Useful Things To Know Before Your Trip To Maldives

Ravishing collection of more than 1,000 coral islands, sun-kissed beaches and vibrant reefs; the tropical paradise of Maldives is an ideal holiday spot and perhaps one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. However, if you are planning for Maldives tour package from Dubai, then here are some useful things that you need to know.

 

Plan trip duration

Dotted with fine hotels, luxurious resorts and exquisite restaurants – the dreamy and magical atmosphere of Maldives can be very much tempting for visitors but don’t forget that this place is really expensive. Stretching your Maldives holiday for 4 to 5 days is enough to have a rewarding trip. You have the liberty to stay and explore multiple islands in Maldives but transportation is very tedious and also expensive. So, if you are not planning to do deep sea fishing which requires time then a short trip is more suitable for Maldives vacation.

 

Visa and passport

Pre-arrival visa is not required for tourists during Maldives holidays. However, after your arrival in Maldives, a 30-days visa will be issued to you. Make sure your passport flaunts a minimum 6 months of validity from the time of the trip. While planning for your holiday package in Maldives, you have to produce a valid ticket out of the Maldives right at the moment you land there.

 

Do not bring alcohol

Being an Islamic nation, alcohol is restricted by law in Maldives. It is very wise for visitors to remember not to bring liquor or any products that contain alcohol like beer and wine to Maldives. In case you brought alcohol already, then you have to leave them with customs at the airport and you can pick it up on the way out of Maldives. Most of the private resorts in Maldives are licensed to serve alcohol to tourists.

 

Respect local culture

In Maldives, Islam is the official religion which was introduced to the Maldives at the end of the 12th century. Local people have low tolerance when it comes to offensive gestures in public. It is advised to all visitors that never disrespect the culture and local people of Maldives in any manner and refrain yourself from any public displays of affection. For adults, wearing skimpy clothes or bikini is not allowed at certain places. Although, when you are on a dedicated “bikini beach” or on a private tourist resort island, you can sport your favourite bathing suit.

 

Best time to visit

Summer in Maldives continues from December to April and it is also the peak tourist season there. During summer, this beach paradise boasts of dry and sunny climate with a little or no rain. With the temperature around 28-30 degrees Celsius on most days, the weather is comfortable and pleasing in Maldives during summer. However, you can visit Maldives in monsoon which lasts from May to November but keep it in mind that hotels and resorts get more costly during this time.

 

Your hotel is an island

Most of the hotels and resorts in Maldives are in private islands. So be ready to accept the fact your hotel is the only one on the whole island. Food choices are more or less limited. It is wise to book a full board price package which includes meal and drinks during your stay at the hotel.

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