Everything You Need to Know About Maldives
Vacation in Maldives is certainly every couple’s romantic dream, sun kiss beaches, the luxurious hotels, crystal clear turquoise sea, colorful fishes & reefs.
However many people even us made mistakes unknowingly during travel planning thus causing over budget spending, leaving a scar in the whole experiences.
But you are not to be blame, as Maldives is unique compared to other countries, therefore those mistakes are totally out of your expectations. This article, we will highlight some for you.
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For getting around from one island to the other from Malé, tourists have to depend on the air taxi network, or the speed boats. Nearly all the major islands are located within 90 minutes from the main island of Malé.
- Maldivian Air Taxi - From 500$ Hour
- Speed Boat - From 300$ Hour
- Public Ferry - From 0,70$ ( Available only on certain islands )
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Maldives has innumerable resorts and hotels that are perfect for honeymoons or family holidays. Almost all of these resorts are on their own island, and the facilities they offer are practically the only ones you will have access to during your stay unless you take a boat out.
- Bungalow - Chepest 500$ a Day
- Most Expensive Luxury Hotel - 7500$ a Day
- Hostel - From 50$ ( Available only on certain islands )
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Food in Maldives is a confluence of Indian, Sri Lankan and European flavours. Needless to say, seafood is best in Maldives, with a variety of fish dishes making up the local cuisine. Try the Fihunu Mas, or spicy grilled fish, and Dhonkeyu Majuru, a local dessert which is essentially a fried banana cake. Maldives also has some great Continental and Italian restaurants.
- Breakfast in Restaurant - 25$
- Lunch in Restaurant - 80$
- Dinner on the shore - 297$
- One Bottle of Wine - 100$
Things to Do in Maldives
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Explore the marine life: Deep sea diving is one of the best ways to explore the marine life in Maldives, especially if you want to see the whales in their natural habitat. If you are an experienced diver, then scuba diving is one of the best ways to explore the corals, and watch the myriad species of marine life, including dolphins, turtles and rays. You may have to take some lessons on diving and get a certificate before you venture into the seas. If you are a beginner, start with snorkelling, the clear waters of the sea make Maldives a heaven for snorkelling. The coral reefs are a wonderland, you could read up on the fishes, or ask your guide to help you out. Some of the common fishes you will encounter are parrotfish, butterfly fish, damselfishes, and schools of colourful fishes that move in and out of the vibrant corals. Price for Diving From 220$
Take the Sunset cruise: it’s not every day that you get to witness a sunset on the Indian Ocean. When in Maldives, don’t let go of this opportunity. Ask for the sunset cruise packages offered by your resort, and watch the sun and sky turn into a glorious hue of red and gold…before dusk sets in on the endless horizon. Sighting dolphins in the high seas during the sunset cruise is not uncommon.
Try the water-sports: Canoeing, surfing, water skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, banana boat towing…names you’ve heard of and names you haven’t…Maldives has it all! If you are feeling adventurous, you can try the endless list of water sports on offer.
GoPro Rental - 90$
Digital Underwater Camera Rental - 60$
Underwater Photo Shooting - 40$
Private Swim Lessons - 30$
Private Scuba Lessons - 25$
Tennis Partner - 20$
Tennis Coach - 30$
All Prices Include VAT