Over the last couple of years, honeymoons and celebratory getaways for momentous anniversaries have been continuously met with delays. Many travellers have been opting to celebrate closer to home or cancel plans altogether. So, personal travel management company, Winged Boots, is offering one married couple the opportunity to renew their honeymoon in the Maldives.

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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort. Credit: Accor Hotels

Whether it was the effect of Covid or a different reason, if your honeymoon didn’t quite hit the mark, Winged Boots is offering one married couple (must be married or in a civil partnership before January 2022) the opportunity to renew their honeymoon.

The lucky married couple will get the chance to level up their honeymoon in the Maldives if their previous post-wedding getaway that didn’t quite hit the mark – or allow them to finally enjoy a honeymoon due to everchanging plans and the pandemic.

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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort. Credit: Accor Hotels

The couple will enjoy 10 nights, full board, at the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort in November 2022, with five nights in a beach villa with a pool and five nights in an overwater villa, also with a serene private pool.

To make the most of the resort’s restaurants, bars and excursions, Winged Boots is also including £1,000 spending money for the lucky couple.

To be in with a chance to win the honeymoon prize, valued at £15k, visit the Winged Boots Maldives Honeymoon competition page and share why you should be the married couple chosen to renew your honeymoon.

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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort. Credit: Accor Hotels
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From heartfelt stories of the struggle to finally celebrate to the all-out hilarious and memorable plans you ended up opting for, Winged Boots wants to hear your story for the chance to win.

David Ox, Managing Director of Winged Boots says: “After a few turbulent years for many married couples looking to make up for past plans, we wanted to offer one couple the opportunity to celebrate their relationship with an unforgettable honeymoon experience in the Maldives.

“The Maldives is an iconic honeymoon spot with indulgence and relaxation at its core and the Raffles Maldives Resort certainly delivers. The winners will also benefit from 24/7 access to a personal travel manager before and during their trip, so they can plan the perfect day-to-day itinerary, to curate a truly unforgettable experience.”

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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort. Credit: Accor Hotels

A Real-Life Honeymoon Disaster

Amelia Hayward honeymooned in Italy in May 2019 but unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned, she said: “We’d planned a two-week road trip starting in Lake Garda and travelling south through the Italian countryside to the Amalfi coast.

“I had researched the trip for days on end and read that May or June was the perfect time for the weather and avoiding the main tourist crowds in the height of Summer.

“It wasn’t quite as warm as I like and as we travelled south to Bologna and Florence after visiting Lake Garda, the weather turned pretty horrific – we had booked hotels with pools which were all closed as it rained for the majority of the days and nights.

“The rain continued, and I mean torrential, and we had planned to spend the next five days exploring the wine regions of Montepulciano and Umbria but the sky was completely grey and everywhere was incredibly quiet as everyone retreated inside – apparently the locals kept telling us that this was the worst weather they’d seen in May for 45 years!

“After a night sat in our room watching Netflix, we were in a Tuscan villa in the middle of nowhere, we just didn’t think it would do the places justice so we cancelled this section of our trip and headed to the Amalfi Coast early as we could see that the weather was more promising.

“We still had an amazing time and thankfully there is so much to do in Italy, but you put a lot of pressure, time and money into your honeymoon being the best trip of your life, imagining exactly how you see it on social media and going all out to stay in the best hotel and have an unforgettable experience.

“The hardest part was not being able to appreciate the stunning scenery and ‘the buzz’ that I have seen on small visits to Italy before, but we plan to explore Umbria at some point in the future and agreed that we should just take it as a good sign…’terrible honeymoon… great marriage’!”

How to Get Involved:

  • Visit the Winged Boots website here: wingedboots.co.uk/maldives-honeymoon-competition/
  • Apply by filling in the form on the page
  • Applications open: 21st March 2022 and close: 30th April 2022
  • A shortlist of successful applicants will then be progressed onto stage two, where a video application will be required
  • For the final stage, an independent judge will decide which lucky couple will win the ‘Renew your honeymoon’ competition
  • The honeymoon will take place in November 2022 for ten nights, specific dates are TBC.

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