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10 Things You Need To Know About Visiting The Maldives – preparing for an island adventure

The Maldives is a perfect holiday destination for families, couples, or even backpackers. It is packed with beautiful landscapes, great food, and luxury accommodation. Here are a few key things you should know before visiting the Maldives.

1

It is a nation with over a thousand islands

This is literally the case for the Maldives. The country consists of around 1190 islands some of which are used by locals and indigenous groups while others are dedicated to tourism. These tourism-only islands are most often home to one of the amazing Maldives all-inclusive resorts. Typically, one resort has its island which gives the utmost level of privacy.

2

It is a Muslim country

This is an important fact to know to understand how you should dress and behave in the local islands such as Male. You are not allowed to consume or buy alcohol here and will be required to follow certain social etiquette.

3

You can see glowing plankton

The Maldives is home to luminescent plankton that you see on the internet. You can marvel at them as they glow at night.

4

Island hopping

This refers to switching between islands during your trip. Island hopping from OBLU Nature Helengeli
on one island to other properties will make your trip exciting.

5

Fancy swimming with the sharks?

If your answer is yes, the Maldives is the place for you. The time between June and September is best to swim with whale sharks in the Maldives. You can do this during a diving or snorkelling trip in some of the islands.

6

It can be more than just a Maldives trip

Some tourists who plan a trip to the Maldives also include Sri Lanka or India in their itinerary. This is because you can pop by to visit these countries at minimum cost from the Maldives. This way, you can take home a fusion of cultural experiences from your trip.

7

Expect tropical climate

The Maldives is warm and sunny all year long. There could be certain months where the monsoon is quite intense, but in general, expect a tropical climate during your trip. Make sure that you bring clothes that fit this weather. Most resort islands are filled with people in casual beach attire.

8

Know when to visit

While the weather and attractions in the Maldives are generally great all year round, December to April is considered to be the peak period. The peak period won't be ideal for you if you're on a tight budget. So choose wisely.

9

Transportation can be a little tricky

While the multiple island landscape is what's special about the Maldives, this also means that getting around can be quite tricky. Once you land at the airport, you will have to take a boat or seaplane to your resort.

10

A stay at a water villa is a must

This is one of the things that tourists most look forward to in the Maldives. Even if you only stay there for one night, it is worth a shot.

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