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10 Useful Tips to know before Travelling to the Maldives – for the first time traveller!

The Maldives is an incredibly beautiful travel destination that tourists from all over the world love. This article details 10 things that you must know about the Maldives before visiting.

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Extras and tips

It's a well-known fact that the Maldives is a very expensive travel destination! A large portion of the country's goods is imported from all over the world so things can be quite expensive here. You will have to pay a lot of extras when paying your bills in the Maldives so be prepared for that!

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The hotel rates

There are plenty of great hotels and resorts that you can consider when travelling in the Maldives. Some of the hotels offer all-inclusive rates to guests. Before you go ahead and book an all-inclusive deal you need to check what the rate actually includes. This way you will not be bearing any hidden costs.

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Wi-Fi

Nowadays not many people can enjoy life without Wi-Fi! Indeed, many of us need high-speed internet connectivity to stay in touch with colleagues and family. You will be able to connect to Wi-Fi with great ease at many resorts on the island. Some of the resorts offer this service for free while others will charge. So be sure to check!

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Water sports

Those who travel to Maldives desire to enjoy many hours in the dazzling waters that surround the islands. There are plenty of great water sports centres in the islands that offer all the facilities and equipment that tourists need to enjoy the delights of the underwater world. You should check if the hotel that you choose has a house reef as that will give you the chance to enjoy snorkelling and diving tours with great ease. Places like The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort are great options that water sports enthusiasts can consider.

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Keep checking the bill

You need to keep an eye on your budget during your stay in the Maldives! It is quite easy to overspend here and unless you are very careful, you will end up spending a lot more than you should! You can opt to check your bill during your stay so that you will not get unwelcome surprises at the checkout.

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Choose the right room/ villa

You will be paying a lot of money for your accommodation so be sure to check well and choose the right room/ villa. Try to select a room that is located away from noisy areas like the restaurant or the public areas of the hotel so that you will be able to enjoy a relaxing holiday experience.

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Travelling within the islands

You will be travelling to your resort island from Male International Airport on a domestic flight or on a speedboat. The domestic flight schedules are fixed so try to leave to the airport early when you are ready to go back home.

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Boat transfers can be tricky

Those who experience seasickness will be greatly hassled by the boat tours in the Maldives. The boat rides can be incredibly challenging during the rainy season.

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Flight delays

Delays are inevitable when you are catching flights. If you are travelling alone, you will have to get help from a reputed tour agent and learn all you can about your rights so that you will not be at a disadvantage.

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Research the weather

The weather in the Maldives can be rather complicated. Even in the dry season, rainy days can occur so be prepared. Monsoon season also changes every year so you have to come with managed expectations!

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