Maldives THE UNDERWATER PARADISE

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    Maldives! That exotic destination that so many couples choose to spend their honeymoon, families to take a maximum relax on their vacations or as it is in my case, to enjoy the most abundant there is in this country, its marine biodiversity, a unique experience Make a diving trip in Maldives.

     

    Trip-to-Maldives
    Trip-to-Maldives

    But first of all, in this Maldives travel guide I will give you some small tips to keep in mind to fully enjoy this trip to Maldives and that nothing escapes us.

    Tips for traveling to Maldives

    When is the best time to go to Maldives?

    We will always find a climate in Maldives with warm temperatures around 30 degrees, but between December and March it is the driest season and we will guarantee even better sunny days. Of course, it is important to protect yourself from the Sun since in this part of the world the effect on our skin will be much greater.

    Best-time-to-go-to-Maldives
    Best-time-to-go-to-Maldives

    How to get to Maldives?
    Without a doubt, the plane. Remember that the Maldives Islands are in a remote place in the middle of the Ocean and trying to reach them by boat would only be for those who have plenty of time and patience

    Transportation to Maldives, boat or seaplane
    When we arrive in Maldives we do it to Male, the capital. Actually to an island that is right in front, but surely that is not our final destination, so we will have to go to our island and concrete atoll.

    Recall that in Maldives there are about 1,190 islands and the country has a great extension, so some of them are a great distance from Male.

    Transportation-in-Maldives
    Transportation-in-Maldives

    To move in Maldives we have 3 options:

    1. Public boat: The one that the premises take with established previous schedules and a lower cost. In return you give up certain comforts and have to adapt to the availability. It is a good option for nearby islands.
    2. Private boat: Normally all resorts have their own boats to pick up their customers at the airport, so in this case, you don’t have to worry about anything, they will be waiting for you at the airport exit.
    3. Hydroplane: The most expensive but fastest and most spectacular option. In the cases of going to remote atolls we will have no choice but to choose this means of transport in Maldives, but it has a great reward that is to enjoy the unique landscape of the Maldives flying very low and taking off and landing on the water, one pass!
    Hydroplane-in-Maldives
    Hydroplane-in-Maldives

    Can you travel cheap to Maldives?
    A few years ago they have opened tourism to the local islands, so it is increasingly common that small islands inhabited by Maldives are beginning to exploit their natural beauty. It is still in the expansion phase so you can find great opportunities and in a fairly authentic environment, hopefully mass tourism does not turn it into a theme park.

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    Travel-cheap-to-Maldives

    Types of accommodation in Maldives


    Local islands: In this case you can book everything independently, whether water activities, hotel or gesthouse, transportation, etc. You can find double rooms from € 40 / day and very reasonable prices in general. However, you have to know that you are on an island where “real” people live, by this I mean that you do not expect the continuous paradise offered by a resort in Maldives, always clean, the perfect beaches, everything tidy … After all, that is not the reality of any place.

    Resort: The most common option for honeymoons in Maldives. They are usually with the all-inclusive service to which you have to add a rather high bonus if you also want to have alcohol, you know that Maldives is a Muslim country and alcohol is not allowed. If you opt for this option, review in detail everything it includes before hiring, since there, any extra activity is usually very expensive … for example, diving.

    Resort-Kuramathi-en-Maldives
    Resort-Kuramathi-en-Maldives

    Live a board: Life on board a ship. Undoubtedly the option of the most adventurous who want to enjoy diving, surfing or fishing in Maldives to the fullest, sailing from atoll to atoll in search of the most magical places.

    Can you drink alcohol in Maldives?
    As I said in the previous point, negative, you can not drink alcohol in Maldives because it is a Muslim country. It is only possible in some resorts and paying this supplement.

    Something usual for tourists is to carry alcohol in their suitcases to be able to take “some drinks” in paradise, but is guarded, and at the exit of the airport, they randomly choose people to check the suitcase. If it touches you and they catch you the bottle of alcohol, do not worry, nothing happens, they will simply remove it and give you a receipt to pick it up when you leave Maldives. Here it depends on the ingenuity of each one if you want to introduce alcohol in Maldives

    Drink-Alcohol-in-Maldives
    Drink-Alcohol-in-Maldives

    Anyway, do not expect big party follies in Maldives, it is not its strong point, much less except for small gatherings of friends or in Maafushi, the island most frequented by backpackers that sometimes there may be something else.

    Internet in Maldives
    This has been a big surprise, although it depends on each island, there are companies that offer 4G prepaid cards for one or two weeks at very good prices and it works quite well; much better in fact than any wifi network, so if you need to be connected, don’t hesitate to buy a chip at the same airport.

    Make money in Maldives
    No problem, in almost all the islands there are ATMs or exchange houses to get local money. In many places you can also pay directly in dollars, although at the best exchange rate you can always pay in local currency.

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    What-see-in-Maldives

    Food and restaurants in Maldives
    Here it will depend on whether we are at a resort or a local island. In the first option there is no need to worry, we will have everything to choose from. On the other hand, in the second option it is not so easy, we will not have a great variety, even the tourist offer is not very careful and the quality and waiting times can be very high.

    food and restaurants in Maldives
    food and restaurants in Maldives

    Ah! And watch the spicy … if you are one of those who do not like always warn before, because by default they will not spare to burn your tongue

    Ah! And watch the spicy … if you are one of those who do not like always warn before, because by default they will not spare to burn your tongue

    Enjoy the Maldives
    They are a lovely town! At all times they will never deny you a smile and help you in everything you need. That is why please, do not abuse this overwhelming kindness and be human in the deal, I say this because in my stay in Maldives I have seen some unpleasant situation in this aspect that we had until we intervened.

    Travel-Guide-of-Maldives
    Travel-Guide-of-Maldives