When you think of going on a romantic getaway, the Maldives is not too far behind. This collection of emerald islands nestled in the sapphire Indian Ocean truly feels like paradise on earth. If you’re planning a trip to the Maldives to celebrate this festive season- which is extremely necessary after the year we’ve had- here are 5 romantic experiences that can be enjoyed exclusively in the Maldives!
1. Watch a Movie Under the Stars
One thing most city dwellers miss out on every night is a sky full of stars. Light pollution obstructs the shimmering gems in the sky, and we tend to get caught up with life that we forget the wonder of stargazing. In the Maldives, with minimal light pollution, it almost feels as though you can see the milky way from the islands’ soft white beaches! While stargazing here will leave you awestruck, you can make this experience even better by watching a classic from the silver screen on the beach. Cuddle up next to your partner, dig your toes in the sand, sit back, and enjoy the most unique cinematic experience. One thing is for certain, it’s going to be tough to sit still because you’re going to want to see the stars as well as watch the movie!
2. Spend the Day on a Private Island
The Maldives is renowned for its ultra-luxurious privacy. Each island contains a luxury resort that offers five-star service. However, if you want an even more private experience, we wholeheartedly recommend you spend the day on a private island and have a Robinson Crusoe-esqu experience. The country is made up of over 1,200 islands and 132 of them are resort islands while a handful are local islands. Apart from that, there is a scattering of smaller uninhabited islands often quite close to resorts. One experience that is offered by many resorts is spending the day on one of these uninhabited islands. Take a short dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) ride to the island and the two of you can a enjoy a day of sun, sand, and sea. Also, you can choose to take a picnic basket and enjoy a delectable lunch al fresco on the soft sand shrouded by palm trees.