2013’s Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

You’ve spent months planning every detail of your dream wedding. You’ve stressed over seating charts. Lost sleep over place settings. And now the Big Day has come and gone, the vows have been exchanged, the wedding rings slipped perfectly into place, and, finally, your chance to relax has arrived: It’s honeymoon time! Whether your idea of a romantic interlude involves lying together in the lap of beach front luxury, diving hand-in-hand into an action-filled adventure or soaking in some of history’s most extraordinary moments, we’ve highlighted 2013’s most romantic honeymoon destinations.

The Maldives

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The Maldives are quite possibly the most romantic archipelago on earth, with perfectly placed, palm tree-cloaked islands, pearly white beaches — surrounded by crystal-clear, warm turquoise waters, no less — along with private, overwater bungalows strung over the sea. Many of the Maldives tiny islands have been converted into luxury resorts, where your every whim is met, and where romance seems to blaze out from each tiki torch that lines the beach.

While it’s difficult to find a resort in the Maldives that isn’t exceptional, seek out an adults-only accommodation, such as Komandoo Maldives Island Resort, and thank us later when your daily swims aren’t interrupted by screaming, splashing children. Upon arriving on the island via float plane, you’ll be greeted by the entire staff singing a traditional welcome song, and given a delightful cup of coconut ice cream as you wait for your paperwork and room key to be assigned. Be sure to ditch your shoes — you’ll never wear them — grab a bikini, and head for your own private bungalow, set behind your private strip of beach (unless of course, you’ve chosen one of the overwater bungalows), then dip into the ocean straight from your private porch.

For the ultimate romantic evening in the Maldives, plan a private, beachside, candlelit dinner, designing the menu with the resort’s executive chef. Then relax as you sip cocktails with your spouse while looking upon a blazing pink and orange sunset in barefooted bliss, recalling the extraordinary snorkeling trip you took together earlier that afternoon.

Maui, Hawaii

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Newlyweds seeking romance and adventure will have their fantasies fulfilled on a honeymoon trip to Maui. The island’s magnificent natural setting — complete with rainforests, one of Hawaii’s grandest volcanoes and picturesque, palm-fringed beaches — inspire both. Drive the famed Road to Hana, stopping to admire crashing waterfalls and enjoying a secluded picnic lunch alongside a stunning seascape of crashing waves. Or take a horseback ride along the spine of Haleakala Volcano, enjoying the sweeping vistas of jungles, waterfalls and mist-covered mountainsides. Be sure to explore the island’s secluded, “secret” beaches, where you can share an amorous moment, possibly even alone on the sand: Secret Cove (between Makena Beach and Ahihi Bay) and Paia’s Secret Beach both fit the bill.

Plan a honeymoon stay at one of the island’s most luxe accommodations, the Grand Wailea. This sprawling Waldorf Astoria resort features a 45,000-square-foot adults-only pool, private poolside massage cabanas, a swim-up grotto bar and a 50,000-square-foot spa. Book the “Romance Me Maui” package, which includes 4 nights stay, 2 120-minute spa-pampering treatments, turndown service with rose petals on the bed and in the bathroom tub, and a 4-course meal with wine pairing at the resort’s signature, overwater restaurant Humuhumunukunukuapua’a.

Fiji

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With 322 pristine islands, Fiji offers as much (or as little) to do as you desire. Enjoy an afternoon of scuba diving or snorkeling; get your adrenaline pumping whitewater rafting or windsurfing, or simply hike along rugged cliffs or explore a native village and watch a traditional fire-walking ceremony.

At night, check into of the Fiji’s premier resorts — trust us, you can hardly go wrong at any of the islands’ luxurious resorts, and will be delighted to discover a true paradise on earth near bursting with sun-soaked silken sands, surrounded by sapphire and cerulean waters, and covered with lush palm trees, plus the occasional set of jagged cliffs to lend to the postcard-worthy setting. Among the must-stay places is the Royal Davui Island Resort, an adults-only island resort with a mission of making your romantic dreams come true. The resort offers the utmost in privacy; a mere 16 villas dot the 10-acre island tucked into Beqa Lagoon.

Enjoy intimate moments in your villa’s private outdoor plunge pools, or seek solace in an in-room couples’ spa massage. The resort offers a series of honeymoon packages, including the “Romance Honeymoon,” complete with his and hers sarongs, private beach picnics and a 1-hour couples’ massage; the “Adventure Honeymoon,” featuring a scuba course, zip-line adventure and private beach picnic; and the “Indulgence Honeymoon,” where each day you’re treated to an indulgence such as a 60-minute massage, 30-minute facial or body scrub.

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

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The Caribbean is often a convenient destination for US-based couples. Wander farther afield from the oft-crowded US Virgin Islands and seek solace on the shores of one of the British Virgin Islands, such as Virgin Gorda. A mere 8.5 square miles, the island makes for an intimate destination in the midst of stunning environs: unspoiled and secluded beaches, like Savannah Bay, Devil’s Bay and Maho Bay, as well as national parks including The Baths, a wondrous spot where granite boulders create mysterious grottos, caves and saltwater pools, perfect for exploring and snorkeling. The island, which happens to be the third largest of the BVIs, also offers diverse cultural attractions, such as the Spanish ruins at Little Fort National Park.

Lay your newly married heads down at one of the island’s luxe resorts, like Rosewood Little Dix Bay, set amid a picturesque, crescent-shaped stretch of sand and featuring a selection of high-end rooms, suites, beach houses and villa accommodations. While its own beach is a delight, the hotel also lies in proximity to a number of other spectacular beaches accessible only by sea; the hotel’s “Beach Drops” program shuttles guests by boat to these various shores. Honeymooners can book the resort’s “Romance 7-Night Package for 2,” which includes full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, welcome champagne, a torch-lit beach dinner for 2, a day trip to a secluded beach with picnic, and a selection of spa treatments.

Italy

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Few places in the world blend history and culture with romance like Italy. Couples may find themselves meandering the streets of Rome and tossing coins over their shoulders into the Trevi Fountain, being serenaded on a gondola ride along Venice’s canals, snapping photos overlooking Florence’s Arno River, or simply taking pause to tuck into a sweet gelato and sipping a steaming espresso. History and arts lovers will want to explore the ruins of Rome’s ancient Forum and Colosseum, ogle some of the world’s finest art and sculpture in the halls of Florence’s extraordinary museums or discover wonders of the ancient world so perfectly preserved by volcanic eruption at Pompeii. And for honeymooners seeking the chance to unwind by the sea, the sunny shores of the Amalfi Coast provide respite from these larger, bustling cities.

Whether you stay in cities, villages or along the coast, you both will suffer no shortage of romantic accommodations in bella Italia. You’ll feel every bit like Audrey Hepburn on Roman holiday at the Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Rome’s city center at — you guessed it — the Spanish Steps. Guests can stay in rooms with views of the famed stairs, and will be steps away from one of Rome’s most luxe shopping streets, Via del Babuino. Head to the rooftop terrace to enjoy an apertivo at sunset, and embrace the City of Love. Or if you’re in Florence, book a stay at the ultra-mod Hotel Continentale. The hotel offers guests a honeymoon special that includes 2 nights’ accommodations, a cocktail at the Sky Lounge Bar overlooking the Ponte Vecchio and Arno River, a 3-course dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants, and a massage treatment at the hotel’s new White Iris Spa.

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Luxury Honeymoon Resorts – Rekindle Love on Second Honeymoon

Marriage in today’s demanding times is not the simple prospect it used to be. Long work hours, sluggish economy and children leave little time for couples to rekindle love. At such times, planning a second honeymoon could give couples the chance to reignite long forgotten affection. Maldives with its luxury avenues makes the perfect setting for such a union. Here are some ideas that can come handy in making the most of your second honeymoon with your life partner;

Choose your stay wisely

To make the most of limited vacation time, it is important to choose accommodation with a great amount of thought. There are plenty of vacationMaldives honeymoon packages packages on offer that bring different goodies with them. Breakfast, fruit platter, speedboat transfer, champagne and dinner options are offered by most of the reputed Maldives resorts. If the list also includes spa treatments and massages, then, it can make a huge difference to your holiday experience. Maldives also brings spa suites that can be booked for the body & mind relaxation. So, run a thorough research and study carefully before narrowing down to a package…

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Where to Shop While Holidaying in Maldives?

Maldives is hailed as a perfect vacation spot, and there is enough literature on web to highlight the areas where it scores over other places. The points usually covered are beaches, sun, sea, luxury and nature. However, there is one thing Resorts In Maldivesthat is often left out of the purview; that is shopping. Vacationers are usually in dither about where to go for buying souvenirs, and shopping expeditions. So, here are some places that are worth visiting while vacationing in Maldives;

Majeedhee Magu

Every holiday destination has an address where one can find literally anything. Majeedhee Magu is one such place in the capital of Maldives. The market, situated on the main road, is perfect for local garments, fragrances, cosmetics, jewelry, handbags, electronics and much more. Also a popular shopping spot for locals, it has shops for everything that might interest a vacationer. While stores remain open late at night, they are closed for short intervals during the day to offer prayers. The market is a must visit if you are vacationing in Maldives.

Chaandanee Magu

If casual shopping doesn’t interest you and it is souvenirs you are hunting for, then, Chaandanee Magu is the place you would fall in love with. In this Male market, you will find dhoni crafts, lacquer works, wood carvings, thudu kuna mats, coconut shell products and various other artful pieces. Some of Maldives Travellermentioned items come with a hefty price tag as they are handmade but they certainly make collector items. If you have planned a stay at Maldives luxury resorts, then, of course buying such souvenirs wouldn’t seem much. However, if you are still bent on saving some bucks, then, go economical for friends, while choosing the best for family.

Local market

While Chaandanee Magu is best for shopping artful souvenirs, local market is for tourists who wish to get acquainted with Maldivian taste and living. The local market will fascinate you with local vegetables, fruits, sweetmeat, nuts yams, breadfruit chips, bottles of homemade sweets, and pickles. For picking up fresh fish, local fish market is the best place. Taking a stroll in the narrow streets will also give you a glimpse of Maldivian way of life. So, do take time off from the lavishness of luxury resorts Maldives to get the local feel.

While going on the shopping spree, do make sure that you don’t engage in any transaction related to turtle shell, black coral, pearl oyster shell and red coral as export of these products can land you in trouble. So, it would be better to stay away from strangers luring you to deal in mentioned items.
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Those who come with a specific objective in mind doesn’t necessarily feel compelled to go on shopping sprees. For instance, adventure sport enthusiasts staying in surfing resorts Maldives are less likely to go shopping for expensive artifacts. But still, it is better to know where to go if the vice of spending bothers too much.
Do you have any Maldives shopping experiences to share? If yes, comments section is all yours.

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Fun Things to Do in Maldives

While on a vacation, going through the same routine of watching movies and visiting malls is the most terrible way to spend hard-earned leisure time. Instead of doing what you can do in your hometown also, one should look for luxury hotels & resorts Maldivesunique things to do. Maldives is a country that brings umpteen fun possibilities with it. So, if you are vacationing in the island nation known as ‘The beautiful garland in the Indian Ocean’, here are some of the best fun activities you can engage in;

Dive and surf

Maldives is known for its underwater beauty. Photographers from all over the world visit the place to capture its submerged opulence in the lens. So, diving to explore the corals and aquatic life is a must-do in Maldives. There are plenty of diving sites in Maldives that can be visited for reef sharks, moray eels and Manta rays sightings. For those who can surf, Maldives is a perfect place to show your board skills.

Honeymoon Escape

Maldives is often top- listed as the hub of romantic getaways and this is not an overstatement. A country having purity embossed in every corner of its landscape and where cultural heritage and exotic locales are carefully guarded from the onslaughts of western consumerism surely promises eternal romantic bliss.

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Spa Indulgence Breaks

Spa Indulgence Breaks

Maldives Travellers seeking an avenue for renewing their wellbeing, the resort offers ultimate spa treatments, complete with steam, sauna, Jacuzzi and a plunge pool. Thai inspired and various soothing and healing treatments are provided by skilled professionals for a pampered and stress relieving vacation in Maldives.

De’ Spa Detox with Waldorf Astoria Maldives

 

De’ – Discovering the pathway to achieving virtuous wellbeing and living Inspired by the natural beauty of the locale, De’ Spa combines local traditions and healing practices of the Maldives and the Orient enhanced with sophisticated elements to deliver to your intentions, restoring equilibrium, enhancing natural beauty, and revitalizing the vital essence within.

De’ Spa has partnered with world renowned ‘Aromatherapy Associates’ and ‘Sundari’ ranges. Both ranges are created using the purest and rarest therapeutic grade ingredients that produce powerful validated results and a journey for the senses.

At De’ Spa highly skilled therapists from across the Orient with an innate sense of touch will create a personalized journey of transformation for the mind, body, and soul to achieve De’ – the pathway to virtuous wellbeing and living…

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Maldives Vacations – What to Keep in Mind?

Planning holidays can be fun, and if one is heading to a wonderful nation like Maldives, then, the fun quotient is doubled. But in amid all the excitement, packing and daydreaming, one sometimes forgets to look into some crucial things that should never escape when travelling abroad. Maldives too asks for such considerations and it is better if one plans ahead to avoid any mood spoilers. So, here are some things one should never forget to consider;

Currency you are carrying

Every currency holds different value, and hence it is important to compare the exchange value of your home currency with the country you are visiting. Maldivian Rufiyaa is the official currency of Maldives. The currency is further broken into Laari; hundred Laari makes one Rufiyaa. The point here is that you need to confirm the value of your currency in the island nation to reach correct estimates about how much you will require while vacationing. US Dollar is a popular currency and is widely accepted. Traveler cheques are also accepted eagerly at hotels and resorts.

Attire sense

It is important to show respect for the culture and traditions of the country one visits. Maldives is an Islamic country, and thus dressing appropriately is norm when amongst normal population. One can pack clothes that cover thighs and upper body; nudity is not acceptable amongst the inhabitants of the country. However, if one is lodging at surfing resorts Maldives or any resort islands for that matter, beachwear and swimsuits can be worn without any fuss. Light cotton fabrics are suggested to make up for equatorial temperatures.

Travel within Maldives

Maldives is an island nation, with water everywhere. Water transportation is very popular and there are number of options available for travel. There is the traditional Dhoani, small local boats made of wood and also modern machines like speedboats. If you wish for faster transfer, then, there are helicopters and seaplanes. Every mode of transport has its own charm; while looking at the wonderful scenery from a seaplane is heavenly, travelling in a Dhoani has an entirely different feel to it. The choice might be tough to make if you have chosen for Maldives honeymoon packages as both are excellent from the angle of experience. A suggestion: try both!

Where to stay

Advance bookings are a must as Maldives is thronged by tourists all around the year and hotels rarely go with empty rooms. The choice for lodging may be a little time consuming considering the problem of plenty; world’s best hospitality brands have made the island nation its home and sometimes decision making may be a little baffling especially in case of honeymoon packages Maldives. So, don’t forget to book in advance.

Electronic communication is another factor that you should consider if you are planning to finish a pending work assignment while there.

In case, someone is planning for Maldives diving holidays, then, consideration of equipment can also be included.

So, these are the things that you need to keep in mind while vacationing in Maldives.

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Where Newlyweds Love to Stay in Maldives

Everybody knows that Maldives is a beautiful place and people from around the world plan their vacations in the island nation to make the most of it. The place is especially adored by newlyweds. It can possibly be because of its natural beauty, great climate or privacy offered by Maldives. Whatever be the reason, Maldives is a hot destination for the ones who wish to run away after taking their vows. There are some places that are particularly loved by lovebirds to lodge. Below described are the few Maldives resorts that have a special place in the hearts of honeymoon planners.

Constance Moofushi Resort – Water Villas

Constance Moofushi Resort is known for its water villas. The luxurious villas can only be accessed through a sea plane which means that the couple can indulge in each other without any interruption. The villas are located on South Ari Atoll and are marked by virgin coral reefs. In addition to the experience of luxury hotels Maldives, the villas also offer the avenues of scuba diving, snorkeling, and night fishing. And yes, dinner will make its way in a canoe!

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort – Sunset Water Villa

It is a place where those with love for food and unique experiences come. The resort boasts of world’s only all glass undersea restaurant, Ithaa. The restaurant is world famous for its Maldivian-Western fusion cuisine and sets the mood for the romantic evening. The latest addition to the resort has brought private sundecks, pools, Jacuzzi, and butler service for the ones obsessed with luxury. Widely searched under Maldives holiday packages, the sunset water villa boasts of everything that nature and luxury has on offer.

One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives – Water Villa

It is very rare that a couple looking for Maldives honeymoon packages doesn’t consider this ultra luxurious resort. Its name does full justice to the water villa as they are all constructed in a way that they all face the west. This brings the setting sun in the view and perhaps the greatest moments with a camera in hand. There is availability of private deck and verandas too. With water all around, there could not be a better place to bond with your soul mate.

Niyama Maldives

The resort that takes opulence to another level stretches on two islands, Embudhufushi and Olhuveli. Special attention is given to privacy of the guests and if newlyweds wish, there wouldn’t be another soul around. Fibre optic-lit pool is a much leisure filled attraction looked forward to by vacationers. And if one is in search of a place where music and dance dominates, then, Niyama Live is the place to be. The night club is a treat in itself.

While above are the hideouts that are a hit amongst people looking for honeymoon packages Maldives, Ayada Maldives – Sunset Lagoon Suites and Dusit Thani Maldives – Ocean Villas are also equally luring. The duo offers their guests everything that is required for an experience of a lifetime.

So, these are the places where newlyweds park themselves and start their new journey together as a couple.

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dCultural Shades of Maldives

A lot have been spoken about the picturesque waters, white shores and bliss that could be found in Maldives. And everything that is said is true and features worthy of the attention they get. However, Maldives is not just all about the underlined aspects; there is a lot more in the lap of the island nation. Its culture is one of the lesser known facets even though Maldives resorts make much effort to highlight it. So, let’s get to know about the cultural shades of the country.

Dance and music

There are plenty of options in the field of cultural music and dance that vacationers can look forward to and know the culture deeply. Boduberu is a tradition music form which is often used by inhabitants while cultural performances. It is argued that it has resemblance with songs found in East Africa. Maldives is located in the trading route of Indian Ocean and thus it is quite possible that sailors and traders brought the enchanting sounds here. Kurufali is the dance in which the music is used. Though usually performed in special ceremonies, luxury hotels Maldives also hold performances for their guests.

Boat building and local attractions

With water all around, it was almost a necessity for the natives to master the art of boat building. For fishing as well as transportation, small boats known as dhonis are made by local craftsmen. It is a lifetime experience to see them shaping the wood with their very hands and using traditional techniques to make boats that can take the strong currents. Speaking of local attractions, Friday Mosque and Islamic Centre are the two architectural marvels that could be visited in the capital, Male. Works of calligraphy are worthy of admiration.

Local Market

Trip to a foreign shore is not complete till one explores its popular local markets and brings back souvenirs for friends and family. Markets of Maldives are full of attractions that find their roots in the cultural heritage of the country. Coconut shell ornaments, red mats, lacquer ware, pillboxes and flower vases are some of the items that vacationers love to take back with them. And if it is fresh fish you are hunting for to cook on a private island or holiday homes Maldives, then, local fish market is just right.

Culture usually is mentioned far behind when Maldives holiday packages are discussed as focus is mainly on luxury, nature and comfort. As clear from the above points, this doesn’t mean Maldives score any less in it. Contours of natives show similarities with various races and this is often attributed to the trading route. African, Arab and South East Asian traders and sailors frequented the island nation and left shades of their culture.

But still, with the passage of time, people of Maldives made their own identity and the same could be easily noticed.


While this was all about cultural shades of Maldives, romance is something that has long been associated with the island of endless beaches. So, going through Maldives honeymoon packages would be worth it.

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