Maldives resorts wedding planning guide

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Updated March, 2024

The Maldives is truly magical wedding destination to say ‘I do’ or to renew your vows. Unforgettable romance, intimate ceremonies in unmatched settings, meaningful milestone celebrations, gala dinners and glittering soirees to stun: Maldives is a breathtaking backdrop for any occasion. Plus, its geographic seclusion will lend a sense of exclusivity to your nuptials. All you need is to bring your wedding dress.

Tie the knot with a traditional Maldivian wedding on the beach of a private island with friends and family, or just the two of you under a white-canopied faree tent, Maldives resorts offer unrivalled settings and wedding packages for your dream event. While weddings and vow-renewal experiences for visitors to the Maldives are ceremonial rather than legal commitments, the beauty of the island will make sure they're a symbolic image of love. Let a resort's wedding team craft your dream wedding and create unforgettable memories you will cherish forever.

So, if you're looking for jaw-dropping landscapes, luxury resorts and a variety of activities to appeal to your wedding guests, the Maldives has you covered. Whatever your vision may be, you're bound to find a favorite among these best, oh-so-beautiful wedding venues scattered across the Maldives.

1 Anantara resorts

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Celebrate your love in the destination of your dreams. Anantara Maldives resorts host exquisite weddings and impossibly romantic honeymoons in the most wonderful settings imaginable. Whether a barefoot wedding on palm-fringed sands or an underwater engagement, Anantara shares your passion, and puts our heart and soul into every occasion.

Say ‘I do’ with a traditional Maldivian wedding against a enchanting backdrop of cerulean blues of the Indian Ocean. On a private island with friends and family, or just the two of you under a white-canopied faree tent, Anantara resorts offers unrivalled settings for your special day and wedding packages in theMaldives for your dream event.


2 LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Best Experience for:  Couples, Families, Value, Diving, Dining, Whale Shark Watching, weddings, All Inclusive

If you’ve fantasized about living a–lavish–Robinson Crusoe life on a faraway tropical island, you’re in the right place. Cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane transfer away from Malé Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives. Here, you will ride your bicycle along the jetty, swim alongside whale sharks, hang out in your bungalow on stilts, dine at any of the eight restaurants, dance the night away, partake in marine conservation. The luxe resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa. Whatever it is you love, you’ll find it here at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas. READ FULL REVIEW

Thanks to its innovative and restorative approach to celebrations, LUX* South Ari Atoll resort in the Maldives was recognised by the LUXlife Global Wedding Awards. With a stunning tropical backdrop, the island is an ideal place for a wedding, vows renewal or a honeymoon trip, and this luxurious island knows how to craft a day one will never forget. From flower petal showers to bodu beru drummers and sand bank candelight dinners, the possibilities of personalisation are lavish and endless.


3 Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Best Experience for: Honeymoon, Family vaction, House reef snorkeling, diving

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa - the perfect island retreat in the northern Maldives. An exclusive all-suite resort for those who demand genuine luxury and the utmost in privacy. Set on a crescent-shaped private island, this incredible resort offers a choice of the largest villas in the Maldives. The perfect romantic escape, Hideaway offers the utmost in romance and is one of the preferred destinations for those celebrating their honeymoon or planning wedding.

If you believe that your wedding day should be special, tie the knot at Hideaway Beach Resort. Your wedding or renewal of vow ceremony will be a truly enchanting occasion here where you will exchange vows with your loved one in one of the most romantic settings in the world, barefoot on a sugary soft beach with swaying palms and the sun kissing your face – heavenly memories to cherish forever. Choose from the two wedding packages and then personalize the occasion with your choice of decorations, bridal bouquet or cake with our wedding planner.


4 Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

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Best Experience: for Honeymoon, Beach, Value, Diving, House Reef Snorkelling

Alluring Indian Ocean blues, snorkelling with sea turtles and reef sharks, pampering spa treatments and fine dining: not a bad resume for Komandoo Maldives Resort. Add to that the island’s adults-only concept, guaranteeing pure tranquility, and it becomes clear why Komandoo regularly finds itself on the very top of most romantic resorts lists.

If a big wedding at home is simply not for you, and you’re both dreaming of escaping to somewhere romantic where you can enjoy every single second of your special day, say ‘I do’ at Komandoo Maldives. The island's dedicated wedding coordinator will help you make the day uniquely yours from the very first steps of planning to the champagne breakfast the morning after. With traditional Bodu Beru drummers rhythmically beating Maldivian music, the bride and groom will exchange their vows and exchange rings presented on a shell pillow, memories of the idyllic scene can be captured forever with professional photography which can be shared with loved ones at home.


5 Centara resorts

Centara Ras Fushi Resort dream holiday

Adults only play ground in Maldives Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa set on a pristine island in North Malé Atoll and ideal for couples and honeymooners. With 112 spacious villas the family-friendly resort Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a barefoot paradise in the Maldives with a palm-fringed beach and shimmering lagoon. Combined with exquisite epicurean dining, activities and superb facilities both Centara Maldives resorts makes an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners, as well as a perfect wedding destination.

Whether you’re getting married or looking for a romantic escape in Maldives, Centara resorts is the place to be. With a wedding packages from sandbank to ocean blessings ceremony to choose from, celebrate life's happiest moments in the Maldives, let wedding's team customise a remarkable celebration of love befitting of the stunning surroundings at Centara resorts in Maldives.


6 You & Me Maldives


A home to 'H2O' underwater restaurant You & Me Maldives resort is adults only getaway set on a private island in Raa Atoll. With a natural-chic vibe made especially for lovers You & Me has the spacious 109 Villas - 99 are over water and 10 are on the beach, six dining options in stunning settings, the over-water Orchid Spa, the large swimming pool and water sports centre. If you're looking for five star standards and service in a lush world of unsurpassed tropical beauty, look no further.

Destination weddings in the Maldives are unrivalled in beauty. Say 'I Do' under a floral arch as the sun sets and waves lap the beach of You & Me. Celebrate with family and friends in a candlelit tent facing the tranquil lagoon. Emerge from paradise ready to begin the next chapter of your lives.


7 Hurawalhi Island Resort

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Best Experience for: honeymoon, house reef snorkeling, a fantastic '5.8 Undersea' restaurant, diving, wellness

Geared toward romance Hurawalhi Island is incomparable, extraordinary and absolutely original Maldives resort. Ecologically innovative, a new 5*-star resort, the world's largest underwater restaurant, tropical champagne pavilion, stylish villas and adults only policy just over 15 years old, and with no other resorts in the neighborhood as far as the eye can see - Hurawalhi Island Resort offers its own look at Paradise.

However you may envision your dream wedding or renewal of vows, Hurawalhi has an experience to match, and five wedding location to celebrate your love story with romantic essence of the Maldives. The resort's passionate Special Events Planner is available prior to your arrival so as to suggest venues, advise on popular add-ons (wedding photography, fine dining, beauty and well-being treatments, live entertainment, wedding cake, special decoration) and on site for a flawless wedding.


8 Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort

Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Beaches, Diving, Value

A lovely, all-round resort, Reethi Beach is a lush island with an unspoilt setting and follows the relaxed Maldivian way of life. In each of its aspects, you will find a piece of all the best that makes this resort so special. On the water, choose from catamaran sailing, canoeing, kitesurfing and waterskiing. Under water, there's superb snorkelling on the house reef, with the chance to spot many species of fish, turtles and sharks – even dolphins have been known to come this close. Diving is another highlight, with house reef dives and multiple trips further afield on offer every day. READ FULL REVIEW

Reethi Beach is the perfect location for utterly romantic vow renewals and symbolic ceremonies. Whether renewing your vows or making them the first time, Reethi' team will ensure that your memories of this special day will last forever. Choose from various packages available and contact the resort's team to customize your dream wedding in paradise.


9 Kandima Maldives

Kandima Maldives wedding

Best Experience for:   Couples, Families, Activities, Nightlife, Value

Kandima is a "new look" of the Maldives combining the beach club, extensive dining options and even a chance to see the dolphin from the bathroom. It's about genuine hospitality with a human face and clever solutions that use the latest innovations, not to mention the playful spirit of a private island. Kandima is aimed at sports-loving, party-going groups as well as couples and active families, and has a range of accommodation options, from affordable studios to luxury pool villas.

From the perfect proposal, krazy hen night to the most stylish honeymoon, Kandima Maldives always provides a brilliantly designed backdrop for your dream wedding. Whether your love bloom on the private beach set above the stunning aquamarine lagoon or on the overwater platform this signature Kandima wedding is an event of a lifetime! When you say ‘I do’ on the island, you’ll enjoy tailor-made wedding planning services by the resort's Kool wedding planners, so your wedding ceremony is exactly how you have imagined it.


10 Adaaran resorts

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Each Adaaran resort in Maldives boasts a travel experience beyond compare. Discover the brilliance of a magical island nation dominated by best beaches, turquoise waters and abundant of sea life from the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives. Reserve your very own space among Adaaran' lavish resorts and prepare to be swept away by the sights and sounds of the Indian ocean treasure trove brimming with colour and flair.

A wedding in the Maldives is a unique and intimate affair. Adaaran resorts offer comprehensive wedding packages complimented with a vast array of services and facilities to ensure that your nuptials are the stuff that dreams are made of. From sunset beach ceremonies to an intimate pavilion, a romantic dinner with your loved one at one of a resort's magnificent dining locations, or a sophisticated and celebratory party beneath a marquee, each and every one of Adaaran properties offer something truly extraordinary for your special day.


11 COMO Hotels

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COMO resorts collection is a dream wedding location in the Maldives. With 30 years of experience creating special events anything is possible at COMO. They have venues to suit private parties, destination meetings, weddings, or any celebratory occasion, with pin-sharp service and award-winning cuisine.

COMO Maalifushi is a hideaway island, surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The wedding team will guide and support you through every step of the planning process, providing detailed timelines while staying in constant contact in the build-up to the day.

A special place in the Maldives, COMO Cocoa Island is romantic getaway, where you can say your vows with feet on sand as soft as silk, before returning to sun-drenched overwater villas. The resort can accommodate your wedding whether it’s an intimate ceremonial wedding or a complete island takeover — all with nature’s bounty at your fingertips.


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