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10 Things to Know Before Planning Your Maldives Trip – Essential Tips for the Traveller

The Maldives is recognised as one of the world's foremost holiday destinations. Provided below are some things that you should know before visiting the Maldives which will help in planning and preparation.


It is an island country

The Maldives is an archipelago consisting of more than 1,000 small islands; to be exact, about 1,190. You will find that each of the resorts in the Maldives is located on a separate island of its own.


A Muslim nation

The Maldives is a Muslim nation, which means that alcohol is not permitted in places such as Male, the capital and the islands inhabited by native Maldivians. It is also illegal to bring in duty-free spirits, but you can still enjoy alcoholic drinks within the resorts.


Lovely islands

You will see that the islands of the Maldives are actually just like the ones pictured on the internet; you can enjoy pristine beaches, dazzling azure waters and the ideal vantage point to take in magical sunsets!


Try island hopping

A great way to optimise your holiday in the Maldives would be to engage in island hopping. In other words, you can stay at one island resort and plan excursions to other islands be they inhabited or uninhabited.


Swim in the company of whale sharks and manta rays

In the Maldives, you will have the opportunity to swim alongside whale sharks and manta rays which is sure to be an entrancing experience. Although you may encounter these marine creatures throughout the year, the optimal time for doing so would be the period from June through September.


The Maldives weather

You will find that the weather in the Maldives is usually good throughout the year. Although it does rain a bit in some months, the rain is often brief and the sunshine soon returns so that you can enjoy the day.



You will find that the Maldives is an outstanding destination for snorkelling and an excellent option would be to avail yourself of the services of a guide on your very first snorkelling session. If you desire to do so, it would make sense to ascertain whether your chosen resort offers guided snorkelling. When seeking a luxury hotel in Maldives an accommodation choice to consider from where you can also go snorkelling would be Velassaru Maldives.


The peak times

The peak period for visiting the Maldives would be the duration from December through April. Should you desire to save money you should visit the islands at other times of the year.


The Maldives has wide-ranging appeal

Although the Maldives has acquired a reputation as a wonderful destination for honeymooners, in actual fact, it is an appealing place for other visitors as well. In addition to romance seekers, other holidaymakers such as adventure enthusiasts, families and so on will also be delighted by what the Maldives has to offer.


Visit other countries

On your Maldives trip, you can also take the opportunity to visit the nation of Sri Lanka or perhaps India. Since these nations are situated in proximity to the Maldives a visit to them may be worthwhile.