Honeymoon! Maldives All inclusive recommendations

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

NOTLBride:  We stayed at Diamonds Thudufushi for our honeymoon. We stayed in an over-water villa and had an unbelievable time, with the villa you get to eat at the over water restaurant which is a la carte as opposed to a buffet, which is what you get when you stay in a beach bungalow. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We stayed at the Club Robinson Maldives, it has German management and everything is at German quality level, aka perfect, perfect, perfect.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

NOTLBride:  I liked the look of the water villas at Thudufushi better, I loved the all-white look and if I recall correctly they were newer.  

They also have amazing reef, the snorkeling off the decks of the water villas was unreal. I’m not sure if Athruga was as well-known for this.

Another thing that sold us was that, they were both Italian run so the service is excellent, they also had good coffee. Although, the wine that comes in the mini bar and is refillable every day is not good at all.. We upgraded wine and champagne throughout our stay but even with some excursions, upgrades, and spa treatments it worked out to be very well priced in our opinion.

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I believe Club Robinson does all inclusive, however we booked the option that had all the meals included, but not all the cocktails, I am not sure what that is called in English, is it full board? The buffet was completely different every day, a lot of drinks where already included and we decided we would just pay for the extra cocktails here and there, the amount would not add up to the same price as all inclusive. Champagne-arrangements in our watervilla (with private jacuzzi) were not expensive at all.

KC-2722 I am happy you had such a wonderful honeymoon! Being European, however, I find it slightly funny you would mention their being Italian as a reason for great service, as the Italians are not too well known for their service-mindedness in Europe 🙂 But that doesn’t matter, if the resort proved to be all you could wish for, that is the most important thing.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We stayed at LUX Maldives and it was amazing!! The service was great. The resort manager was always making sure the things were running smoothly. We went with the All Inclusive package but they always have options for half board or full board. The food was so so soo good, great drinks, friendly staff. The breakfast buffet is to die for. They have a variety of restaurants and bars, each with its own different vibe. Poolside drinks/food. It was a large island (by Maldives standards, it takes about 30-40 mins to walk around the whole island.) so great for long strolls on the beach. We had a great time strolling around and exploring. People on TripAdvisor forums seem to hate LUX for some reason, when we posted a question about it, all we got were negative responses about how it was a large resort and not tranquil enough. Complete BS. (Just letting you know incase you look it up. Read the reviews instead, skip the forums.) We had the best honeymoon ever, can’t wait to go back someday. I’d definitely recommend it in a hearbeat.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We went to the Maldives and loved our hotel but it wasn’t all-inclusive. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We stayed in a Jacuzzi water villa in Meeru Island Resort and Spa. Really amazing place. It is all inclusive and the food and drink were really top class. The accommodation had the bifold doors that open out into the ocean. Our villa was 701 had everything you needed. Plenty of excursions and activities to do on the island. It was absolute heaven.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

NOTLBride:  Also, this is the travel agent we used. http://www.scaevolatravel.com/

They are based right out of Maldives and they were so helpful. We got the best prices from there compared to 3-4 other agencies out of the US. They had a representative waiting for us right after baggage claim and he stayed with us until we were all checked into our resort’s booth at the airport. Same with when we were leaving. Plus they arranged a free tour of Male for us on the day we we left because out flight out wasn’t until 9pm. 

(Can you tell how much I loved our trip yet? lol)

Post # 13
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Helper bee

NOTLBride:  We stayed at komandoo for part of our honeymoon, and it was amazing! So beautiful, although I’m sure anywhere in the Maldives is. We actually were considering villamendoo too, but decided on komandoo instead. Komandoo doesn’t have any children at the resort. It is only a very small island, but has amazing snorkeling, amazing food at the restaurant. It does have a fancier restaurant, but we didn’t dine there,as we were satisfied with the regular restaurant. During the day, even though the island is fully booked, it still seems very peaceful and not many people around. Everyone was really friendly. The manager Patrick wasn’t there when we were there, but everything still was awesome. There is an inhabited island close by, so I’d book on the sunrise side, which gives you just an uninterrupted view of the Indian ocean, and the water is calmer on the sunrise side. There are mini sharks swimming around the waters edge. Also swam with turtles, sting rays. Weren’t lucky enough to see mantas though. Check it out anyway! Just ask if you have any questions! I Can’t wait to go back to the Maldives! Have to save first though! Lol 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Ps. There is also a manmade sea wall around the island which can put some extremely picky people off, but once you are there you don’t really care about it at all! We booked through PurelyMaldives, which my husband said were good to deal with. Your budget may be more than ours, but I’d still recommend komandoo too! Have fun researching your amazing trip!

Post # 15
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Worker bee

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The Maldives is absolutely gorgeous and my dream honeymoon location, but I’m not sure it’s within our budget!

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