The MaldivesFlag of Maldives

Crystal clear waters, a range of water sports, snorkelling, sandbanks, delicious seafood and much more Maldives has got to offer. There was a time when the Maldives used to be a costly destination however now with many direct and indirect flights, and since the local regulations changed in 2009, there are many guesthouses available for the tourists and visiting the Maldives no longer puts a hole in your pocket.

 

Useful info:

Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa but US dollars are accepted widely.

Language: Dhivehi but most of the people speak English

Visa: 30-day visa on arrival for all nationalities, the visa is absolutely free.

Climate: Warm & humid year round, average temperature varies from 25 to 32 (°C).

Modesty Considerations: Alcohol, pork and bikinis, are disallowed on the local islands as the Maldives is a Muslim country however on the resort islands there are no such restrictions.

Trivia: the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed countries.

Food:

Most of the resorts, hotels and guesthouses offer full board options that include breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, if you are staying on local islands such as Malé and Hulhumalé you can find many restaurants.

Transportation:

Velana International Airport, also known as Malé International Airport is the only international airport in the Maldives. From here you can take ferries to the capital Malé. It’s also connected to Hulhumalé island by road.

From seaplanes to public fairies there are many options at your disposal. Public ferries, of course, are the cheapest options to move from island to island. However, do check the schedule before making your plans as some routes do not operate on certain days.

Accommodations:

From exclusive over the water bungalows to guesthouses there are plenty of options starting from 20$/night. If you plan to travel solo, I suggest using Airbnb (use this link to get 25$ off) because it’s the most affordable option moreover this way you’ll get a chance to stay with locals, get best recommendations and know their culture better.

You can also check other travel resources which will help you plan your trip better.