Published: 14 February 2014
With Valentine's Day love in the air, the Maldives might well be the place to make your dreams come true. Warm sunshine, sapphire waters and golden sands are in abundance in this sensationally stunning part of the world.
With one of the most relaxed vibes anywhere on Earth, it's obvious why this is such a popular place for lovestruck couples and honeymooning newlyweds. This collection of coral islands in the Indian Ocean makes for a secluded and unforgettable holiday. Diving, swimming and all-round relaxing are the order of the day, and specialised trips such as dolphin cruises can put a unique stamp on an already fantastic break.
With a wonderful culture of tasty cuisine, the Maldives offers culinary experiences like no other place. The seafood is simply to die for, and the range of exotic spices and pungent herbs all add beautiful flavour to tease any palette.
As far as accommodation goes, many of the islands boast private properties that are particularly popular with those looking to spend a romantic break in each other's company. One such property is the Anantara Kihavah on Baa Atoll. As secluded as you could ever wish a holiday home to be, the Anantara is ideal for honeymoons and romantic luxury holidays, with its breathtaking views and stunning private infinity pools. The rooms aren't half bad either, all sunken baths and stunning Thai silk furnishings. With complimentary iPod docks wired up to Bose sound systems, there is also the option to set the mood aflame with your own personal music collection.
Another option is the Soneva Fushi Resort, which prides itself on its dedication to the natural surroundings in which it lies. Built and maintained using sustainable materials, the environmentally friendly Soneva is a collection of villas with private pools and a variety of relaxing facilities such as a spa and a selection of four beautiful eateries. The magic of a stay at the Soneva Fushi Resort begins before you even arrive, with a chartered sea plane shuttling you to the resort from Male, providing stunning panoramic views of the Maldives.
For those couples who like a little more excitement alongside the romance and relaxation of the Maldives, there are also plenty of activities that can be enjoyed, such as windsurfing, diving and sailing.
There's no question that the Maldives is tailor made for lovers and honeymooners to enjoy the most romantic and unforgettable of breaks in this stunning collection of islands.