Honeymoon 101

Honeymoon in Maldives: Weather and travel guide

Aerial image of Maldives islands

Photo by: Asad

The Maldives and its surrounding turquoise waters are known for world-class scuba diving and snorkeling, and many resorts feature ultra-private villas tucked away on their own stretch of beach or hovering directly above an aqua lagoon. Visit this beautiful, romantic, secluded, luxurious Island situated in the Indian Ocean.

Before you go, you need to know this.

Language: Dhivehi is the national language, but English is widely spoken especially by the staffs of the resort and spas and also guest house owners. If you visit a local island you will hear locals speaking in Dhivehi. It’s always to have a translator beside you (Just in case)

Flight time: Check for connecting flights from major European cities or South East Asian locales — from London, it’s approximately 11 hours

Getting around: Taxi, boat, Seaplane and domestic air plane

 

When to go: Maldives at its best

Best weather: Maldives is best when its sunny warm and humid year-round. April is often the hottest, and December the coolest. Monsoon season is from May to September.

Best prices: High season is dry season — December through April — so look for deals between May and November.

 

What to do

There are lots of things you can do. The Maldives are perfect for seclusion, spas, scuba, snorkeling or maybe just sitting still to relax. Whether you choose to stay over the ocean in a bungalow or take a lazy swim with colorful fish, you can do it all, or have just as much fun doing nothing at all. Located southwest of Sri Lanka on the equator, the Maldives is made up of 1,190 coral islands (only 200 are inhabited) with 90 serving as resorts. This place is made for guests who relish having alone time.

 

Go under the sea: Descend beneath the surface where you’ll encounter corals and the reef fish that call them home; it’s common to be greeted by schools of snappers, lionfish, boxfish, turtles, huge groupers and sometimes White Tip reef sharks. Go on some dives tour historical shipwrecks and shark-feeding sites, while night adventures search out manta rays.

Hang out with whales and dolphins:  waters and an abundance of sea life make the Maldives an amazing place to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment. There are more than 20 different species in the area, from the Blue Whale (the largest animal alive) to the acrobatic Spinner Dolphin. Safari boats take guests into the open waters to spot species not often seen outside the Maldives, like the dwarf sperm whale, melon-headed whale and tropical bottlenose whale. Beautiful black and white orcas have also been known to make an appearance.