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2 Most Romantic Paradise Hideaways In The Maldives

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Whether looking to walk hand in hand on a palm-fringed snow-white beach, discover some colourful sea life in the most amazing clear blue waters or book a customised candlelit tête-à-tête dinner, here are two top hotels for romance seekers.

Powdery, white sand, crystalline water sparkling under the glow of sunshine, natural beauty and lots of private spaces make tropical islands the ultimate honeymoon choice. If you’re planning where to celebrate the beginning of your marriage or just want an idyllic setting for your next romantic escape, we’ve selected two Maldivian resorts that have won an impressive amount of Tripadvisor accolades this year, including some in those all-important romance categories.

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Surrounded by white sand beaches set in a turquoise lagoon, Baros has once again been recognised as one of the world’s best hotels. The boutique, private island of 75 overwater and beachside garden villas was voted top destination in the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Situated just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport, the luxury resort, one of the first to open in the Maldives in 1973, has established itself as one of the top destinations for couples and romance seekers. This year it earned a spot in the Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Asia category for the tenth time, coming in at number 11. The haven also landed on the number 10 slot in the Top 25 Most Saved Hotels on Tripadvisor list. If all that, plus the fact it’s a member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World, doesn’t place Baros among the most sought-after holiday “Bucket List” hotels around the globe, we don’t know what does.

From relaxing in a tranquil, tropical setting to taking part in memorable snorkelling experiences around the flourishing house-reef, there are numerous ways newlyweds can make the most of their special holiday. And, of course, they can embark on an amazing culinary journey in Baros’s three restaurants and bars. The resort that offers a combination of many carefully curated elements also offers the option of dining on a secluded sandbank or the unique Piano Deck in the middle of the lagoon.

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Milaidhoo Island

Milaidhoo, a pristine island paradise in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, has been recognised as one of the top holiday resorts in the world. The boutique luxury resort that features 50 contemporary Maldivian style pool villas was ranked Best of the Best in Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards, once again. The adults only gem, designed by a renowned Maldivian architect, was also cherrypicked as 16th Most Romantic resort worldwide and the third Most Romantic in Asia. Plus, it has merited a place in the Top Resorts in Asia category, nabbing the ninth spot.

All guests at the resort proudly rooted in local island traditions are assigned an Island Host to help create meaningful experiences and cater to their needs. While experiencing barefoot informality within the natural and lush setting of the tropical island, guest have numerous activity options, including over-water spa treatments, sunrise yoga classes and snorkelling excursions to view the incredible house reef.

Dining is a highlight too, with Milaidhoo being home to three world-class restaurants, including Ba’theli. a unique Maldivian restaurant that reflects the heritage of the islands and serves delicious dishes inspired by favourites of the ancient maritime Spice Route.

What’s more, the staff at the resort known for its romance and destination dining offerings can make just about any romantic ideas honeymooners have become a reality, from sunset dolphin cruises to sailing to a deserted sandbank for a private beach picnic.

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