27 February 2018
Considered one of the world’s most romantic destinations, The Maldives has all the essentials for a love-infused getaway. Blazing sunsets, colourful coral reefs, white sand beaches and some of the bluest water in the world combine to create a paradise perfect for a romantic break. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, hoping to enjoy a special anniversary trip or are still in the daydreaming stage, then The Maldives should be on your agenda.
Known for having some of the best luxury resorts in the world, here are some hotels to put on your wish list when planning a trip to this incredible corner of the world:
One&Only Reethi Rah
Ranked among the best hotels in the world, this award-wining playground for lovers excels at everything it does. Six restaurants serve up fine fare from around the world including Middle Eastern menus, Italian eats, Japanese cuisine and of course, some of the freshest seafood on the planet. Villas complete with private lagoons ensure seclusion is at the forefront of your stay. Giving guests space and time to relax and indulge is the focus of the resort, although water sports and other experiences give active guests an outlet to explore the stunning beaches, reefs, islands and lagoons of the area.
A short 20-minute luxury catamaran ride from the hub of Male lies a resort that is so well-appointed many guests don’t need to leave the resort during their stay! Suites, villas and a royal residence provide an array of accommodation options for couples, travelling families and groups. Featuring four restaurants, a beachside cocktail bar, spa, kids club and complimentary use of bikes, this resort is a top place to rest, relax or play depending on your mood. Known for providing some of the warmest hospitality in the business, the staff at Jumeirah Vittaveli are accustomed to putting the needs of guests first, so all visitors can focus on finding bliss knowing that everything is taken care of from childminding to laundry, in-room dining and turndown service.
Club Med Kani
This all-inclusive resort provides a headache-free holiday for guests who prefer to spend more time relaxing and less time calculating exchange rates and costs. A package at Club Med Kani includes not only accommodation but also gourmet meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a range of activities for kids and adults. With meals and experiences taken care of, guests are free to enjoy life in The Maldives. Whether it’s blissing out at the poolside bar with a beer in hand, having a go at paddle boarding through crystalline waters or retreating to a private bungalow with a good book, Club Med Kani provides the perfect conditions for winding down and enjoying a relaxed-pace break.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Five-star hotels don’t come better than his. Featuring 103 spacious villas located within a remote jungle paradise, this resort merges luxury with nature to create a space like no other. Excursions to visit manta rays, turtles and whale sharks are offered by the resort, making it a top choice for active adventurers and nature lovers. Sailing, surfing, diving and kayaking are all on offer also, with wellness consultations with an Ayurvedic professional giving guests a chance to recalibrate their health while enjoying a break in paradise. Bungalows and villas put nature front and centre with beach dining experiences, outdoor showers and over water nets enabling guests to be in touch with nature throughout their stay. Organic bath products, hypoallergenic pillows and complimentary access to spring water, fresh fruit and herbal tea makes this a healthy option when it comes to romantic resort holidays in The Maldives.