Maldives is a wonderful island nation and is quite the famed destination among all those luxury travellers out there. Here’s a bit of information on what the islands hold from a cultural and historic perspective.
History of Maldives
The early settlers in the Maldives are said to have been fishermen who wandered off the coasts of India and Sri Lanka. Buddhism was the main religion for about 1400 years before the Arabian traders introduced Islam.
Head over to any Maldives Beach Resort and you’ll find that the locals welcome you with a warm smile. This is just a glimpse of the friendly hospitality here. While the culture is based on strict Islamic rules, foreigners are welcome here.
The local language of the Maldives is called Dhivehi. The language is very similar to Sinhala and Hindi.
While travellers from across the globe are welcome at resorts like The Residence Maldives Dhigurah, they are also expected to respect the Islamic culture when it comes to dress code and alcohol. However, feel free to be dressed as you wish at your resort island.