My first trip to Maldives was truly unforgettable and incredibly romantic. I managed to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of my life and unwind on my very own private island. The sugar-white sand and perfectly clear turquoise water is a beauty unparalleled to any other. I was spoiled with picnics on my private beach which included fresh lobster, cheeses and champagne all set in what I could only describe as a dreamer’s paradise.

The resort consists of only 50 villas. My villa was right on the beach with my own private pool, outdoor bathtub and shower. For a relaxing night in, I would dine on my patio as the sun set before me.


Though there are various sports activities you can enjoy within your private zone, you may also venture to explore Hanifaru bay, the largest “feeding station” in the world for manta rays and whale sharks. Additionally, divers and snorkelers should also explore Hulhule House Reef and check out the Maldives Victory, a cargo ship that sank in 1981 after hitting a reef.

Male’ is one of the world’s smallest capital, but The Republic Square, The National Museum, The Sultan Park, and the numerous mosques are not to be missed due to their rich culture and heritage. Pick your catch from the fish market or order the famous soft-shell crab tacos for a romantic dinner or test the vibe of Finolhu with an acclaimed DJ.


While on the home island, sample a plate of nosh on Mas Huni, a traditional Maldivian breakfast dish and be sure to check out The Boduberu, a traditional Maldivian performance with rhythmic drumming, singing and dancing.

Spoil yourself and experience a tranquil spa treatment with island-sourced ingredients in Huvafen Fushi, the first underwater spa in the world. This spa provides panoramic reef views of marine life dancing around the turquoise ocean.

Last but not least, choose to dine with dolphins swimming by your side on a traditional Maldivian boat while the sun sets in front of you or treat yourself to a romantic dinner on the isolated Piano Deck at Baros that sits in the Indian Ocean.