The Is­land Par­adise

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Hu­rawalhi Mal­dives

The Mal­dives are al­ready the clas­sic hon­ey­moon des­ti­na­tion, the place ev­ery­one dreams of when they’re drown­ing in “wed­min.” But add to the mix this gor­geous new ho­tel, and you might start won­der­ing how to do your hon­ey­moon twice with­out hav­ing to get di­vorced first. Only opened in De­cem­ber last year, it’s set to take in­dul­gence and lux­ury to the next level, of­fer­ing guests a cu­rated and gourmet ex­pe­ri­ence from start to fin­ish. With el­e­gantly sim­ple rooms built on stilts above the azure seas, vil­las boast pri­vate in­fin­ity pools and steps lead­ing straight into the ocean, so you and your newly minted spouse can feel like the last two peo­ple on earth—al­beit with ac­cess to lux­u­ri­ous spas, un­der­wa­ter restau­rants, cock­tail bars, ten­nis courts and a range of wa­ter sports.

Why it’s per­fect:

Soli­tude—ev­ery­thing at the Hu­rawalhi can be done for just two. Ar­range din­ner on the beach, with only the light of the can­dles and the gen­tle lap of the waves keep­ing you com­pany. The won­der­fully at­ten­tive staff will bring you each course and top up your glasses, but other than that you’ll be ut­terly alone with your beloved. Or head to the Cham­pagne Pav­il­ion, an area just above the sea de­signed es­pe­cially for cou­ples to sip on cock­tails, share a few canapes and plan the fu­ture. The two­some ac­tiv­i­ties don’t end there— you can learn to wa­ter-ski to­gether, play ten­nis or take boat ex­cur­sions to far-flung is­lands, pack­ing a pic­nic just for two. The spa is per­haps the most ro­man­tic of all the des­ti­na­tions: With vast treat­ment rooms over­look­ing the spec­tac­u­lar scenery, they of­fer cou­ples’ treat­ments in­clud­ing rose petal and rose oil baths, and joint mas­sages to take away the aches of all that wed­ding night danc­ing.

an­other world From left: The Hu­rawalhi boasts the world’s largest all-glass un­der­sea restau­rant; a cham­pagne break­fast can be ar­ranged at your villa

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