Those planning to head to the Maldives for the first time, have much to look forward to; of course, it helps to have some background information before you visit, and this quick guide will help you prepare.
The country enjoys sunny tropical weather almost the whole year, though in general, November to April is a great time to plan a holiday to the Maldives. Beach resort options are easy to find and even if you visit during the monsoon season May to October you can look forward to other activities; this includes swimming with manta rays in the Baa Atoll!
Those on a budget can look to stay at a local island hotel; however, to fully experience the finest comforts nothing beats booking an overwater or beach villa on a private island resort the likes of Milaidhoo Island Maldives. Do remember, these resorts are self-contained with all you need be it dining, spa or excursion options.
Water sports in Maldives abound and many resorts offer convenient access to such activities. Non-motorised water sports are great for some exploration with snorkelling being the most popular. From kayaks and Zayaks (a sea sled!) to stand-up paddleboards and catamarans, there’s much more to enjoy including diving too.
When it comes to transport in the Maldives, do keep in mind that to get to most places including your resort you will need to make use of private seaplanes or speedboats. Do check with the resort how much such transport services cost and include it in your budget.