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The Maldives Travel Tips - Guidelines for Visiting Island Haven Maldives

Often regarded as Asia's premier beach holiday and honeymoon hotspot the Maldives is a popular vacation option for travellers. Here are some guidelines to enjoy a hassle free getaway in paradise.

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Accommodation Costs and Options

Accommodation Costs and Options

One of the first aspects visitors must take in to account are the costs involved in reserving a Maldives resort. As one of the more high-end beach holiday destinations in Asia the resorts in the Maldives are some of the most expensive options in the region. With virtually very few budget accommodation providers visitors must select from properties the likes of Velassaru Maldives and other five star resorts. When it comes to selecting accommodation keep in mind that the resort isles are worlds unto themselves unlike other beach holiday destinations so choosing a property located close to the capital or offering the activity options you require is a must. Home stays and guest houses are available close to Male but the facilities and amenities may fall short of what is needed for an ideal for a beach getaway.

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Travel and Transport

Travel and Transport

As a destination that is made up of over a thousand islands getting around Maldives is going to be tricky for those who are used to MRT's and other means of land travel. Most if not all of your transport needs will be seen to by the hotel of your choice and ferries are the best and fastest way to get from one location to another. Cost effective and easily available it would be wise to plan your ferry trips (by studying the daily timetable for ferry services) in advance so you are not stranded on the wrong atoll. Domestic flights are also available although they are more costly and less frequent than the ferries.

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Activity Highlights

Activity Highlights

When in Maldives don't forget to sign up for at least one of the many water sports activities available in the archipelago. Hoards of water sports enthusiasts and professionals head to the Maldives to enjoy the idyllic conditions for their water based activity of choice and travellers should not miss out on the opportunities either. Whether its banana boating with the family or going on a surfing or parasailing adventure the sheer variety of water bound activities are limitless.

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Don't Miss the Capital

Don't Miss the Capital

Most travellers often head directly to the resort isles from the country's international airport in Male and never visit the city until their departure. This is travesty not only because the cultural heart of the Maldives is contained within the capital city but also because the area also offers the best retail opportunities for tourists. From touring the Old Friday Mosque and Republic Square to enjoying a stroll in Sultan's Park or hitting up the boutiques in Chandani Magu the ways to spend an exciting day in Male are endless.

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Cruises and Other Excursion Options

Cruises and Other Excursion Options

There are some adventures and excursions one can only experience in an island nation such as the Maldives and island hopping is not the only game in town. From sunset cruises to catamaran dining safaris and sailing trips making the most of the island laden landscapes of this paradise on earth is a must for first time visitors. Consult tour operators or your resort on the packages available before you arrive in the Maldives to capitalize on the time available.

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Nightlife

Nightlife

Although alcohol is prohibited to the general public visitors can enjoy a cocktail at the resort bars. This means the nightlife options in Male and elsewhere in the country are somewhat scarce although resorts frequently organize cultural showcases with Bodu Beru drummers and other performances during the evenings.