If you see directly these 5 pre wedding shoot locations in Maldives through your eyes that you will get amazed! I’m here twice for pre wedding and always love this such wonderful places.
Hi lovely couple my name is Bima and thank you for stopping by, through this blog you can see my recent photography works in wedding and pre wedding, even more I also will share some nice stories about how to go to Maldives, what thing you should do, and many more.
Before I share about 5 pre wedding shoot locations that I recommend you to know, let me give you with some basic information about visiting Maldives.
Visiting Maldives Information
Becoming one of greatest place for getting married and honeymoon, Maldives provide excellent infrastructure that make us feels like home. When I was there in 2014 and 2015 I’m impressed that a Maldivian guy told me that they are 100% moslem.
It was true! because when I want to buy some magnetic fridge accessories, some store are closed for 15 minutes which mean they still praying and it always happen 5 times a day. Not all store but you will find some of them!
When you gonna visit Maldives than I surely you to check Maldives Immigration, as I know that Maldives government are super welcome so the majority of countries in this globe are getting 30 days FREE Visa which is it is excellent period for having married, honeymoon, or simply chill out with friends.
Book Your Flight to Maldives
There couple of airlines that visiting Maldives every single day, here you should know that Maldives international airport is called Velana International Airport which is formerly as Ibrahim Naser International Airport.
From the lowest cost airlines such as Air Asia to the full service airlines such as Cathay Pasific, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and more, they fly to this incredible country.
All you need to do now is comparing the price and book as fast as you can to avoid price increasing. For over than 5 years I purely satisfied with 2 company that will compare online among 2-3 ticket agency. So here I recommend you to check regularly about your flight with jetradar or compare prices on flights with Skyscanner.
Once you got the ticket on your hands that start browsing about Maldives, it such wonderful place that you definitely must visit in your entire life!
Recommendation of Things to Bring When Visiting Maldives
It always good to prepare every single things that we need when we’re going to holiday even getting destination wedding celebration.
You may buy various of things before visiting Maldives but I personally suggest you to have these 2 (two) things, check the list below:
Here you will get so much great information such as colorful maps, your itineraries sample which help you to arrange your trip, essentials info such as operating hours, currency, official website and some pricing tips.
This book will telling you good things about several prime ares in Maldives such as Male, Ari Atoll, Utheemu, Rasdhoo Atoll, Gan, Baa, South Male Atoll, North Male Atoll, Raa, Noonu, Addu Atoll, Haa Alifu, and more.
Some good things to do that you can’t miss while visiting Maldives is simply doing just like what I did, there are baby shark feeding (used to be at 4.30 pm every day – even I stop my photo shoot and enjoying this experience and baby turtle conservatory, you will see cute turtles to be release in the sea).
Go buy this great book for US$22.09 for the brand new or simply buy the used book for just US$12.42 on Amazon
Here you will get 1 full set of fin, mask, snorkel, and the bag so it is co compact to bring in every diving spot that your resort had.
I try to figure out about this diving set and I sure that it comes with great price, here you can bring it home for average of US$29.99 to US$39.99.
I sure that a lot of color options that you can choose such as grey, black, red, blue, and yellow so you can easily buy snorkel that suit on you.
Check all the collection and buy this diving snorkel set now on Amazon
What To Do After Landing in Maldives
I still don’t talk about 5 pre wedding shoot locations yet cause due to this geographic condition that we should follow the country rules.
If your plane landed after 4 pm than you must stop at the airport till tomorrow (which is so tired) or go to Male City for taking 1 night transit and sightseeing around the city, by the Male City is the capitol of Maldives so here you will see the president’s office for sure just like my wife did before our photo session.
Due to newest information that all seaplane will OFF at 4 pm but you still can go to the resort by speedboat!
That day we choose to get 1 night transit in Male City and see what the city looks like, following walk out from the airport terminal building I go to small ticketing counter of the boat (just 40 meter from the building) and pay 10 rufiyaa, Maldivian currency which is cost about US$1/person to ride with the boat to Male City.
We took really nice journey to Male City for just 10 minutes and it was fantastic to see Maldives in our first time. Once we touch down in the Male City’s harbor than I walk to my transit hotel called Lucky Hiya, it is small hotel but located in superb locations which close to hospital, cheap restaurant, and souvenir stores.
There are also several nice transit hotel that I recommend to you, they provide equal or better facilities than mine:
- Somerset Inn – Colorful and nice hotel where you will find white, tosca, and read color for surrounding the room
- Novina – A beautiful minimalist and modern hotel
NOTE – Make sure you go to your resort reservation desk that located in outside the airport terminal building before go to your transit hotel.
Here YOU MUST CONFIRM to them that you already arrive and let them know where do you stay before check in to your resort. Your hotel staff here will help you to organize your departure time with speed boat, sea plane, or domestic flight with your transit hotel staff.
5 Pre Wedding Shoot Locations That Will Blown Your Mind!
Maldives is always in my mind, they such beautiful view is the only thing that I can’t forget once I’m back to my hometown. There is always a dream to come back again and again to Maldives for serving pre wedding or wedding photo shoot and enjoying the scenery out there.
I’ve been so honor to trusted by my recent couple who coming from Hong Kong and Singapore, they were so nice and humble during my 6 hours photo session.
It’s a prestigious time both for me and my wife to stay in 2 different 5 star and luxury resort called LUX* South Aril Atoll and Angsana Velavaru. They come with great views and hospitality that make me feels at home surely!
No matter you will visit to Maldives for pre wedding, wedding, honeymoon, or just get days off but down here I’m gonna share 5 pre wedding shoot locations that comes with great view that will blown your mind away!
I went to Angsana on October for pre wedding shoot and the scenery was incredible even me and my client got beautiful rainbow in the morning.
Going to Angsana will be your unique experience because you should fly with Seaplane which is stand by near Velana International Airport. Angsana’s staff will stand by in their booth just outside the terminal building. You better to see this magnificent photos of Angsana below:
This 5 star resort is located in Dhigufinolhu Island, PO Box 2014, South Male Atoll, 08190 Gulhi, just 21 km at the south of Velana International Airport and since it is quite near so 24 hours speedboat is ready for your transfer, not like Angsana, you just need 35 minutes speedboat ride to Anantara Dhigu and it was excellent!
Don’t miss to see the baby shark feeding before sunset and you can ask the hotel staff for the fix hour. Since Anantara belong to one of most favorite resort than you can book it immediately through Agoda.com or Booking.com
The next lists of 5 pre wedding shoot locations that I personally recommend is Baros Maldives.
Baros is a small island nearby the Male City. The great thing of staying here is there is an espresso machine in each room so you can bet coffee anytime! To go to this resort you just need a 25 minutes speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, and as I said before, make a confirmation to the resort counter once you landed in the airport.
Just like Angsana, Baros also separate their resort into 2 (two) region, the main island and the water villa area, simply walk on the bridge if you want to explore the most luxury area in water villa.
I guarantee you can’t miss this resort, the Lily Beach Resort and Spa. Enjoy to sit back in their infinity pool just face to the ocean to see its sunset magnificent view. Lily is located in South Ari Atoll with 600 meter length and 110 meter wide island and you can visit it by 25 minutes ride with seaplane from Velana International Airport.
Lily Maa is an open-air restaurant with panoramic lagoon views, an all-day buffet and a selection of 70 premium wines. Tamarind Restaurant serves a fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine while The Wave offers fresh lobster. Chinese breakfast options are available.
LUX* was wonderful, this is the resort that my couple choose for their pre wedding shoot location, there are 2 (two) option to go in, with a seaplane or combination of domestic flight and speed boat. Don’t forget to see the baby shark feeding every 5 pm in the wooden bridge that connected the prime island to the water villa rooms.
When I was there I used Agoda.com to book the resort in beach villa while my couple stay in Water Villa, but laely you also may compare it with Booking.com to get the best deal. Lux* is separate place but you always can sightseeing around the resort using a bike (rent for US$5 or free) or hiring free buggy car. Lux* is built in a 2 km long island so U saw some guest run in the morning and back with the buggy too.
Having Your Pre Wedding Photoshoot in Maldives
Maldives is the perfect gateway to having a pre wedding and wedding, when you thinking about this place than I could say that you do the great thing. As I said before I’ve been here for twice and serving two different couple which is coming from Hong Kong and Singapore. So I met my recent couple just coming through this blog, the same blog that you read right now and we discuss and meet in person through video skype or whatsapp video call.
I’m shooting for 6 hours in common but my 2nd couple want me to shoot more for the sunrise experience. It was fantastic cause I got rainbow scene during my session even rainbow is only showing up for less than 15 minutes but it is truly wonderful.
My first visit to Maldives is by having fun in Lux* South Ari Atoll, so if you willing to have me there you can see my complete pre wedding session in Lux* Maldives.
My second chance to Maldives is serving 12 hours photoshoot divided into two days, so it is 6 hours on each day and we discover our session on Angsana Velavaru. If you willing to be there than you can check my recent pre wedding session in Angsana Velavaru.
No matter where you come I’m always well prepare for having an international photo session. To get clear about my availability so I suggest you to book my session at least 3-4 months before and I’m appreciate that cause you help me to arrange my other works. 3-4 months is also good for you to preparing your flight and hotel, just in case you should know that due to high season in Maldives, I need to move from Viceroy to Angsana cause the whole resort is being fully booked by some groups.
I welcoming you see my portfolio where you can see how I works and my photography style, It always good for you learn more about my art works before asking me to be your moment hunter, it is really important!
You may choose your own resort or considering my personal recommendation of 5 pre wedding shoot locations that I mentioned above.
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I’m truly appreciate if you willing to send me your details such as your name, your fiancee name, wedding or pre wedding date, venue, and some special message to me. It will be great to know each other before we doing photo shoot and I sure that getting close will make us more comfortable during the photo session
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