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Tips for first-time visitors to the Maldives – To Make it a Smooth Holiday

The Maldives is the very epitome of beauty and nature coming together in utter perfection. This is why it is often called paradise and added to many bucket lists as a place to visit. The Maldives is a wonderful place to visit. And when you do for the first time, here are some tips.

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Don't Scrimp on the Experience

The Maldives can be quite expensive, so you should keep this in mind when you are planning your trip there. It would be best to for example if you are going there as a couple to look at the honeymoon resorts Maldives has for you. They have great packages and you can enjoy the true Maldivian experience as shown in all those travel photos and vlogs. Indulge in the luxury, head to the spa, have dinner on the beach and allow yourself to be pampered. It makes for a grand experience.

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Go Local

While staying in your resort the likes of Kandolhu Maldives is great, as there is so much to do and see, you should also consider visiting an inhabited island. If you can, join a liveaboard tour where they go from island to island experiencing local life, eating local delicacies and taking part in the local culture. You can wander through the local villagers or join them on a fishing trip and in the evening, you can watch them perform a traditional folk dance with drums called Bodu bera.

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Don't Drink Alcohol Outside the Resort

Alcohol is prohibited outside the resort islands. Keep this in mind. You might need to do a bit of research into the Maldives and their Islamic principles as it is a country that is governed by them. Certain things are prohibited by these laws and you should know these as they will apply to you. Since you arrive by plane to the inhabited islands, you should know that no alcohol is consumed or allowed to be brought into the country.

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Dress Modestly When Outside the Resort

The same goes for your way of dress. While it is perfectly acceptable for you to dress however you want when at the resort, you will be expected to dress modestly when you are in the inhabited islands. This means you should be covering your shoulders and your knees. So, keep a scarf with you and always bring a pair of clothes that you can wear while you are in the inhabited islands.

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Be Aware of Environmental Risks

The Maldives is a unique formation of islands that you can't find anywhere else. Due to its placement as the lowest-lying country in the world, it is being quite drastically affected by climate change and rising sea levels. Keep in mind when you are engaging in various activities if it would harm the local ecosystem. The Maldives is quite sensitive ecologically and resorts are doing a lot towards preservation. Ask around and see how you can do your bit while you are there.

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