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Top 5 travel tips to know before travelling to the Maldives - For a trouble-free vacation!

Any destination requires pre-planning for the ultimate vacation abroad. Without proper preparatory steps, your vocation will not be a very successful one and that will be a complete shame, especially if you're travelling to the Maldives. Here are a few travel tips that can enhance your experience here.


Planning around the weather

The Maldives is a tropical country which has seasonal monsoons. Therefore, you must plan your trip according to the weather. The peak season for travel is from November to April with endless sunshine. Having said that, the prices for hotels and activities will skyrocket during these times. Thus, it is recommended to travel to the Maldives during the shoulder seasons where prices will drop. If you are planning to take part in any particular activity make sure the weather is perfect for it, during the time you are planning to travel in.


Accommodation and flights

You must plan your trips well in advance. Check online for the available hotels and flights a few months ahead to secure good rates. Shoulder seasons and off-peak seasons have quite a lot of offers and discounts, make sure to check them out. And remember by booking in advance, you are more likely to get the best rates possible that you should not miss out on. Besides, if you're looking for a resort to book, you can check out properties like The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort which will offer discounts during certain times of the year.


Unwritten rules and regulations

Before you travel to a foreign country, you must know certain things about their lifestyle and culture in order to understand and not offend them accidentally. The Maldives is an Islamic country which means they observe the month of fasting that lasts for around a month. Try to avoid this month for vacation, as many staff head home to meet families during this time of the year. Finding food for during the day will present as a challenge. Also, shops and other services close during times of prayers, so do not be surprised. Besides that, you must also observe modest and decent clothing. Public displays of affection are also not allowed either.


Half-board or all-inclusive?

Which package should you be choosing? This completely depends on you and your preference. If you are planning to spend your time on the beaches and enjoy thrilling water sports, you can check out the all-inclusive deals. This will also include buffet breakfast and lunches. Before you choose a deal make sure that they offer all the things that you require. If you're travelling with kids, check if the place is kid-friendly too.



You cannot pack tobacco products, alcohol or pork when travelling to the Maldives which will be confiscated at the airport. Make sure to pack a water-resistant camera that can take pictures underwater. You will love this feature! If you would like to stick to a certain budget, make sure to carry your own diving, surfing and snorkelling gear if you already own it!

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