Honeymoons in the Maldives
If you dream of long sunny days spent relaxing on the beach and snorkelling in clear blue waters, then the Maldives is the perfect honeymoon location for you. With a delightfully slow pace of life, you can easily relax and unwind after the hectic months of wedding planning. Why not stay in one of the fabulous over water bungalows and be pampered.
If you're looking for a really laid back honeymoon spent wandering round doing a little sightseeing and spending long days relaxing on beaches under bright blue skies, then a honeymoon in the Maldives is just what you could be looking for. With regular flights from South Africa, you could be laying on the beach in a little under 14 hours. Explore the sights of Melé including the Presidential Palace where he lives most of the time and hosts grand receptions and visit the Medhu Ziyaarath, the shrine of Abu al Barakaath Yusuf al Barbari, a north African who it is suggested was responsible for converting the Maldives to Islam back in 1153 AC. Take a diving safari, go island hopping, feed stingrays or walk on the beach as the sun goes down. In such glorious surroundings, you'll have an unforgettable time.
If you're dreaming of a honeymoon which is full of pampering and relaxation with your loved one, consisting of nothing more energetic than a stroll on the beach at sunset, then the Maldives is the perfect honeymoon location for you. Where the pace of life is slow and you can relax and unwind after a few hectic months of planning, the Maldives is the perfect getaway retreat.
Set in the heart of the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the lush green Maldives, surrounded by coral reefs and drenched in sun, make the perfect romantic honeymoon getaway. With regular flights from Canada, you could be experiencing your taste of paradise in under 24 hours. Stroll around Malé and enjoy the tree lined streets where old meets new on every turn. The stunning Islamic Centre is the main landmark of the city and the huge golden dome gleams brightly against the deep blue sky, whilst inside the walls are lined with intricate wood carvings and Arabic calligraphy. A visit to the fish market on the beach road is a real must and it's a hive of activity day and night. Watch as the dhonis bring in catch after catch of fish which get quickly unloaded before setting back out into the Ocean. Take a whale watching trip and lounge back under the sun as these great beasts swim literally feet away. Or how about a spot of stingray feeding? Apparently they're quite partial to pilchards. However you spend your time in the Maldives, your honeymoon will give you wonderful memories to cherish forever.
Key Facts for the Maldives
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa
Flight time: 17 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in the Maldives
When to go:
The Maldives enjoy year-round sunshine. The best time to visit is between December and April when it is driest
The Maldives are approx 13 hours from London including a stopover with flights operated by Emirates, Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines
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Getting Married in the Maldives
Set in the middle of the Indian Ocean the Maldives is the ultimate in romance and a perfect location for a wedding abroad. The stunning beauty of the islands, the slow laid back pace of life, coupled with mesmerising sunsets and a sweet aroma of flowers filling the air, just oozes romance. It's also a place where new meets old with gleaming modern buildings sitting amongst carefully preserved Islamic temples. It's also an age old fusion of traditions and cultures which makes these islands so special. With stunning hotel resorts or simply a spot on the beach in which to exchange your vows, surrounded by family and friends, weddings abroad in the Maldives can cater for all tastes. It's also a perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon spent full of pampering and relaxing along with good service and delectable food. A stay in the Maldives will leave you wanting more.
According to the local law non Muslims cannot have a legal marriage in the Maldives. However, couples can still have a choice of non religious purely ceremonial wedding events.
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