Honeymoon in the Maldives: what to expect

Diamonds Thudufushi, Maldives. By Packing my Suitcase

You know that paradise you always dreamt of? That one where you can be away from everything, that makes you feel alive and part of this world? Or that one where you don’t need to think of anything but eating, sleeping, snorkeling, diving and laying on the sand beach? Well, I spent my honeymoon on a place exactly like this: the Maldives.

A trip to the Maldives is all about the island you will stay, which means the resort of your choice, so you might want to make a little research to find one that matches your needs. After all, when you arrive there, you will not be able to go nowhere else but the sea.

Before you go, don’t worry so much about packing your suitcase. All you will need is a bathing suit, sunscreen, flip-flops and camera. Apart from that, be ready to relax and enjoy what the Indian Ocean has to offer, and make amazing memories of the time spent on this paradise.

You will be treated like royalty – especially if you stay on a Water Villa – from the welcoming until your breakfast brought to you every morning. Expect waking up and opening your eyes to turquoise water, eating amazing food, relaxing massages at the spa, drink wine on your hot tub under the sky, afternoon lunch on your room, watermelon juice made especially for you, swimming with sharks, rays and turtles, a ride from your room to the restaurant, snorkeling around the island and diving with whale sharks.

Relish each sunset and every wave noise when you go to bed. You will not need a watch, unless you do not want to miss the yoga class or your snorkeling tour. Enjoy the sun, and even the rain. Don’t ever feel like you have been too long in the water, unless you get sunburn. Observe the sky. Appreciate the quiet and peace of the underwater, and don’t be scared if you bump into a Blacktip Shark, they will be even more scared than you and will quickly go away. Cherish these moments; they will quickly pass by.

After the first 2 days you will probably know all the other guests, bartenders, waiters, water sports instructors, restaurant’s chef and even the marine life that surrounds your resort. The great thing about it, is that you will not want to leave anymore, or is that a bad thing? A recent survey said that 31% of the tourists in the Maldives are repeaters!

By the end of your stay, all staff will remember at least which room you are staying; the bartenders will know your favorite drink and you will not even need to ask for it anymore; you will feel like your room is your new home and realize how easy human beings get used to a life like that. Oh, you will probably gain some “unexpected” weight too, don’t worry they might go away, but not your memories.

Diamonds Thudufushi, Maldives. By Packing my Suitcase

My happy choice: Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas.

Room type: Water Villa

What you will find on Thudufushi Island:

Serena Spa
Spherique Boutique
Diving Center
Water sports and leisureΒ (yoga, pilates, etc.)
2 Restaurants
2 Bars
And much more.

You will never forget their exceptional staff and amazing food. This little island has so much to offer that you can never stay long enough.

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Diamonds Thudufushi, Maldives. By Packing my Suitcase

Diamonds Thudufushi, Maldives. By Packing my Suitcase


My tips for the paradise:

  • Book your resort in advance: you might get an early booking discount.
  • All-inclusive is always the best idea.
  • If your resort offers to book your seaplane, accept it. They already know everything about it, its less worry for you.
  • You might think that 5 days is too much to stay on an island, but once you are there, time flies. Stay as long as you can!

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Seaplane Airport in the Maldives. By Packing my Suitcase

Diamonds Thudufushi, Maldives. By Packing my Suitcase

Serena Spa - Diamonds Thudufushi, Maldives. By Packing my Suitcase

Islands are a passion of mine, so a honeymoon in the Maldives was a predetermined decision in my life. I knew it couldn’t go wrong, and it didn’t. They say you always come back different from a trip; this one will make you feel more alive.

About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • What a paradise! I wish to visit Maldives someday..still on my bucket list to visit and dive. Hopefully someday. Thank you for the review!

    • The Maldives are amazing!! Snorkeling was already wonderful!!! I believe that diving is even better!! You definitely have to go!! πŸ™‚

  • I’m eager to go to the Maldives and I’m drooling over your pictures! So glad you stopped over by my blog because I’m now a new follower of yours and couldn’t be happier :). Well wishes with blogging!

    • Hi!! That makes me really happy! The Maldives are a dream, you have to go one day, I really want to go back! Thank you for your sweet comment!! Im also following you πŸ™‚ best wishes to you too!!

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  • Such beautiful Maldives photos. You make me crave for that paradise again.

    • I know right? I also want to go back there, its truly an amazing place! πŸ™‚

  • veronikatg

    Wow, wow..! That’s amazing. Thanks for the detailed description. Was it veeery expensive or just a little bit? I’ve heard it’s possible to do Maldives on a budget, but I guess it wasn’t the case with your honeymoon. Right?

    • Hi Veronika,

      Thank you for stopping by! In my opinion it was expensive, but we planned this trip for around 2 years so we saved up a little bit. But yes, it is possible to do it on a budget. Of course in this case you wouldn’t be staying on a resort, but rather on a hostel for example. I still don’t know any I can recommend, but I have seen many backpackers talking about their experience in the Maldives. If discover something I will you let you know πŸ˜€ Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  • It seems like the Maldives are better than I would have thought. After reading your article I really really want to go! πŸ™‚

    • ohhhh the Maldives is amazing!!! I don’t know anyone who went there and didn’t like πŸ˜€
      I am sure you will love it too!! If I could I would go there every year πŸ˜‰

  • Anna Zoltowski

    Thanks for your review. We are going here for honeymoon in May this year in a water villa and I can’t wait! Any other hints most appreciated! Thanks

    • Hi Anna!! You are most welcome!
      Ohh my, lucky you! You will have a wonderful time!
      Snorkeling is a must, and if you dive or would like to dive, do it πŸ˜€ you will probably see a whale shark πŸ˜‰
      Have an amazing trip <3