The wanderlust in us and love for the sapphire emerald waters and the drag towards being amidst the scenic wonder made us choose the Maldives as our honeymoon destination. The calm blue green waters bring out the relaxing and amorous vibe around us. We were always drawn to the aquatic world and a rendezvous with marine life was what drove us into the heart of the Maldives. So we decided to plan a budget honeymoon in Maldives and make our wish come true.
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We landed at Male International Airport from where our accommodation, Sun Island Resort was 107 Km away. People can opt for seaplane which we did which is a 30 min flight to Nalaguraidhoo Island. From this island, we had a speed boat which took us to Sun Island resort. After checking into our room and getting refreshed we headed out to explore the island. We ate some delicious fish and chips at the beach cafe and enjoyed DJ music in the evening. Following are the amazing things we did on our holiday.
1. Crab Race
We got up to a spectacular Beach sunrise view and had a wonderful satiating breakfast. We explored the water sport activities like SUP, jet Skiing, the sofa float and spotted baby sharks, stingrays and other marine life in the waters. We also registered for the crab race to be held in the evening where baby crabs selected by you were to compete in a race. Evening we played snooker, badminton, relaxed in the jacuzzi. Which prepared us for a fun evening for some live performances of belly dancing and fire show display along with a live band who brought about a romantic atmosphere. Alas, we did not win the crab race, but it was quite entertaining.
We relaxed along the shoreline after a heavy breakfast and signed up for fishing in the evening. We had expert instructors who taught us how to hold the fishing rods and insert the bait. Fishing in the middle of the ocean was fun and we were determined to catch some fish. We enjoyed waiting for the fish to bite into the bait. Finally, our patience was rewarded, and we caught the red snapper and few Blackfish (do not recollect the name). We were given the option to cook the catch from fishing. The fish was salted and grilled and given to us with fresh lime and we relished it along with the widespread of the buffet dinner.
3. Dolphin Expedition
It was a treat to witness the Stingray feeding in the morning. We explored the island a bit more and wandered across the beach where we could see some cranes flying across the waters, went swimming in the pool. We had signed up for the dolphin expedition and headed off in the evening taking the boat ride where we were offered refreshments while awaiting the dolphin sighting. We were amazed to spot 8 or more so dolphins swimming and gliding across the ocean with the backdrop of the sunset. We were so fascinated with the dolphin movements it was a treasured moment to watch them.
4. Scuba Diving
We shifted to the water bungalow which awed us with the beautiful view of the ocean. From the water bungalow, there is a provision where you can directly go for a swim in the lagoon. An exciting proposition was the booking of scuba diving. We were assigned an instructor who taught us breathing techniques underwater and signs language to signal our comfort level underwater. Being skeptical at first but the instructor who was an expert diver put us at ease. The scuba cylinder weighs like 5kgs which is a backload but when you enter the water it feels lightweight. we dive a few feet into the water which each level deeper we went our confidence grew. Finally, we were amidst the fish and the coral reefs inside the water, we clicked a few pictures here and it was a lifetime experience which is not describable in words but I tried nevertheless.
Next day we bid Adios to Sun Island Resort boarding the speed boat where the staff stood with placards waving goodbye to us. We returned by flight to Male and from there via Sri Lanka back to Mumbai taking with us beautiful memories which we will treasure for a lifetime.
Weather Of The Destination
During the day the average temperature was 27 degrees Celsius. It was warm and sunny, and you can get a good tan during the day. The evenings were a few degrees cooler and the warm sea breeze gives you good company thought your stay.
Sun Island spans across about 1.6Km and has a range and variety of elegantly furnished guestrooms. They have Standard Beach Bungalows, Superior beach bungalows which are built on the beach ensuring the direct view of the shore and the sea. The Sunset Villas overlook the vast horizon of sunrise or sunset view. The Water Bungalows are built on stilts in the lagoon overlooking the entire sea in the midst of crystal clear water and the marine life accompanying it. Within the Island, they have Buggy or cycles which you can use to explore the place. Staff is very cooperative and around the Island, you will see the gardeners pruning the bushes, cleaners, buggies to take your luggage around, rooms are well kept staffed with required toiletries having well-maintained hygiene. You can have rendezvous with Stingrays, sharks while they feed them at their respective feeding points. The Island offers various sport activities like volleyball, badminton, snooker, volleyball, they have a gym set up, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, SUP, snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving and also a Spa setup etc
Our Tips For A Budget Honeymoon In Maldives
- It is economical to take your resort’s meal package that includes alcohol, rather than buying it from anywhere else. (If you want to drink)
- Always carry sunscreen to avoid tanning
- Weather is warm and sunny during January so carry summer wear.
- Pack light – travel light.
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Our Answers To The Frequently Asked Questions About Budget Honeymoon In Maldives
Q. What should I expect as a food experience in the Maldives?
We being foodies relished the spread of food provided by the Sun Island resort. They had a mix of Indian, European and Asian cuisines. The mild subtle flavorsome crab soup is a must recommended dish to try. We also enjoyed the appetizing fish and chips at the beach café. The buffet breakfast had a huge spread of cold cuts, bread, Indian breakfast, fresh juices, and fruits. Dinner Buffet tingles your taste buds with varied flavors taking your palette on a joyride. The live counters of pasta, fried fish, noodles just added to the wonderful dining experience. The deserts satiated our sweet tooth cravings.
Q. What is there to shop in the Maldives?
Within the Island, there were shopping outlets where you could buy memoirs of Maldives.
Splendid artistic paintings resembling the sunrise and sunset across the horizon, dolphins swimming in the ocean besides other handicrafts, magnets, scarfs, swimwear, shell crafted items, etc. you can choose from. We would recommend the hand-painted souvenirs.
So, now you know that a honeymoon tour is absolutely possible on a budget. If Ashley’s Budget Honeymoon In Maldives has inspired you, it is time to book your own. Plan a honeymoon in the Maldives for a fun-filled and romantic time amidst the white sand beaches and azure water.
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