What to know before visiting Maldives
Welcome to the Maldives - A Paradise on Earth!Nestled in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a breathtaking archipelago consisting of over 1,000 coral islands, each more pristine than the next. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, powdery white sand beaches, and vibrant marine life, the Maldives is a true tropical paradise that captivates the hearts of travellers from around the world.
Experience Unparalleled LuxuryThe Maldives is renowned for its world-class luxury resorts that offer unrivalled comfort, privacy, and indulgence. Imagine staying in a lavish overwater villa, perched above the glistening ocean, where you can step directly into the turquoise lagoon from your private deck. Many of these resorts feature exquisite dining options, spa and wellness facilities, and a range of recreational activities such as snorkelling, diving, and water sports to ensure an unforgettable stay....
Dive into a World of Underwater WondersThe Maldives is a diver's paradise, with its warm waters teeming with an abundance of marine life. Embark on a diving adventure to explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter majestic manta rays and graceful sea turtles, and be mesmerised by the colourful tropical fish that call the Maldives home. Whether you're an experienced diver or new to the underwater world, the Maldives offers incredible diving opportunities for all skill levels.
Indulge in Serenity and WellnessThe Maldives is the epitome of tranquillity, making it an ideal destination for those seeking peace and relaxation. Unwind with spa treatments that draw on ancient healing traditions, such as Ayurveda and Balinese massages, and let the soothing sounds of the ocean waves lull you into a state of blissful relaxation. Practice yoga on the beach or indulge in meditation to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Maldives.
Embrace Adventure and RomanceBeyond its idyllic beaches, the Maldives offers an array of thrilling activities for adventure enthusiasts. Embark on a sunset cruise, go fishing, or try your hand at surfing in the azure waves. Explore local islands to learn about Maldivian culture and traditions, or simply revel in the romance of a private beach picnic or a starlit dinner on the water. The Maldives is a perfect destination for honeymooners, couples, and anyone seeking a dreamy escape with a touch of adventure.
Preserve ParadiseThe Maldives is committed to sustainable tourism and the preservation of its pristine natural beauty. Many resorts and organisations in the Maldives are dedicated to protecting the delicate marine ecosystems, promoting responsible tourism practices, and supporting local communities. By visiting the Maldives, you are not only embarking on an unforgettable journey but also contributing to the conservation efforts of this fragile paradise.
Plan Your Dream Getaway to the MaldivesAre you ready to embark on a journey to the Maldives, where paradise awaits? Start planning your dream getaway to this tropical haven today and get ready to be captivated by its unparalleled beauty, luxury, and serenity. Whether you're seeking a romantic escape, an adventure-filled vacation, or simply a serene retreat, the Maldives promises an experience of a lifetime. Come and discover the magic of this tropical paradise - your dream getaway awaits!
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The official language of the Maldives is Maldivian (Dhivehi).
English is widely spoken throughout the country, especially in resort areas as well as Male.
The currency used throughout the Maldives is Maldivian rufiyaa however the Euro and the US dollar are also widely accepted. All major credit cards can be used at resorts, restaurants, and shops in Male and several other islands. Withdrawing money from ATMs is not usually possible.
To enter the Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required as one will be issued upon arrival in the country.
The Maldives is warm and sunny all year round with the high season being between December and March. The monsoon season occurs from May to October so it is not the best time to travel.
All islands within the Maldives are small enough to be covered by foot however, taxis do operate in the larger islands to get to and from the resort and airport.
The Maldives are known as the perfect honeymoon location or romantic getaway but that doesn’t mean the whole family can’t enjoy the beauty of the islands. Kid-friendly hotels can be somewhat difficult to come by but those that exist will ensure your little ones will be entertained the whole time!
The Maldives is a conservative Muslim country and homosexual acts are illegal Discretion is advised at the airport as well as in Male and other local destinations. With that said, most resorts in the Maldives are very welcoming to LGBTQ travellers. The country relies heavily on tourism, and visitors are unlikely to experience harassment or discrimination at their resort. The Maldives is becoming an increasingly popular destination for LGBTQ travellers.
The standard voltage used in the Maldives is 220-240 volts. The power outlets are mostly the same as the 3-pin style used in the United Kingdom. Though some of the resorts may have outlets for shavers or a converter on hand, we recommend you travel on your own just in case.
Dhoni crafts (miniatures of the traditional Dhoni boats), mat weavings known as Thundu Kunaa, lacquer works in the form of a jewelry box or utensils, and red coral jewelry are among the popular items to bring back from a trip to the Maldives.
As the Maldives is a Muslim country you will want to dress modestly if you plan to spend time outside of your resort; on an inhabited island or if staying in Male, so a cover-up, pants, or a long skirt and long sleeve tops are good to bring.
WiFi in the Maldives is commonly complimentary in hotels and resorts. That being said, some resorts only offer complimentary WiFi in the main areas of the property (lobby, restaurants, bars, etc.)
Ramadan, which is held during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is August or September, and Eid Festival is celebrated at the end of September.
Knowing the basics of please, thank you, and you're welcome in the language of the country you are traveling to is always appreciated. Here are some useful words to help you communicate and or impress the locals - Hello - Assalaamu alaikum Please - Adhes kohfa Thank you - Shukuriyaa You’re welcome - Maruhabaa Excuse me - Ma-aaf kurey Nice to meet you - Baddhalu vee thi varah ufavejje