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5 Ways to Propose in the Maldives

by Sahitra 13 days ago in couples travel

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5 Ways to Propose in the Maldives
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If it is a magical setting you’re after when asking the ‘big question’, look no further than the Maldives. Regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, the Maldives is the perfect place for you to propose to your partner. The island resorts combine secluded luxury with natural beauty and provide a wonderful backdrop for this special holiday.

From proposing underwater to popping the question on a secluded sandbank, here are five ways to propose to your partner in the Maldives.

1. On a Sunset Cruise

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Board a luxury yacht and set sail. It is a spectacular experience to cruise along the warm, azure waters as the sun dips below the horizon and casts a golden glow, but it is even more special when experiencing it with your partner. Hotels like Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives go the extra mile by organising canapes and a bottle of champagne to make the setting extremely romantic.

An added bonus is that you might be able to spot a dolphin or two, as they’re frequently spotted at sunset - even more of a reason to propose in the middle of the Indian Ocean!

2. Beneath a Sky Full of Stars

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This is a popular proposal idea in the Maldives, after all, is there anything more romantic than a candlelit dinner for two beneath a star-studded sky? Let the warm winds wash over you as you enjoy an exquisite wine-paired meal and admire a starry night that would put Van Gogh’s to shame. The starlit sky and the gentle sounds of the ocean and rustling coconut trees, create the perfect setting for you to ask the big question.

On a Private Sandbank

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Proposing on a private sandbank is ideal if you’re looking for a more secluded option. If you didn’t already know, the Maldives consists of 1,190 islands and amidst these islands, there are several tiny sandbanks. Most established resorts can organise private excursions to these sandbanks for a unique dining experience. Whether you want a candlelit five-course dinner or a more casual beachside picnic, your resort will be extremely accommodating to ensure your proposal will be just as you envisioned.


An underwater proposal is certainly one of the more unique proposal options available in the Maldives. This option is perfect for couples who are keen divers as the Maldives possess some of the most gorgeous reefs in the world! For this proposal, an experienced diver will accompany you and your partner for your diving excursion. The diver will have a banner asking if your partner will marry you and your partner can write their answer on a slate given to them.

While this is a wonderful experience, please note that you and your partner must be PADI certified.

From Your Villa

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Finally, for a more relaxed and intimate option, propose to your partner from the comforts of your own villa. This would be ideal if you’re staying in an overwater villa as you can have a special set up on your private deck overlooking the glistening moonlit ocean. However, this does not imply that a proposal in a beach villa is any less magical. Shrouded beneath swaying coconut trees and surrounded by lush greenery, this tropical dinner is guaranteed to be one for the books!

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