Honeymoons in the Maldives

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If you dream of long sunny days spent relaxing on the beach and snorkelling in clear blue waters, then the Maldives is the perfect honeymoon location for you. With a delightfully slow pace of life, you can easily relax and unwind after the hectic months of wedding planning. Why not stay in one of the fabulous over water bungalows and be pampered.

If you're looking for a really laid back honeymoon spent wandering round doing a little sightseeing and spending long days relaxing on beaches under bright blue skies, then a honeymoon in the Maldives is just what you could be looking for. With regular flights from South Africa, you could be laying on the beach in a little under 14 hours. Explore the sights of Melé including the Presidential Palace where he lives most of the time and hosts grand receptions and visit the Medhu Ziyaarath, the shrine of Abu al Barakaath Yusuf al Barbari, a north African who it is suggested was responsible for converting the Maldives to Islam back in 1153 AC. Take a diving safari, go island hopping, feed stingrays or walk on the beach as the sun goes down. In such glorious surroundings, you'll have an unforgettable time.

Key Facts for the Maldives

Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa

Capital: Male

Language: Dhivehi

Flight time: 9 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in the Maldives

When to go:
– The high season is December to April and is also the dry season. May to November can be cloudy with more chance of rain, although it is still warm.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between South Africa and the Maldives. Emirates fly from Johannesburg to Malé stopping at Dubai, in 13 hrs and 40 minutes.


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Getting Married in the Maldives

If you're looking for a destination at which to get marred abroad that simply oozes with romance then you might like to consider the Maldives. Set in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a collection of islands which are all as beautiful as each other. Covered in green flora, surrounded by crystal blue waters and coral reefs, and drenched under the sun, being in the Maldives is as close to paradise as you get. Whether you dream of getting married on a palm fringed beach with the warm sand between your toes or whether you dream of a luxurious hotel with an al fresco setting, weddings abroad in the Maldives can turn your dreams into realities. Famous for its over water bungalows where breakfast is served from a canoe, sitting on your balcony overlooking the turquoise waters of the lagoon, there's nothing can beat this.

Marriage Requirements


Unfortunately, local law does not allow for non Muslims to get married in the Maldives but it is possible to have a non religious ceremony of your choice which mirrors a real weddings but is purely ceremonial.

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