Saturday, February 5, 2011

Honeymooners’ Paradise - Maldives

As we walked into Male International Airport, I couldn’t help but notice the large number of newly wed Indian brides with mehendi and chudas and hubbys in tow, gearing up for their honeymoon :) After having spent a peaceful, heavenly few days in the country, I now know exactly why Maldives is considered to be a honeymooner’s paradise.

It’s one of those holidays that are made for you to only chill and relax and pamper yourself and spend ample time with each other in the glory of the sun, rain, skies and ocean views.

MaldivesView from our ocean facing balcony - waking up to gorgeousness like this

We stayed at the Sun Island Resort, the biggest resort in Maldives, and our overall experience  was good, except a few glitches at the end. If you do plan to stay here, I would recommend you choose the recently refurbished superior beach bungalows or water villas. The resort has ample facilities to keep you entertained, outdoor rain showers that are a delight and come in every bungalow, with good vegetarian spread in their buffets. Sometimes chefs will also kindly oblige to prepare vegetarian varieties of select live cooking menu items :D Their spa as well was wonderful and I’m going to have to tell you a little about it in a separate post.

Water villas

Greenery and flora in abundance

String ray feeding, above and shark feeding, below, is a daily activity at the resort

  Sunset views

24-hour open coffee shop with complimentary wi-fi service

The resort grows and exports various kinds of lettuce

If you’re planning a Maldivian holiday, here’s a few things to note:

  • Most citizens can get visas on arrival, however it’s best to confirm before you travel
  • The US Dollar is widely used at resorts so don’t exchange to local currency
  • A sea plane ride is recommended and far more comfortable over a boat transfer to the resort. Try and have your resort include this in the package deal ;D P.S. Check for baggage allowance on the sea plane
  • Being an Islamic country, you cannot bring alcohol into Maldives
  • Look for all inclusive packages

1 comment:

gareth batty said...


Very nice post & your provided information.Maldives is one of the best places for holidays & specially in Christmas time. This year i am surely gonna visit Maldives & celebrate new year.

thanks a lot for sharing.
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