Intimate Paradise Island Weddings and Honeymoons


With the variety of options for intimate weddings in private settings, Kudadoo Private Island and Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives’ Lhaviyani Atoll have seen a 50% increase in bookings from couples, looking to create perfect memories to last a lifetime.
Bradley Calder, General Manager of Kudadoo and Hurawalhi says, “Privacy has become the ultimate luxury in today’s environment and for couples wanting to stay away from large gatherings, Kudadoo – with only 15 rooms and Hurawalhi – with the option to marry in our 5.8 Undersea Restaurant as well as on our own ‘Dream Island’ – are the perfect considerations for an intimate destination wedding or a bucket-list worthy honeymoon, or indeed both!”
Exceptional service is another marker in the world of luxury hospitality. Bradley Calder remarks, “My approach to luxury hospitality is to map the service sequence for each and every guest experience and to see how we can make it as effortless as possible for the guest.
Both Kudadoo and Hurawalhi offer couples a dedicated Butler and Island Host. The Butler and Island Hosts proactively look after their guests and are on call to look after the couple’s needs throughout their stay.

At both Kudadoo Private Island and Hurawalhi Island Resort, a dedicated wedding planner is on hand for the entirety of the planning process to tailor the wedding to the couple’s needs from wedding photography, fine dining, beauty and wellbeing treatments, live entertainment, decoration and the all-important wedding cake.
Couples have the choice of a variety of ceremony venues at both resorts from:
5.8 Undersea Wedding: Exchange vows at the world’s largest undersea restaurant and you may have some unexpected wedding guests show up to pique their curiosity from behind the glass!
Beach wedding on Dream Island: If guests choose this tiny sandbank for their ceremony the bride or groom will walk down an aisle of powder white sand surrounded by the turquoise lagoon before exchanging vows with their loved one.
Ocean wedding: Onboard Bella, the resorts’ luxury yacht exchange vows surrounded by the ocean blue.
Champagne Pavilion: Add some sparkle to the ceremony and exchange vows at this oceanside hideaway. With a bit of luck, the passing dolphins may put on a special spinning, twisting and jumping performance as couples say, “I do”.
Private island buyout: The wedding party can ‘own’ their own private island for ultimate privacy by taking the island buyout option at Kudadoo. At Kudadoo, the newlyweds and all wedding guests will have access to personal butlers available 24 hours a day to ensure the party never stops.

Both resorts have some of the largest private overwater villas in the Maldives, providing the perfect space to take in the sunset. Couples can also indulge in:
Luxury sailing: For a romantic and adventure-filled day, enjoy the views and underwater marvels that the Lhaviyani Atoll is renowned for.
Escape to a private island: For ultimate privacy a sandbank with coral sand and the balmy waves of the Indian Ocean.
Pampering at the spa: Sense-seducing massages, beauty treatments and romantic indulgences for couples – there is no shortage of spa and well-being treatments.
Candlelit dinner on the beach: Dining experience under the stars, with romantic music, that is best enjoyed with a carefully selected wine pairing menu.
Floating Champagne breakfast: This unique breakfast experience is in the intimacy of your pool villa.
Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: From delightful culinary creations, to unlimited leisure activities and wellness, the ultimate luxury itinerary will be curated with the assistance of a personal butler.
Professional photographs: Keep precious honeymoon moments alive with stunning photographs.
The Resorts
Kudadoo Private Island is an exclusive, intimate private island comprising just 15 expansive, over-water Ocean Residences. Kudadoo is just a scenic 40-minute direct seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport and defined in its design by Yuji Yamazaki by air and light. A sanctuary of serenity for those seeking a fully inclusive luxury experience, defined by the philosophy of freedom offering an Anything, Anytime, Anywhere concept. Personal butlers are available 24 hours a day to assist in making this possible. Ocean Residences start from US$3,128/£2,552/€2,969 per night, excluding taxes on a fully inclusive basis. Buy out rates for Kudadoo are POA.
Hurawalhi Island Resort is an adults-only paradise resort famous for its 5.8 Underwater Restaurant. Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, there are more than 50 plentiful dive sites within easy reach to explore one of the Indian Ocean’s richest reefs, a stunning underwater restaurant and numerous underwater experiences to try. Hurawalhi offers Overwater and Beach Villas as well as Ocean Pool Villas, each with a 25 sq. m. infinity pool and a sundeck with staircase to the lagoon, and Beach Pool Villas, where guests have their own private beach. With current 25% discount promotion, Ocean Pool Villas start from US$751/£613/€713, Beach Pool Villas US$680/£555/€645, bed and breakfast and Ocean Villas $565/£461/€536 bed and breakfast.

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