This is the fourth part in a series highlighting some of my favorite recommendations for couples dreaming of a romantic honeymoon in an overwater bungalow. Previously, The St. Regis Bora Bora; Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa; and the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa in the French Polynesia were highlighted on the Smitten blog. Stay tuned for even more overwater bungalow goodness coming soon!
There’s a reason the word paradise has become synonymous with the Maldives: The archipelago in the Indian Ocean—made up of nearly 2,000 islands and sandbanks—is home to some of the whitest sand, brightest sun and clearest water in the world.
Even better, 60 percent of the nearly 9,000 overwater bungalows in the world sit perched in the Maldives, creating an ideal setting for honeymoon couples desiring a once-in-a-lifetime vacay that’s exotic, romantic and private.
With more than 100 resorts to choose from, the exclusive and luxurious Six Senses Laamu rises to the top as a worthy consideration for making honeymoon dreams come true.
Resort: Six Senses Laamu
Location: Laamu atoll. Six Senses Laamu is the only resort within the Laamu atoll, making it perfect for honeymoon couples looking to connect with as few outside distractions as possible.
Resort size: 97 rooms, ranging from beach bungalows to overwater villas
How to get to Six Senses Laamu: After arriving at Male International Airport in the Maldives, Six Senses Laamu is just a 35-minute seaplane ride and 15-minute speedboat ride away
Overwater bungalow options: Six Senses Laamu offers a variety of overwater bungalow options, spanning bungalows with lagoon views and glass bathtubs to the phenomenal Laamu Water Villa with Pool accommodations. This top room category is the definition of a honeymoon heaven, located farthest out from the island for added privacy and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The Laamu Water Villa with Pool also features:
Private plunge pool
Glass overwater bathtub with views to the ocean
Outdoor rain shower
Second-story treetop deck with seating area
Ground-floor deck with sun loungers around a glass-bottom table
Direct access to turquoise water for swimming or snorkeling
Exclusive booking perks (subject to change): When Smitten Honeymoons designs your honeymoon to Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives, you’ll receive:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Complimentary full breakfast for two daily
$100 USD equivalent food and beverage credit for use during your stay
A complimentary 50-minute massage for up to two people, per room, once during stay
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
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