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12 Things you need to know about visiting the Maldives – valuable points of reference

Even in the case of the picture-perfect paradise of the Maldives, there are certain features that a prospective traveller would need to know in advance. Provided are 15 important factors.


Resorts on islands

Yes, the Maldives is a collection of stunning islands, numbering 1,190 in total. In turn, when you choose to make your home in the Maldives for any duration, invariably, you will be housed on a private island.


Basic travel

Once in Male's airport, seaplane or boat transfer services would be the modes of transport that you will have access to.



Owing to the Maldives is a Muslim country, alcohol consumption is limited to the nation's capital of Male with bars on bringing duty-free alcohol into the country. However, resort properties serve their own alcoholic beverages to guests.



The beaches in this part of the world are known to throw up many a spectacle. Although, none would capture the attention in a way by which the luminescent plankton does. Found glowing on some of the Maldives's beaches come dusk, tourists would do well to stay awake just to capture this mesmeric scene.


Swim with whale sharks

The period of June through September is the prime time to head over to these azure seas where one will be able to swim alongside these gentle giants.


Manta Ray viewing

During the period as mentioned above, leisure seekers may also take their chance and set about discovering the species of Manta Rays that inhabit these waters in sizeable numbers.


Do not worry about the weather

Tropical weather prevails in this part of the world with monsoonal spells known to descend during certain times of the year. However, warm and welcoming weather would for most parts, be your constant source of happiness.


Snorkel your way into serenity

Snorkelling in the Maldives is one of the more pleasing of escapades that one may engage in. The colours of the ocean floor coupled by reefs, corals and of course, the marine life will readily make itself visible no sooner you begin.


The Maldives is diversity

Though the isles collectively provide newlyweds with awe-inspiring backdrops against which they may commence a brand new chapter of their lives, the Maldives is more than just a romantic escape. Leisure travellers and adventure-junkies would find this part of the world to their liking as a result of the general vibe, outstanding conditions and facilities on show.


Look at learning some water sports or perfecting one's skill

Activities such as jet skiing, diving, scuba diving and surfing are outstanding ways to delight in an adrenaline rush like no other. Also, if you are a risk-taker, then the Maldives is your playground.


Be smart

In this regard, it would make sense to opt for a half-board package as opposed to a more lavish full-board package. This way, you can have yourself a good breakfast and look forward to spending your day, deeply engrossed in your itinerary and what you hope to achieve.


Stay in a water villa

Time spent in a Maldivian water villa will be just the tonic you need before you take on the outdoors. With privacy, pampering and sweeping vistas of the ocean a certainty, one cannot make a better investment while here. For example, look at the options provided at a Maldives beach resort such as The Residence Maldives Dhigurah.