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6 Things You Really Didn't Know (But Should) About Maldives - Fascinating Facts about this Enchanting Destination

Maldives is known to be one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Read on and find out top fascinating facts about this mesmerizing wonderland.


The Maldives is the most disparate country in the world

The Maldives constitutes close to 1200 small islands and so it is known to be the most disparate country in the world. Most of these islands remain uninhabited too! This surely enhances the appeal of this enchanting destination. A large number of islands in the country have been converted to resorts. Of course there are quite a few islands which are inhabited by the locals.


The Maldives has one of the highest literacy rates in the world

The Maldives boasts of a literacy rate of 98%. English and Dhivehi are taught in the schools and so quite a number of locals are fluent in both languages. This helps boost the tourism industry in the country for sure.


One can tour the Maldives on a budget

is a stylish and luxurious destination which is reserved for affluent travellers. But this is actually not true. There are plenty of great places in Maldives that offer cheap accommodation. Of course, if you want to indulge in a luxurious holiday you can stay at a stylish beach bungalow in Maldives. There are popular options like Faarufushi Maldives which you can consider. But if you want to save some money on your tour, you can opt to stay at a small guest house and visit one of the resort islands on a speed boat. You can have yourself picked from the resort in the evening. This will give you the chance to indulge in the luxuries of Maldives on a budget.


Alcohol can be consumed only in the resort islands

The Maldives has a very strict policy when it comes to alcohol consumption. You will be allowed to consume alcohol only in the resort islands. Keep this point in mind and avoid getting into trouble!


Local culture is quite conservative

The local culture of Maldives is quite conservative. So if you desire to visit a local island, you will have to make sure you are dressed modestly. Be sure to pack some decent outfits so you will get the chance to visit and admire the charms of the local islands to your heart's content. There are plenty of beautiful cultural and religious sites that you can visit while travelling on the local islands. You will have to make sure that you are covered well before you enter the places of worship.
Be sure to pack some good beach cover-ups as well. You can also pack some shawls to cover your body.


The price you see is not always the price you will actually pay

Most often than not, there is a heavy tax percentage attached to the final bill value. Keep this in mind when you make your payments. You will not have to offer tips at the restaurants as the service charge is generally included in the final bill.

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