Laamu Atoll (also known as Haddhunmathi Atoll) consists of 15 inhabited (plus 67 uninhabited) coral islands and is one of 22 atolls comprised of 1200 islands that connect to form the Maldives. This South Asia destination is renowned for attracting newlyweds and couples from around the globe who seek stunning landscapes, privacy and romantic settings surrounded by crystal blue water and abundant coral reefs. Romance and relaxation rate number 1 here making Laamu Atoll the perfect setting for luxury Maldives honeymoons.
Where to stay
Located on Olhuveli Island is Six Senses Laamu, the only exclusive 5-star resort located in Laamu Atoll. The resort is set in a palm-filled utopia, surrounded by a large lagoon coral reef and features a range of both over-water villas and on-land villas with private swimming pools, all created with sustainable materials.
Six Sense Laamu offers guests a choice of wining and fine dining at 6 world-class on-site bars and restaurants. Luxury couples spa packages are also available. Guests can also select from a large range of experiences such as dolphin watching, kiteboarding, snorkelling, diving, sailing, surfing at Yin Yang (the Maldives most popular surf site) bicycling and many more.
With everything at your fingertips within the resort grounds, guests have an opportunity to sit back, relax, enjoy and recharge as there is no reason to leave this island paradise.
Where to eat
Reveries // Gan Island
Located on Gan Island is the multi-award-winning Reveries Diving Village. The property is home to three dining facilities. The main restaurant features a fantastic buffet breakfast along with lunch options. The rooftop terrace offers non-alcoholic beverages and cuisine in a relaxed setting with beautiful views of palm trees and the ocean, plus there is also a Garden cafe which is open all day and offers a range of menu items.
No alcoholic beverages are available on Gan Island. This is an alcohol-free destination.
Chill bar, Leaf, Longitude, Zen // Olhuveli Island
With four of the top-rated restaurants in Laamu Atoll located on Olhuveli Island at Six Senses Laamu Resort, visitors to this island are spoiled for choice. Select from world-class Japanese at Zen, or European/ western cuisine, seafood and local dishes, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options also available at Chill Bar, Longitude and the number 1 rated restaurant on Laamu Atoll, Leaf.
Unlike Gan Island, Olhuveli Island has a liquor licence, so guests can relax and enjoy a glass of wine (or other alcoholic beverages).
Things to do
Emperor DiveRs Laamu // Gan Island
With a number of half-day and day tours available, Emperor Divers Laamu on Gan Island is the perfect company to choose if wishing to organise guided diving, snorkelling or fishing tours. Laamu Atoll reefs are home to rich sea life and experiencing this up and close is sure to not disappoint. Emperor Divers Laamu also offer a range of other day tours such as jeep safari's, trips to Buddhist archaeological sites on Gan Island, boat trips for private picnics on uninhabited islands, romantic beach dinners plus more.
LAAMU LIVEABOARD DIVING
If your looking for an immersive scuba experience and a day tour isn't your ideal, liveaboard options are also available. The are 39 liveaboard boats in Laamu Atoll offering a variety of services and available at various of prices. Tours range from 5 days/ 4 nights to 15 days/ 14 nights.
Maldives Seaplane Tours
Undoubtedly the best way to get an incredible view of the Maldivian atolls is to organise a seaplane sight-seeing tour. Stunning aerial photography opportunities await as you fly high above the lagoons, coral reefs and islands. For more adventurous couples there are also seaplane surfing tours available.
Organised through your resort of choice, Maldives Island hopping tours are operated by boat or seaplane and give you the chance to experience different areas of the Laamu Atoll. There is a variety of day tours available dependent on location. Most of these tours take you on a journey to another island resort, an inhabited Island and an uninhabited island. Experience a picnic lunch or barbecue then enjoy the luxury of swimming or snorkelling with the privacy of being on your own deserted island wonderland.
How to get around
As the Maldivian Islands are located over a vast 300 square kilometre (186 square mile) expanse of water, ferries, dhoni's (traditional boats) and speed boats are a major factor of day to day transportation in the Atolls. If you're looking to explore more of the country than the island you have selected to base yourself on, you can view the ferry itineraries through Wild Maldives and Atoll Transfer.
The Maldives is definitely a unique and beautiful destination for your honeymoon, with gorgeous scenery, a wealth of activities and great company, what's not to love? If you select Laamu Atoll as your ultimate destination, use this guide to help navigate your adventure in paradise. Enjoy.