Ranked among the top honeymoon and beach hotspots in the globe, the Maldives is a dream destination for all. Here are some travel tips every visitor should know before planning a tour.
Timing is Important
Although the country is touted as a year-round beach Mecca, the monsoon months are not suitable for a holiday in the Maldives. This is why you should time your visit between the months of December and March which is the peak tourist season and also the whale watching season in the country.
Splurge on an Overwater Villa
As a quintessential Maldivian experience, staying at an overwater villa is a must for all first-timers even if you are on a budget. Whether it’s The Residence Maldives Dhigurah or any similar luxury rest, spending at least one night in such a luxurious abode is essential.
Don’t Skip Male
As the sole location where all the culturally important Maldives attractions are found, skipping Male is not an option. Pencil in a tour of the capital of Male not only because it is where one can wine and dine in the best restaurants but also where one can explore the National Museum, tour the Grand Friday Mosque, and other historic points of interest.
Mind Your Attire
Bikinis and skimpy beach wear are not acceptable outside the confines of your resort base. The Maldives is a conservative Muslim nation, and as such, being modestly dressed is crucial when sightseeing.
Internet Access and Connectivity
Purchasing a SIM card and buying a local data package from a Maldivian telecommunications company at the airport is the best way to stay connected on holiday. Roaming charges will be excessive if you stick to your regular number and connection.