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Add to Your Bucket List: 5 Romantic Dining Venues in the Maldives

Romantic dining in the Maldives
Add these five romantic dining venues in the Maldives to your bucket list for a perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Snowy-white sand beaches. Pristine turquoise waters. Sunshine all year-long. That’s the Maldives at a glimpse. And these settings make the island archipelago a perfect romantic destination for honeymooners and couples. So, dining in these beautiful settings in the Maldives is the perfect way to treat yourself and your partner for a romantic getaway.

Maybe you already spent a honeymoon or a getaway to the Maldives. Or you’re planning one. Either way, dining at the tropical paradise is an experience in itself. Most resorts around the country offer international cuisine from all over the world. Hence, the Maldives is perfect to enjoy delicacies of your choice in beautiful settings.

The question is, which settings are you looking for? Let’s take the look at 5 bucket list-worthy romantic dining venues in the Maldives.

1. Picnic at a sandbank

Image: Baros Maldives

A picnic at a secluded sandbank in the Maldives is the perfect way to elevate your romantic experience. The experience offers endless views of the Indian Ocean all around you. Moreover, with succulent dishes and wine, this is going to be an experience you will remember forever! This could also be a great venue to ‘pop the question’.

2. Dining in an underwater restaurant

Underwater Romantic Dining Maldives
Image: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

An experience full of luxury. Dining in these luxurious glass underwater restaurants in the Maldives with your partner is the ultimate dining venue. While this won’t cheap, it’s definitely worth every penny. Your only problem would probably be you don’t get to stay there forever.

Where: H2O at You & Me by Cocoon, Ithaa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, 5.8 undersea at Hurawalhi Maldives, M6m at OZEN Maadhoo, SEA at Anantara Kihavah Maldives, and Subsix at Niyama Private Islands.

3. Sunrise Breakfast by the beach

Image: Soneva Jani

Can you think of a better way to start the day? You can enjoy a romantic breakfast by the beach at most of the resorts. Likewise, some guesthouses in local islands also feature restaurants located on the beachside. In addition to that, you can also enjoy a sunrise breakfast on private sandbanks.

4. Floating breakfast in the comfort of your villa

floating breakfast
Image: Coco Collection

Since we’re in a time social distancing is crucial, you can opt to dine in the comfort of your villa. But, if you want to take things further with a twist of romance (or a surprise) for your partner, a floating breakfast in the pool is fun and perfect for your Instagram.

5. Candlelight dinner under the stars on the beach

Candlelight dinner Romantic Dining Maldives
Image: Kuredu Island Resort

Candlelight dinners have long been the classic way to have a romantic evening. But, when you pair it with a sky full of stars and the moonlight, you’re definitely going to feel the difference. If you can’t travel right now to enjoy it on the beach, you can try this at home too!

Also read: Choosing a Villa in the Maldives: Beach, Overwater or Underwater?

Which venue would you choose to have a romantic dinner? Whether it’s on a sandbank or in an underwater restaurant, all these romantic experiences are available in the Maldives.

Feature image by Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

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Is Maldives a Family-Friendly Destination?

Maldives might be popular as a romantic adventure destination. But did you know that the Maldives is the perfect place for an unforgettable family vacation as well? If you’re looking for a memorable getaway with your family, look no further. Picture this: turquoise waters, swaying palm trees, and endless opportunities for fun in the sun with your loved ones. Sounds like a dream, right?

Maldives has been popular among families for quite some time. Whether you’re looking for a small getaway or a luxurious retreat, there is no place like the Maldives to make some memories. If celebrities like the Beckhams and the Ramseys choose this destination over and over again, why shouldn’t you? Get ready to discover why this tropical oasis is the ultimate playground for families. The Maldives offers everything from kid-friendly accommodations to exciting activities for all ages. And we’ve got insider tips and tricks to ensure your Maldives getaway is nothing short of spectacular.

Where Can I Find Family-Friendly Accommodation Options in the Maldives?

Nothing says family-friendly accommodation like a cute little beach villa or even an expansive overwater villa. As the Maldives resorts offer everything from babysitting services to special inclusions in rooms for families, every resort can be a kid-friendly haven for your next Maldives trip. In resorts such as SAii Lagoon Maldives, rooms are set up thoughtfully for families travelling with babies with additions such as baby cribs at the property. You can always call ahead of your trip to the Maldives and request special add-ons to cater for the kids. Additionally, almost all resorts in the Maldives also come with a kids club, where kids can play, make new friends and learn something new over the summer.

If you’re looking for the best of the best, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen might recommend a family trip to Soneva Jani. Over the years, Soneva resorts have become a go-to destination for celebrities, especially those travelling with kids. But if that’s not in your budget, here are some more family-friendly resorts you can visit.

What Kid-Friendly Activities Are Available in the Maldives?

If you really want to book a trip to the Maldives, but you’re scared the destination might not be for your kids, don’t worry. Maldives resorts cater to guests of all ages. Whether you’re travelling with an infant or a teenager, there’s something fun to explore in all corners.

If the beach days get too boring, kids can always drop by the kids club where art, culinary and adventure make up a good time. Lately, resorts such as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Baglioni Maldives offer amazing kids and teens clubs. While younger kids can enjoy weekly activities like arts and crafts, teenagers can enjoy spa days, snorkelling & kayaking to movies under the stars through the kids and teens club.

What Do Other Families Say About Their Experience in the Maldives?

The feeling of a vacation in Maldives does not require a lot of words, you can see the joy through pictures and posts. Whether it’s Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas getaway with the family at Amilla Maldives or the recent trip by the long-time partner of Christiano Ronaldo, Georgina Rodríguez and their family at JOALI Maldives, you can just tell families have the best time in the Maldives. But if you want it from travellers just like you and I, here are some amazing reviews from families after their Maldives trip:

It was our second time in the Maldives and we chose again the Lux South Ari Atoll. We came in our honeymoon in 2020 right before the pandemic situation and we promised that we will come back as soon as possible. So, we did in April 2021! And we took our families and friends with us! We really loved the island, the food, the restaurants and the staff! We liked the experience even more this time. It was the perfect place for our family vacation, we felt very safe regarding the pandemic situation, the weather was perfect and the whole personal contributed to our best holiday says a guest who visited LUX* South Ari Atoll, on Agoda.

Another guest who visited Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa also shared their experience.

We celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday in this lovely resort and their surprises were truly memorable.🥰 Our room was beautifully decorated and our bday girl was so happy as she got to do lots of fun activities including a magic show!🪄Very family-friendly resort! Special thanks to Vida who was so so approachable, had the initiative to take care of the kids, entertained them so the parents can have some peaceful holiday.😊

What Are Some Tips for Planning a Family Trip to the Maldives?

  1. Choosing a Family-Friendly Resorts: As the Maldives caters to a variety of travellers, there are family-friendly resorts as well as adults-only resorts. Make sure you’re booking a trip to a resort where kids can enjoy the vacation as much as you. Always look into the kids-club activities and the upcoming festivities for the holidays as well.
  2. Pack Wisely: Don’t forget to pack essentials such as sunscreen, hats, swimwear, and more, as the Maldives is a beachy and tropical destination. Don’t forget any necessary medications, as well as entertainment for kids during travel downtime!
  3. Plan Kid-Friendly Activities: Make sure to research family-friendly activities offered by your resort or nearby attractions. You can explore activities such as guided snorkeling trips, dolphin cruises, island-hopping adventures, and cultural experiences. Look for activities suitable for different ages and interests to ensure everyone has a fantastic time.
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