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HONEYMOON-1st week of May. Help me to realise it.

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HONEYMOON-1st week of May. Help me to realise it.

Dear Readers and Posters,

With all the odds of unpredictable weather in May and late booking, i want to make a dream honeymoon for my beloved (would be wife) a reality.

To cut it short following are the queries of this tense man::

1. Which Atoll to choose best for May 1st week?

FAQ:: says North for April and Central for May.

Would like to avoid days with full rains and high breezes.

2. Type of island?

I am looking for not big but a long island 20 mins walk.

Shallow water around island. Both of us are not pro swimmers

and are new to snorkeling and diving.

Expect good Marine life n reefs. Want to experience underwater

beauty.

3. Which resort to choose? The resort should be

a. Good for a Honeymoon.

b. Value for money.

c. 450-500 USD per night.

d. Choices of water villas and beach villas both

e. Good for AI option.

f. Special candle lit dinner arrangements.

e. Sports and other recreational activities.

d. Prefer not too old property.

I might be sounding too demanding but i never know what all is there in my partners mind. Want to give her a lot, so help me out please.

Thanking the posters in advance.

Best Regards,

Sumeet.

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1. Re: HONEYMOON-1st week of May. Help me to realise it.

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kuramathi or vilamendhoo

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3. Re: HONEYMOON-1st week of May. Help me to realise it.

Hi Sumeet

Welcome to the forum.

To start with the weather, early May is generally quite good. The transition to the wet monsoon is starting and so the weather can be windy and a bit unsettled. Unfortunately, it is impossible to say which islands are going to have good weather and which are not. I went in early May last year and had pretty good weather for the 14 days. The first 7 were better than the last 7.

As far as islands are concerned, Kuramathi mentioned above certainly ticks most of your boxes. Another would be Vilamendhoo. Both get good reviews on Trip Advisor.

One thing to be aware of is that islands do get booked up very quickly. May is only two months away and so you may well find a limited choice of islands that fit your requirements.

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Thank for the post guyz.

So far i am getting some deals for

1. Paradise Island Resort

2. Kurumba Maldives

what is your say about these properties?

Which will suffice mine requirements?

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Sumeet

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Hi

Both islands are close to Male. Kurumba, which is smaller and more luxurious, is about 2km away; Royal Island is about 10km away. Personally I wouldn't choose either for a honeymoon but of the two I would opt for Kurumba and accept the proximity to Male and the airport.

Food and drink are always expensive in the Maldives, so if you are not on AI be prepared for these extra costs.

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Thanks OD,

Regarding the choice of Half, Full board and AI..

Which is better... I readin forum that AI of all the resort are not that

great !! Only few are know for the AI.

Sumeet.

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Hello Sumeet

Sorry - but I fail to see how your Travel Agent/Tour Operator has arrived at only Paradise and Kurumba given your list of requirements included :-

1) Snorkeling and Reefs (non existent at Paradise)

2) Water Villas - not available on Kurumba. Not available with AI on Paradise.

Here are some islands which may be closer to your requirements, in a Water Villa including All Inc :-

Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Reethi Beach

Thulhagiri

Olhuveli (just over $ - but could mix with a Beach room)

Angaga (just over $)

Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo

Velidhu

Good luck in your decision making

Thanks

Richard from PurelyMaldives

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Richard is spot on (except with olhuveli which falls way short on snorkeling) .. paradise island and kurumba seem to be the only two islands indian travel agents know .... i would choose neither for any kind of stay , much less a honeymoon. definitely not recommendable.

go with richard ... especially angaga is a wonderful option!

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10. Re: HONEYMOON-1st week of May. Help me to realise it.

Truely speaking i was not getting any good vibes about either of the beach resort.. Kurumba might be better of two but the sea walls looks so bad!!

Thanks Richard and Spammie!!

Due to late booking.. airfare has eaten up my budget for the accommodation.

I will explore the option you guyz have hinted.

Will be back with more queries!!

Sumeet