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5 Maldives Travel Tips You Must Keep In Mind Before You Plan A Trip - Make your senses ready for some tropical charm!

With a collection of stunning coral islands, mesmeric beaches and atolls, Maldives offers an array of tropical experiences to all leisure travellers from all around the world. If you are not familiar with the breath-taking beauty of this slice of paradise, make sure to add it to your bucket list.


Awareness of the island

Being a paradise island located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives comprises 1190 islands and 26 atolls. More than 80% of the land is covered by water and is composed of coral islands. Apart from stunning coral reefs, there is a huge variety of fish, dolphins, sea turtles, echinoderms, molluscs and many other ocean species. The official language is known as 'Dhivehi'. 'Local Islands or islands that are inhabited by people are the only places where you will get a chance to mix and mingle with locals as well as to learn the true Maldivian culture.


Visa for Maldives

For those who are planning to visit Maldives for the first time, a pre-arrival visa is not required. Whatever
your nationality is, there will be a visa on arrival policy. In order to get this privilege, you should have a
return ticket to ensure you won't stay in the country confirmed hotel reservation and a passport with a six months validity. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in Maldives especially in public places. You'll receive an immigration form to fill all your inbound and outbound dates, passport details and a declaration that you don't bring alcohol to the country.


Where to stay

From honeymoons to family holidays, there are top picks for every kind of holiday. With its mesmeric beaches, private island resorts and crystal-clear lagoons, this island paradise offers the ultimate castaway fantasy. All resorts in Maldives are located on their own island. You will only have access to use the facilities (water sports, restaurants, entertainment, and bars) of the resort that you choose. Many beach villas and Maldives family resorts the likes of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort offer excursions to the capital Male and other fishing village islands.



All the first-time travellers would think that sea travel is the only mode of transportation here. It is half of the reality! Those who want to travel to respective islands from Velana International Airport can take a seaplane or speed boat. All islands which are located nearly 40 minutes away from respective airports have speedboats to transit guests. If an island is located far away from the airport, seaplane transfers are used to transit guests.


Things to do

For all first-timers who think Maldives is just about beach soaking, there are a lot more exciting things to try out in this island paradise. Keep in mind; you are going to a water activity heaven! Plenty of exhilarating water sports awaits to give you memories for a lifetime. Cruise boats will take you to beautiful islands to experience the local way of life. It will take you to some of the best fishing spots around.