Maldives – No wonder if many tourists want to visit this country even if only once in a lifetime. Accommodating luxury holidays in secluded places with beautiful views in southwest India is Maldives’ strength.
For those of you who have never been to the Maldives, the easiest way to visit this region is to use the services of a travel agent. Conversely, if you want a holiday to the Maldives that is not binding or freer, please follow the complete guide below!
The best time to the Maldives
As a tropical country, Maldives has two main seasons namely the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season has little rainfall, clean blue sea water, and low humidity. Meanwhile, the wet season tends to be wetter which is characterized by winds and more intense rainfall. Therefore, the best time for a vacation to the Maldives is in the dry season, which is around November – April.
Not surprisingly, the Maldives is full of tourists in the dry season. Therefore, it is not surprising that a number of resorts suddenly raised rental rates and plane tickets to the Maldives also jumped. Luxury resorts with beautiful bungalows are the hallmark of fairmont Maldives. To be able to stay here, each room type has a different rate. If you choose the type of room above the water (overwater villa), then prepare a larger fund. Although expensive, each private island has only one resort, thus providing a calmer atmosphere with luxurious amenities.
Bring enough local currency
Maldives currency is Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR). You can use this currency to pay for ferries and food at local restaurants. However, a number of exclusive hotels and restaurants only accept payment in $ Dollars. Therefore, make sure you bring enough Rufiyaa and Dollar money because it is difficult to find money changers around the local islands of Maldives.
Use local ferries as transportation.
The only way to go to the Maldives is by plane to Velana International Airport on Hulhule Island. Since there is only an airport on Hulhule Island, you must continue your journey to the local islands by public ferry to find lodging. Alternatively, you can go to Hulhumale Island by public bus.
In addition to using public ferries, you can also use speed boats as an alternative to save time. Speed boats usually only carry fewer passengers with ticket prices that are much more expensive than public ferries. Therefore, it is very important to know the budget and schedule of departure of each ship so that your vacation plans are not messy.
Being in the tropical sea, in the Maldives, you will find lots of processed seafood. Seafood lovers will surely be satisfied with the many variations of delicious food. As a country that is occupied by a majority of Muslims, the food offered in the Maldives is mostly halal.
When in the Maldives, take the time to try local foods such as Masyuni Roshi which is made from a mixture of tuna, coconut, and chili, then eaten with Roshi (thin bread-like chapati) and sunny side up eggs. This menu is available in almost all cafes and simple stalls on local islands at low prices and in large portions.
If you have an extra budget, you can eat food at exclusive dining venues such as restaurants inside private resorts or underwater restaurants. You can choose a variety of typical Asian, Western and other menus according to taste.
There are many interesting activities
and attractions that you can do in the Maldives. When the sun is shining hot is
the moment awaited by tourists. You can walk along the beach, swim at the
resort’s beach, snorkel, dive, fish, see dolphin attractions, and try various
Some hotels provide free snorkeling equipment. If not, many operators offer travel packages such as island hopping, snorkeling, night fishing, to diving. Meanwhile, to see dolphins, you can rent a boat to take to the middle of the sea and see a herd of dolphins.
Adhere to local culture
The Maldives is a country that is occupied by a majority of Muslims. So, you should follow the local culture while staying at the local islands so as not to cause problems later on.
Don’t drink alcohol outside the resort
Since most of the population of Maldives is Muslim, there are strict rules regarding alcohol consumption. Tourists cannot bring alcohol to the country or drink it on inhabited local islands. If you want to drink alcohol, choose the right place like in the resort and a licensed liveaboard that sells alcoholic drinks.