The Maldives is an island nation dotted with 1000s of islands boasting a charming beauty that’s propelled them to global fame. White-sand beaches, beautiful corals, and lagoons are among the top natural attractions on these atolls and islets.
In addition to the natural splendor, many man-made all-inclusive resort islands magnify the beauty of the Maldives. These elegant overwater resorts draw in many tourists, including couples who venture here to celebrate milestones like honeymoons. However, other large groups of visitors like families and friends also come here, and the crowding can sour the mood.
Luckily, the archipelagic nation has many places that cater to couples. And with Go Ocean, you can rest assured you’ll find the Maldives’ best island resorts for honeymoon escapades with your partner.
The Best Maldives Islands for Couples
There is no iron-clad answer regarding the best Maldives island for couples as almost every resort is suitable for honeymooners. These all-inclusive Maldives resorts have a romantic ambience and private villas from which to gaze at the sun setting or rising behind the tropical surroundings.
Some are adults-only or have age restrictions, meaning fewer families will be there. Even in resorts without age restrictions, you’ll find few disturbances.
This Maldives island resort is set in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve featuring a colorful coral reef. The small and cozy island is an opulent getaway made for doting lovers, with children 9 years and older allowed.
The boutique hotel is luxurious in every way possible, with spacious villas, excellent food, and an air of tranquility. The service is as personalized as anywhere, with a private butler as the cherry on top. Villas each have a starry pool that mirrors the heavens at night to give an out-of-this-world illusion.
The crème de la crème of the island is its incredible honeymooner benefits, perfect for celebrating the beginning of the rest of your lives. Requiring a minimum four-night stay, these offer a bespoke experience neither of you will forget.
You’re greeted with a signature cake upon arrival. After settling down, enjoy a private and romantic three-course candlelit dinner on your villa’s deck. The staff will then help name a star after you and your partner, complete with a souvenir certificate. A nice way to say, “it was written in the stars.”
The couple’s experience continues at Serenity Spa with Swedish, Balinese, or Thai massages. Return to your villa, and the staff will have organized a romantic bath complete with flower petals, scented oils, candles, a bottle of champagne, and chocolates to appeal to all senses.
The honeymoon benefits are available on a per couple per stay basis and apply to all villa categories. Book with Go Ocean for a six-night minimum stay and you’ll get a one-hour private sunset Catamaran cruise added to your package*.
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The Nautilus Maldives
Also located in the Baa Atoll, The Nautilus is often considered the more luxurious sibling of Milaidhoo. It boasts breathtaking deluxe villas, each with separate bedrooms and living rooms. Choose an ocean villa and you’ll have glass panels so the water’s in view at all times.
The opulence begins as soon as you land in the Maldives, with CIP on arrival. This includes a limousine ride to a private VIP lounge where they take care of everything immigration-related for couples. From there, enjoy a relaxing seaplane transfer to the boutique hotel.
You’re welcomed by your private butler, who’ll take care of all your worries. This includes bringing breakfast to you wherever you are, and you can continue your gourmet experience with global delights from Zeytoun, Ocaso, Thyme, and Naiboli. Enjoy a more exclusive experience with a sandbank barbecue.
Take a moment to catch and expel your breath at Solasta Spa with bespoke wellness programs in a glass-bottom, overwater pavilion.
While there’s no age restriction here, the villas are extremely private and couples won’t have any disturbances.
Like The Nautilus, Raffles doesn’t have age restrictions either, but its privacy is still perfect for couples. The island’s set on a far-flung, secluded location on the Indian Ocean.
The island resort also has a unique feature that adds to the seclusion; all overwater villas are disconnected from the main island and are also spaced out well. However, the island is just a one-minute boat ride away.
Villas enjoy fantastic natural lighting above crystal-clear emerald waters with a bath offering ocean views. You’ve also got views of the natural splendor from the large infinity pool or the cozy cabana on the terrace. Inside, you have a 9-foot bed that offers comfort for both guests, and the butler service adds to the luxury experience.
Liberate your palates at either Thari, The Firepit, or the overwater Yuzu before experiencing healing treatments at the Raffles spa. We recommend staying sunset-side for some of the best sunsets in the Maldives. Book with Go Ocean on a seven-night minimum stay and you’ll enjoy a single floating breakfast with mouth-watering delights.
You & Me Maldives
Aptly named, You & Me Maldives is a private adults-only Maldives island resort tucked away from the other islands and is among the best honeymoon resorts in the Maldives. While simpler than the ones mentioned above, it’s still pretty luxurious.
It boasts eco-style villas boasting a rustic design and bathrooms filled with deluxe products to match. The magnum opus is the 699sq. ft Aqua Suite with an ocean-facing bathtub perfect for feeding your partner chocolate-covered strawberries and other delights.
Enjoy romantic à la carte dining at an underwater restaurant with a Michelin-trained chef, a Japanese eatery, and an Italian diner. Healthy eaters will also be well-taken care of at the Green Carpet and its pool, with drinks also available at the Cheers Bar.
Spend days scuba diving, jet-skiing, or sailing with your partner-in-crime before ending your day with a rejuvenating therapeutic treatment from the softest hands. Alternatively, opt for a lively evening as you’ll find entertaining programs like pool parties or DJ nights.
From afar, Baros Maldives may seem like a green space surrounded by overwater villas and the emerald Indian Ocean. But, tranquility and fun await under the bushy palm trees and lush vegetation—all catering to couples. Plus, getting here is easy, thanks to a convenient 25-minute speedboat transfer.
Built using traditional Maldivian style, the island resort boasts water villas, beach villas, and suites in the heart of the island. Expect minor disturbances thanks to the age restriction requiring all guests to be 9 years or older.
While you can wine-and-dine at five restaurants, it’s hard to say those measure up to Baros’ destination dining option. With this, you can enjoy a romantic time eating delicious dishes just about anywhere. Yes, this includes the white-sand shores, atop a romantic cruise, a bespoke Piano Deck, or even your villa. Candles and appropriate lighting will be available to add to the mood as well.
A blissful treatment awaits you and your partner at the Serenity Spa, where pleasant smells waft through the air. Treatments are as broad as they are relaxing, with massages inspired by healing traditions from Africa all the way to Asia. Yoga and meditation on a sandbank shore with sounds of lapping waves also help relax the body.
Continue making lifelong memories with activities like scuba diving among turtles and colorful marine life. There’s no shortage of fun above the water either, with paddleboarding, kayaking, wakeboarding, and catamaran sailing all on offer.
Anantara Veli Maldives
Anantara Veli Maldives is a two-island haven of tranquility that ensures a serene stay with an adults-only policy. It has recently undergone renovations, with its grand re-opening set for December 2022 as it continues to provide the dreamy Maldives experience.
The resort caters to you from the moment you land with a complimentary speedboat transfer that lasts an exhilarating 35 to 40 minutes.
Once at the resort, spend your first hours lazing in an overwater villa surrounded by one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Maldives. Look down and you can see the marine life dart across the ocean from the comfort of your villa.
The romance seems like it never runs out here. Take your significant other to one of the restaurants ready to delight all palates with Japanese cuisine, Maldivian delicacies, and international dishes found at one of the seven restaurants.
There are also a number of bars offering poolside drinks and light bites, as well as dining by a sandbank lined by candles for a romantic setting.
Afterward, head to the spa for a rejuvenating couples treatment that awakens the senses using herbs and aromas that nourish the body. Trek barefoot onto an orchid garden to watch the sunset while sipping on cocktails. Or hop aboard a boat and watch the sun set behind the Indian Ocean while sipping champagne and eating canapes.
While arguably the best place to stay in Maldives, there’s no shortage of activities either. Choose between the usual watersports of paddleboarding, parasailing, dolphin safari cruises, and the like.
COMO Cocoa was recently renovated in 2020, having been in the Maldives for over 20 years. Its overwater villas resemble traditional Maldivian “dhoni” fishing boats and use natural materials for simplified luxury.
From your villa’s balcony, you can easily slip into the azure waters and see its house reef and marine life. However, going on full-on snorkeling and diving expeditions is a must-do to see the turquoise lagoon and rich sea life in its full glory.
Dine at UFAA for Mediterranean dishes, enjoy avant-garde drinks at Faru Bar, opt for in-room dining, or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on a sandbank. If you’re in the mood for something healthy and delicious, you’ll find it at the COMO Shambhala in UFAA or get these mouthwatering dishes delivered to your room.
The COMO Shambhala Retreat offers bespoke Asian treatments with their couple’s treatment pavilion boasting views of the tropical greenery. The renowned spa is also home to one of the only hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives. Jump into the pool’s heated water and let the high-pressure jets go to work all over your body.
While there aren’t any age restrictions here, the ambiance on the island is the stuff dreams are made of.
Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort perfectly blends intimacy and thrill, much like most relationships. The luxurious island is home to many ocean-facing and beach pool villas. Inside the rooms, you’ll find spacious beds, soothing contemporary decor, and modern amenities.
Each bungalow has spots to watch the striking colors of the sun setting behind the emerald waters with your partner. You can also enjoy this phenomenon in a more romantic setting at the champagne pavilion. Dolphins or manta rays may join the party.
Satisfy your senses at the various restaurants serving seafood, Asian dishes, and simple delicacies like burgers and wings in incredible settings. Also on their list of diners is one of the world’s best underwater restaurants.
When not eating, spend days lazing around doing nothing but relaxing at Coco Bar and downing tasty sundowners.
While the usual watersports await, you can turn on your competitive streak by having fun at the games room or sports ground. Marine life enthusiasts can extend the fun by learning about the vast underwater world at the Marine Biology Center. Afterward, let the spa staff work their magic to soothe your mind and muscles.
The Best Islands in Maldives for Couples Wrapped Up
As is evident, the Maldives’ islands are perfect for bringing your partner for celebrations of all kinds. The island nation has a handful of age-restricted and adults-only resorts, ensuring unrivaled tranquility. Romantic dining, scenic viewpoints, thrilling activities, and soothing experiences all await lovebirds from all over the world.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you narrow down your pick for where to stay in the Maldives. Now, go ahead and let Go Ocean help you secure you and your partner’s places at one of the best islands in the Maldives.
Tip: If you want to enjoy a romantic vacation without leaving the kids behind, check out this list of the best Maldives family getaways.