The Maldives, with its ethereal beauty, beckons you to immerse yourself in its magic, but it also calls for mindful and responsible exploration. If it’s going to be your first trip to this enchanting destination, here are four tips that will help you enjoy a truly unforgettable and enriching holiday.
Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort
For your getaway, choosing an all-inclusive resort in Maldives is a no-brainer. You will be spending most of your holiday on a private island, so it makes perfect sense. Choose a property such as OZEN LIFE MAADHOO that offers a package that goes beyond the basics; apart from dine-around options, premium liquor and other beverages, you can pamper yourself with spa rituals, enjoy discounted dives, embark on ocean escapades and try complimentary water sports that make every day an adventure. The inclusion of complimentary two-way airport transfers adds to the value and convenience as well.
Splurge on Diverse Experiences
While in paradise, why hold back? Splurge on various experiences that let you enjoy the best this destination has to offer. Stay in an overwater pool villa that places the crystal-clear waters at your doorstep. Try exciting water sports and activities to do in Maldives from snorkelling and diving to jet skiing and kayaking; you can also embark on a cruise or fishing excursion at sunset which are not to be missed either. Venture to a local island to absorb the rich culture and enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach which also provides the perfect backdrop for a private movie screening under the star-studded sky.
Be Mindful of the Local Culture
While this destination may feel like a world of its own, it’s essential to be mindful of the local culture. Keep in mind that the Maldives is a Muslim country, and understanding its laws and regulations before you visit is crucial. For instance, bringing alcohol or pork products into the country is prohibited. Additionally, on local islands, dressing conservatively covering bare legs and shoulders as well as refraining from alcohol consumption is a must. However, don’t be discouraged, private resorts are exceptions, where you can indulge in a cocktail and don your favourite bikini!
Do No Harm to the Marine Environment
The Maldives is renowned for its vibrant marine life and coral reefs which can be seen when snorkelling and diving. To ensure this underwater wonderland thrives, it’s imperative not to harm the marine environment. Never break coral, disturb marine life, or purchase illegal products made from turtle shells. When heading into the ocean, opt for reef-safe sunscreen as well to protect the delicate underwater ecosystem. Be a responsible traveller, leaving only footprints in the sand and helping preserve this pristine natural haven for generations to come.