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10 must-know facts about the Maldives - Mysterious Maldives

If there is one magical place on earth that is not just one paradise island but a collection of islands then it is definitely The Maldives. The Maldives is one of the most sought after tropical destinations in the world and there are so much more to these islands than just the white sandy beaches and the pristine blue waters.


The Maldives is so many islands

The Maldives is made of more than 1200 different islands and about 200 of those islands are uninhabited. One of the most unique factors about The Maldives is that each and every resort such as The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is built on an individual island.


Don't overlook Male

Many people tend to miss out on the experiences in Male. You get to see the lives of the locals, how and what they eat, what they do and the museums and markets that you can visit to learn about their culture, history, and traditions.


Alcohol is not allowed in The Maldives

The Maldives is an Islamic country so they have certain rules and regulations that need to be followed. Alcohol is not permitted in public places and is only allowed at private resorts and hotels to their guests


Wear modest clothing

Being an Islamic country Maldivians have strict rules and regulations about their dress codes. It is important to pack some modest clothing along with your tropical getaway wardrobe. Guests are allowed to wear bikinis and bathing suits at the beach or pool.


Visa is not required

All nationalities are able to get 30 days visa on arrival and do not need to get a pre-approved visa. As long as you have a passport that is valid for at least six months and a return ticket you are able to obtain the Visa on arrival.


Best time to visit

The Maldives is a tropical country but gets affected by the Monsoon rains from June to August. The best time to visit the islands is from December to March when the weather is delightful for outdoor activities.


Surfing season is different

If you are looking forward to some thrilling waves then June to August is the best time of the year to visit The Maldives. Even though this is during the monsoon season the sun is shining throughout some days and the sea is a surfer's paradise.


The food is delightful

The Maldives being so many islands, surrounded by the Indian Ocean uses a lot of seafood in their meals. There are so many different preparations that it will never bore you even if you stay in the Maldives for a week. The islands have coconuts in abundance and they use the scraped coconut, coconut milk and the coconut oil in the food.


Seaplanes are a tricky and delightful treat

The seaplanes are your only mode of transport from Male and any other islands. When you need to come back to Male in order to get to the airport make sure you leave ahead of time because the plans do not work according to a time schedule.


Plan other activities apart from the beach-time

It is indisputable that The Maldives' most desired attraction is the beach. Remember not to stay basking in the sun during the complete holiday. Male, the food, the buildings to see, the water sports are also extremely exciting so plan to try out some of these other activities as well.

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