We have a really romantic travel story for you, from Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives, highlighting the ultimate in couples’ accommodation – its luxury water villas with pools.
With a string of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean evoking of white-sand beaches, turquoise-blue sea and swaying coconut palms, it’s no wonder a quarter of visitors to the Maldives are honeymooners seeking to discover one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Choosing the right resort to stay at is so important and in the remote South Nilandhe Atoll, promising a generous dose of romance and a sprinkling of something very special for a honeymoon, is the deluxe 121-room Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort.
Reached via an exciting 35-minute seaplane transfer from Malé, this traditional resort with a very local ambiance is blessed with pristine beaches, an abundant green interior and a beautiful protected lagoon. Newlyweds will enjoy exploring the narrow, sandy paths barefoot, swimming in the shimmering lagoon, snorkelling or diving to discover the colourful marine life on the house reef, or pampering themselves with a luxurious spa treatment at the resort’s Sun Spa – which can even teach them the art of couples’ massage.
For the ultimate in romance, couples can be whisked away for the day to a private desert island – promising the epitome of a Robinson Crusoe retreat; while a sunset dolphin cruise taking in some of the Indian Ocean atolls is a magical way to finish off a long, sun-kissed day. Back at Vilu Reef the honeymoon memories continue and there’s a secluded spot on the beach waiting for them to enjoy an extra-special destination dining experience.
With honeymoon accommodation being an all-important factor, those wishing to push the boat out should opt for one of Vilu Reef’s luxury water villas with its own private infinity plunge pool. Idyllically located on stilts over the sea, these water villas boast panoramic ocean views and direct access to the lagoon via a private stairway. For added relaxation, there’s an extended sun deck and a large hammock suspended over the lagoon for those long lazy days in the sunshine. To complete the honeymoon-of-a-lifetime experience, Vilu Reef’s gift to all newlyweds is a complimentary candlelit dinner, flower petal bath, romantic evening turn down service and fruit basket on arrival.
Travelbag is offering seven nights in a water villa with pool from just £2,069 per person (saving up to £360 per couple) based on two adults sharing. Valid for selected departures during June and July, the price includes return flights from Heathrow with SriLankan Airlines, accommodation on a half-board basis, seaplane transfers, taxes and surcharges.