For an utterly indulgent romantic retreat, the Maldives, an island nation blessed with cerulean waters, magnificent shorelines ringed with vibrant coral reefs, and friendly sea creatures, should be on your list of travel go-tos. Here, four reasons why.
1. It’s adults-only policy
Having an adults-only policy means you’ll get to enjoy intimate moments with your new spouse as you take in the stylish eco-friendly structures on its private beach, beautiful lagoon and luxurious spaces – without the distraction of kids shouting or playing about.
2. Its gorgeous villas
The resort’s 22 Club Med Finolhu Beach Villas and 30 pod-like Lagoon Villas (also known as Overwater Villas) are built on both sides of a walkway over the lagoon with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. A modern abode of comfort and luxury, each villa comes with a plush king-sized bed,a sun deck, a plunge pool, a spacious living room, and two daybeds (one in the outdoor shower area and another beside the plunge pool), as well as the in-room mini bar (with all costs covered).
3. There’s never a boring moment
Whether you’re the adventurous type or simply looking for for a laidback vacay, there are plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. From lying by the pool, getting organic spa treatments by Club Med Spa by ILA, to chilling at the colourful Pool Bar while watching the sunset or taking part in the numerous activities, including snorkelling (free), water skiing, sunrise yoga (free) or kayaking at Club Med Kani (free), which is just a boat ride away, there’s never a dull moment.
4. The little details
The Finolhu Villas experience is truly about those little touches that make a stay memorable, like a 24-hour butler – one for every villa! – who takes very good care of you with exclusive and discreet service. For instance, if you opt to have breakfast in bed, you can arrange for your butler to come at whatever time you choose, or have him serve you with tea and snacks after an afternoon walkout.
Club Med Finolhu Villa’s honeymoon packages (four days, three nights) start ar $2,321 (usual $3,291) per adult for a Beach Villa and $2,547 (usual $3,614) for a Lagoon Villa. Plus, you get goodies like fresh flowers every day, champagne, Club Med T-shirts, complimentary spa treatments, a discovery tour for two on a sunset cruise, a romantic dinner in your villa, and a portrait.
The Female Brides Team flew to Club Med Finolhu Villas (www.clubmed.com.sg) with Tiger Airways (www.tigerair.com). Special thanks to the airline crew and Cindy, Nazreen and the rest of the wonderful staff at Club Med Finolhu Villas for their warm hospitality.
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