Valentine’s Day – the day of love and what better place to celebrate it than in the Maldives. Spoiled for choice, we have roamed the beaches and scanned the resorts to find some of the most romantic spots for you to enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
Hideaway Beach Resort
This is an exceptional option for Valentine’s Day. It’s very name conjures up images of romance and roses. Hideaway has a berth for yachts so if you are cruising the Maldives with your Valentine, ensure this is on your itinerary. With a high sense of privacy for romantic sunsets, you also have an excellent house reef teeming with marine wildlife. The dive operation out of this resort is highly professional, with emphasis on top quality and safety. Beginners will feel at home in the water under the watchful eye of qualified instructors. After a few hours in the water, there will be nothing better than a visit to their luxurious spa. It’s been described as a piece of perfection in the middle of the ocean and will certainly make Valentine’s day this year an occasion to remember.
Lux Maldives (now known as Lux South Ari Atoll) is described in reviews as many things – luxurious, extravagant, impeccable, pure paradise. Thousands of visitors have classified it as “excellent” on Trip Advisor. If you want to sweep your Valentine off her feet, this is the place to do it. Situated on Dhidhoofinolhu Island, it’s a 5 star resort offering a full service spa, majestic private beach and a variety of activities including swimming with the whale sharks, outdoor movie nights and stand up paddle boarding. Or you could just relax by one of the pools and enjoy time with your Valentine. Whatever your preference, it will be memorable.
Situated in the North Ari Atoll, the Constance Halaveli is described as a little piece of heaven on earth. For a wonderful sea and sand Valentine’s Day, book early to reserve your water villa. The warm crystal clear Indian Ocean will be lapping at your feet as you sip sundowners and enjoy a spectacular sunset across pristine white beaches. The service is excellent, menus varied and facilities top class. Treat your loved one to a couples massage at the spa or enjoy a magnificent view below the water on a snorkelling trip. And after the day’s activities relax over a romantic candle-lit dinner. It’s the perfect place for a special romance.
The W Retreat and Spa in Maldives is not only a resort, it’s a private island! That’s sure to grab your Valentine’s attention. One of the best private house reefs in the Maldives is situated from W Retreat. A diving excursion on Valentine’s Day will be unforgettable. If you’d rather stay close to shore, swimming or snorkelling from your private deck allows you the sea experience at a time and place that suits you. If you want to surprise your Valentine with an additional romantic treat, arrange a visit to the nearby private island of Gaathanfushi. Picture it: azure ocean, pristine white sand, private picnic, champagne in hand – it’s what dreams are made of.
If you are young or young at heart and would like to celebrate your day of love at a fresh modern resort, then look no further than Angsana Ihuru. This secluded gem is far more than its beautiful burnt orange and citrus yellow décor. It boasts one of the most pristine coral reefs in the Maldives, mainly because of the owner’s determination to preserve the environment. Solar heating and biodegradable products ensure it is eco-friendly. Valentine’s day could be made up of an eco tour, snorkelling trip (there are 140 fish species) or relaxing on the beach enjoying the shade of palm trees against a backdrop of lush vegetation. With all villa’s sea facing and the beach only open to guests, the privacy of this resort is hard to beat.
Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember! Choose Maldives!