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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's Guide to Honeymoon Resorts in the Maldives

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's Guide to Honeymoon Resorts in the Maldives
There is so much more to experience if you choose the right resort for your honeymoon. It can be the most unforgettable vacation.

The turquoise waters, the soft ocean breezes and the stunning white sands are what make the Maldives one of the world’s favourite honeymoon destinations. The chance for newlyweds to experience these sensational natural wonders is more than enough to draw people from around the globe to these tropical shores. But there is so much more to experience if you choose the right resort for your honeymoon. With added romantic touches, your honeymoon can be one of the most unforgettable vacations of your life.

Accommodation is a big part of any vacation experience and for your honeymoon, you want to be sure you are staying in the ideal place to make the most of your trip. When you are planning your honeymoon there are a few key factors that you should be looking for in your accommodation to ensure that you make the most of your time.

Finding accommodations that are suitable for you

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's Guide to Honeymoon Resorts in the Maldives

The first choice you should make when choosing your honeymoon accommodation is in relation to the comfort level you are seeking. While some simply need a place to lay their heads, a honeymoon should be a more luxurious experience. Finding accommodation that offers all the creature comforts from home, paired with a unique Maldivian island feel will ensure that your stay will be swathed in elegance.

Being that it is a celebration of love, your honeymoon accommodation should be in a place where you can officially begin your lives together in the most beautiful surroundings. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers luxurious 5-star accommodations to help set the scene for your honeymoon experience. From the superior linens to the spectacular views on offer from each of their villas and residences, you can be assured of complete comfort when you choose to stay at Raffles.

Choosing a place that can help you create an experience

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A honeymoon should be unforgettable. An experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. When you are searching for the resort you will spend your honeymoon at in the Maldives, you should be aware of the kind of unique experiences that they can offer you to put those perfect finishing touches on your trip. A surprise candlelit dinner for your partner on a secluded beach, a castaway island day where you can enjoy complete privacy and seclusion or cocktails under the stars. These are the kind of experiences that the right honeymoon resort in the Maldives can help you to create.

For the more active couples, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo can not only aid you in creating romantic experiences, but they can also help you to make the most of your vacation through a sensational array of watersports. Their activities list includes spectacular sea fishing adventures, snorkelling to discover the wonders of the local marine environment, and a range of diving opportunities. The Maldives is known for having some of the richest waters in the world. Pairing your honeymoon with some underwater discovery is an ideal way to enhance your memories by taking in the incredible marine life that avails Raffles’ location in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll.

Enhancing your honeymoon with delicious cuisine

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's Guide to Honeymoon Resorts in the Maldives

The decadence of your honeymoon should always be complemented with the finest cuisines available. From fresh local seafood to gourmet menu preparations, the meals that you choose to enjoy on your honeymoon are an important part of the experience you are trying to create. Though not every meal needs to be accompanied by a Michelin Star, when you are selecting a resort for your honeymoon, you should consider the dining options available to you to ensure that your tastes and preferences can be met. There is much to be said for the right balance of flavours in a dining experience that can help you further enjoy your chosen destination.

Choosing a 5-star resort for your honeymoon in the Maldives should allow for a culinary journey to alight your senses with the finest in international fare. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers several dining options to their guests to create an ideally balanced gastronomic experience. From the main island home which serves a range of wold-class cuisines to The Firepit which offers a range of succulent smoked delicacies to the Japanese-Peruvian fusion menu available in their overwater restaurant, there is something to delight every visitor in the resort.

Let Raffles Maldives Meradhoo help you to create the ultimate Maldivian honeymoon experience. To avail of all the delights mentioned and more for your honeymoon, visit

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The Best Resorts in the Maldives: From Floating Villas to Overwater Paradises

It's never easy to pick a few good resorts in the Maldives.

Each Maldivian resort offers its unique touch to travellers. Whether the resort is the perfect place for families or the ultimate luxury getaway, it’s always personalised to be memorable. But there are certain aspects to every resort in the Maldives that makes it similar. The white sandy beaches, the sound of wind rustling through coconut palms, and the friendly touch from the resort staff. Over time, the Maldives has embraced everything from sustainability to eco-luxury. Travellers can find floating villas to overwater villas. And although the spa experience in the Maldives is like no other, you can also find spas that are on their very own island!

As resort concepts in the Maldives develop, everything has become more curated for travellers to enjoy. Dining options have become more diverse, located in pristine jungles and on tree-houses. From sustainability programmes to cocktail making and learning sports with famous footballers, the Maldives has become an all-in-one destination. And although you might find a lot of destinations ‘like’ the Maldives, it’s never the Maldives! So, how do you choose the perfect destination for your trip to a country with such a wide array of options?

1. JOALI Maldives / JOALI Being for Couples

JOALI Maldives and JOALI BEING have been gaining popularity with quite a lot of travellers as of late. These destinations offer the perfect getaway for a quiet, health-focused and sustainable trip.

JOALI BEING is located in the pristine Raa Atoll extremely popular among divers. This location is well-known for its diverse marine life. After a scene 40-minute seaplane ride, JOALI BEING greets you with love and a sense of community. Here, travellers can reconnect with nature, and go on a journey of self-discovery. For many, the journey at JOALI BEING is what keeps bringing them back. On top of the luxury villas and the multitude of dining options, JOALI BEING offers you something a bit more personalised. Recently, Jeremy and Pia Jauncy found themselves back in the resort for the exact same reasons.

JOALI Maldives is another popular destination for couples as well as families looking for a scenic getaway. Just like JOALI BEING, JOALI Maldives is also located in Raa Atoll. The journey of JOALI Maldives is all about new experiences and the thrill of exploration. This wonderland of creativity brings art to life, as the resort invites travellers to explore more. The sense of discovery recently brought the long-time partner of Christiano Ronaldo, Georgina Rodriguez to the property. Her trip started on the luxury airline Beond, to the popular TMA seaplane, finally reaching the beautiful resort destination!

2. LUX* South Ari Atoll for Family Getaways

If you’re looking for a resort located nearby Male’ for your family trip Lux* South Ari Atoll is worth looking into. Located just 25 minutes away by seaplane, this luxury retreat is recommended by travellers to travellers. What makes this resort perfect for families? As you step off the seaplane, the team at LUX* South Ari Atoll greets you with ice cream! This is just the start of a magical family getaway at the resort.

The resort offers everything. From treasure hunts to board games at sunset with cocktails for the adults, it combines the activities of little ones into the vacation of the grown-ups. LUX* also offers its very own brand of ice cream, ICI, for both adults and young ones. Whether you want sorbet or gelato, ICI has a flavour for everyone’s tastebuds. Everything is curated for the perfect family trip. A stay at the Family Lagoon Pavillion, a specially crafted programme for teens and spa days for the kids! That’s what a family getaway at LUX* South Ari Atoll is all about.

3. A Solo Trip at the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Although the Ritz-Carlton Maldives is known as the perfect retreat for couples, there is no reason not to enjoy this beautiful resort by yourself. After all, it’s all about embracing the circle of island life at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives. You can choose from the wide range of beautiful villas to the wide array of dining options at the resort. Loyal to its brand, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives offers travellers unforgettable moments and curated journeys.

Learn a little about the Maldivian culture and treat yourself to a spa day. From your arrival, you are greeted with tidbits of the Maldivian culture. Whether it is the Sangu conch shell that welcomes you to the island or the Aris meeha who makes your stay welcoming, everything is created to make your stay the most memorable.

4. Vakkaru Maldives – Group Adventure

It’s all about packing your travel bag, getting that insurance coverage for your trip, and taking that friend’s trip out of the group chat this year. If you’re looking to take a group trip to the Maldives, Vakkaru Maldives would make for the perfect spot. This 5-star luxury resort is located in the beautiful Baa Atoll. You could not find clearer waters and more scenic views if you tried! Baa Atoll is popular for its breathtaking untouched beauty, and Vakkaru is all about embracing the timeless sanctuary. Your 30-minute scenic seaplane ride will land you right in paradise.

From Europe to Asia, Vakkaru Maldives brings you a variety of dining options. Whether you want pizza pasta fried rice or local dishes, Vakkaru has it all. For group travellers, the Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence makes for the perfect villa. This is the largest villa in the resort, with the capacity of holding 8 adults and 4 children! In addition to the beautifully crafted rooms, the villa also comes with a separate living space, dining area and outdoor gazebo. This is one of the recent additions to the resort, which has opened up doors for group travellers to enjoy the Maldives together!

5. Soneva Secret to Discover Something New

Soneva Secret is the latest addition to the collection of beautiful Soneva resorts in the Maldives. This barefoot-luxury retreat has been a traveller favourite since its inception. Soneva crafts special moments that keep bringing travellers back to experience the personalised services at the resort.

With the launching of Soneva Secret, the resort is bringing travellers the first floating villa in the Maldives. The Castaway Villa, the first of its kind, brings travellers luxury overwater living experiences. Spread across two floors, the Castaway Villa is perfect for those seeking to experience something new. Whether you’re a solo traveller or a couple on a romantic getaway, this Villa is definitely something to try. Only accessible by sea, this unique villa is set to take your Soneva Secret experience to new heights.

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