There are thousands of islands across the world that beckons the time and attention of honeymooners. The question may be asked why honeymoon on the Maldives? Here are five good reasons to choose this special archipelago for your once in a lifetime newlywed experience.
The Maldives is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka. However, access to it does not need to come via either of its closest neighbours. If you are flying from North America, the easiest point of departure is New York to Dubai and then connect direct to Male, the capital of the Maldives. If you are coming from Europe, there are many direct flights to Male. If you are coming from Australia, fly via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. If you are flying from Southern Africa, fly via Dubai. It actually makes the Maldives very accessible. Apart from getting to the islands, the location is idyllic. Exquisite sandy beaches with swaying palms, azure water and luxurious accommodation are the order of the day. Who would not want to honeymoon in the Maldives?
With average temperatures throughout the year between 27 & 29 degrees Celsius, this is a honeymooner’s destination all year round. Whether it is ten hours of sunshine in February or 243mm of rain in September, the weather remains warm and temperate. Regardless of the rain, the archipelago’s variety of activities is sure to provide every honeymoon couple with as much entertainment that they require. There are sufficient indoor activities to accommodate needs for occupation and if you are there in the rainy season, there are breaks in the rain to get out and explore the islands.
The Maldives is a country of variety. Whatever your personalities, there is something for you. The variety of the Maldives meets the needs of the introvert, the extrovert and everyone in between. If you are vegan, vegetarian, herbivore or omnivore, all your food needs will be met. If you are cautious and don’t take risks, there is something for you. If you are an adrenaline junky, there is something for you. The variety of activities ranges from walks on the beach, to water sports, diving, snorkelling, visiting desert islands or just staying in admiring the sea from the comfort of your lounger, taking the occasional dip in the Indian ocean. Read, eat, sleep, have a massage – it all adds up to a varied relaxing holiday.
Most resorts offer special honeymoon packages that result in the happy couple arriving to gifts, a romantic dinner, a couple’s massage and a number of other treats that will make your honeymoon memorable. Special packages also often include ceremonial marriages, followed by celebratory dinners with fine food. Offers of a sunset cruise, candle-lit dinner on the beach, turn-down service and breakfast in bed make it a honeymoon’s paradise.
While you need to take precautions for your safety both home and abroad, the resorts of the Maldives are known to be very safe. The safety of guests is paramount to resort owners. Safety precautions include wearing sunblock, being aware of tides and if visiting the capital, taking the usual precautions as you would if visiting any other city of the world.