After many years of travelling together in amazing places around the world, we had yet to set foot in what is often described as the ultimate island paradise: The Maldives.
Our original plan was to go for a safari in Namibia and Botswana, but this was not the right season to go there. So instead, following a tropical proposal in Fiji and an intimate wedding in Bali, we felt that a laidback luxury honeymoon in the Maldives would be the perfect add-on to our picture-perfect love story. The honeymoon in Africa will have to wait.
It’s a bit of a cliché for a honeymoon location but for good reason. It really is a piece of paradise which will leave you speechless and make you feel you’re living out your dreams.
Upon arrival at the airport, the tone was given.
We chose to stay on the tiny Maldivian private coral island of Velassaru which is conveniently located in the South Male Atoll, just a 25-minute scenic speedboat ride from Male airport.
Seven sun-filled days at an uber-luxe resort in the Maldives? Yes, please!
We stayed at the stunning Velassaru Water Suite for a quintessential Maldives experience (there is only one such room in the whole resort!).
270 sqm of pure indulgence, rising above the turquoise lagoon waters, right at the end of the jetty isolated behind a private gate. Quiet and peaceful. The perfect luxury hideaway.
With uninterrupted views of the ocean and beyond, the Velassaru Water Suite combines natural elegance with bright contemporary and chic style.
The living room… with glass floor which offers a view of the marine life beneath our feet (our own live natural aquarium!).
A huge bathroom with oversized bathtub and an indoor rain shower… boasting amazing sea views.
A spacious sun-lounging deck area…with our own infinity pool, which blends naturally into the horizon.
We loved waking up bright and early. But how could we not? Imagine waking up to something as beautiful as this…
then walking right off your private deck for a swim in the endless turquoise ocean.
Stingrays, reef sharks and colourful tropical fish and coral reefs, right on your doorstep – literally.
We spent the week lazing around, listening to the gentle waves.
We enjoyed a massage in an overwater bungalow, dined barefoot on the beach, watched glorious sunrises and sunsets, sipped delicious mojitos under starry sky.
Powdery-white beaches. Sparkling-blue ocean. Vivid greens palm trees. Barefoot luxury at its best.