The Maldives is a dream destination for many and honeymooning there was even better than I could have ever imagined. We’ve shared our experiences arriving by seaplane, our incredible overwater bungalow and the incredible bars and restaurants on the island, but now we just wanted to show you of our favourite places around the island which truly make the Maldives heaven on earth! I’ve never seen this many shades of blue before and I can’t imagine anyone would ever tire of the endless blues that surround you, which change everyday with the weather conditions but are always spectacular!
One of my favourite places on the island was the walkway to our overwater bungalow. Everyday the water seemed to be a different shade of blue and was always teeming with colourful fish!
Our bungalow itself was the epitome of barefoot luxury. We were so glad we had splurged and booked a villa with a private infinity pool and spent hours each day relaxing in the pool, reading our books and sunbaking on our deck in complete privacy. The views from our pool and deck were breathtaking (and I have about a million photos to prove it)!
On low tide, beautiful sandbars would appear and we loved swimming out to them and watching the seaplanes arrive and take off! I honestly think seaplane pilots have one of the best jobs in the world!
LUX has one of those dreamy water hammocks which we couldn’t get enough of! Depending on the tide the hammock would be floating in the water or quite high above it. Hammocks are relaxing at the best of times, but if you haven’t tried a water hammock – trust me, you need to!
A great deal of our day also involved hopping from one beach bar to another, working our way through the cocktail menu and indulging on amazing food at the restaurants and bars on the island.
We loved the palm tree which hung over the water and the charming seat dangling from it! While Dan climbed it like a monkey, I could have relaxed in the swing seat all day! It is the perfect height to dip your toes in the water.
If you’re visiting LUX* make sure you find the water swings too! Note that they’re a little harder then they look to get on…
Everywhere you look at LUX* there are hidden spots to relax, the most stunning water I’ve ever seen and beauty all around! It’s the ultimate tropical paradise.
At the end of each day, with (more) cocktails in hand we would watch the sunset from one of our favourite sunset spots on the island. Life in the Maldives is tough…
Our stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll was worth every cent and we’re counting down the days until we can return!