Romantic retreats: the best couples’ activities in the Maldives

Experience the romance of this archipelago in the Indian Ocean with your loved one


Romantic retreats: the best couples’ activities in the Maldives

Experience the romance of this archipelago in the Indian Ocean with your loved one

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With its white-sand shores, starlit dinners and remote location off the south Indian coast, the Maldives has long been renowned for its romantic appeal. But beyond its beaches, the archipelago has an inspiring array of experiences that are perfect for couples, from sunset cruises to outdoor cinemas. Explore something new at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island and make memories you’ll reminisce about for years to come.


Dine with a view

Our team is committed to curating the perfect setting for you to make new memories. This includes setting up a gazebo on the sand at the water’s edge where our world-renowned chefs will prepare a meal exclusively for you. Enjoy a four-course meal which includes an amuse bouche of smoked tortilla chips with guacamole and a main prepared on a grill and served with signature sauces.
Alternatively, opt for a romantic private dining experience on our pier, overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, or try our personal favourite, our ‘floating breakfast’ – a buoyant tray laden with omelettes, salad, olives, fruit and pastries – which you can enjoy in a pool.

Private dinning at Jumeirah Maldives


With the right person, you’ll feel like everyday is a picnic

Stretching out before you like the backdrop to a romantic film and continually reshaped by the currents of the sea, The Maldives’ picturesque sandbanks make a wonderful setting for a private picnic which our Concierge team can set up exclusively for you. Surrounded by a serene blue lagoon, experience your own islet with a side of freshly baked goodies and bubbles. Your picnic basket will include sandwiches, wraps and a salad along with chocolate brownies and fruit for dessert.


Capture your story

The Maldives’ pristine beaches and sprawling tropical landscapes make the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot, so allow our in-house photographers to capture your honeymoon, anniversary or spontaneous romantic getaway on film.


Cinema under the stars

After a day exploring the island, cuddle up with your loved one under shimmering stars and watch a film on the beach. Sink your toes into the sand and watch a blockbuster that’s served with a side of popcorn and gourmet snacks. Alternatively, if you’re after a more intimate setting, we are happy to set up a private screening of a movie of your choice to be enjoyed on the rooftop of your villa.

Cinema under the stars at Jumeirah Maldives


Sail into the sunset

Charter a private yacht or a traditional wooden dhoni boat and sail into the sunset, watching the sky turn from striking pink to subtle orange hues. As you enjoy the sounds of the waves, look out for pods of friendly Spinner dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Toast to the unparalleled setting of the Maldives with a glass of bubbles and canapés.


Wellness and togetherness

Experience stillness with yogic practices and a mesmerising view of Olhahali Island in a group or private fitness session with our in-house trainer. For a relaxing experience, head to Talise Spa for a rejuvenating treatment or a couple’s massage over clear turquoise waves. The treatment rooms are positioned over the ocean and their glass floors provide a view that will leave you feeling energised.


The dream tennis match

Who doesn’t love a bit of friendly competition? Challenge your partner to a game on our tennis court, which is just steps from the beachfront. The court is flood-lit and open for games from sunrise until after dark.

Tennis by the sea at Jumeirah Maldives


Your friendly villa hosts and our Concierge team at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island are always ready to make your romantic getaway magical.