Things To Do On Honeymoon In The Maldives: 10 Activities To Spark Romance In Paradise

When it comes to deciding on a honeymoon destination, The Maldives is always a strong contender for a slice of post-wedding paradise. But perhaps you’re wondering what makes this beautiful part of the world so popular for married couples? Here’s our guide to the top 10 things to do on Honeymoon in the Maldives.

This could just be our opinion, but this one of the most romantic destinations in the world. And the top things to do on a honeymoon in the Maldives prove that. From stunning sunsets to pristine chalky white sand beaches, as well as the beautiful flora and fauna.

Then there are the incredible palm-tree-lined resorts with extensive accommodation options and a multitude of culinary dining experiences to choose from.

We already know how beautiful this part of the world is. But maybe you’re the kind of person who wants to make the most of your time and get involved in making a tonne of memories. And while it’s fine relaxing on a beach, there’s so much more to do here. “But what exactly?”

So we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things you can do whilst honeymooning in the Maldives. Let’s dive right in and start making your escape extra memorable. 

Man and a woman standing on a beach next to a heart engraved in the sand, enjoying some of the best things to do  on honeymoon in the Maldives
What are the best things to do on honeymoon in the Maldives? Photo by Asad Photo Maldives on Pexels

What are the top 10 things to do on honeymoon in the Maldives?

  1. Lounge at a luxurious resort
  2. Go snorkelling
  3. Try all the water sports 
  4. Grab a couples spa treatment
  5. Enjoy a romantic dining experience
  6. Walking on the beach
  7. Private island experiences
  8. Have a dreamy photoshoot
  9. Go sailing at sunset
  10. Learn a new skill in a cooking class

1. Choose a Luxurious Resort

Choosing where to stay in the Maldives could be somewhat overwhelming. After all, there are over 150 resort islands (and counting) to choose from! And that’s before you narrow the search to beach or water villas.

However, if we can help ease that burden somewhat and narrow your search for a luxurious honeymoon resort in the Maldives to a couple of options, we would offer: 

  • Cocogiri Island Resort 
  • Siyam World Maldives 
Beachfront villas at Cocogiri Island Resort
Beachfront villas at Cocogiri Island Resort

More About Cocogiri Island Resort

Now, we should say that we don’t like to pick favourites here at Blue Bay Travel. But it would be hard not to suggest honeymooning at the fabulous Cocogiri Island Resort.

With only 40 villas on the island, it’s perfect if you’re looking for a more boutique-style resort without compromising on facilities or activities.

Cocogiri features a luxurious Spa where you can treat yourself to a relaxing couples massage as well as one bar and restaurant serving delicious Maldivian and International fare. You could even choose to approach your Cocogiri honeymoon via a seaplane

Grab a bargain at Cocogiri

Sounds good right? Well for as little as £1,749pp, you could be soaking up the sun with a 7-night all-inclusive stay!

Siyam World Maldives

If you’ve got a little more budget and want to go bigger, then Siyam World Maldives is the one for you! Although, you could save some money by opting for a speedboat transfer from the airport

A larger resort with 494 villas, 9 restaurants, 5 bars, a spa, gym and a whole host of land and water sports activities. Not only that but this luxury resort has some of the best Water Villas in the Maldives

The brilliant thing about those villas (apart from the awesome water slides) is the local marine life is quite literally on your doorstep. Creating the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with a myriad of ocean life!

Water villa at Siyam World Maldives
Over Water Villa with Pool and Slide at Siyam World Maldives

2. House Reef Snorkelling

Snorkelling in the Maldives is something you need to do at some point during your honeymoon. Because of their obvious proximity to the reef most resorts offer free equipment hire.

Hold hands with your partner as you float your way around the Indian Ocean exploring the kaleidoscopic marine life enjoying life below the surface of the stunning blue hues.

According to various sources, 2 of the top locations for snorkelling in Maldives are the South Ari Atoll and Baa Atoll. Larger marine life species including hammerhead sharks, manta rays and whale sharks are all on display. You can also expect to see turtles, beautiful coral reefs and colourful angelfish, amongst plenty more!

3. Enjoy Water Sports

Plenty of resorts in locations like Mauritius and the Maldives include a selection of motorised and non-motorised water sports, such as canoeing, paddle-boarding and jet-skiing.

Whether you’re a thrill seeker with a need for speed, or someone who likes to take a backseat and slow the pace a little, there’s usually something on offer to suit.

Enjoying water sports with your partner while on honeymoon in the Maldives offers the perfect opportunity for some healthy competition, while simultaneously offering the chance to reflect on your time spent in paradise so far. So, why not hop in a canoe together and float along the crystal clear waters and watch the sea life thrive underneath?!

4. Grab a couples spa treatment

Our fourth pick of things to do on honeymoon in the Maldives is to book a relaxing couples spa treatment. You definitely deserve it. 

Picture this: You’ve spent the morning kayaking and paddle-boarding with your other half, exploring the ocean and talking about what an amazing time you’re having together. But it’s time to put the ores away and venture back onto terra firma for a couples’ spa treatment.

There are hundreds of resorts with onsite spa facilities offering couples spa treatments, including Reethi Faru, Siyam World Maldives and Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa to name but a few! Whether it’s a back, neck and shoulder massage or a hot stone massage, there’s ample variety to choose from!

Explore Spa at Le Meridien Resort & Spa

5. Have a romantic dining experience

Dining and romance go hand in hand. Pull out all the stops and treat yourselves to a romantic dining experience. It doesn’t have to be a sunset dinner, either!

Go big and opt for a champagne breakfast or maybe even a picnic lunch on a private island. Alternatively, how about trying a private dinner at an underwater restaurant? Yes, that really is a thing! The options are endless.

Underwater Dining Experience at You&Me by Cocoon

6. Walk along the beach

It sounds like a pretty simple idea, but taking a romantic walk along the white powder sandy beach is most definitely up there with one of the top things to do on honeymoon in the Maldives.

Who says you have to overcomplicate things?

Keep it simple, take advantage of your beautiful surroundings and take a stroll hand in hand with your loved one. Listen to the waves crash along the shore, no distractions, and enjoy your time spent together in paradise.

A couple walking hand-in-hand on a sandbar in the Maldives
Photo by karl muscat on Unsplash

7. Enjoy a private island experience

Enjoy total privacy and seclusion for the day and indulge in your very own private island in the Maldives. Picture a day filled with leisurely picnics on pristine beaches, snorkelling around vibrant coral reefs, and swimming in the warm, glistening ocean.

Renting a private island allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of a resort, creating an intimate space for you and your loved one to connect and create cherished memories together. This has got to be one of the top things to do on honeymoon in the Maldives, right?

Couple having a private dining experience in the Maldives
Escape to a Private Island For The Day – Photo by Asad Photo Maldives

8. Have a memory cementing island photoshoot

What better way to capture the memories you’ve made in paradise, than to hire a professional photographer and take part in your very own couples photoshoot. Professional photographers in the Maldives are exactly that – professional.

They have the experience of capturing the essence of your connection, ensuring every smile and stolen glance is suspended in time.

The intimate setting of the Maldives provides a natural canvas for romantic and candid images, whether you’re strolling hand in hand along the shore, sharing a quiet moment in a hammock, or embracing under the vibrant hues of a Maldivian sunset.

Couple kissing around the pool in the Maldives to a sunset backdrop.
Couples Photoshoot in the Maldives – Photo by Hassim Nizam

9. Go on a romantic sunset cruise

Embark on another one of the top things to do whilst you’re on honeymoon in the Maldives, and set sail on a romantic sunset sailing cruise. An experience that will enhance any honeymoon.

Imagine setting sail on the serene waters of the Indian Ocean as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the scattered islands. This intimate journey offers unparalleled views of the Maldivian vista during the golden hours of twilight.

Whether you’re toasting to your love with a glass of champagne or simply enjoying each other’s company as the day fades away, a sunset sailing cruise is a captivating way to celebrate the beginning of your life together in this idyllic paradise.

10. Learn something new with a cooking class

The last thing on our list of top things to do on honeymoon in the Maldives includes taking part in a traditional Maldivian cooking class.

Engage in a hands-on experience, guided by expert local chefs who will teach you the secrets of crafting authentic Maldivian dishes. As you create and savour your culinary creations, you’re not only indulging in exquisite flavours but building a shared experience that adds a unique and personal touch to your honeymoon.

It’s a delightful way to bond, enjoy local traditions, and bring a taste of the Maldives back home with you.

People cooking with fresh ingredients
Take Part in a Cooking Class – Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel

Ready For Takeoff?

We hope this extensively detailed list of top 10 things to do on honeymoon in the Maldives has given you some food for thought (pun intended), whilst you’re researching what fun, exciting and relaxing things there are to do during your escape to paradise.

The islands may be small, but there is so much more to do than you think. Make the Maldives your number-one destination for your honeymoon! 

If you need some help with that. Why don’t we take you back to Cocogiri Resort and a first-hand honeymoon experience of the island from Faye Lewis? Click the button to hear about her trip.  

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