Unique Honeymoon Idea: The Sea of Stars – Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

Honeymoons | September 22 2014 | by Chris | 0 Comments

Are you looking for an absolutely romantic place for your honeymoon? What if we told that there is a place where you can dip your feet into soothing sand while admiring stars…in the water?

If you’ve ever heard of the Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, then you surely know about the phenomenon called the sea of stars. During the night, you will experience a sight quite unmatchable, as marine microbes produce a bioluminescent light that created the illusion of stars drowning at the shore.

This beautiful blue glow creates a romantic landscape, giving you one extra reason to choose Vaadhoo as your honeymoon destination. Besides, if you’ve seen the movie “Life Of Pi” (got an Oscar for visual effects), you know just how breathtaking this scenery actually is.

Sea of Stars - Vaadhoo Island - Maldives

Photo source: Tripzilla

About Vaadhoo:
The Vaadhoo Island is located on the equator to the SW of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean of Maldives. Sea-loving couples will fall in love with this place just by looking at pictures. It is a mix of romance with marine life and activities that have never disappointed tourists so far.

But Vaadhoo is not only famous for the glow in the dark beaches. Due to this phenomenon, red algae bloom a lot faster and cause “the red tide”. The beach turns red as it acts like a defense mechanism to distract predators.

How to get there:
Vaadhoo is actually a small island (not bigger than 250 x 100 m), making it the perfect honeymoon getaway, but also the ideal escapade for all those looking to spoil themselves and relax far away from the city rush. It is located 8 km away from the airport and you can get there by Motor Dhoni. To get to Vaadhoo, the cheapest and easiest way is to catch the Island Ferry. However, if you are in the capital, know that it takes 1 day to reach Vaadhoo Island

Activities:

There are tons of places where you can go diving in the Maldives. Here are some of the favorite dive sites:

• Madivaru Kandu
• Halaveli wreck
• Kudarah Tila
• The Ship Yard
• Kuredu Express
• Biyaadoo House Reef
• Miyaru Kandu.

Amongst the activities that can occupy your stay in the Maldives, we have to mention:

• a snorkeling safari
• a diving trip to a manta point
• spotting giant clams
• flying fish

Sea of Stars - Vaadhoo Island - Maldives (1)

Sea of Stars - Vaadhoo Island - Maldives (2)

Photo sources: Will Ho

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