Photography Courtesy of Hurawahli Island Resort
White powdery beaches, the clearest aquamarine water you have ever laid eyes on, over-water villas raised on stilts, underwater glass restaurants, need we say more? The Maldives is hands down the ultimate honeymoon destination on the planet. With over 150 private island resorts to choose from where does one start when it’s time to make that once-in-a-lifetime decision? Hurawahli Island Resort checks all the boxes when searching for the idyllic Maldivian retreat. Set on an enchanting private island in the unspoiled Lhaviyani Atoll your honeymoon paradise is merely a click away.
A short forty-minute seaplane ride from Male and you effortlessly land in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Kicking off your shoes has never felt so good, the powdery white sand squishing between your toes and warm island breeze in your hair, you ask someone to pinch you, can this be real? It is real and you are now about to experience why every year thousands of couples choose this tropical nirvana as their post-wedding escape. A welcome drink comprised of lemongrass, Thai Basil and mint fully awakens your senses as your golf cart whisks you away to an over-water retreat, the perfect place to kick off the rest of your lives.
Although five villa types are offered at Hurawahli Island Resort (beach sunset pool villa/beach pool villa and three different ocean villas) let’s be honest if we’re talking honeymoon vibes were heading out to sea. Choose from either a Romantic Ocean Villa or an Ocean Pool Villa for that special life celebration that is before you, remember this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience after all. Both villa types offer total seclusion, elegantly designed bedrooms with a sitting area and come with all the plush amenities you could expect from a luxury 5-star resort. If love is in the air (which we know it is) opt for the Romantic Ocean villa which comes fully equipped with an outdoor bathtub, bathroom with rain shower, sundeck with staircase to the lagoon and Catamaran net extending out for the ultimate sunbathing experience. If a midnight dip in your very own private pool sounds enticing you simply can’t go wrong with the Ocean Pool Villa as well, either way, you turn both villa types will offer a secluded hideaway with the one you love in pure and utter bliss.
Escape to Dream Island
Want to live out a tropical private island fantasy? Allow the staff at Hurawahli to whisk you away to your very own secluded beach in the middle of the ocean. Sip champagne and nibble on exotic fruits in an open air-covered day bed or head to the clear blue waters for world-class snorkeling, the option is yours. It simply does not get better than this, white powdery sand between your toes, hand in hand, the only sounds you will hear are the pitter-patter of two hearts as you bond together.
Pampering for Two at Duniye Spa
What would a honeymoon be without fully allowing yourself to be pampered at the highest level with soothing, heart-centered spa treatments? Awaken your mind, body and soul as you slip into the oasis that is Duniye Spa where each treatment is designed to de-stress, invigorate and restore, allowing you to truly find your state of well-being. Choose from a long list of signature massages, body treatments, facials, aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures, any option you choose you are guaranteed to melt into nirvana.
Opt for one of the romantic escapes for two whereas a couple you will achieve complete relaxation at the hands of specialized trained therapists in a romantic setting. Choose from Balinese or Oriental massage, Pinotage Body Polish, a deeply nourishing Indian head massage enriched with Rosemary-infused warmed coconut oil. The list doesn’t stop there, a Deep Tissue back or Muscle Ease massage followed by an invigorating Ginger-Lemongrass body polish, encapsulated by a relaxing foot massage is the perfect reason to book not one but two spa days during your trip.
We all know the true key to your loved one’s heart is through their stomach. Hurawahli Island Resort has no shortage of mind-blowing culinary experiences available that are custom-made for the celebration of two souls coming together as one. From private in-villa dining to custom bare feet in the sand dinner and more the staff at Hurawahli guarantee full culinary satisfaction with every meal.
Amazingly there are only five undersea restaurants in the Maldives and Hurawahli Island Resort is home to the largest one in the world. Set the tone for the perfect meal at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant (the name stands for the depth that you will dine at in meters) with a romantic champagne breakfast for two. This once-in-a-lifetime dining experience combines full privacy and a beautifully prepared breakfast for two paired with Taittinger champagne.
Moonlit Dinner for Two at Kashibo
Kashibo, the resort’s Asian Fusion restaurant offers a picture-perfect dining atmosphere combined with a tantalizing menu that will fully awaken your senses. The team of chefs at Kashibo highlights the best of Asian street food with an idyllic combination of Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese in a setting that compares to none. What would savory Asian-inspired dishes be without an enticing cocktail menu featuring unmissable shochu cocktails, martinis and more? The mixologists at Kashibo blend premium spirits in true authentic Maldivian spirit and the result needs to be experienced. Opt for an outdoor table for two across from 5.8 Undersea Restaurant that is directly in front of you yet there’s one catch, it is, yes under the water. With crystal clear waters and absolute perfect lighting from both the moon and spotlights, you will be captivated by the show before you. Witness a plethora of tropical fish, manta rays, sharks, turtles and more as they swim on top of the glass restaurant putting on a show for the guests above and yes, below.
How does one spend the perfect day in paradise? No cell phones, no work meetings, it’s just you and your loved one, fully immersed in a magical setting. The staff at Hurawahli has worked diligently to bring you the best in both guided activities and ones that can be done in the privacy of your realm. However, you prefer to spend your day, busy or not there is an unending list of things to do both on land and in the sea. Tennis anyone? The resort’s newest addition the Hurawahli Sports Ground offers guests the ability to play not only hardcourt tennis but paddle tennis, badminton as well as football, (or as we call it, soccer).
Those looking for a mini-break from the blazing Maldivian sun can opt to meander indoors to the resort’s game room fully equipped with billiards, ping pong, air hockey, and arcade games making for great afternoon fun. Water enthusiasts will be more than happy to see the long list of ocean-based activities ranging from snorkeling to paddle-boarding, windsurfing, sailing and jet skiing, endless options guarantee maximum pleasure! If scuba is of interest the team at Pro Divers Maldives guarantee an underwater experience like no other showcasing the most colorful reef systems in the world, a wide variety of tropical fish, sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles, you will truly see why the Maldives have been labeled the number one scuba diving location on the planet.
Hurawahli Island Resort offers a complete romantic couple’s escape perfectly wrapped up for you with a giant bow on top. The rare combination of over-water luxury villas, pristine waters, white powdery sand, world-class culinary experiences, ocean-based excursions that will create memories of a lifetime all in an exclusive, private setting is once again why Hurwahli Island Resort is the ultimate Honeymoon paradise!