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The best places in the Maldives to get engaged

  • Honeymoons
  • By Harry Jenner
  • Published 24 August 2022
  • Revised 14 February 2023

It’s almost like the Maldives is made especially for love. Its paradise beauty and selection of gorgeous resorts have a natural air of romance about them – it’s the perfect place to head off into the sunset on your dreamy honeymoon or get down on one knee and propose to the one you love the most. You simply can’t top a honeymoon or proposal in Maldives. 

A Maldives marriage proposal comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes too – the best table at an amazing restaurant, a candle-lit private stretch of beach, or even scattering rose petals on the bed in your private luxury villa. Where you choose to propose all depends on how you plan to pop the question. 

If you’re seeking a little inspiration, we’ve made a list of the best places in the Maldives to get engaged so you can start planning that special moment.

In your private hot tub at The Romantic Residence

The Romantic Residence at Velaa Private Island Resort is a specially-designed honeymoon suite. Everything about the villa screams romance and privacy, making it an idyllic place for popping the big question when the two of you are alone. 

There are a few perfect spots in the villa – out on the terrace during an alfresco dinner; while sharing a soak in the huge sunken bathtub; or in your private Jacuzzi hot tub at sunset. It’s down to you.

Wherever and whenever it happens, your private butler will be waiting in the wings with a celebratory bottle of champagne to toast with.  

Velaa Private Island Resort

Velaa Private Island Resort

On the sands of Gulhifushi at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Have you always dreamed of a beachy Maldives marriage proposal? The private dining experiences at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort are the ultimate romantic gesture, especially the island-fantasy dinner you can have on the soft golden sands of Gulhifushi.

As a small and secluded island only accessible by boat, Gulhifushi is an out-of-this-world proposal location – the type you see in movies and never think is actually possible. Well, think again. Here you’ll dine on a delectable three-course candlelit dinner as the gentle waves lap at your feet. Plus, each course is served with the perfect wine pairing, the last of which is a bottle of bubbly to toast the exciting times ahead as a newly engaged couple. 

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
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On a private yacht at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

With the help of attentive resort staff, a proposal in the Maldives can take place wherever you wish – so how about the most opulent place possible? A luxury private yacht. 

At The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, you can charter the resort’s most glamorous private yacht for the day: the Azimut Flybridge 66 yacht, AKA Norma. Onboard you’ll have access to your own private cabin and a chef who will cook you up a custom menu of world-class international cuisine. Let them know your preferences, and they’ll tailor the dishes to your personal tastes. 

We recommend waiting until sunset and getting down on one knee while dining on the yacht’s intimate outside terrace. 

Norma the luxury yacht

Normal the luxury yacht

Up in the skies parasailing at Amilla Fushi Hotel & Resort

Are you a couple of adrenaline junkies? If your partner would appreciate a thrill-seeking proposal up in the skies, Amilla Fushi Hotel & Resort has the perfect idea - a parasailing proposal. 

Picture this: You’ve just reached the top of the ascent and you’re gazing out at the gorgeous blue waters… then you pop the question. This one will (literally) make you feel as though you’re on top of the world - just make sure you keep the ring safe while you’re sky-high! 

If parasailing isn’t your thing, there’s a whole host of other extreme water sports and fun activities over at the resort’s HUB (Home of Underwater Biosphere) – diving, snorkelling, paddleboarding, jet skiing, and more. Whatever your favourite activity is, you can make an adrenaline-fuelled proposal happen with the right planning. 

Amilla Fushi Hotel & Resort

Amilla Fushi Hotel & Resort

Over dinner at Terra, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Sometimes the simplest Maldives marriage proposals are the best. A private table at the resort’s nicest restaurant will do just fine. 

At Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, the most romantic restaurant is Terra: a fine-dining and intimate restaurant comprising seven individual treetop nests and serving some of the world’s finest ingredients. For mains, choose from Maldivian Lobster or Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, and for dessert, share dark chocolate mousse and cassis ice cream - all washed down with the resort’s signature Krug Champagne. This is one of many Instagrammable restaurants in the Maldives sure to make the perfect backdrop for your special evening.

Don’t worry about privacy either, you’ll be tucked away nicely in your own candlelit bamboo nest.  

Terra, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Terra, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Night-time star gazing at So Starstruck

Last but by no means least, how about the ultimate night-time proposal in the Maldives? At Soneva Jani, you can book a table at So Starstruck: the resort’s awe-inspiring stargazing dining experience and the perfect spot for a unique kind of date night.

Situated on the Maldives’ first overwater observatory, you’ll dine on a delicious set menu whilst learning fascinating facts and figures from a resident astronomer. With their expert knowledge, they’ll take you on a journey through the galaxy and you can gaze into a 16” telescope pointing right at the sky. 

There’s a total of just five tables, but if you want to be alone, you can hire out the entire observatory for yourself at an extra cost. Sometimes your special moments are best experienced just one on one.

So Starstruck

So Starstruck

The best places in the Maldives to get engaged FAQs

Can the resort help with proposal planning?

Of course! Resort staff are always willing to lend a helping hand with your big proposal plans. Just let them know what you’re thinking, and they’ll help bring your vision to life. Maldives resorts are known for their outstanding hospitality, so no doubt they’ll pull a few strings to make your plans extra-special. 

What are the best resorts in Maldives for honeymoons?

Most are great, but our top pick for the best resort in Maldives for honeymoons is Velaa Private Island Resort. The entire island is designed around privacy, especially the Romantic Residence built on stilts out in the open water. Other than the presence of your private butler, your first holiday away as newlyweds can be intimately secluded away from anyone else in the world.

But it’s not exclusively available for honeymooners only. It’s also the perfect place for your once-in-a-lifetime Maldives marriage proposal. Let the resort staff know your plans and they’ll be happy to help in any way they can.

Check-out our top honeymoon villas in Maldives.

We’re big believers that holidays to the Maldives are best spent with the loved ones you care about the most. If you’re celebrating something special, whether that’s a honeymoon, proposal, or simply a romantic trip for two – this Indian Ocean jewel never disappoints. 

See our Maldives Holiday offers for the best packages. Or, if it’s something longer and more adventurous you’re after, check out our Maldives tours where you get to travel from exciting Dubai to the Maldives, all in one extended 14-night trip.

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