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7 important tips you must know when planning a Maldives trip – what to look out for

Scheduling holidays is not the easiest and in the case with the Maldives, you will need to have your basics in order so that you end up with the desired result. Given below are some points.


Short stays

When in the Maldives, there will be certain elements to your holiday that you will experience throughout. Thus, it is advisable to decide on a shorter stay as opposed to a longer one as the leisure facilities will be more or less the same with minute differences. Therefore, a maximum of a week will be the ideal duration as accommodation is not the cheapest and transfers can be quite hard on your budget.


Opt for a luxury stay

Known for its incredible outdoor experiences coupled with remarkable hotel and resort properties that best serve honeymooners and leisure seekers, the Maldives is by far one of the best investments that you will ever have to make. This is why it is wise to choose the most extravagant of accommodation options affording luxurious and breathtaking escapes such as Faarufushi Maldives for example. Budget holidays though possible will invariably have you to choose one element of your holiday over the other and the word 'compromise' must never be mentioned when in the Maldives.


Choose the most affordable transfer

Often your hotel rate will not include the transfer fee to reach your destination from the capital of Male. Thus, double check on every option available as airport transfers can incur high costs. Further, some hotels will require that you select their transfer facility so be careful that you do your research prior to making any booking. Seaplane transfers are common modes of transport based on the location of your hotel or resort and can cost more than 350 USD for a return trip per person.


Make the most of your island

A majority of accommodation in the Maldives is found on individual islands and therefore be sure that you maximize every opportunity to create fond memories that will last a lifetime. So whether it is a couple of spas, big game fishing or water sports such as diving, snorkelling, and banana boat riding; ensure that you schedule a holiday that will capture the very essence of what it is to be in the Maldives.


Have your meals at your hotel

Ordering meals from a relatively limited choice will leave you with literally a bad taste in your mouth. This is simply because it can be very expensive to order. Having a rough budget of not more than 50 USD per person for meals will be ideal and making allowance for a full board stay that includes food and beverages for all three mealtimes is the best way forward.


Have an extra budget

This might seem impossible given that the Maldives is not the cheapest destination to holiday at but you may have to accommodate an additional budget based on your preferences. This will come to light with regards as to what you want out of your stay and how your hotel can match such requirements. If island hopping is something you like but your choice of accommodation does not provide the same, then you will have to pocket out extra money in order to realize this dream.


Know the nature of your excursions

At least a basic knowledge is mandatory in this regard. Knowing how long you will be spending out on the ocean and within the confines of your hotel will give you a better chance of enjoying your holiday in these paradisiacal settings in no uncertain way. Having some structure to your time and how you spend it is vital, if not essential in a country like the Maldives.

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