Until now the only dilemma you'd face when booking your honeymoon to the Maldives is whether to opt for a beach villa, where you can walk straight on to the sand, or an over-water villa, where you can slip off your deck into the lagoon.

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Well worry no more, because Dusit Thani offers the best of both worlds with a Water Villa perched on stilts along the shore, giving you direct access to the beach, lagoon and a private pool.

The hotel's Thai heritage comes through in the service, spa and food - the tom yum goong (prawn soup) at Benjarong is as good as any in Bangkok. But off-shore is where the real action happens, with a house reef that rings the island waiting to be explored.

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The dive centre can take you to sites where you'll see reef sharks, striped oriental sweetlips fish and giant clams.

Back on dry land, head for a sunset cocktail at Sala Bar… then grab one of the telescopes for stargazing once darkness falls.

WOW FACTOR: Dusit Thani sees other resorts' over-water spas and raises them with six treetop spa pods. Make ours a Blue Lotus Aloe Wrap, please.

GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk