Ceremonial weddings in the Maldives are very popular and catered for by many resorts, they often include not only a marital blessing but also a number of special extras making up a fabulous package. Under tropical skies, to the beat of Maldivian drums, breathing in the sweet scent of the uni maa, you are sure to create a memory that will never be forgotten.
Here are 4 luxurious resorts that will cater to your every ceremonial wedding need.
The private luxury W Retreat & Spa is on Fesdu Island, North Ari Atoll and is described as the ultimate romantic retreat. Experienced wedding specialists will ensure both the ceremony and ensuing celebratory reception goes off without a hitch. Not only can the wedding take place on soft white sand, but the reception can too – a vibrant open air celebration under a star-lit sky. The W Retreat and Spa can custom design a wedding package to meet your needs, from small and intimate to a beautiful family celebration, they will ensure your wedding dreams come true.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Imagine being whisked away to a private tropical beach and under blue skies steps away from the spectacular Indian Ocean you pledge your love and commitment to your spouse. It doesn’t get better than that. The dream could become reality simply by booking your ceremonial wedding at Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru in Maldives Baa Atoll. It will be a stress free event as the package includes a wedding co-ordinator, spa treatment, fresh flowers, entertainment and a romantic 3 course dinner. Of course a wedding is not complete without champagne and wedding cake. Add to that a couples wedding photo shoot at various locations around the island and you will have the memories that last a lifetime
The Taj Exotica Resort and Spa is in the South Male Atoll and offers two exotic options for a vows ceremony. The first option is at the resort and offers a wonderful array of canapes, cake and sparkling wine for the bridal couple and 6 guests. The ceremony takes place on a decorated ocean front pavilion after which the bride and groom can enjoy a private sunset cruise as well as a special dinner on the beach. The second option is similar except it takes place on a yacht in the middle of the ocean, after which the happy couple can spend the night in an exquisite decorated villa complete with romantic music and a floral bath. The resort ensures all the special moments are captured by a professional photographer and you take home with you a unique photo album with 36 of the best shots.
Anantara Dhigu Resort
If a beach ceremony is what you dream of, look no further than Anantara Dhigu, Maldives. Surrounded by palm trees and exotic flowers, getting married in this tropical paradise will be something you never forget. Surrounded by azure waters and superb white beaches, your early arrival will ensure your every wish is fully met and you and your spouse will be pampered and relaxed in time for your special day. From an idyllic location to all the required preparation, Anantara Dhigu Resort ensures no stress for this momentous occasion. Choose between a beach ceremony, an over-the-water platform or even enjoy a romantic sunset ceremony aboard the resort yacht. The resort also provides a Master of Ceremonies, professional photographer, memorable reception dinner, turndown service and breakfast in bed the day after.
The Maldives is a spectacular wedding destination, but just a note that ceremonial weddings are not legal in Western country terms, so be sure to complete the formal marriage paperwork before you arrive.