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    A couple on a jetty in front of the overwater properties on an island resort in Maldives

    Maldives, a destination consisting of 26 oval-shaped atolls & over 1,000 coral islands, has established a reputation for itself as one of the exotic honeymoon destinations and for a good reason. The destination has a large number of privately owned artificial resort islands, created especially to cater to those looking for a romantic vacation. And the newlyweds across the globe seek one or more of the best islands in Maldives for honeymoon. Though Maldives is not as big in size as them other honeymoon destinations in Asia, it never disappoints the hopeless romantics. And the credit goes to its stunning white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, beautiful corals, and chic overwater villas.


    15 Best Islands In Maldives For Honeymoon

    There are many islands in the country that offer unique romantic experiences. However, we have prepared a list of 15 best islands to visit in Maldives for honeymoon. Have a look!

    • Malé Island
    • Hulhumalé Island
    • Biyadhoo Island
    • Fihalhohi Island
    • Maafushi Island
    • Alimatha Island
    • Veligandu Island
    • Nalaguraidhoo Island
    • Vaadhoo Island
    • Villingili Resort Island
    • Milaidhoo
    • Kuredu
    • Mirihi
    • Olhuveli
    • Baros


    1. Male Island: Best Island In Maldives

    An aerial shot of the Male island in Maldives

    Male is the best island in Maldives for luxury-seeker honeymoon couples. It is on this island that the major international airport of Maldives is located and you should ideally visit this island at the very beginning or the end of your honeymoon in Maldives. Though it is often dismissed as a destination with little sightseeing options, it must not be missed. For it is here that you experience the true Maldivian culture and it is the best island to stay in Maldives for honeymoon.

    Major attractions at Mal-: Grand Friday Mosque, Mal- Fish Market, Mal-s National Museum, Tsunami Monument, and Sultan Mosque

    Whats romantic: Take a dip in Male’s protected ocean pool called the Artificial Beach, enjoy a seaside lunch, indulge in snorkeling & underwater scooter riding, and take island hopping trips to nearby islands.

    Best month to visit: November and April

    How to reach: Nearest airport is Male Insternational Airport

    Near by places to stay: Maagiri Hotel, Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives by Shangri-La

    Nearby restaurants: Belle Amie Bistro, Seagull Café

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    2. Hulhumale Island: Artificial Island

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    Located very close to Maldivian capital, Hulhumal- is a reclaimed artificial island that was planned in order to decongest the population of Mal-. It might not be the most beautiful settlement, but its pretty coastline and lack of tourists makes it a decent option for a honeymoon in Maldives.

    Whats romantic: The very fact that it is a less frequented destination makes is one of the best islands to visit in Maldives for honeymoon.

    Best month to visit: December to April

    How to reach: Tourists can take a flight to Velena International Airport and then a cab or taxi to reach Hulhumale

    Near by places to stay: Hotel Ocean Grand , UI Hotels

    Nearby restaurants: Bombay Darbar, Shell Beans Hulhumalé

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    3. Biyadhoo Island: Serene Honeymoon

    A shot from the Biyadhoo Island Reosrt on the Biyadhoo Island in Maldives

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    Stationed in the South Mal- Atoll, Biyadhoo is one of the famous islands in Maldives for honeymoon for couples planning a serene honeymoon. It has an abundance of vegetation growth; including bananas, coconuts, mangoes, cucumbers, cabbage, and tomatoes. However, its sparkling waters and a wide range of watersports are what makes the island so popular.

    Whats romantic: Couples can go for snorkeling, scuba diving, and canoe-paddling, which makes it one of the best island in Maldives for couples.

    Best month to visit: December to April

    How to reach: Tourists can take a flight to Velena International Airport and then a cab or taxi to reach Hulhumale

    Near by places to stay: Hotel Ocean Grand , UI Hotels

    Nearby restaurants: Shell Beans Hulhumalé, Tandoori Flames Hulhumale

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    4. Fihalhohi Island: Beauty And Romance

    The overwater bungalows at the Fihalhohi Island Resort in Maldives

    Situated in the Kaafu Atoll of South Mal-, is among the most beautiful places to visit in Maldives for the honeymooners. The Fihalhohi Island Resort here is, in fact, is one of the most romantic Maldives island resorts that has a number of overwater bungalows to stay in.

    Whats romantic: In addition to its well-equipped overwater properties, its Palm Groove, Aeolus Dive Centre, and Anggerik Spa make the Fihalhohi Island Resort a splendid stay option. And the pristine beaches on the island that shaded by coconut palm trees are truly romantic.

    Best month to visit: January

    How to reach: Ferry Transfers

    Near by places to stay: Fihalhohi Island Resort

    Nearby restaurants: Palm Groove Restaurant, Fihalhohi Island Resort

    Suggested Read: 20 Picturesque Islands For Honeymoon To Begin A Journey Of Togetherness In 2020

    5. Maafushi Island: Splendid Resorts

    The Marina at the Maafushi Island in Maldives

    Another tropical paradise in the Kaafu Atoll of South Mal- is the Maafushi island in Maldives. Thanks to its sparkling ocean waters, splendid resorts, and thrilling activities, the island ranks among the best islands to visit in Maldives for honeymoon.

    Whats romantic: Couples can go for snorkeling & catamaran rides, sunbathe on the sand bar in the north, and take an island hopping tour on boat.

    Best month to visit: January and February

    How to reach: After reaching Male Island, take a taxi to Villingili Ferry Terminal or the “Maafushi Ferry”, located on the southwest corner of the island.

    Near by places to stay: Maafushi, Nirvana Guesthouse

    Nearby restaurants: Bandharu Kada, Blossom Cafe

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    6. Alimatha Island: Eastern Edge Of Maldives

    An aerial view of the beautiful Alimatha Island

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    Alimatha Island sits on the eastern edge of Maldives in the Vaavu Atoll. Its crystal clear waters, sun-kissed beaches, aquamarine lagoons, and spa centers make it one of the best honeymoon islands in Maldives. The Alimatha Aquatic Resort on the island offers exquisite stay options in the form of beach bungalows and overwaters properties, in addition to the wide array of watersports.

    Whats romantic: Couples can enjoy massage & spa sessions at Ayurvedic massage centers & spas, try snorkeling & scuba-diving, or go on boat trips on the azure waters.

    Best month to visit: May to November

    How to reach: Alimatha Island is located in the north of the capital city Male at a distance of 40 miles. You can reach it in 90 minutes if you plan to enjoy a boat ride.

    Near by places to stay: Dhiggiri Resort, Alimathaa

    Nearby restaurants: Dream Hut Fulidhoo, Plumeria Beach Restaurant

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    7. Veligandu Island: Shimmering Waters

    A couple staying at an overwater villa at the Veligandu Island Resort in Maldives

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    Another important name in the list of the best islands in Maldives for honeymoon is of the Veligandu Island. Located in North Ari Atoll, it is replete with greenery and shimmering waters that add a serene aura to the romantic destination.

    Whats romantic: Couples can go for scuba-diving & snorkeling at the astonishingly beautiful lagoons here, savor delicious seafood on fishing village tours, and rejuvenate at the Duniye Spa of Veligandu Island Resort.

    Best month to visit: February, followed by May and January

    How to reach: Distance between Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Velana International Airport is about 20 minutes i.e. 50 km approximately

    Near by places to stay: Kuramathi Maldives, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

    Nearby restaurants: Dhonveli Restaurant, Madivaru Restaurant

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    8. Nalaguraidhoo Island: Natural Beauty

    A snap of the multiple overwater properties at the Sun Island Resort on the Nalaguraidhoo Island of Maldives

    Nalaguraidhoo Island is the prime attraction of the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. The island is known for its picturesque setting and natural beauty. And the Sun Island Resort & Spa on the island ensures a romantic stay for the honeymooners.

    Whats romantic: Adorned with stunning beaches, charming blue waters, beautiful flowers, and lush greenery; the island serves as a perfect escape for the honeymooners.

    Best month to visit: February

    How to reach: Distance between Sun Island Resort and Male International Airport is 107 KMs and that takes about 20 minutes. People can also opt for seaplane which is a 30 minute flight to Nalaguraidhoo Island.

    Near by places to stay: Sun Island Resort, Holiday Island Resort

    Nearby restaurants: Maaniya Restaurant, Grill Terrace

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    9. Vaadhoo Island: Mystical Surprise

    Sea of stars that shines bright blue during night

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    An inhabited island in Raa Atoll of Maldives, Vaadhoo promises some unique experiences to the honeymooners. The bio luminescence observed in the waters surrounding the island at night is no less than a mystical surprise for the visitors.

    Whats romantic: Witness the Sea of Stars at night or simply relax on the beaches in the Vaadhoo Island in Maldives.

    Best month to visit: May and November

    How to reach:8 km away from Male and can be easily reached by road

    Near by places to stay: Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo Resort

    Nearby restaurants: Bread matters green, Cafe del Mar Maldives

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    10. Villingili Resort Island: Honeymooner's Delight

    -An aerial view of the Shangri-La Villingili Resort Island and Spa in Maldives

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    The Shangri-Las Villingili Resort Island & Spa is the best island to stay in Maldives for honeymoon. Located in the Addu Atoll, the resort offers luxurious villas, white sandy beaches, infinity pool, and spa.

    Whats romantic: Couples can indulge in tranquility of CHI: The Spa, hike through the tropical forest, relax on the sandy beaches, and head on an oceanic adventure by trying the various water sports.

    Best month to visit: November and April

    How to reach: 5-minute boat ride from Gan Airport on Addu Atoll

    Near by places to stay: Shangri La's Villingili Resort Island & Spa, Equator Village

    Nearby restaurants: Fashala, Palm Village

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    11. Milaidhoo: Tropical Island

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    Hidden in the heart of UNESCO biosphere reserve, Milaidhoo island in Maldives is a tropical island with abundant greenery and picturesque views. The turquoise blue water here could not be more crystal clear and the sand on the beaches couldnt be more white. For couples who seek peace, privacy, and adventure there couldnt be a best pick from the bucket of Maldives Islands.

    Whats romantic: For adventure loving couple, the island has outstanding snorkeling and diving sites.

    Best month to visit: May to October

    How to reach: Milaidhoo is reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport

    Near by places to stay: Milaidhoo Island Maldives

    Nearby restaurants: Shoreline Grill Restaurant, Ba’theli by the Reef

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    12. Kuredu: Romantic Expedition

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    Kuredu Islands is the home of one of the top rated and popular resort where a couple can relax overlooking the mesmerizing views of the ocean. The resort has a private swimming pool which merges straight into the ocean. Have a romantic meal on the edge of the ocean while you enjoy the sun setting into the ocean. The aircraft ride over the island will make you drop your jay in amazement and admiration.

    Whats romantic: Dine at the underwater restaurant in Kuredu which is appealing in each and every sense.

    Best month to visit: February and March

    How to reach: Via fleet of 55 De Havilland twin-otters

    Near by places to stay: Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Hurawalhi Island Resort

    Nearby restaurants: Sangu Restaurant, Beach Shack

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    13. Mirihi: Tropical Retreat

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    One of the smallest islands of Maldives, Mirihi is your tropical retreat. If you and your partner want to have nothing but a laid-back vacation, then hop onto this island. Even though it is a small island, there is so much to do here.

    Whats romantic: Take your boat to the point where you can spot sharks. Even if you dont spot any, you will have a few private moments of romance in the middle of nowhere in the ocean.

    Best month to visit: Between December and April

    How to reach: Tourists can easily reach Mirihi Island by seaplane. The flight takes only 30 minutes.

    Near by places to stay: Mirihi Island Resort, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

    Nearby restaurants: Muraka Restaurant, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

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    14. Olhuveli: Pristine And Uninhabited Islands

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    If you wish time to stand still while you and your partner share romantic moments on your honeymoon, come to Olhuveli. One of the pristine and uninhabited islands, the white sandy beaches of Olhuveli beach & spa in Maldives are meant to put your feet up, sit back and relax as you look over the endless views of the ocean.

    Whats romantic: Get all the quietude you seek at Olhuveli because the only sound you will be listening here is that of swishing waves.

    Best month to visit:April, May, and then June are the hottest months here

    How to reach: By Speedboat from the International airport which nearly takes 45 minutes.

    Near by places to stay: Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives, Fihalhohi Island Resort

    Nearby restaurants: The Four Spices, The Lagoon Restaurant

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    15. Baros: Water Pool Villas

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    Let your hair down at Baros, one of the best island in Maldives for couples and have your share of sun and fun on the sandy beaches. Explore a myriad of attractions on the island and have fun snorkeling in the azure waters. Spend a romantic vacation at the water pool villas at Baros which are also the star-attraction of the island.

    Whats romantic: Take your spouse on a romantic dinner date at one of the fine-dining restaurants on the island.

    Best month to visit: August to February

    How to reach: Baros Island takes just 25 minutes to reach by speedboat from the International airport

    Near by places to stay: Baros Maldives, Angsana Ihuru

    Nearby restaurants: Lime Restaurant, The Light House

    Further Read: Here’s What Nisarg Has To Say About His Honeymoon In Maldives

    Have you made your choice for the best islands you can add to your itinerary when planning a vacay in Maldives with your loved one? Each of the best islands in Maldives for honeymoon listed above will make you never want to leave this place. So, don’t forget to add most of them in your travel plan!

    Frequently Asked Questions About Maldives Islands For Honeymoon

    Q. What is the best honeymoon resort in the Maldives?

    A. Some of the most romantic and luxurious honeymoon resorts in Maldives are:
    1. Bandos Maldives
    2. W Maldives
    3. Meeru Island Resort & Spa
    4. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
    5. Kanuhura – Maldives
    6. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
    7. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

    Q. Which is the best Maldives island for a vacation?

    A. Some of the most gorgeous and peaceful pocket-friendly islands in the Maldives for a vacation are:
    1. Hulhumalé
    2. Nalaguraidhoo
    3. Komandoo
    4. Kuramathi
    5. Moofushi
    6. Biyadhoo

    Q. How much does a honeymoon in Maldives cost?

    A. A honeymoon in the Maldives won’t cost more than 50,000-60,000 per person if you are planning for a 4-5 day long honeymoon. Therefore, keeping a budget of 2-2.25 lakh will totally do.

    Q. Is Maldives good for a honeymoon?

    A. Yes, Maldives is a great honeymoon destination known for its surreal white sand beaches and luxurious resorts. The exciting underwater world here gives one a chance to indulge in enthralling water activities.

    Q. What can I do on a honeymoon in Maldives?

    A. Some of the best things to do on a honeymoon in the Maldives are:
    1. Island Hopping
    2. Couples Massage
    3. Underwater Dining
    4. Luxury Cruising

    Q. What can I buy in Maldives?

    A. If you are looking for souvenirs to get back home, then buy the miniature versions of the Maldivian sail boats in the Maldives.

    Q. Is Passport required for Maldives?

    A. Yes, one needs a passport to travel to the Maldives, and one can obtain a visa on arrival once they reach there.

    Q. Is Indian currency accepted in Maldives?

    A. No, Indian currency is not accepted in the Maldives. The currency in use here is Maldivian Rufiyaa which one can exchange for USD.

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