Tips and Practical Information for Maldives

A vacation in Maldives is a “must”; You should put in your “to go” list during the life time.One of the most popular travel/vacation destinations in the world, and one of the most beautiful islands; for many, it is the paradise on earth.

Here we will give you some very important tips and practical information which you will need before and during your travel/vacation in Maldives.The answer for “What should I know before travelling Maldives” is here in this post.

In the Maldives, Dhivehi speak officially, that the very Sinhalese of Sri Lanka seems. The staff at the resorts, however, speaks good English.

Maledivian The currency is the Rufiyaa (MVR). This currency is actually used only in the capital Male. In the beach, all prices are in U.S. dollars and can only be paid with foreign currency, such as the U.S. dollar or the euro. If you stay in the Maldives it is customary for all your expenses on the hotel bill shows up and departure at once satisfies: cash with U.S. dollars, euros or your credit card.

Travel Documents
You must be in possession of a valid passport, that after the journey has at least six months validity. For stays of less than 30 days you will receive upon arrival at the airport, a free visa (stamp in your passport).

Domestic transport
The Maldives is an archipelago. Transport between the islands is mainly by boat instead. For more distant islands are also next to boats seaplanes used. Even more remote islands per domestic flight reached.

Airport tax
On departure from Maldives, there is a departure tax USD25 per person. Rates subject to change.

Local taxes
Prices in the resorts in the Maldives are exclusive of local VAT (Value Added Tax) and 10% service charge. There is also a GST (Good & Services Tax) calculated from about 3.5% (subject to change).

Food and Drink
The selected resorts have one or more restaurants, where the European, Asian and local cuisine. Eating at the resorts is relatively expensive because it is all imported. The water from the tap, you can not drink. Drink water from the bottles that you can buy in the shops of the resort or from the thermos on your room.

All-In formula: In some hotels, the All-Inn formula in effect. This means that virtually everything is included in the price: your meals to the (water) sports facilities, your drinks when eating the snacks and refreshments at the bar eats you. Generally speaking, eating and drinking places not open 24 hours a day. In general, the use of (sports) facilities are not unlimited (unless otherwise stated).

Does not matter if your hotel is a half board or full board one, for the drinks, you still have to pay seperately.

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Good to know
Due to seasonal changes alter winds and tides. In the Maldives, these changes mean that the islands of the shape can change, so that the beach can be wider or narrower. It may be a property necessary to sand bags to be used in order to minimize these effects.

The Maldives lie on the equator and have consequently a balanced climate with very slight fluctuations in temperature. You can always count on a temperature of around 30 ° C with a cooling breeze. The days and nights all year round as long. The temperature of the water is always fluctuates around 28 ° C. This makes the Maldives an ideal year round destination. Between early May and mid June and mid-October to mid-November there is occasionally some rain. These are usually short-lived tropical storms that stop just as quickly as they started.

Customs and import regulations in Maldives

Import Regulations
Since the Maldives is mainly an Islamic country, there are strict rules regarding the introduction of alcohol and pornography. Magazines with some nudity in it are simply prohibited.

Alcohol is taken by the customs.

Since the Maldives has a tropical sunny destination, airy cotton clothes are recommended. In general, the Maldives has a casual destination. If you are visiting the capital Male or during an excursion to a local island, then the women covered upper arms and knees out of respect for the people. Nude and topless sunbathing in the Maldives is prohibited by law.

Nightlife / evening entertainment
The nightlife in the Maldives is limited to the resorts. The resorts that we have at least one or several bars.


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