Visit Bandos Island Resort in the Maldives for the most romantic holiday

Located in the tropical belt, the Maldives Islands enjoy a lovely sunny climate and are warm all year. The weather is largely influenced by the Southwest monsoon between the months of May to November and then the Northeast monsoon between December to April.

The Maldives islands accomodate some of the most diverse and amazing marine life in the world, with thousands of reefs made up of over 200 different types of coral, and as many different species of marine life you can see.

Resorts like the Bandos Island resort are both a PADI Gold Palm Resort and a Platinum Facility of the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers. If you do not wish to get too involved with the technical side of things then the snorkeling at resorts like Bandos and Filitheyo is amazing and trips are scheduled each day to local reefs if you wish to see more than the house reef.

One of the most striking things about visiting many Maldive island resorts are the breath-taking beaches which often offer unbroken walks around the whole island. Another bonus of course is that you can often walk these beaches without seeing another sole.

What is amazing about many resorts is that they have been developed with a contemporary style without compromising any of their natural beauty and tranquil charm. You will find that reception areas are generally complete with modern conveniences such as internet hotspots, but the tropical beauty of the islands are unspoilt, with tranquil accommodation and private beach areas shaded by ubiquitous tall palms and other indigenous vegetation.

Many resorts, such as Filitheyo have water villas or water bungalows and these are generally the most expensive but most luxurious accomodation and the snorkeling is always just a few steps away. At Filitheyo, the villas are very nice and comfortable but are open on each side to their neighbors so visitors who want more privacy may be better suited in either a superior or deluxe room. Some guests will arrange to split their holiday between different room types to vary the experience, check with your agent to see if this is possible before booking your trip.

If you are planning a wedding then the can be no other more romantic setting than a Maldivina island to make your event special, many resorts offering special traditional island ceremonies complete with cultural costumes and Maldivian drums.