If you are wondering how to get started on planning a holiday in the Maldives, you have found the right travel guide! Read on to discover key insights that will help you prepare the perfect getaway that will be nothing short of amazing.
Where You Should Stay
First things first – where to stay? Your best bet is a private island resort in Maldives; beach villas here will place you just steps away from the powdery sands or if you are after some enchanting ocean views, opt for the overwater villas with direct access to the tranquil waters below. For added indulgence, you can choose a villa with a private pool too. Besides luxe accommodations, these resorts provide a myriad of dining options to tantalise your taste buds, spa rituals to soothe your soul, and a treasure trove of water sports, and adventures. Suffice it to say, there’s plenty to experience from sunrise to sunset and beyond!
Go with an All-Inclusive Plan
Since you will be spending most if not all your time on a resort island, opt for a premium all-inclusive plan offered by properties like VARU by Atmosphere. This means you will not only get to enjoy super savings and diverse dining delights but a bounty of other extras, including premium alcohol, unlimited cocktails, wines, and champagne. Plus, you will have complimentary snorkelling equipment at your disposal and access to complimentary non-motorised water sports, selected excursions, discounted dives, and spa treatments. So go ahead and relish in the finer things the Maldives has to offer!
Be Mindful of Local Culture
As with any new country you visit, it’s essential to be respectful of the local culture, while courteous behaviour will also be well received by Maldivians who are friendly and hospitable to visitors. Remember that this Indian Ocean destination is a Muslim nation, so modest attire covering bare legs, shoulders and midriff must be worn when on local islands. Additionally, bringing alcohol into the country or consuming such drinks on local islands is prohibited too. However, such laws do not apply to private island resorts where you can enjoy your favourite cocktails and wear that new swimsuit or bikini!
Deciding When to Visit
Amongst the many allures of holidaying in the Maldives is that it can be enjoyed year-round so there never really is a ‘bad time’ to visit. That said, the dry season, from November to April, is synonymous with endless sunshine, clear skies, and calm seas, making it a hot favourite for beachside bliss and exciting water sports. On the flip side, the wet season, from May to October, may bring some rain, but it generally will not be the whole day through and won’t dampen the Maldivian magic; you can still enjoy sun-soaked fun, indulge in spa treatments when it rains and take advantage of reduced rates too.