Best honeymoon destinations: honeymoon in the Maldives

The Maldives is for sure one of the best honeymoon destinations on earth! If you are looking for your beautiful and empty beaches made of clear water, white sand, and palm trees, you should probably plan your honeymoon in the Maldives! This destination is not only amazing for its beautiful islands but also the amazing experiences you can live there. If you have always been dreaming about staying in an overwater villa, fly in a seaplane, and dive with turtles and sharks, it’s the perfect destination!

We had a very romantic stay in the Maldives and especially at the wonderful Movenpick Kuredhivaru. The island was totally heaven on earth and was sufficiently big to have to impression to be just the two of us. We had a gorgeous overwater villa with a private pool which was absolutely amazing. It was the most romantic stay we had ever had! If you want to know more about this place, perfect for a romantic experience, this post is for you! You can also read our complete Maldives travel guide.

We will give you all the information you need about the Movenpick Kuredhivaru, the overwater bungalows, the different restaurants and the activities you can do there! But also our honest feedback regarding our experience! 

Best time to visit Maldives?

The best time to visit the Maldives is between December and March, during the hot season but it is also the high season. You will have a great weather most of time with almost no chance of rain. The very high season in term of prices is January.

However, you can also visit the Maldives boulder season to find better deals, in November or April. But we don’t recommend you going there offseason because it’s raining a lot. I mean, really a lot! So you should really avoid going there between June and September.

How are composed the Maldives?

So the islands of the Maldives are organized in the form of Atolls. These are many small islands more or less close to each other, which form the archipelago of the Maldives. The Capital is Malé, it is located on Malé Attol. This is where you will land at the Malé international airport. Then you will have to book in advance with your hotel a mode of transport to reach your hotel. Either the seaplane, the boat or an internal flight. Most of the time you will reach your hotel with a seaplane, it will probably be included in the package.

Best honeymoon destination
Best honeymoon destination

The budget to stay in the Maldives for your honeymoon

So yes, the Maldives is a dream destination that has a price! But there are different kinds of hotels for all the budgets. You can totally find luxury hotels at 2000€ per night with overwater villas; but also much more affordable hotels around 200€ per night. We stayed at the Sun Island resort a few years ago, that was in these prices and we really loved the island. We also stayed at luxury hotels such as Soneva Sushi, the Mövenpick and the Fushifaru and also had an amazing experience.

For flights, accommodation and activities for 10 days, you can manage to make a pack around 5000 USD for two people. By the way, if you are planning your trip to the Maldives, feel free to also read our post about the best hotels and activities in the Maldives.

For the price of a flight from the USA to the Maldives, it will be around 900 USD per person If you book at least 4 months in advance and are flexible on the dates. We usually try to book at least 2 months in advance, but the easier you book, the best deals you’ll find!

You can also read our post about “how to organize a trip well and save money“.

Where to stay in the Maldives for your honeymoon?

There are more than 100 hotels in the Maldives and most of them are ‘hotels islands’. This means that almost every hotel is the only one on the island. So, you need to choose carefully your resort because if you book your whole stay at the same hotel you will only be able to visit its island.

How to choose your hotel

These islands are really small you can make a tour by bike in one hour maximum. So, you need to choose your honeymoon hotel with several criteria. First of all, the resort in itself : what kind of hotel are you looking for? A luxury hotel or an affordable one ? What kind of accommodation are you looking for? A beach villa, an overwater villa ?

Also, you need to choose your hotel accordingly to the activities you are willing to do. Make researches to see how the island is. What activities you can do there? For example some islands are bigger than others. And some of them has better diving / snorkeling spots than others. Also, if you are looking for spa treatments, good restaurants or even water activities; you need to make sure the hotel you have chosen is suiting your needs!

What activities to do in the Maldives for honeymoon?

Diving and snorkeling

The island is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful reef. You can, of course, go diving and snorkeling. The resort gives you all the snorkeling gear for free (mask, fins, and life jacket). If you are lucky enough, you can see dolphins, turtles, rays and maybe sharks! We had the chance to see dolphins from the ponton and swim with a stingray. But for sure, you will see incredible beautiful colorful fishes and amazing corals! You can go snorkeling around the water villas, there are always beautiful marine animals. The price for diving is approximately 150 USD per person including the material and the boat transfer.  

Bike around the island

You need to know that in the Maldives, there are no cars or scooters on the islands. They are really into environment protection which is amazing. They will let you borrow a bike to be able to get around the island.

Also, you will easily find beautiful and empty beaches. Just bike around the island and you will find empty paradise beaches! You can even reach sandbanks on certain islands. It’s the case for Soneva Fushi and Sun island that has a beautiful sandbank close to the hotel.


Some of the hotels also have several water activities. You can borrow stand-up paddle, kayaks and windsurf for free. For the motorized water sports, you can usually rent a jet-ski with a supplement. We had a transparent kayak and it was super fun to see fishes through the kayak!

Luxury Spa

Usually, every luxury hotel in the Maldives has a Spa. It is perfect to have a relaxing duo spa treatment, a massage, or a facial treatment! It’s absolutely amazing to relax and spend time with your loved one! They also proposed sometimes floating breakfast like in Bali!

Enjoy your villa

You can, of course, enjoy your beautiful villa, stay by the pool or relax on your terrace! All the overwater villas have direct access and view on the ocean lagoon. And seriously, nothing can beat to wake up to this view and sleeping on the water! It’s an unforgettable experience.

Planning your honeymoon in the Maldives?

To conclude, if you are planning your honeymoon in the Maldives, you won’t be disappointed! It is totally heaven on earth. It is the perfect place to spend time with your loved one! You should probably be hesitating with French Polynesia and Seychelles right?

Anyway, se hope this post was helpful to you! Don’t forget to let us a comment if you have any question 😉 We will be happy to discuss with you about your your honeymoon in the Maldives.

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