First Timer’s Guide to the Maldives : Everything You Need to Know

The Maldives gives everyone perfect images of pristine beaches, and overwater bungalows. However, the Maldives has much more in store for you. Here is the list of everything you need to know before you arrive in the stunning, vibrant island of Maldives!

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When to travel to the Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical country with warm weather year round. However, after the Maldives’ summer months from November to April, the monsoon season (rainy season) starts from May to October. For the most ideal Maldivean holiday experience, it is best to visit the Maldives between November to April. 

Transportation in the Maldives

The Maldives is 99% water and only 1% of the land. The most common forms of transportation in the Maldives are seaplane, speed boat and local ferry. If the islands are close to the airport – say, within forty minutes – it is usually done by a speed boat. For the further located islands, a seaplane is typically used. Local ferries are  a cheaper alternative – however, journeys will usually take much longer than the aforementioned forms of transportation. 

Top Resorts to stay in the Maldives

Emeralds Maldives Resort & Spa

Located on Raa Atoll, the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is the perfect 5-star luxury staycation destination. With its luxurious accommodation and facilities surrounded by the clear water and white sandy beaches, this deluxe all-inclusive resort is the ideal place for you to unwind. 

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Park Hyatt Maldives is the ideal relaxation stay. Located in the Indian Ocean on a small private coral island of Hadahaa, is this serene, tranquil hideaway, the Park Hyatt Maldives. The resort has 50 villas, on land or over water with modern contemporary design and spacious areas. It is the first resort to receive Green Globe certification in Maldives! 

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What to do in the Maldives 

The number one thing that draws people to the Maldives are the over the water bungalows and pristine beaches. But there are more things to do in the Maldives than relaxing on a hammock sipping cocktails by the beach all day. The Maldives is such a versatile destination as there’s something to do for everyone, regardless of whether you prefer an adventure-filled or relaxed holiday.

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Important Tips in the Maldives

Make sure to have outbound ticket confirmation before your arrival :

It is a must to have outbound ticket confirmation before you are allowed to check in and board. 

Make sure to have accommodation confirmation :

All tourists must have a valid accommodation reservation even just a night reservation and this is a condition of entry to get the 30 day tourist visa on arrival. 

Do not bring any Alcohol with you:

The Maldives is a Muslim country which means the Maldives is strict with consumption of alcohol. You cannot bring alcohol in the country or consume it on inhabited islands. Only drink alcohol in licensed area including resorts and liveaboard boats. 

Be aware of the dress code :

Dress modestly when you are on inhabited islands. Both men and women should avoid wearing shorts above the knees. Women should avoid wearing off shoulder clothes. Avoid public displays of affection. You are free to dress anything inside your resorts. 

Weekends in the Maldives are on Friday and Saturday :

Weekends in the Maldives are on Friday and Saturday so be aware of shop opening hours or ferry schedules!

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