Valentine’s Day in Maldives and Romantic Retreats
When you think of the word Maldives, what pops into your mind? Is it the white sandy beaches? The fresh aroma of the sea lapping on the coastline? Or the simple island life, where it moves slowly within a bubble of calm? All these boxes are obviously ticked but let’s not forget one of the aspects Maldives is mostly known for: Romance.
With February just around the corner, Valentine’s Day in Maldives is set to celebrate the love all couples share. Let us take you through the resorts in Maldives that we know showcases romantic getaways and puts Valentine’s Day at the forefront.
Celebrating Love in Maldives
In Maldives, romantic resorts come in many shapes and sizes across the country. Whether they’re big or small, these resorts shine bright when it comes to celebrating love.
1. Amilla Maldives Resorts & Residences
Amilla Maldives Resorts & Residences is a 5-star luxury resort that lies in Baa Atoll, known for being the largest congregation spot for manta rays in the world. So if you’re also a dive-nut, you’ll have a fun time here as well. They take sustainability to heart as well and ensure all their actions deal a positive impact on the surrounding ecosystem. A 35 minute seaplane ride will take you from Velana International Airport to the resort where you can begin your journey.
Amilla is also very keen on accessibility and inclusivity, so that all guests can enjoy while feeling 100% welcome. The resort trains their staff by hospitality experts and gets assessed by Inclucare to ensure all guests are properly cared for.
The resort values privacy as well, with all of their accommodation options being surrounded by the natural foliage. So if you’re a couple who’s celebrating their anniversary, honeymoon or even Valentine’s Day, rest assured you’ll have all the privacy you’ll need.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, Amilla has an offer specifically for the occasion, by the name of Valentine’s at Amilla. Make sure you check out their Terms and Conditions so that you don’t miss out!
2. Milaidhoo Island Maldives
Another resort entry in Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo Island Maldives lies in the heart of the designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is close to Hanifaru Bay. It takes 35 minutes via seaplane from Velana International Airport to get to the island. A barefoot haven, Milaidhoo combines the traditional with the modern, as shown by their architecture. This was done to preserve the authenticity of Maldives and to remember its roots in earnest.
With alluring experiences to share with your partner like the couple-based spa treatments and a Romantic Sandbank Dinner, there’s no other place like Milaidhoo to reignite your spark with a loved one and keep that flame going.
While the island may be tiny (measuring 300m by 180m), it’s incredibly big on heart and this is shown by their A Love Story offer. Don’t forget to check out their Valentine’s Brochure so you don’t forego any experiences!
3. Dhigali Maldives
Dhigali Maldives is a Raa Atoll dream, showcasing a fantastic lagoon where going for a swim is second to none. The Lakshadweep Sea will showcase a journey through the ocean that will be remembered for years to come. Enjoy a 45 minute seaplace journey from Velana International Airport while you take in the sights from up high.
The resort comes with a ton of facilities such as a fitness and games centre, a Kids’ Club (for the travelling family), a spa, boutique shop and more. They also have a 24 hour reception desk so that you can request whatever you may need, no matter the hour.
If you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway, look no further. The Dhigali Valentine Special is made just for you. With Premium All-Inclusive benefits, a 50 minute couples spa treatment and more, Dhigali has a little something for all couples that’ll satisfy their holiday needs.
4. Baros Maldives
Labelled ‘The Maldives Icon’, Baros Maldives is one of the first resorts that opened in Maldives in 1973 , setting the standard for hospitality and tourism since then. It is located at North Male’ Atoll and it takes a quick 25 minute speedboat ride to get you to your destination. Baros is also a winner of the Conde Nast Travellers Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 for its hospitality and service. They’ve won other awards as well and can be viewed here if you’re curious.
Baros has something that makes them somewhat unique in the Maldives hospitality scape and that’s the ability to go on cruises. The best cruise experience they have to offer is The Nooma Experience. Board a traditional Maldivian dhoani (dhoani meaning boat in the Maldivian language Dhivehi) and sail across the Indian ocean. Enjoy spa treatments, dining experiences and more aboard this idyllic vessel.
5. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives is a resort located in North Male’ Atoll, a mere 20 minute speedboat trip from Velana International Airport. Sporting an all-pool villa setup, the resort takes luxury to its peak with their marriage between traditional and modern designs.
Experience beachfront and overwater dining with your partner, with the setting sun to guide the rest of your evening. Relax together with couples spa treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa, being rejuvenated throughout your trip. Extend your trip by opting for Banyan Tree’s Twin Island Experience, where you get to stay at their sister resort, Dhawa Ihuru. So many options, all in your hands.
For the romantics, Banyan Tree has a special offer for you named Come Closer, where you’ll receive:
- Daily In Villa Breakfast
- Daily One time Cocktail/Mocktails for two
- Welcome Amenity
- Romantic Dinner for two
- One intimate moment bath or décor
Remember to check out their Terms & Conditions for full transparency!
6. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Located in Dhaalu Atoll, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has an impressive catalogue for guests. Luxury yacht experiences, an Observatory Centre, private boat charters and more are up for grabs. You can reach this resort by taking a 45 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.
The St. Regis is a part of the Marriott Bonvoy brand so you know you’re in for a journey of luxury and pampering experiences. This is proven by the St Regis Butlers, who are there to tend to your needs whatever time of day it might be.
For couples who are looking to be romantically swept off their feet, the resort offers the Ultimate Romance package, where you’ll be treated to a variety of experiences, such as access to their hydrotherapy pool, one of the few in Maldives. Make sure to check out the full details by clicking the prior link!
7. Vakkaru Maldives
Step into the magical world of Vakkaru Maldives, a mere 30 minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport. Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the resort undoubtedly will have an abundance of diving and snorkelling options for all water lovers.
Vakkaru puts romance at the forefront of their brand with their Idyllic Romance Package that comes with tons of benefits. As per their own words, they are ‘arguably one of the most romantic destinations on the planet’ so you know you’re in for a treat.
The resort also takes sustainability to heart, with a coral planting program, organic farm and their own water treatment process, along with glass bottles to prevent waste. They also have regular house reef cleaning sessions, showcasing their passion for protection of the isle.
8. Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island
Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island is a masterpiece in tourism architecture. Stunning views on land and towards the sea makes for a beautiful setting no matter where you look. Jumeirah is located at North Male’ Atoll, with a 30 minute seaplane trip from Velana International Airport needed to make it to the resort.
Jumeirah has an extensive offer for the romantic types, going by the name of Island Romance, which can be browsed by clicking the link. If you and your partner are feeling lazy upon waking, get your one-time floating breakfast delivered straight to your room. Enjoy the beginning of your day in serenity with Jumeirah.
Valentine’s Day in Maldives and the romanticism that surrounds it doesn’t need to be celebrated on just that day. When you vacation in Maldives, every day is just as serene and just as romantic. Surprise your partner with a trip for two and have the time of your lives on the most beautiful set of isles on Earth.