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Top romantic things to do in the Maldives

By Kavya Chandrasekharan - November 28, 2017

The honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime affair and you can’t leave it to chance. What better way to celebrate a honeymoon than a honeymoon amongst the beaches, and in what better destination than the Maldives?

Overwhelmed by the fact that you are going on a Maldives honeymoon but haven’t figured out what to do when you are actually there? Here are the 10 romantic things to do on your Maldives honeymoon.

What to do in the Maldives on a honeymoon?

1. Go on an early morning walk

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Sitting on the white beach sand early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful pink haze on the horizon is one of the romantic things to do in the Maldives for honeymoon. Witness an amazing scene as you walk around – as you bury your feet into the sand, enjoy the slight warmth of the sun as it peeps from among the clouds and the gentle waves splashing back and forth.

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2. Renew your wedding vows

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There is no better place to share your “I do’s” for the second time than the Maldives. Resorts in the Maldives arrange from a simple service to one filled with grandeur. Walk down to the seashore where a decorated stage is set up just for your ceremony, made up of palm leaves and colourful tropical flowers. Exchange your vows surrounded by the pristine nature giving testament to your love.

3. Rejuvenate yourself in a jacuzzi bath

Jacuzzi villas are becoming the thing now. Because, why not? Nothing in the world feels as good as enjoying a nice jacuzzi with your partner in the resort while gazing out at the horizon where the cerulean waters meet the crimson-coloured skies, isn’t it? You can share a romantic moment with your partner, and pamper your body and senses at the same time!

4. Indulge in wine and dine

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Apart from having some of the best honeymoon destinations, Maldives is known for its delightfully diverse kind of cuisine. Experience mouth-watering food in themed or open-air restaurants witnessing your favourite kind of sundowns. Grab a cocktail from one of the wide arrays of bars. They not only provide a chilled-out ambience, and lively night entertainment to dance the night away.  

5. Hop on a moonlight cruise

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Enjoy the real taste of luxury in the Maldives onboard a luxury cruise under the glistening white moonlight. If you and your partner are in for an opulent honeymoon experience in the Maldives, then moonlight cruise should be the number one activity on your bucket list. Make the experience complete with a glass of sparkling water followed by a candlelight dinner under the moonlit sky.

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6. Dive in the deep blue waters

Top romantic things to do in Maldives

If you and your partner are adrenaline junkies, then the Maldives definitely has something for you too!  Grab your diving gear and take a plunge into the deep blue waters to discover the underwater beauty of Maldives – abundant coral reefs and a breathtaking marine life. Watch exotic and colourful fishes up close, and have the time of your life with your partner!

7. Get pampered in couple spa treatments

Top romantic things to do in Maldives

The Maldives honeymoon won’t get completed without elaborate couple spa treatments, and to come to the Maldives and return without treating themselves in their spas might probably be the biggest mistake ever. Because, the Maldives is known for its world-class spa and massage services, where one can relax and rejuvenate their senses. The couple spa treatments are also indulging and relaxing because they can not only have side-by-side spa treatments, but also take a bath together, get pedicures, spend time in a steam shower, or lounge by a fire after the treatment.

Also read: Top 10 reasons why Maldives makes a great couple holiday spot

8. Drift away on a Dhoni

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A great way to explore the tropical island of Maldives is by riding on a cruise. While there are multiple cruise options that you can choose from, the best way to go explore the Maldives is on a dhoni. Handcrafted by the locals to help them in getting around Maldives, Dhoni – the multi-purpose sailing boat offers splendid views of the island and catching a mesmerizing sunset onboard with your loved one will make your holiday come alive.

Interesting read: Top 10 reasons why Maldives makes a great couple holiday spot

9. Ride on the whale submarine

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If you are in the Maldives with your family and kids, then you must be wondering how to keep everybody entertained. The answer is, take them on an exciting ride on the whale submarine. Immensely popular among the tourists, whale submarine is a great way to gaze at the underwater life while staying safely tucked.

The 45-minute dive first starts with the submarine stopping at 25 meters from where you can see colourful corals and reef fish. Whale Submarine then descends to 40 meters beneath the surface, from where you can ogle at the coral garden and the different types of fish that take shelter inside the cave. Whale submarine goes diving 6 times a day, 5 times a week.

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10. Visit Malé Friday Mosque

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Built using coral boulders from the archipelago of Maldives, Malé Friday Mosque also referred to as Malé Hukuru Miskiy is one of the oldest and most decorated mosques in the Maldives. An essential stop in your Maldives vacation, the Old Friday mosque with its intricate decorations, elaborate woodcarvings, and carved tombstones is a great place to visit for the art and the history lovers.

Make sure you dress modestly before visiting the historical attraction. The mosque was also a part of the tentative UNESCO world heritage cultural list in 2008 for its exemplary sea-culture architecture.

11. Understand history at the National Museum

So you are in the Maldives and want to understand its rich history? National Museum is where you need to go. Established in 1952, the National Museum of Maldives which is also the first national museum of the country was opened with the intention of preserving and instilling patriotism among the public. But sadly, most of the precious items in the museum were destroyed in 2012 by a mob of religious extremists.

Nevertheless, the National Museum is worth the visit even now with artefacts ranging from thrones to furniture to ceremonial dresses to parts of antique technology adorning the insides.

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12. Shop in Malé

Not known to many, Malé in the Maldives is actually well known for its local produce. Be it the fresh fruits & vegetables or the fish, everything on offer is so fresh and interesting. And what’s, even more, fun is that the shop vendors offer you a chance to taste them before you buy which is a great bonus.

If you have stocked your bags with enough fish, then head to the Maldives spice market directly opposite. They serve freshly ground chilli and curry powder which will make you a superstar cook. Other than the fresh produce, the local markets also showcase beautiful artefacts handcrafted by local artisans. End your shopping with a bite of proto golden roughs (coconut & palm sugar rolled up in dry leaves)

13. Experience a sensuous awakening underwater

Drawn away from the world submerged in the water, the underwater sanctuary of Huvafen Fushi Spa is where ancient wisdom meets modern tonics. As you see the currents ebb and flow inside, you will feel the sensual environment of Huvafen Fushi blowing life into your otherwise preoccupied life.

The soothing massage which lasts for 180 minutes will rejuvenate every bit of your body and you will be reborn. Panoramic reef views, along with the sensual decor inspired by the colours and the texture of the sea add to the surrealistic ambience.

14. Savour Maldivian cuisine

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Maldives vacation is incomplete without you tasting the authentic Maldivian cuisine. While almost all the resorts come with a lot of food options, take some time off to taste the local cuisine. Maldivian cuisine generally revolves around fish, especially tuna and draws inspiration from Sri Lanka and Kerala. A typical meal in the Maldives consists of rice, fish broth, roshi, and papadhu.

Some of the dishes that you should definitely taste in the Maldives include mas huni, fihunu mas, hedhikaa, bajiya, gulha, kulhi borkibaa, and theluli mas.

15. Try water sports

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Abundant with dazzling coral water reefs and pristine beaches, Maldives is a paradise for water sports lovers. From snorkelling to scuba diving to surfing to paddleboarding to kayaking, the number of water sports in the Maldives will make your heads spin. Luckily, you can find most of these water sports at your resort. So, you don’t have to go wandering.

16. Volunteer in a marine conservation program

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Yes, we know for a fact that most of us go on a Maldives vacation to just relax and not do anything else, but trust me this will work. As a volunteer in the marine conservation program, you will – work closely with the ocean enthusiasts, help to protect & actively involve in sea turtle rehabilitation, repairing the coral reefs, conduct surveys, and indulge in Marine awareness sessions.

Working closely with the marine biologists will be a whole new level of experience and you can volunteer for a minimum of 2 weeks to 12.

17. Dine at the Ithaa undersea restaurant

Set 16 feet below the sea level, the world’s first undersea restaurant of Ithaa is one of the must-visit places in the Maldives, regardless of your period of stay. And, if you think you can grab a seat whenever you want, then you are wrong. The restaurant has only a limited seating of 14 guests so you have to be a little proactive if you want to dine at the ‘most beautiful restaurant in the world’ as reported by New York Daily News in 2014.

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Fitted with a transparent, acrylic window offering a 180-degree view of the buzzing underwater life, the experience at Ithaa is truly a memorable one. Not to forget the delicious contemporary European cuisine on offer. Ithaa is open on all days from 11 am to midnight.

18. Photograph the bioluminescent beach in the Vaadhoo island

Bioluminescent beaches are an everyday sight in the Vaadhoo island of Raa Atoll. The calming night walks on the beach are elevated to a whole new level by luminescent waves that glow in the dark. Walk hand-in-hand with your partner talking tales and don’t forget to take your camera with you. Never in the Maldives can you find such an otherwordly photo spot.

19. Watch the sunset on a yacht cruise

A Maldives honeymoon will be complete without indulging in a sunset cruise on a luxurious yacht. Sailing away while watching the blushing red sunrays set against your yacht and the deep blue waters is a sight to behold. And tt’s not over yet. Count on your resort to treat you with a sumptuous dinner spread along with a bottle of champagne.

20. Swim with exotic marine life such as the whale shark

There are exclusive spots in the Maldives to get up close with underwater marine life. Given underwater sports are very famous in the Maldives, you will find a lot of guided tours on offer that will take you on a swim with giant buddies like white sharks and white sharks. There are also spots to spot exotic species like manta rays. You will also be guided on how to enjoy these experiences in a sustainable way.

21. Explore the beautiful nearby islands

You are mistaken if you think your stellar resort and your vast private island are everything there is in the Maldives. Go in search of the adventure — there are many islands surrounding your resort and are well worth your time in the Maldives. Meet new people, go on random bar hops and make a few friends and memories along the way!

22. Test your adventure skills on a speedboat ride

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In the mood for adventure? Feel you have had too much pampering all these days and need to flex some muscles? Hop on a speedboat and experience a fun race with your partner. The splashing waves and the adrenaline rush will make up your day. There are also other adventure sports in the Maldives such as paragliding and wind sailing that you can try if you are an adventure-loving couple.

23. Have some fun beach-hopping in the Maldives

Did you know there are 1200 coral islands in the Maldives? Imagine the number of beaches then! Each is beautiful in its own way and it takes a really long vacation to see everything and appreciate. For a starter, you can choose a day and go beach hopping on a speedboat. There is indeed so much to see in the Maldives!

24. Go wild at a full moon beach party

Full moon parties are wonderful experiences to try in the Maldives. From live DJ nights and dance to beach barbecues, there is no shortage of things to do at these parties. Shake a leg with your partner and hang out for a rewarding moonlight dinner post the party.

25. Dine under the stars

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Candlelight dinner never goes out of style, whether you are an old school couple or a hippie one. Romance is romance and what better way to celebrate each other than by dining under the stars in a tranquil setting, with nothing but the sound of waves to accompany?

Scared of missing out? Not to worry! Pickyourtrail has prepared a list just to ensure you don’t. Check out our list of things not to miss during your the Maldives vacation with our custom-made Maldives trip package.


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