The excitement is in the air as the royal wedding is set to take place in the May of 2018 inside the St. George’s Chapel. Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Marklel have been dating since 2016 and announced their engagement in the late stages of last year. After the wedding in May, Prince Harry and his lovely fiancé will jet off to their dream honeymoon destination.
Where will Duke and Duchess of Sussex spend their honeymoon?
The fans are already keen on knowing a place worthy for the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. to set their foot upon. The options are endless as the royal couple can probably choose just about anywhere in the world for their honeymoon. Although, the evidence suggests that they could be heading to Africa after the wedding as the couple has already camped under the African night sky before, but nothing is certain as of yet.
Perhaps the couple has already decided a place to spend their honeymoon after the wedding, regardless, we thought it might be of help to recommend some exquisite honeymoon locations for them to visit in the Maldives. With that, here are 6 honeymoon destinations in Maldives for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which you might want to book a trip to as well.
Why honeymoon in Maldives?
A change of Scenery
Maldives is a small country where thousands of coral islands are scattered into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, rich with marine life. Known worldwide for its natural stunning environment, the country is reputed for its 5-star luxurious resort islands filled with lush tropical vegetation and surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches. The prince and her fiancé will be delighted to enjoy a change of scenery getting away to this tropical paradise.
Ultimate seclusion and tranquility
The resorts feature the highest classes of beach villas and water villas, isolated from one another providing the utmost privacy and intimacy. The secluded setting is perfect for avoiding the paparazzi and other unwanted attention, giving the couple a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy each other’s company.
With private accommodation also comes luxurious 5-star wellness services. Known for the world-class spas, the royal lovebirds can indulge in some therapeutic massages specialized for couples. Perfect to delight the senses and calm both the body and soul.
One of the luxuries which the royal couple will value most is privacy. Some of the resorts offer this luxury by providing the couple with an option to transfer to the resort privately. Mere words cannot describe the feeling of flying over the chain of atolls set in the deep blue ocean, enjoying the company of each other.
Here’s our pick of six best islands to stay in Maldives for honeymoon.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
The journey to this paradise, set in the vast waters of Kaafu Atoll is a just a short speedboat ride away from the airport. In this tropical island surrounded by the round coral reef, the honeymooners will find themselves welcomed with a bottle of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.
Here, the couple can explore through the lagoon, on the traditional Maldivian style ‘Dhoni’ (Boat) accompanied by some wine while watching the breathtaking colors from the sky explode as the sun sets over the horizon. After the sunset cruise, the couple can indulge in a romantic dinner on the beach with the infinite universe above them or they can opt to try the therapeutic couple massages from the award-winning world luxury spa for the ultimate relaxation after a fun packed day.
The island is also open to endless adventures for the couple to enjoy in, from water skiing to catamaran sailing. Perhaps Prince Harry and his fiancé will find exploring the depths of the famous Maldivian waters with the professional instructors at the 5-star Gold Palm dive center to be an exhilarating experience. The possibilities are endless.
Cocoa Island by COMO
One of the smallest luxury resort in the entire Indian Ocean. Cocoa Island Resort is famous among honeymooners for just this reason. The small island isolated from human life, is conveniently placed in the south of Male’ Atoll and is accessible through a short speedboat ride from the airport. The iconic couple will find themselves surrounded by nothing but peace and tranquility as they explore the wonderful depths of what the resort has to offer.
Embark on a journey to this minimalistic, yet stylish tropical island, featuring 33 villas set above the crystal clear waters, design inspired by a traditional Maldivian boat. Once on this island, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will find many romantic experiences awaiting them. The fiancé is guaranteed to enjoy some yoga and Asian based therapies at the iconic spa, the COMO Shambhala Retreat. The royal couple can also enjoy sumptuous Maldivian food to their heart’s content on a private dinner, at the beach, under a canvas tent lit by lanterns, which screams nothing but romance.
The resort is filled with exciting activities suited for a man like Prince Harry. Snorkeling through the magnificent house reef, swimming with whale sharks, gliding with turtles and watching the dolphins jump enthusiastically on the cruise while enjoying the sunset can all be experienced by the newlyweds.
Dusit Thani Maldives
On this tropical haven set in Baa Atoll, Prince Harry and his fiancé will be truly marveled by the white sandy beaches, the torques water, and the tropical palm trees of the island. The destination is accessible through a seaplane which flies over the rings of Atolls in the ocean, allowing the couple to sit back, relax and enjoy the exquisite scenery befallen upon them.
Upon arriving at the resort island, the couple will be escorted to their villa, designed with traditional thatched roofs, where they are met with chocolates and a selection of tropical fruits awaiting for them. Prince Harry will find himself cruising through the island in a buggy with his gorgeous wife, and exploring all the exhilarating water sport and activities featured in the place. A personal butler awaits them in the villa, to help unpack luggage, book activities and even run a hot bath.
The most likely feature that the couple will appreciate is probably the ‘borderless dining’ concept of the resort. A dinner is set anywhere on the beach or even on the lagoon. With the table and chair placed in the shallow and clear waters of the lagoon, the prince and the actress can immerse in a multi-sensory private dining experience accompanied by different flavors all around the world. Certainly an experience impossible to forget.
The Indian Oceans Leading resort of 2017, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a hard place to beat for a romantic honeymoon destination. The place radiates nothing but positive energy and vibes throughout the atmosphere. The policy ‘No news, no shoes’ of the resort blocks all unwanted connection from the outside world and provides a casual feel for the newlyweds throughout the stay.
The highlight of the trip will be the iconic gorgeous overwater bungalows, some even as big as a house. Given the utmost seclusion, 8 of the largest of these bungalows can only be accessible through a boat ride through the lagoon. Prince Harry can enjoy the company of his beautiful wife in these exquisite villas which are designed to give couples ultimate luxury and tranquility.
Another luxury that the Prince and his fiancé will surely appreciate is the personal pampering butler service taking care of both the Mr. and Mrs. The Mr. Friday butler service will swiftly take care of the couple’s every requests and needs. It’s a blessing that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
At the end of the day, the lovebirds can enjoy a romantic private dinner, either in the comfort of their villa or in one of the exquisite dining spots of the resort such as the One Palm Island, a restaurant which faces the setting sun.
Cheval Blanc Randheli
A tropical destination with a hint of royalty. The resort is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to spend their first holiday in Maldives. This tropical island is just a 40-minute short journey away from the international airport, accessed via the resort’s private seaplane. The tropical paradise, filled with elongated palm trees, flower beds, white sandbanks and the sea dazzling with colorful marine life, is conceived with positive synergy with its perfect balance of modern architecture and cultural traditions.
Lifted just a few feet above the water and perched on traditional wooden stilts, the water villas will play an enormous role to make the honeymoon that much better. The water villas, ideal for couples is accessible through a walk on the wooden platoon stilted above the lagoon. Inside the couple will be greeted by the stunning views of the Indian Ocean and a multitude of terraces equipped with infinity pools stretching over 12 meters long. The sunken beds and the dining table outside will provide the perfect set for prince harry and his fiancé to enjoy a romantic dinner accompanied by the view of the endless horizon. Simply an experience impossible to forget.
The famous ‘Alchemists’ of the resort is certainly something the couple should be keen on looking forward to. They are a team, specialized in tailoring a wide range of activities exclusively for couples. Based on their vast intimate knowledge and experience, the alchemist will compose varieties of unique events, from wellbeing treatments in the spa to sporting activities and tailor-made culinary experiences, ensuring the couple returns home with fond memories.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Built in 2001, the resort is one of the most luxurious and romantic resorts in the Maldives, and almost a must for every honeymooner to visit. The 5-star private island surrounded by the pristine beach and the turquoise water is just a 15-minute speedboat ride away from the international airport. Located in the Kaafu atoll the place is a heaven on earth where time seems to stands still.
Upon arrival, the royal couple will find themselves greeted with necklaces made out of real shells and showered with red rose petals to mark the beginning of the beautiful journey ahead. A memorable picture of them will also be taken which will be handed out (with a frame) at the end of the honeymoon as a memento which gives a plus point for this destination.
Among all the leisure sports, activities and the exquisite spa, the dining experience of the resort is especially remarkable and one of the most outstanding feature of the place. Offering the option of ‘Unique Dining’ the couple will find themselves indulging in handcrafted menus surrounded by mesmeric settings. Whether it be on a treetop, under the stars by the waves or even floating out in the lagoon, the most private settings can be arranged for the utmost intimacy and romance.
Accompanied by the personal butlers, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation with hints of exotic life, sleeping to the waves crashing gently to the shore and experiencing the uniqueness and exciting adventures, Taj Exotica is a perfect place for a royal honeymoon. This is a place where dull moments cease to exist and a place where joy and delight can be experienced for every step the couple takes.
These luxurious resorts in the Maldives are the perfect destinations for the royal couple to experience a diverse range of activities – From blood pumping water sports to relaxing therapeutic massages. The prince and his stunning fiancé and soon to be wife will forge some unforgettable memories to cherish and look back upon at these places.
With over thousands of honeymoon destinations for the soon to be husband and wife to choose from, these are the 6 Best Maldives Honeymoon Destinations in Maldives, narrowed down for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which you may want to enjoy yourself.