Maldives: A Tropical Paradise with a Magnetic Romantic Aura



Maldives is often top- listed as the hub of romantic getaways and this is not an overstatement. A country having purity embossed in every corner of its landscape and where cultural heritage and exotic locales are carefully guarded from the onslaughts of western consumerism surely promises eternal romantic bliss. The richness and diversity of Maldivian culture inhabits an enigmatic appeal for visitors. Its pristine beaches and underwater attractions are merely an initial aspect of Maldives touring highlights. The added attractions include amenable climate; rejuvenating Maldivian style herbal spas, great cuisine and hospitable people. Maldives occupies over a thousand beautiful and secure coral islands boasting of a number of ultra-modern beach resorts and the utterly romantic water bungalows where privacy, advanced facilities, amenities and engaging activities are never compromised. Every resort has a fairytale setting for couples in terms of providing naturally beautiful visual treats to unwind. Maldives is all about outdoorsy activities as here summer is yearlong providing an excellent opportunity for underwater Scuba divers  enthusiasts and Surfers. The transparency of water allows a clear view of various fish species and even sharks, manta rays and ship wrecks for the explorative tourists. Special chartered cruises are also arranged for couples in search of seclusion. In short, it is the best place where any tourist will have the time of their lives. For honeymooners eager to indulge in the divine beauty of this country here is a compilation of Maldives’ most luxurious resorts where nature meets urban concepts guaranteeing a perfect start for a new phase of life.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Located at the northernmost Atoll, this resort is in lineage with the famous Waldorf Astoria hotels and resorts. It offers 83 luxury, overwater villas including King Water Villa, King Beach Villa, King Ocean Villa, King Beach Suite, Grand Water Pavilion and Grand Beach pavilion. Every villa is a picture of sheer architectural intelligence. Land activities include Bungee Trampoline, kids club, tennis court, well equipped gym and a shopping destination named Zahl. Water activities include swimming, diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and water sports. for a castaway experience excursions are also facilitated. a delectable range of Maldivian and oriental cuisines are offered here like Saffron serve Asian flavors over water, Medium Rare serve grilled food at the beach, the Cellar is the wine heaven, 30 Degrees is an over water dining and Amazon for the nature lovers. The De’ Spa ensures relaxation through exquisite massages, sauna baths, Jacuzzi and plunge pool.

Dusit Thani Maldives

Mudhdhoo Island is where it is located and comprise of a hundred beautiful villas across the shore and categorized into Beach Villas (1300 sqft), Lagoon Villas (1600 sqft), Ocean Villas (1900 sqft) and Ocean pavilions (2600 sqft). Fifteen beach villas have private pools, Lagoon villas provide direct access to the beach, Ocean villas have a private deck, sala, pool and daybeds while Ocean pavilions are most luxurious having all above mentioned facilities. Every villa is well facilitated with complimentary Wi-Fi, 46” Plasma screen, Bose surround system, outdoor rain showers and in-villa wine coolers. Market is a 24 hour serving restaurant, Benjarong serves Thai food, Sea Grill serves fresh seafood and steaks and the Sand Bar provides a variety of cocktails. Facilities include the largest hotel pool in Maldives, snorkeling, yoga, gym, children play area, flood lit tennis court, Dive Centre and the consultancy of a marine biologist. Devarana Spa has six tree top treatment pods with breathtaking views.

Soneva Gili Resort – Six Senses Resort and Spa

This resort is located at Lankanfushi Island, North Male Atoll and the uniqueness lies in the peaceful surroundings, innovative architecture, playful touches and authentic cuisines copyrighted by world renowned chefs it offers. The resort has Stucco-style finish with a continual lineage of decks, rooms, landings and rooftops providing options from open air to under thatch and below water. Its 29 suites line 3 jetties, 8 residences have the best sights view, 7 Crusoe residences provides the best visuals of the horizon and its Private Reserves is huge and incorporates a water slide. The theme is kept natural, earthy and rustic but blended perfectly with modern luxuries. Everything from the furniture, flooring, cutlery and drapery emits nature. The Soul of Six Senses Spa offers massage sessions, gym and medical consultancy by Indian Ayurvedic doctors round the clock. Soneva Gili ensures an interesting dining experience where meals can be personalized at the lagoon restaurant and night time dining is enhanced at the shoreline restaurant where Japanese Peruvian cuisine is the highlight.

W retreat and Spa, Maldives

Located at the Fesdu Island, this resort stands out for its contemporary design, ultra chic ambience and stylish interior. It has 78 private retreats including 21 Ocean Oasis Lagoon view retreats, 28 Beach Oasis Villas at beach front, 26 over water Ocean oasis retreats and three Seascape Escapes. The resort’s house reef is among the best in Maldives and only few meters from the beach. Main attractions include reef or wreck scuba trips, Snorkeling, underwater video course, kite and wind surfing, aqua aerobics, fishing, catamaran sailing, wake and knee boarding, billiards, circuit training and state of the art gym facility. The Away spa is constructed in a traditional Maldivian boat style called dhow, its 80 minute Drift Away massage over an outdoor over water daybed with the oceanic sight and sound is most relaxing. Both a-la carte and buffet options are open for dining. Main restaurants include Fish where items like sushi, sashimi, grilled fish and wines are served, Fire is an alfresco beach barbecue offering meat and curries around open fire.

Anantara Veli and Dhigu Resort

Both are situated at Dhigufinolhu Island. Anantara Dhigu ranks no 4 among all South Male Atoll hotels and provides the most spacious and luxurious accommodation in Maldives. It comprises of 110 beach villas with private plunge pools and over-water suites. Facilities include Anantara over water Spa, Yoga classes, Dhoni kids club, indoor and outdoor sports. The dining options also boast of a huge variety like the dining by Design, Fuddan Fusion Grill for seafood and grilled steaks, the Aqua serves cocktails and light snacks and the Terrazzo is the ultimate choice of Italian cuisine lovers.
For young couples Anantara Veli resort is the best choice for having serene atmosphere. Facilities include 36 over water and 14 deluxe bungalows, Anantara garden spa, cooking classes, morning meditation and yoga classes. 73 Degrees has Buffet breakfasts and fresh seafood buffet at dinner options, Baan Huraa serves Thai cuisine and Geckos serve Italian and Japanese. Water sports at both resorts include diving, surfing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and hand line fishing.