Weddings and Honeymoons in the Maldives

Tossed like a string of pearls across the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the tiny coral atolls of the Maldives are among the world’s most romantic and exclusive hideaways. It’s a pure paradise of dazzling ocean and sky, gentle breezes, swaying palms and bleached white sand.

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The place is made even more special and heavenly by the fact that each resort nestles on its own island.

Although tourists can’t legally marry on these islands, the Maldives are the most idyllic setting imaginable for reaffirming your commitment to each other by renewing your marriage vows, having a recent wedding blessed or enjoying a perfect blissed-out honeymoon.

If you’re renewing your vows, you could do so on board a sailing boat, on a pristine powdery beach in the shade of a palm tree, on a jetty or a private island.

It’s possible to book a package including the renewal or blessing, cake, flowers, champagne and photographer, so that you won’t have to worry about a thing. Some packages also include luxurious extra treats, like a spa treatment or candlelit dinner for two on the sand or a champagne breakfast the morning after the ceremony.

You could also have a traditional drumbeater as your escort, or plant a coconut palm as a symbol of your commitment to each other.

On honeymoon in the Maldives, savour the first days of wedded bliss in a secluded paradise, and celebrate by diving into those sparkling waters, kicking back with a spa treatment or dining on freshly-caught seafood as you watch the crimson sun slip into the ocean.

As well as traditional Maldivian dishes, you can sample a range of international cuisines, from Japanese, Thai and Indian to Middle Eastern and Indonesian food.

You’ll be guaranteed privacy and seclusion, as you stroll along palm-fringed walkways on moonlit nights. Accommodation ranges from cottages and villas to huts on stilts with exquisite views over the ocean to luxury hotels.

With so many activities on offer here, from snorkelling and scuba diving to trips out to sea in a catamaran or speedboat, you’ll enjoy an unbeatable, exciting holiday, full of romance and intimacy.

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