An overwater villa at Kuramathi Maldives

The best all-inclusive Maldives honeymoons

From gourmet gems to remote retreats, paradise comes in all shapes and sizes. Here’s how to find your affordable Maldives honeymoon, plus our round-up of the best all-inclusive resorts

Tiny tropical islands made up of little more than pure white sands, bath-warm lagoons and palm trees… it’s no wonder the Maldives has been the top honeymoon destination for so many years. With over 110 (and counting) island resorts to choose from, though, finding your personal idea of utopia can be a less than heavenly experience. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, and found the very best all-inclusive and affordable budget-friendly Maldives Islands, so you can quite simply fly and flop on your dream Maldives island, the home of those amazing over-water villas, without worrying about drinks bills or getting your wallet out all week. If you’re after Maldives hotels with half board options we’ve got plenty of those here too. 

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How to make the Maldives an affordable honeymoon option

Paradise doesn’t come cheap. However it’s possible to dodge the A-listers and oligarchs, and come home without an island-sized hole in your bank account. To do this we’ve got some great tips: from staying close to the capital, Malé to save on seaplane costs to seeking out all-inclusive offers and differentiating between eye-watering opulence and reasonably priced luxury. 

If you’re really on a tight honeymoon budget consider some of the Maldives’ guesthouses, which are significantly cheaper than the high-end hotels associated with this paradise country. With guesthouses, you still get to enjoy the exquisite natural beauty of the Maldives without the hefty hotel bill. Try Maafushi, Fulidhoo, and Guraidhoo islands. 

All-inclusive Maldives honeymoon resorts

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa

 Worried about other guests’ little darlings disturbing the peace on your honeymoon? Then head to Centara’s Ras Fushi Resort, an adults-only, honeymoon fund-friendly option just twenty minutes from Malé. If you’ve always dreamed of an overwater villa, but don’t fancy remortgaging your house for one, then this is the place to experience life on stilts. The overwater suites here come complete with an outdoor spa bathtub for sipping champers as the sun sets.  GO: hayesandjarvis.co.uk     

Centara Ras Fusai honeymoon resort

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Kurumba

This island is number one for good reason: it was the first resort to open back in 1972; it came first for best all-inclusive resort in the world in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015; and it’s the first island you get to from the international airport, meaning you can relax on perfect white sand within 10 minutes of touching down. Good value for money doesn’t mean a lack of choice here. There are eight restaurants, four bars, two pools, three shops… GO: kuoni.co.uk

Karumba Island in the Maldives
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Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

This tiny island’s cost-effective credentials come in the form of two generous all-inclusive options, so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content without constantly checking an ever-expanding bill. A reasonable price tag doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style. The classic Maldivian luxuries – a private lounge at the airport, overwater villas and a gorgeous spa – are all in situ. GO: sunaqua.com

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

This dreamy island takes its all-inclusive credentials seriously. Guests are given a daily spa credit, can enjoy up to three dives a week and one romantic honeymoon excursion like a sunset cruise. All meals and drinks are included as well as the mini bar and it’s family-friendly too. You won’t miss out on luxury though – this is still a super-exclusive honeymoon option, with overwater villas with plunge pools and slick service. GO: centarahotelsresorts.com

Centara Grand Island Resort

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Lily Beach Resort And Spa

This island was the very first to bring the all-inclusive concept to the Maldives, so you can be sure they know what they’re doing! It’s an upscale option, but you can relax knowing how much your honeymoon is costing you, without the worry that you’re racking up a big bar bill. All-inclusive highlights include unlimited cocktails and Tattinger Champagne as well as snorkelling and four gourmet restaurants. GO:

Water Villa at Lily Beach Maldives

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Meeru Island Resort

You can really get away from it all at this dreamy barefoot bolthole. There’s a ‘no news, no shoes’ policy and seriously tranquil vibe. As well as all-inclusive packages there are adults-only areas too, so everyone is catered for. The all-inclusive option includes meals, drinks, mini bar, a sunset cruise and plenty of sports facilities so is the perfect choice if you’re into more than just sunbathing! GO: meeru.com

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Kuredu Island Resort

If you’re worried about getting cabin fever on a tiny speck of sand in the middle of the Indian Ocean – Kuredu is for you. It’s one of the largest islands with a particularly impressive house reef and diving opportunities and the biggest watersports centre in the country. It has two all-inclusive packages to choose from, with four restaurants and seven bars to explore each night. GO: kuredu.com

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Hurawalhi

How many all-inclusive hotels can lay claim to having the world’s largest underwater restaurant? The all-inclusive package is particularly generous, but does come with a five-star price tag, so is best enjoyed by couples really looking to indulge in all the foodie experiences on offer. It;s not all about eating though, you can also learn to windsurf and enjoy snorkelling excursions as part of the programme. GO: hurawalhi.com 

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Bandos

This island is a short speedboat ride from the capital so you can be on the beach almost as soon as you touch down. Within the all-inclusive package there’s plenty to keep you entertained from wind-surfing to canoeing or if food is your focus there’s the dine-around all-inclusive option, where you can make the most of all the amazing restaurants and bars. GO: bandosmaldives.com

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Constance Moofushi

Read our review of Constance Moofushi here

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Kuramathi

Read our review of Kuramathi here

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Velassaru

Another close to the airport option, for an all-inclusive fly and flop, this island is pure luxury without the A-listers price tag. The lagoon is particularly impressive and there’s a young couples vibe to the resort thanks to its romantic honeymoon credentials. Fen Bar and Chill Bar are amazing places to drink cocktails as the sun sets and the indoor/outdoor bathrooms are some of the biggest and best in the Maldives. The all-inclusive option is called the ‘indulgence upgrade’ and indulge you can, on food in all of the restaurants including the theatrical Teppanyaki. GO: velassaru.com

Velassaru Island in the Maldives

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Vivanta Coral Reef Resort

Small, but perfectly formed is how we’d describe this lush island. There’s an amazing house reef with a coral covered shipwreck, so you’ll be in the water a lot of the time, but when you’re not you can splash out on the all-inclusive package which includes access to many of the restaurants and even a sunset cruise. GO: tajhotels.co.uk

Vivanta in the Maldives

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

This tiny island in the Maldives is pure honeymoon heaven, with gourmet restaurants, a calming spa and lush tropical gardens leading down to pristine beaches. But the launch of the Signature Pool Water Villas has taken luxury honeymoon living to a whole new romantic level. There are perfect-for-newlyweds double-head rain showers, seductive love seats, and little love nests that appear to oat over the lagoon. Just imagine lazy days on your private terrace, swinging in a hammock made for two, dipping into your suspended infinity pool and walking down your own steps into the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean to snorkel in the marine park. And when you need some shade from the tropical sun, retreat inside to relax surrounded by the calming open-plan island-inspired interiors. GO: 

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Constance Halaveli

Read our honeymoon review of Constance Halaveli here