Everyone knows that the Maldives is a – if not the – go-to honeymoon destination. It’s a no news, no shoes place with romance in its soul. If lovers are looking for a location offering total escape from everyday life, where honeymooners and old love birds alike can snooze together on a hammock, sip a cocktail on a swing chair on their own private sundeck and watch chiffon-pink sunsets over brilliant blue sea, then here it is. 200 islands, but only one fish in the sea; here are 4 IDEAL things to do on your romantic getaway in the Maldives.

STAY IN AN OVER WATER VILLA

If you’re planning a romantic getaway to the Maldives,  then there’s only place you should stay – an over water bungalow. There are only 5,000 water villas in the world, and around two-thirds of those are located in the islands of the Maldives, so you should have no problem finding one that you love. To sleep above the gentle rocking of waves and to hear them softly crashing outside your room is a chance only taken once in a lifetime. And as such, now is the time.

CANOEING

Canoeing is one of the best couple’s water sports activities, and is hugely popular in the Maldives. The dual position of canoeing, akin to spooning or something more sensual, offers bodies riding over waves in sensual motion with breathtaking scenery to match the mood. Perfect for romance, that much is true. Row out far enough, and solitude awaits. You can write the rest of this story.

SUNSET & SUNRISE GAZING

The gorgeous sunrises and sunsets that unfold day and night are something else in this part of the world; to truly be seen to be believed. The cinematic skyline is bound to guarantee some Casablanca moments, and ensure that you’ll be watching a new dawn and dusk each day together for the rest of your lives.

IMBIBING AND EATING

As far as we’re concerned, no matter where you are in the world, enjoying good food and drink together is the key to a happy, healthy love life. Discovering a new culture’s cuisine is one of such a life’s great pleasures. The Maldives, with its relatively unsung regional repertoire, is an exciting place to do just this. 

Fish is the staple; an ever present focal point of meals on the islands. Garudhiya is perhaps the most ubiquitous dish; an assertive soup served with rice. Befitting of any sandy place surrounded by the sea, open fire barbecues of whole fish and crustaceans are hugely popular. And with good reason; delicious, nourishing and just right for the environment.

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