There are very few destinations in the world that will have you daydreaming about floating villas, sandy beaches, cozy bonfires and passionate romance–welcome to the Maldives. A popular hotspot for lovers looking to spend uninterrupted quality time together, the vibrant tropical nation is at the top of most Black traveler’s wish list.
The endless blue waters, castaway vibes, aquatic adventures, and sultry heat are just a few of the things that make the Maldives the ultimate baecation getaway. Who wouldn’t want to spend hours watching bae strut around in sexy swimwear that shows off all his manly assets.
Dami Ana (@damivogue) took her own baecation to the island recently, and even though you don’t see him, her loving hubby was there to capture her beauty – and get a few pics of the scenery too. Check out a few photos from their South Asian getaway and be sure to use our handy guide to help plan your own romantic escape for two.
Welcome to the Maldives
Composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls located in the Indian Ocean, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, the Maldives are known for their gorgeous beaches, luxurious overwater bungalows, and unique coral and marine life. Each year lovers across the globe flock to the private island resorts in search of peace, relaxation and of course, love. Though the country is warm and sunny year round, the best time to visit is from November to April. However, planning a trip isn't exactly cheap. Despite the favorable currency exchange, pricey flights, resorts, and seaplanes can make the journey quite expensive.
Ask anyone who has the Maldives on their wishlist and they'll tell you that the one thing they're dreaming of is the luxurious and romantic overwater bungalows and villas. There are numerous options to choose from. Our picks are: One&Only Reethi Rah, Conrad Maldives, and Centara Fushi. Enjoy!
Photo Credit: @damivogue
Traditionally Maldivian cuisine is based on three main items - coconuts, fish, and starches - and on the main island of Malé you will find delicious dishes filled with these ingredients in abundance. However, on the resort islands, you can expect to find not only traditional cuisine, but international options like Italian and Asian, and of course tons of seafood.
Take a Dip
If you think being "stuck" on a private island with bae for a few days will get old, think again. There are plenty of adventures for the two of you to get into. From swimming with reef sharks, whale sharks, and manta rays, to snorkeling through coral reefs, dolphin watching and champagne-filled sunset sails, you'll never get bored. Trust us.