Crystal clear water lapping over water villas, palm trees swaying in the breeze, not a cloud in the sky. The Maldives really is as picturesque as all those photos make it out to be. But what do you do once you’ve made it to paradise? Despite what you might think, there’s more to a honeymoon in the Maldives than Pina Coladas and perusing your wedding photos on Instagram. I just got back from my dream Maldives honeymoon, so here’s my Listopedia on how to make the most of your honeymoon in paradise.
Make a Rockstar Entrance
Start off the honeymoon with a rock star entrance. International flights arrive into the capital of Male, and from there the fastest way to zip out to your island resort is by seaplane. Aside from an awesome birds eye view as you zip over the archipelago of islands, a seaplane ride is a seriously stylish way to arrive. You’ll touch down and be whisked away to paradise. If you’re staying at one of the islands closer to shore, a speedboat ride is very James Bond. PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi’s speedboats are available 24/7 so you can skip the Male stopover and head straight out to the island. Coconut water, cold towels and in-boat wifi are just the icing on the cake.
Stay Fit and Fab
Your health and wellness regime doesn’t have to end just because the wedding is over. We’re not talking about boot camp. Slow down and start the morning with a stretching class or a yoga session. Conrad Rangali has yoga and meditation pavilions dotted around the resort looking straight out at the ocean. No need to visualise waves lapping on the shore! For a more active start to the day, the Run Rangali is a guided jog around the two islands – don’t worry, they’re not very big islands. At One&Only Reethi Rah the well-equipped gym has a protein shake station, chlorophyll water and outdoor hanging yoga.