Romance is big business in the Maldives, where more than a few visitors are on their honeymoon, renewing their vows or just having an indulgent break with their significant other. Almost anywhere is romantic. That said, the more budget the resort, the more families and big charter groups you’ll get, and the intimacy of the romantic experience can be diminished if it’s peace, quiet and candlelit dinners you’re after. Romance does not necessarily mean huge cost. It’s hard to think of anywhere more lovely than little Makunudu Island, for example, where there’s no TV or loud music, just gorgeously simple and traditional houses dotted along the beach, and vegetation thick with trees planted by past honeymooners. However, the maxim of getting what you pay for is still true here – the loveliest, most romantic resorts are usually not the cheap ones.