The Rania Experience in the Maldives has launched a private wedding package for lovers to renew vows, honeymoon or celebrate a wedding anniversary. The exclusive castaway retreat on a private island in the Maldives even comes with with its own luxury yacht.
Grooms start the day diving or fishing, followed by a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure before being escorted to the blessing at a beach pavilion or aboard ‘The Rania’ yacht to the sound of local Maldivian drums.
Brides enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before being whisked away to the spa for a full day of pampering with beauty treatments and styling.
The simple and elegant ceremony takes place just before sunset over the Indian Ocean, performed by an Island Senior in the local Dhivehi language – with a transcription presented in English along with the Blessing Certificate.
Following the exchange of rings, cutting of the Blessing Cake and photos taken by a private butler, couples board a private yacht for a sunset cruise with Dom Perignon Champagne and canapés.
On returning to the island, a candlelit five-course dinner is served on the beach or other island venue – with the option of a bed on the beach to sleep under the stars.
Offering unlimited gourmet dining, drinking and spa treatments, along with yoga, fishing or diving on demand, The Rania Experience was this year hailed by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the world’s most “scene-stealing” new hotels and resorts, “raising pampering to a new level”.
The “ultimate romantic getaway” on Faafu Atoll is a picture postcard paradise of white sands and turquoise blue waters 35-minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport.
Guests can enjoy private use of ‘The Rania’, a luxury 86ft yacht with indoor and outdoor lounges and dining areas, Jacuzzi, air-conditioning and a full entertainment system including home-theatre.
Designed with barefoot luxury in mind, the island encompasses the lavish air-conditioned three bedroom Rania Suite overlooking a plunge pool and a stones throw away are three individual beach villas with thatched roofs and traditional Maldivian open-air style bathrooms.
Guests can enjoy unlimited pampering at The Rania Spa, offering Ayurvedic and other specialized treatments. Massages and treatments can be taken anywhere, from the beach at sunset to the privacy of their villa or aboard the yacht at the time preferred by the guests.
Gourmet dining is cooked and served anytime and anywhere, either on the island or aboard ‘The Rania’.
Blessed with some of the world’s most spectacular sunsets, a variety of cultural shows can also be arranged on request and at an additional charge, from a lively traditional Bodu Beru (local drums) dance to a laid-back local Maldivian band.
Additional amenities on the island include a small personal gym, state of the art karaoke system, billiards, beach volleyball and Badminton, satellite TV, a selection of films and a host of board games.
The ‘Rania Experience’ is limited to just one exclusive booking at any one time.
The ‘Wedding Blessing’ package price of US$ 1,100 per couple is in addition to the Island Rental Rate and Inclusive of 10% service charge which is paid directly to staff. Couples holding their Blessing Ceremony on the island are also offered a first year anniversary discount of 15%.