From dreamy beaches to alluring underwater kingdoms, the Maldives has so much to offer travellers. But with experiences like candle-lit dinners by the ocean shore and sunset cruises on a dhoni boat, this destination has also become the most sought-after by honeymooners. If you are about to start planning your honeymoon as well and consider the Maldives as your first choice, read through this brief guide for some help on how to get started with your plans.
honeymoon island | img by Ibrahim Asad’s PHotograph via flickr
The best time to visit
While Maldives is known for its desirable weather all year round, the archipelago does see 2 seasons; the dry season and the wet season. Most visitors prefer the dry season where rainfall is an absolute minimum. Among these months, December to March is considered the peak season that most honeymoon couples prefer. Planning on visiting in the peak season? It’s best then that you book your top luxury resort in Maldives well ahead. Resorts like Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives provide fantastic discounts with their Advance Purchase offers.
How long should your getaway be?
This is one of those burning questions most travellers have when they are planning their stay in the Maldives. Yes, you will be on one island for most of your honeymoon, but there’s a plethora of things to do to keep you entertained as well. From water sports like diving, snorkelling and kayaking to experiences like private dinners on a floating deck and escapes to a stunning sandbank; your resort will be equipped with loads of entertainment to ensure that there is never a dull moment! Therefore, when it comes to honeymooners, 7 days is usually the preferred getaway duration in the Maldives.
Getting from the airport to your island resort
Once you reach the archipelago, your airline will land at Velana International Airport in Male, the main island. From here, you will have to set off to your resort island. If your resort is just a short distance away from the airport, a speedboat transfer would be your easiest option. For islands located further away from the airport, you will have to take a seaplane transfer. How do you get about it? Not to worry, most resorts in the Maldives offer to arrange your resort transfers upon booking.
What to wear in the Maldives
It is a known fact that the Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore, according to local culture, a conservative dress code is necessary. But this only applies to when you visit the local islands. When on your resort island, you are free to wear beachwear like bikinis for ladies and shorts for men. However, restaurant dress codes at most resorts require you to be dressed casually when you go for a meal. Also, don’t forget your sunhat and plenty of sunscreen so you can safely soak up the glorious tropical sunshine.