(Closed) Over The Water Bungalows for $5K??

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
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rusticchic212:  
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PracticalBride:  

We are doing the Dubai / Mladives trip for our elopement/ honeymoon. I am so confused about which island to pick for Maldives any advice?

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sway0060:  In the Maldives most of the resorts are on their own island. There are some islands there that are uninhabited or local Maldivians live there. I really loved the resort I stayed at (Reethi Beach) on Fonimagoodhoo Island. I don’t think you need to worry about which Island you stay on, focus on which resort you stay at. Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Wedding: November 2013

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sway0060:  Yea what the previous bee said, just choose a resort, don’t worry about the island. I LOVED the one we stayed at, Lux Maldives. They have an all inclusive package that includes drinks, food (not just the buffet, it includes the sit down dinner places too). The prices for food and drinks are SO insane over there (like $20 mojito and $25 sandwich) so we thought the all inclusive was a fantastic deal. Plus it’s your honeymoon, you don’t wanna have to think twice about ordering that second or third margarita. The resort had amazing service and the FOOD, OMG. We loved that the island is “big” by the Maldives standards (it took about 40 mins) to walk around the whole place but it had so many cute places scattered around that we could explore.  We wish we could go back but it was definitely one of those once in a lifetime trips. Check out the reviews and photos on TripAdvisor.

I used Scaevola Travels to plan our honeymoon, they are located in the Maldives and we had the best experience with them. They even arranged a free guide to tour Male on our last day because our flight back wasn’t until 8pm. 

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NYbride85:  LOL it would be a really intense thunderstorm but the bunglows are really well insulated so we didn’t hear to thunder unless it got REALLY loud. and the best part was that the rain water made the ocen look even more blue in the morning. It was stunning. 

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PracticalBride:   I have looked at this resort it seems too good to be true so glad to hear it was awesome. The prices seems extremely reasonable and yes all inclusive is the way we want to go like you said I don’t want to worry about food ( plus the expense)

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Worker bee

Others have already mentioned the more low key overwater huts in central american locations like Panama… I can say firsthand this is a WONDERFUL option.  I wanted overwater without the ridiculous expense so we did a few nights in rustic overwater accomodations in Bocas del Toro Panama.  It was fun but really low key.

We wanted to pamper ourselves with some luxury too so afterwards we transferred overland to the Pacific coast for 5 nights at Isla Palenque.  IT. WAS. AMAZING.   Seriously I cannot say enough good things about that place.  It is a 400 acre island with about 16 guests at max capacity. The plan eventually is to develop more of the island for private residences but so far its mostly just the small hotel that kindof acts like a model home for the rich folks who might be buying in there.  If you are big into nature/wildlife and the idea of a really quiet getaway with understated luxury sounds appealing you should REALLY check that place out.  

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