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Travel tips to the Maldives - Upgrade on tips and be travel savvy

Realize your dream beach holiday in the Maldives by being a smart and travel savvy visitor to this paradise islands. The following travel tips will add extra value to your vacation in the Maldives.


Be informed

Before travelling to the Maldives it is wise to be informed of Maldives best resorts, the best times to travel, the best food options, people, language and customs, rules and regulations, lifestyle and exchange rates.


Plan your budget

Regardless of whether travelling on a budget, on mid-range deals or high-end deals, it is always best to plan your budget beforehand. Especially since the Maldives is made up of more than 1000 islands and the food and other necessities need to be shipped in, the extras and taxes put on goods, services and food can be a bit daunting. This includes a 10% service charge and an 8% goods and services tax.



Most resorts located farther from Male offer airport transfers via seaplanes while resorts close to Male offer boat transfers. Unlike domestic flights, seaplanes and boats do not have published or fixed schedules but get their schedule made at the last minute according to passengers commuting to and from each resort island and their international flight times. Thus, make sure to inform your resort staff of exact arrival and departure dates while keeping some extra time in order to arrive ahead of time for your international flights from Male.


Weather in the Maldives

Be ahead of the weather in this tropical paradise by getting constant weather updates from reliable sources. Contrary to what typical travel flyers predict, weather in the Maldives can be unpredictable with bouts of rain, strong winds and sun.


Pick your resort wisely

Location matters a great deal when it comes to enjoying your holiday. Try to pick a location a comfortable distance away from jetties, docks, restaurants and generators while also keeping an eye for the best part of the beach away from erosion-prone beach areas. A bit of research into resort location will go a long way in making your dream vacation a reality.


Staying connected

Even though many visitors opt to disconnect during their stay in the Maldives, some opt to stay in touch with their loved ones or official correspondence while on vacation. Wi-Fi is free in many Maldivian resorts while some others charge for it. Wi-Fi is quite costly (approximately 150 USD per week) and slows in general in the Maldives. It is recommended to check the Wi-Fi options at your resort island before checking in.


Pre-book your accommodation

Despite the fact that you are on a tight budget and feel the need to physically be there and weigh your options before selecting a hotel; this is quite impossible in the Maldives. Since one island surely means one resort in the Maldives, it is best to pre-book your accommodation. Whether you are staying in a luxury accommodation that belongs to Adaaran in the Maldives or other mid-range or budget accommodation, arrange your hotel booking way ahead of time.