, The Maldives lend themselves perfectly to setting the mood.
There are a vast number of experiences on offer at the hotels of the Maldives but below you will find a selection of our top picks for couples:
Six Senses Laamu – Private picnic on a desert island
A short boat ride away from Laamu is an unpopulated island where you can book in a romantic day away on your own. Soak up the sun, laze under a palm tree, swim and feast on a picnic of treats prepared for you by the excellent team at Six Senses.
Niyama – Couples Spa in a Sanctuary
The Lime Spa at Niyama features eight luxurious treatment rooms including two signature Spa Sanctuaries. These Sanctuaries offer a calm oasis in which to enjoy your treatments with views out to the ocean, an outdoor bath, outdoor shower and opened cabana lounge for the ultimate in post-treatment relaxation. Book in for some Lime Time together and truly unwind from your busy lives back in the “real world”.
Sundown Canapes on the Sand at Velassaru
Enjoy champagne and canapes with a view from your very own spot on the sand at Velassaru. The staff will dig out an area for you on the sand and line it with pillows and bean bags so you can sit watching the sun go down, toasting your magical trip in paradise.
Cinefushi at Moofushi
What could be better than watching a movie on an open air screen under the stars. Choose from the extensive collection of films on offer, lounge on bean bags and soak it all up as you enjoy your popcorn and drinks with the waves lapping in the background.
Baros – Sandbank Dining
Accessed by boat, the sandbank to the west of Baros provides the ultimate spot for a candlelit a la carte dinner under the night sky. With culinary delights cooked for you on the island by your private chef. This experience is one not to be missed.