Eco retreat – Maldives private island honeymoon

Eco retreat – Maldives private island honeymoon
A luxury Maldives retreat in the Park Hyatt group, Hadahaa has won numerous eco awards because of its sustainable design and respect for the natural environment

Whether it’s the seclusion of a private island that grabs you or the idea of experiencing some of the finest dive sites in the world, Maldives Hadahaa ticks all boxes for honeymooners

With peerless green credentials, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has won multiple awards for both its diving and its eco awareness. Most recently, it picked up a 2015 World Travel Award as leading green resort in the Indian Ocean and the Maldives archipelago.

This eco retreat certainly has all the romantic credentials you could want from your honeymoon destination, and with no compromise on luxury. It’s nestled on a private atoll with superb snorkelling and scuba diving among the Indian Ocean reefs. The sea life is one of the biggest draws for many visitors – here you can spot a huge variety of rarities, including turtles, barracuda, clownfish, ray, parrotfish and a variety of reef sharks. There are some 40 world-class dive sites nearby, and the resort welcomes both experienced divers and those keen to get certification. There are also traditional fishing trips, dolphin watching and sunset cruises, where you can take in the pristine natural environment.

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The house reef is in pristine condition, and with 40 world-class dive sites nearby there is plenty to see whether you are snorkelling or diving

Then there’s the luxury. The resort’s 50 private villas are built over land and water, so you can choose from superb views over the house reef or choose a retreat in the tropical gardens a stone’s throw from the beach. Either way, you’re never more than a minute or two from the water. All the villas have minimalist décor, with floor-to-ceiling windows where you can drink in the view, as well as private decks for lounging and catching the sun. Some also have private plunge pools or a private slice of beach where you are guaranteed space and seclusion.

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Each of the 50 private villas has a minimalist design, floor-to-ceiling windows to let in the sunshine and fabulous views, plus easy access to the water – some are even built over the water

There’s fine international and local speciality dining at the resort’s two restaurants, plus multiple in-room and private dining options. While the chance to experience one of the most prized diving spots on the planet offers plenty of activity, chillout opportunities are available at the Vidhun Spa, including wellness and yoga treatments for couples.

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Chillout opportunities include the resort’s wellness spa and the tranquility pool. Some villas have their own private pools or a secluded slice of beach

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is located on Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Republic of Maldives.