What It Was REALLY Like Spending The Night On A Private Island

Spending the night deserted on a private Maldivian island at Maafushivaru!

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Upon arrival at the DREAMIEST resort in the Maldives; Maafushivaru, we were told that we were to be spending our very first night on their private island; Lonubo, I genuinely couldn't belive my ears, it was honestly one of those 'pinch-me-is-this-real-life?!' moments! Maafushivaru has it's very own island, in the neighbouring lagoon which you can book a private dinner or overnight getaway.. that's a YES from me! Let's see what we got up to...

Want your very own Robinson Crusoe moment? Then look NO further as Maafushivaru offer just that on Lonubo; their very own private island! With three different packages to book, you can enjoy some alone time on Lonubo for dinner or the whole night. We were SO incredibly lucky to spend the night on Lonubo, and I can hand on heart say it was the best night of my life. We were taken across to the island at 4.30pm and left for a few hours (which basically entailed us running around the island like absolute loonies; we couldn't believe we had the place to ourself! We poured some champagne and took the drone for a spin.. it was BLISS!).

Our very own waiter and chef then came across to the island at 6.30pm to cook us a private candle lit BBQ, and I can honestly say it was the most romantic night of my life *SWOON*, from start to finish, it really was the most wonderful, luxurious and private getaway and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat if I could! Oh, and did I mention that there's only ONE villa on the whole island.. complete with a jacuzzi and champagne (HELLO honeymooners!).

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What packages are available on Lonubo?

The Romantic Picnic:

A beautifully prepared picnic for two. We will deliver the Hamper with you when you arrive, together with a selection of soft drinks and water.     Price: US$ 450

Island BBQ:

A modern BBQ - where a chef cooks your food, whilst you spend time together enjoying a glass of wine, watching the sunset and the stars rise. Price: US$ 550

Desert Island Dream: 

Your own desert island for the night. A fully catered 4 course dinner with your own chef and waiter. Sit and enjoy the true Maldivian experience of a private dinner on the beach with sand between your toes.                    Price: US$ 900

Whilst I know the packages at Lonubo are *fairly pricey, I truly believe that we'll never have an experience quite that wonderful again! I would DEFINITELY book it if you're visiting Maafushivaru on a honeymoon, because let's face it - what's more romantic than a WHOLE island to yourself?!

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P I N   M E : 

Maldives Private Island

Would you love this Castaway experience? Is this something you could see yourself booking for a honeymoon or special occasion? It was MAGICAL!

*A HUGE thank you to the wonderful staff at Maafushivaru for organising our stay at Lonubo - we had the BEST time!


  1. Angie 27th April 2017 / 9:54 am

    What an incredible experience!! I love the hat too!

    • Hayley 28th April 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thank you lovely lady – it’s from Debenhams 🙂 x

    • Hayley 28th April 2017 / 10:56 am

      It really was love – best night EVER! x

  2. Sophie Cliff 27th April 2017 / 10:16 am

    Oh my goddddd, this looks BEYOND incredible you lucky thing!!! x
    Sophie Cliff

    • Hayley 28th April 2017 / 10:56 am

      Oh girl it really was; I was literally pinching myself it didn’t feel real! x

    • Hayley 28th April 2017 / 10:56 am

      It was love! I’d be back there in a heartbeat if I could haha! x

  3. Sophie 27th April 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Say whaaaat, this looks unreal! LOOK at that white sand and gorgeous water…sounds like the most perfect, romantic night. Onto the bucket list it goes!
    (side note: you look lovely as per)
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

    • Hayley 28th April 2017 / 10:57 am

      It honestly doesn’t look real – so crazy beautiful! Definitely love; it’s a must for honeymooners! Ah thank you! 🙂 x

  4. Ariadna 27th April 2017 / 9:55 pm

    OMG it sounds like dream, and the pictures look like one!! This sounds ideal for a honeymoon (I’ll keep it in mind for when I get married in the distant future haha) x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • Hayley 28th April 2017 / 10:57 am

      Definitely do love – it’s the ULTIMATE honeymoon destination that’s for sure! x

  5. Peta 28th April 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Oh my goodness Hayley, surely this is the absolute dream! One day, one day!! What a wonderful time you must have had, I’m so pleased you got to go to such an amazing little island and share it with us!
    I hope you’re well,
    Peta x


    • Hayley 29th April 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Ah thank you lovely lady – it honestly was the DREAM. We truly had the best time; my best friend is booking it for her honeymoon! 🙂 x

  6. Teesh 7th May 2017 / 11:56 am

    This was so luxurious!! This looks like a load of fun and would be the first thing I book when I finally win the lottery 🙂

    • Hayley 8th May 2017 / 12:30 pm

      I don’t blame you love, if I won I’d be back there in a heart beat! x

    • Hayley 10th May 2017 / 12:07 pm

      So glad to hear that lovely! It really was the dreamiest night ever, wish I could do it all over again! x

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