Couples celebrating the most romantic day of the year should look no further than Baros and Milaidhoo in the Maldives – offering the dreamiest of experiences, from private dining to sunset sailing aboard a traditional Maldivian Dhoni.
BEST FOR: PRIVACY
‘OUR LOVE SONG’ AT BAROS MALDIVES
Baros Maldives is offering couples a romantic private dining experience like no other aboard their unique ‘Piano Deck’ floating in the middle of the lagoon, lapped by splashing waves and the gentle Maldivian breeze, before returning to a beautifully decorated villa for an unforgettable evening
Recognised as the Most Romantic Resort in the world for eight consecutive years at the World Travel Awards, Baros Maldives offers an idyllic retreat for couples. This Valentine’s Day, those looking to celebrate and make up for any lost romantic moments can experience ‘Our Love Song’– an intimate dining experience on the ‘Piano Deck’, a unique wooden deck shaped like a grand piano, floating in the middle of the lagoon.
As the sun begins to set across the horizon and the sky turns a dreamy shade of pink, couples can share an unforgettable experience in this magical setting whilst their personal chef prepares a mouth-watering dinner. With nothing around for miles, couples can enjoy the utmost privacy as they sip champagne and listen to the gentle Maldivian breeze splashing soothing waves.
Specially curated by the resort’s expert Head Chef, the four-course meal will begin with a selection of canapes and fresh oysters, before couples indulge in the menus ‘Chilled Seafood Extravaganza’; a concoction of the finest Fruits de Mer including poached Cold Coral Lobster, Tiger Prawn, Scallops, Blue Swimmer Crab and Smoked Salmon. Another highlight is the ‘South American Ceviche’; an array of Reef Fish, Tuna and Prawn Ceviche, served with Sevruga Caviar and Crispy Tortilla. The seafood-inspired menu is paired perfectly with an assortment of fine wines and rounded off with a delicious selection of hand-crafted Artisan pastries for dessert.
After dinner, a short boat-ride takes the couple back to shore where their beautifully decorated villa awaits. Filled with island blooms and tastefully decorated, the couple will also be greeted by a relaxing bath run with essential oils and adorned with bubbles and flowers. Formally a coconut plantation, Baros Maldives was one of the first resorts to open to the public in 1973 and remains one of the very best resorts in the Maldives for couples. Surrounded by tropical greenery and an exquisite house reef, just 15 meters from the shore, Baros is the ultimate choice for a secluded island getaway.
The price for the ‘Our Love Song’ experience is USD 825 ++ (approx. £604) per couple and includes a four-course dinner on the ‘Piano Deck’, couples bath and romantic in-villa decoration. Baros Maldives is situated in the central southern part of North Male’ Atoll, just 25 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport. For more information please visit their website.
BEST FOR: THE ULTIMATE ROMANCE
‘A LOVE STORY’ AT MILAIDHOO ISLAND MALDIVES
Couples seeking intimacy this Valentine’s Day can enjoy a new ‘A Love Story’ package. This package offers daily champagne breakfasts, dining on deserted sandbanks and a romantic sunset cruise on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni at Milaidhoo.
Boasting dazzling white sands and turquoise waters, Milaidhoo Island Maldives is renowned for picture-perfect romance. The resort has recently launched the Love Story package in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day which features an array of dreamy experiences perfect for those seeking intimacy. From the moment guests step onto the island, they can expect unparalleled luxury and attentive service, beginning with an island inspired welcome drink, personalised welcome gift and champagne awaiting them in their villa.
Thoughtfully curated by the Milaidhoo team, experiences in the package include a sunset cruise aboard a traditional Maldivian Dhoni, a picnic on a deserted sandbank and an unforgettable petal bath with scented oils for couples to unwind. To elevate the experience, each morning couples will be treated to a private champagne breakfast on the deck of their villa before whiling away the days exploring the island, sunbathing and snorkelling in the nearby coral reefs. During their stay, guests will enjoy an intimate dinner surrounded by candles in an idyllic beach setting, ensuring the ultimate romantic environment for dinner under the stars.
Milaidhoo Island Maldives is set over 13 acres atop the Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is the ultimate romantic Maldivian escape for stylish couples. All villas – which are some of the most beautiful villas in the world – are just a short, barefoot stroll away from incredible watersports, fitness, yoga and an expert spa, as well as world-class diving. There are also three restaurants, one of which – Ba’theli – is the only Maldivian restaurant in the country. Every need is catered for at Miliaidhoo and an island host will be on call 24-hours a day to ensure a seamless and effortless stay.
Milaidhoo can be easily reached via a 30-minute seaplane from the international airport in Male or a 15-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo domestic airport in Baa Atoll, followed by a 15-minute speedboat to Milaidhoo Island. The ‘Love Story’ package starts from USD 2,500 (approx. £1,859) per villa, per night incl. Half Board, Taxes and Service Charge. The package is applicable for stays until 31st October 2021, valid for bookings for a minimum of 4 nights and includes the above experiences. For more information, visit their website.