If you’re hoping to hold your wedding in the winter or early spring, it’s likely that you’ll be searching for a honeymoon destination that is suitable at that time of year so you don’t need to put your plans on hold. And let’s face it; a honeymoon is pretty essential for most of us after a wedding as we’ve spent so long preparing and organising for our special day. Relaxing and spending time with your newly wedded partner is likely at the top of your agenda, and fortunately for you, there are some superb locations that are suited for honeymooners at this time of the year; the Maldives are probably the best of the bunch though.
The Maldives enjoy their high season from January to April; you’ll experience the hottest days in April, but the islands have a sunny, tropical climate all year round. That’s why the Maldives make a brilliant location for your luxury getaway, especially as there are some gorgeous resorts that will treat you like VIPs from the moment you arrive. Here are three of these resorts which you might want to research further for your own honeymoon.
Coco Bodu Hithi, North Malé Atoll
Some of the best beaches in the Maldives can be found around this resort; you’ll see these as you approach on speedboat after the 40 minute journey by sea from Malé airport. You’ll have plenty of time to relax on the white sands when you aren’t busy enjoying the infinity swimming pool, tennis court, spa, restaurant, bar or taking to the sea again when you try the range of watersports available. Accommodation is worthy of five stars; you can choose island villas, water villas, escape water villas and even more private villas too.
Ideal for: beach lovers
Lily Beach Resort & Spa, South Ari Atoll
30 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport is the gorgeous Lily Beach Resort & Spa. Honeymooners are spoiled for choice in this destination as they’ll receive special attention and offers for their newlywed status. Relaxation is easy to achieve here with over-water spa pavilions offering a range of treatments. Again, you’ll enjoy accommodation on the beach or over the lagoon; for a romantic extra, look at the deluxe water villa for privacy and luxury.
Ideal for: relaxation cravers
Vivanta by Taj – Coral Reef, North Malé Atoll
Another five star resort, you’ll find Vivanta by Taj – Coral Reef a 50 minute speedboat ride from the airport. It boasts one of the best spots for diving, making your honeymoon experience one you’ll never forget; the resort has its own reef and shipwreck! Accommodation on Hembadhu Island ranges from thatched villas on the beach to deluxe water villas with their own jetty entrances and wooden ladders for going into the lagoon – paradise!
Ideal for: adventurous types
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Hayes and Jarvis offer a range of luxury holidays for newlyweds. All of the resorts above can be found on their website, as well as other honeymoon destinations too.