Experience the Maldives Like Becca Kufrin on 'The Bachelorette'
Nowhere screams “romantic escape to the tropical turquoise waters” quite like the Maldives. The waters are so clear and sand so white that you’d think you were staring straight at a desktop background rather than the world right in front of you. The Maldives are a dream destination for any traveler, but it’s even better for lovebirds looking to share the romantic vacation of a lifetime.
Couples and groups flock to this set of islands thanks to its unparalleled beaches, ideal weather, and top-notch accommodations. Becca Kufrin got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen on the beach here on Season 14 of “The Bachelorette,” and now you can plan a vacation you’ll never forget.
The Maldives is synonymous with relaxation. Many resorts in the area make up their own entirely private island, much like Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, where Becca and her final suitors stayed.
The resort’s island has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation, but why focus on amenities when you’re in one of the world’s most beautiful places? Grab your date, find shade under one of the island’s 17,000 coconut trees, order a cocktail, and enjoy the views.
You’ll see sunsets like never before during your stay in the Maldives. If you’re not in the mood to go on an adventure, we suggest you keep it simple and marvel at the splendor in front of you.
One-on-one date: You're yacht kidding about love
If you opt to stay at the Shangri-La, you can take to the seas and ride on the hotel’s 68-foot yacht “Horizon.” Sail into that famous sunset, sip champagne, and bask in the beauty of the Maldives. Your relationship will be just as smooth as the serene waves.
Becca and Garrett even sailed up to the equator and saw marine life at its best, including dolphins and lagoons. If you love boating, take advantage of this yacht excursion for a day of unparalleled aquatic exploration!
To cap off your adventure at sea, end the day with a romantic dinner and talk about how no matter which hemisphere you’re in, your love will always be in season.
One-on-one date: Bike, bike baby
For another romantic date idea, rent bicycles and ride around relishing the striking scenery around you. With the entire island as your oyster, put the pedal to the metal and bike around to find your own pearl of seclusion.
Feel free to stop and relax on the beach, pop open a bottle of bubbly, and kiss under the blue sky. You can even discuss how you think your relationship has grown and where you see yourselves in the future.
The future Mrs. Yrigoyen
If you’re heading to the Maldives prepared to pop the big question, you might as well do it right on the beach. Garrett proposed to Becca on Serenity Bay Beach at Shangri-La with the waves splashing just inches away. Becca told Garrett “I love you” for the first time here, capping off the journey of a lifetime.
If you aren’t ready for a proposal, we recommend taking this opportunity to tell your loved one what’s in your heart, which is sure to take your relationship to the next level!