If you're in the midst of planning your tropical honeymoon, then you've almost certainly looked into the Maldives already. This island nation is a great destination for pretty much anyone, but really wows the honeymooning crowd with stunning ocean views, private overwater suites, numerous romantic dining options, and spas that excel with different treatment and massage menus.

You'll also quickly notice that there are plenty of things to do and see at each resort, though the activities listed below are the best suited for the more romantically inclined. Though there are lots of great resort choices throughout the entire nation, if you're looking for the best of the best, you'll want to read through our Editor's Choice: 6 best honeymoon water villa resorts in the Maldives article, after reading through our list of things to do as a honeymooning (or simply romantic) couple visiting the Maldives.

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When dreaming up a tropical escape, it’s hard not to imagine a snorkeling adventure or two, as well. This is because islands and snorkeling go hand in hand, with the island nation of the Maldives serving as no exception. Most overwater resorts sit on top of the island’s house reef, allowing guests the opportunity to start their snorkeling adventure right from the beach, or in most cases from your villa’s private steps into the ocean.



Generally speaking, you’ll be able to snorkel all year round here, with caution to a quick afternoon rainstorm. When snorkeling, you’ll find coral, tropical fish, and sometimes a sea turtle or two. Though you will have to bring your own swimsuit and swim trunks, your resort will have all of the snorkeling gear ready for you.


A little side note- if you don’t want to snorkel each and everyday of your stay, you’ll want to consider seeking out an overwater villa that features a glass floor cutout in the bedroom or sitting area. These cutouts allow you to view the ocean life right beneath your villa, allowing you to stay indoors and dry while enjoying an underwater view.

Scuba Diving

If you like the idea of snorkeling during your honeymoon, then you might also want to check out scuba diving. As a house reef does drop off into deeper water, you’ll find lots of good scuba diving to choose from, at many different resorts. If you’ll like to learn more about the best overwater resorts for scuba diving, then you’ll want to read our Editor’s choice writeup about the 6 best Maldives water villa resorts for scuba diving.



When looking into Maldives resorts and when trying to figure out which one is right for you, it should be noted that most all overwater resorts in this region offer some sort of PADI training and certification, alongside scuba diving equipment, so absolutely no need to bring your own gear. There are also a few resorts that not only offer scuba diving right on-site, but through a boat excursion as well, which give you more choices, and in turn more scuba diving adventures to share with one another.

A romantic massage or treatment

While there are plenty of great overwater resorts that offer guests luxury with a private Jacuzzi on a private back terrace, you might be hoping for a luxury spa experience as well. You’re in luck as most of the overwater resorts within the Maldives cater with not only a spa, but one that offers a nice sized menu of treatments and massage options. You’ll even find a few resorts that offer a couples’ massage or a couples’ treatment room, like those that are found at the Kandophu Island Resort.



Some treatments that you’ll find include facials, body scrubs, massages of various types and relaxation treatments. You’ll also want to take note that some resorts also include the use of a sauna, a pool, steam room, and daybeds as part of their selection. If you’re interested in a once in a lifetime treatment, then you’ll want to consider The Over-Water-Spa at Concord Maldives Rangali Island. As you can tell in the name, it’s a spa that sits directly over the water.

A private dining experience

As far as romance is concerned, there are few things that top a romantic dinner for two, on or off the beach. Luckily, there are several overwater resorts in the Maldives that agree and thus offer a romantic dinner for two as part of their dining options. What this means is that you can order your plates from the restaurant, and they’ll bring it to you as you’re seated in a romantic (and scheduled) spot on the beach.



If you don’t like the idea of eating on the beach, but don’t want to be seated at a restaurant, you can also order room service. Most of the resorts in this region include a butler of some sort with your overwater suite. A good example of this is the Ayada Maldives Resort, where you’ll find a 24- hour room service and dining experience.

Windsurfing or kayaking

It’s completely understandable if when you think of romance you gravitate to day dreaming of spas, private dinners, and the like. However, there is fun to be had and shared with your loved one by choosing to partake in a windsurfing, kayaking, or even a tender paddleboat session. Though you will be moving at a faster pace than a day at the spa, you’ll create memories that you’ll both be able to cherish for the rest of your life.



Luckily, there are lots of overwater resorts in the Maldives that offer water excursions as part of their appeal. Some good examples of resorts that offer fun in the sun are the Mirihi Island Resort and the Veligandu Island Resort.

A boating excursion

If you don’t get sea sick easily, then you’ll want to talk to your loved one about securing a boat excursion during your honeymoon. There are lots of options to choose from, all of which your resort can help you book and pay for. Some of these excursions are offered by your chosen resort, while others are brought to you by nearby companies. Though we mentioned the Ayada Maldives Resort up above, we feel it’s worth mentioning again as they’ll help you plan customized yacht excursions.



You’ll also be pleased to know that there are lots of different types of boating excursions, from those that take you island hopping to dolphin cruises, like the ones you can take while staying at the Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort.

Stay in an overwater resort

Of course, we couldn’t leave a few nights at an overwater villa off of our list. As the Maldives is known for its private and secluded overwater rooms (and resorts), honeymooners are more likely to choose an over the water room than a room situated back on land. In these rooms, you’ll find a bedroom, bathroom, and a private deck. With that said, there are some overwater suites that also include a large sitting area. All rooms offer a stunning view of the ocean.



You’ll also want to note that most of the time, families forgo ocean rooms and instead choose to settle into one or more of the beachside rooms. There are a few resorts that cater specifically to adults, and if you like the idea of being kid free during your honeymoon, you’ll want to look at this list.


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