I'm planning a honeymoon that includes 6 nights in the Maldives (followed by trips to Kerala and New Delhi), and could use some advice. I was planning to book a stay at Club Med, since I stayed there once before as a kid many years ago, but after a week of research, I'm getting the feeling that there are some nicer ones out there for the same price, so I was hoping to get some recommendations for alternatives.
Budget: 8K-9K USD (Ideally including all food/drink/excursions)
1) Good food/drink
2) Decent snorkeling off the beach (marine life/house reef)
3) Reasonably-priced daily excursions
4) Activities to keep us busy during the stay (volleyball, badminton, sailing, yoga classes, etc)
5) A decent water villa
6) The fewer children, the better
We're pretty ambivalent when it comes to night life and island size. The future wife is not a diver, so it's not as big a priority either (though I might try to get one or two in).
These are some of the places that caught my attention, though I'm sure some are out of our price range: