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Have You Explored These Maldives Resorts That Opened in 2023?

We all look forward to new resort openings in the Maldives. This year, however, travellers did not get a variety of new resorts to choose from. If you’re in the mood to explore something a little unique and different, you might want to check out the new resorts that opened in Maldives in 2023. These resorts bring new concepts while still maintaining the Maldives resort feel we are all looking for – the turquoise blue oceans, white sandy beach and luxury villas. So, here is a list of the resorts that opened in the Maldives in 2023 that you should check out!

Madifushi Private Island

This nature-centric island is the perfect spot for a coastal getaway in the Maldives. Opening in 2023, Madifushi Private Island offers beach villas as well as beautiful overwater villas. All villas at this resort are complete with a terrace that leads to a private pool with access to the palm-fringed beach or perched over the Indian Ocean with either a sunset or sunrise view! In addition to the amazing in-villa dining experiences, Madifushi Private Island offers two bars and two restaurants for guests to explore. You can now book your stay at Madifushi Private Island, which is located in Meemu Atoll, only 35 minutes by speedboat.

You can now book Madifushi Private Island directly and save up to 40% off on room rates with Exclusive booking direct benefits:

  • Book Serene Pool Villa/ Aqua Pool Villa & enjoy resort credit of USD 100 net per stay
  • Book Two Bedroom Serene Pool Villa/Tranquil Aqua Pool Villa/Grand Madifushi Aqua Pool Villa & enjoy a resort credit of USD 200 net per stay

Avani + Fares Maldives

This 5-star Maldives resort brings you picture-perfect beaches, stylish villas and residencespavilions world-class diving, and incredible food. In addition to being one of the best family friendly resort in the Maldives, Avani + Fares Maldives is perfect for any traveller due to its location in the beautiful Baa Atoll. In addition to its 176 premium rooms, beach villas, overwater villas and pavilions, guests can also explore amazing wining, dining and partying experiences. Located just 35 minutes by seaplane from the airport, Avani + Fares is a place to go on adventures and excursions!

You can now elevate your arrival! Book directly with the resort and Save BIG with 50% off on your return seaplane transfers* PLUS enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne or sparkling wine upon your arrival. This offer is applicable for 2 adults per room for a minimum stay of 7 nights or more until 22 December 2024!

Jawakara Islands Maldives

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly getaway or a solo-tranquil getaway, Jawakara Islands Maldives is the place to go. Although the resort carries the popular one island one resort concept, Jawakara has two islands connected by a short bridge. Mabin Island is a family-friendly haven which offers spacious beach villas and private palm suites. This island is perfect for any type of traveller of all ages. If you’re looking for something more intimate, Dheru offers a tranquil haven with 88 villas, including beachfront, poolside, and two-bedroom options.

You can book your stay at Jawakara now and enjoy a 40-minute seaplane ride with TMA on the way to the beautiful Lhaviyani Atoll where the resort is located.

Six Senses Kanuhura

With its long, palm-fringed, white sandy beach and two additional private islands, Six Senses Kanuhura opened on September 5, 2023, welcoming new and returning friends. Six Senses resorts are known for their nature-centric and sustainable initiatives, and Six Senses Kanuhura is no different. This tropical paradise, located in Lhaviyani Atoll is surrounded by lagoons which promise exciting aqua adventures. With its new touch-ups guests can now enjoy the resort’s new Beach Retreats and the Reserves. The resort offers  91 beachfront and overwater villas, including 12 new one- and two-bedroom Beach Retreats and the three-bedroom Beach Reserve, with private pools and steps from the ocean.

If you’re looking to get some good deals and explore the new Six Senses Kanuhura, keep updated through the resorts offers & updates page!

Joy Island Resort Maldives

The Cocoon Collection also opened a brand new resort in the Maldives in 2023. Travellers can now explore Joy Island Resort in addition to Cocoon Maldives and You & Me Maldives. As the name suggests, Joy Island is all about unwinding and having a good time. The island is filled to the brim with exciting activities, perfect for families.  Featuring 151 villas on the beach and in the lagoon, Joy Island is located just 40 minutes from the airport, making it easily accessible to travellers.

You can now explore everything from summer escape offers in Maldives and more with Joy Island. In addition to families, Joy Island is also perfect for couples. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, you can now explore the honeymoon benefits as well.

Oaga Art Resort

Oaga Art Resort also opened up to the world during the new year of 2023. This resort is a contemporary brand driven by a Maldivian team, with a concept that revolves around the philosophy of organic community growth. With the opening of this resort, art lovers and travellers looking to unwind and re-discover themselves and another side of the Maldives could add Oaga Art Resort to their bucket lists. Located just 45 minutes from the capital city, Oaga Art Resort offers an immersive experience curated by local and visiting artists and craftsmen from the Maldives. The resort is all about discovering something new, and all four of its villa categories will take you on a journey!

If you’re looking for a Maldives resort with an amazing all-inclusive plan, you can book with Oaga Art Resort now.

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Honeymoon Planning: The Ultimate Maldives Itinerary

Are you trying to plan a romantic honeymoon getaway to The Maldives?

Embark on the honeymoon of your dreams with the ultimate Maldives itinerary. From luxurious overwater villas to private island experiences, the Maldives offers everything you need for a romantic and unforgettable getaway. This comprehensive guide will help you plan your perfect honeymoon, ensuring every moment is filled with love, adventure, and relaxation in one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.

Why Choose Maldives as a Honeymoon Destination?

Maldives is renowned as a prime travel destination for its unparalleled natural beauty and luxurious resorts. This tropical paradise attracts honeymooners from all over the world who are in search of pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and extraordinary underwater experiences. Maldives has always been particularly popular among those seeking romance, luxury, and tranquillity.

Choosing the right flight route to the Maldives is crucial for ensuring a pleasant travel experience. Given the remote location of this island nation, most travellers will need to take connecting flights from major cities.

Best Time to Visit the Maldives

The best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. This period offers the most favourable weather conditions, with plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall. However, the peak season can also mean higher prices and more tourists.

Travelling during the off-season, from May to October, has its own advantages. You can benefit from lower prices and fewer crowds, although you may encounter occasional rain showers. Regardless of when you visit, the Maldives promises a romantic and unforgettable experience.

Choosing the Perfect Resort

Selecting the right resort is key to creating an unforgettable Maldives honeymoon itinerary. Here are some top considerations:

  • Budget: Determine how much you’re willing to spend and look for resorts within that range.
  • Amenities: Look for resorts offering honeymoon packages, spa services, and romantic dining options.
  • Accommodations: Overwater villas and private beach villas are popular choices for honeymooners due to their privacy and stunning views.

Day-by-Day Itinerary Suggestions

Trip Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

  • Arrive in Malé and transfer to your resort.
  • Enjoy a welcome drink and unwind in your luxurious accommodation.
  • Relax with a sunset dinner on the beach.

Day 2: Explore the Resort and Indulge in Spa Treatments

  • Discover the resort’s facilities and activities.
  • Schedule a couples’ massage or spa day.
  • Romantic dinner under the stars.

Trip Day 3: Water Activities and Adventure

  • Snorkelling or scuba diving excursions to explore coral reefs.
  • Try water sports like kayaking or paddleboarding.
  • Sunset cruise with dolphin watching.

Day 4: Private Island Picnic and Cultural Experience

  • Arrange a private island picnic.
  • Visit a local Maldivian village to experience the culture.
  • Evening beach BBQ.

Trip Day 5: Relaxation and Leisure

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your villa.
  • Spend the day at the resort’s pool or private beach.
  • Stargazing night with telescope setup.

Day 6: Excursions and Dining Experiences

  • Take a day trip to nearby islands.
  • Explore the underwater world with a guided tour.
  • Fine dining experience at an underwater restaurant.
  • Getting some honeymoon photos taken with the resort Photographer.

Trip Day 7: Departure

  • Enjoy a final morning at the resort.
  • Enjoy one last breakfast before checking out of your villa.
  • Transfer back to Malé for your departure flight.

Tips for a Memorable Honeymoon

Packing Essentials

  • Pack light, breathable clothing, swimwear, and sun protection.
  • Bring waterproof cameras and travel insurance.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure you have travel insurance and check for necessary vaccinations.
  • Stay hydrated and practice sun safety.

Maximizing the Experience

  • Book excursions and dining experiences in advance.
  • Personalize the trip with special requests like flower arrangements or private dinners.

A Maldives honeymoon promises romance, adventure, and luxury. By carefully planning your itinerary and choosing the right resort, you can ensure that your honeymoon is a memorable and magical experience. Start planning early, customize your activities, and get ready to enjoy the ultimate romantic getaway. Share your experiences and tips with other couples to help them plan their dream honeymoon.

By following this guide and incorporating the mentioned tips, your Maldives honeymoon will be an unforgettable journey of love and relaxation.

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