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The Maldives is one of the most popular destinations in the world for love-struck honeymooners, and it’s not exactly hard to see why. Beautiful deserted islands surrounded by the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean, stunning scenery, world-class luxury resorts, golden sands and perfect weather combine to make it a dream destination for honeymoons. Here are some of the highlights of this island paradise to keep in mind should you be looking for a romantic destination for your honeymoon.
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|Enjoy Your Own Private Island
Wherever you stay in the Maldives, you will never be far away from a deserted island. You should not have trouble arranging an excursion to one of the nearby islands, where you will be able to enjoy a meal for two while watching the sun set and knowing that the island is yours alone to enjoy. You can’t get much more romantic than that.
The Maldives is a diver’s paradise, and even if you don’t dive yourself, you will be able to discover the world beneath the waves with a simple snorkel and mask. Discover turtles, stingrays, starfish, tropical fish and stunning coral formations just outside the door to your luxury accommodation. It does not matter where you stay because the waters around all the islands are bursting with life.
Go Whale & Dolphin Watching
It may be spectacular beneath the waves, but you can also enjoy the thrill of watching wildlife from the surface, namely whales and dolphins. Boat tours are easy to arrange, and you will be able to head out into the great expanse of endless ocean where you can see spotted dolphins, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, whale sharks and more. The chances of making a sighting are very good, and seeing a whale in the wild is an experience that you will always treasure.
Romantic honeymoons are not just about moonlit dinners on the sand and lying around on beaches. You may also want to get involved in some activities, and if so you will be in luck. The main activities here consist of water sports, with the most popular being surfing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, jet skiing and kite surfing. You can also arrange a fishing trip if you want, and if you catch anything you’ll be able to get it cooked up for your dinner.
People do not tend to visit the Maldives for sightseeing opportunities (they are far too busy lazing around on the picture perfect beaches), but there are a few things that are certainly worth a visit, mainly in the capital of Malé.
If you head to the capital at some point, consider taking a trip to the National Museum where you can enjoy a unique collection of artefacts that bring the history of the Maldives to life. The Maldives Fish Market is also interesting, and here you will able to enjoy the bustling atmosphere as the fresh catches are sold.
Enjoy Pure Luxury in the Maldives
With all of the above, including optional extras such as beach barbecues, massages on the golden sands and sunset cruises, it just does not get any more romantic, so find out more about a luxury break tothe Maldives. Sound like the place where you want your married life to begin? Then start thinking about booking your honeymoon today.
Alex Norman is a travel consultant with a penchant for coordinating wedding parties. He enjoys blogging where he gets to share his insights.
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