And if you are hesitant to organize by yourself your wedding trip, you will see that you have not to go through an agency to organize a dream trip to the Maldives. Flights, budget and formalities… Discover all our advice to organize your honeymoon in a paradise destination: the Maldives. And, at the end of this post, I will reveal to you which is the best hotel for a romantic honeymoon in the Maldives.
Honeymoon in the Maldives – Good destination?
Why choose the Maldives for a honeymoon?
Because your honeymoon must have a postcard decor, because your honeymoon must go hand in hand with heavenly beaches, exoticism, white sand and turquoise water, the Maldives is the ideal destination for a romantic stay!
Destination Maldives – For which newlyweds?
Unlike a tourist tour, a honeymoon rhymes with escape, change of scenery, luxury stay, relaxation and rest. Maldives is a perfect destination for all newlyweds who want to disconnect completely from their daily lives and decompress after the stress of preparing for the wedding ceremony. In truth, a honeymoon in the Maldives will allow the newlyweds to find each other in complete privacy, to relax on the most beautiful beaches of the Maldives, to swim in turquoise and crystal clear waters, to explore the underwater fauna and flora but also to reserve privileged and romantic moments for themselves (walks under the stars, sunsets, candlelit dinners…) and this, in an idyllic setting!
Book your honeymoon with a travel agency?
For those who refuse to get involved in organizing their wedding trip, going to a travel agency will be the best solution. In practice, the only thing they will have to do is to decide of the destination and book the wedding trip (possibility of putting the honeymoon on the wedding list). It’s fast, easy but extremely expensive… Indeed, honeymoon packages are often more expensive even if they display promotional prices. Moreover, some tour operators offer honeymoon packages or packages to which you must add the price of excursions, supplements for certain rooms or increase the price to be able to access certain services (diving, spa, massages…). In the end, with the price of a trip to the Maldives booked with a travel agency you could make at least 2 trips to the Maldives organized by yourself and in the same hotels…
Organize your own wedding trip to the Maldives?
If you take it early enough (ideally 5 to 6 months before), organizing a stay in the Maldives is not at all a big job and will have some significant advantages:
- A much lower budget than with an agency;
- The possibility to choose exactly what you want and therefore to have a tailor-made honeymoon;
- Avoid the pitfalls of mass tourism (large standardised hotels, clouds of other couples on honeymoon, crowded beaches or buffet restaurants…).
Honeymoon in the Maldives – How to organize it?
Because with the Internet now, there is nothing easier than organizing a trip to the other all over the world, you will find below some recommendations so that you can plan your honeymoon in the Maldives without spending a fortune…
Honeymoon in the Maldives – When to plan your trip?
The sooner the better. This way, you can enjoy better prices for both flights and hotels in the Maldives. In fact, as soon as you have determined the exact dates of your holidays, you will need to start thinking about your honeymoon, confirm the budget and start booking online (see our tips below).
Honeymoon in the Maldives – When to go there?
If you are unsure about the time period to go to the Maldives, I present here a link that will confirm if the selected dates are the best for a honeymoon in the Maldives: https://planificateur.a-contresens.net/quand-partir.html
Honeymoon in the Maldives – How long to stay?
The ideal will be to go to the Maldives for 2 weeks minimum. But, if you have a tight budget, it is better to leave for a shorter period of time but enjoy an unforgettable 7 or 9-day trip rather than choose a less attractive destination to spend more time there… Similarly, it would be a shame to arbitrate by choosing to stay in a cheaper hotel that does not make you dream…
For an exceptional honeymoon, it is not the duration that counts but the quality!
Honeymoon in the Maldives – What is the cost?
The budget for a trip to the Maldives depends on many factors:
- flight costs according to the choice of dates (avoid school holidays),
- choice of hotel,
- choice of restaurants or all-inclusive package,
- choice of the duration of the stay,
- choice of excursions and activities on site.
It is therefore up to you to evaluate if your budget allows you to go to the Maldives on the desired dates, for 7, 10 or 15 days and in a dream hotel or in a small charming hotel…
The best will be to prepare a “honeymoon” kitty that will allow you to make the very first reservations on the Internet (flights and hotel) knowing that you will have an additional budget consisting of the generosity of the wedding guests.
Book in advance flight and hotel
As soon as you have defined the exact dates of your trip, you will need to start comparing flight prices for the Maldives on the internet. In truth, according to the Companies and the dates the prices can go from simple to double… In this perspective, one of the best, serious and reliable sites that I advise you to use is the Skyscanner comparator. Then it is necessary to book your hotel without delay (see our recommendations below).
Going to the Maldives – What formalities?
To go to the Maldives, you will have to think about the passport. To be at ease and not to be stressed, plan to request it 2 to 3 months before your departure. If you have one, check that it is valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return.
Insurance and banking
You can take out additional insurance with your flight ticket. But, if you pay with a Visa Premier or Mastercard Gold card, do not forget that the card’s insurance is often sufficient for repatriation, loss of luggage, accidents, etc.
Simply plan to take with you the telephone number of your card’s Assistance service (number to contact first in the event of a problem on site) and the insurance policy number (on the general conditions). Finally, it is recommended to inform your bank of your departure abroad so that it does not block your bank account once it is there (withdrawals or payments abroad may cause alerts of suspicious use).
Honeymoon in the Maldives – Which island to choose
Which hotel for a romantic honeymoon in the Maldives?
Because your honeymoon in the Maldives must be a 5* honeymoon, the hotel I propose below is an exceptional establishment combining luxury, calm and pleasure: the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.
To enjoy some benefits and little extra attention on site, don’t forget to explain that this is a honeymoon when you book or when you arrive. Remember to take a copy of your marriage contract or family booklet to benefit from it (proof may be requested).
A dream hotel for a romantic stay
The setting and exceptional style of this hotel offer a feeling of luxury and privilege but also all the discretion, intimacy and calm that lovers can seek…
Hotel located in a dream place in the Maldives
The location of this hotel is ideal. Indeed, Sheraton Maldives is located on the private island of Furanafushi, remarkable for its white sand, crystal clear waters and golden sunsets. But above all, it is located less than 25 minutes from Malé where the airport is located. So a very convenient location to go and move around the archipelago.
Hotel with top-of-the-range services for your honeymoon
Luxury services are numerous and will satisfy your honeymoon: spacious and refined rooms and suites, swimming pool, spas, hammam, jacuzzi, massages, water sports and activities, gourmet restaurant… The best is to see for yourself by going and discover it by clicking on the link below: