Vacation In Maldives – A Short Travel Guide

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Welcome to the Maldives, a romantic getaway with abundant natural beauty, bright turquoise waters, lush green spaces, and picturesque landscapes. The Maldives is a popular destination for travelers, couples and a great place for a family vacation as well.

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How To Spend Vacation In Maldives

This heavenly beautiful island country should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you are planning a trip to the Maldives, there are many reputed tourism companies are offering affordable Maldives vacation packages such a Viator.com.

The Climate In The Maldives

The Maldives is characterized by a tropical climate throughout the year with beautiful sunshine, with an average temperature of 27 degrees, so it is a distinctive beach destination in all seasons of the year.

Geography

The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean, and its neighboring countries are India and Sri Lanka, and it consists of 1,192 islands, most of which are home to hotels, resorts, and guesthouses.

Places To Stay

Hotels and resorts in the Maldives vary to cater to all tourists ’requirements and desires, as well as suit all types of budgets.

LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Villas Maldives
LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Villas Maldives

Looking to save money? Try Aurora Inn

Aurora resort is situated on the Maldives’ Maafushi Island, about 27 kilometers from the city. Free Wi-Fi on the property is available.

Sun Island Resort & Spa, Average Hotel 

The four-star Sun Island Resort and Spa, which is 17 minutes from Male International Airport, includes a restaurant that offers visitors 9 dining options, an outdoor swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi, knowing that each villa has a balcony overlooking the ocean.

Jumeirah Vittaveli, The luxury Hotel

The resort is just 20 minutes’ yacht journey from the airport and Jumeirah Vittaveli features natural coral reefs and marine wildlife, and the resort offers some of the most romantic villas in the Maldives including Beach Villas, Beach Suites, Water Villas, and Ocean Suites, and enjoys all One of them has their swimming pools along with the beach.

Jumeirah Vittaveli The luxury Hotel
Jumeirah Vittaveli The luxury Hotel

Visa Requirements

If you have a valid passport, you can travel to the Maldives at any time.

The Best Time To Travel To Maldives

The Maldives enjoys great weather during most of the year, and perhaps the best time to visit is between November and April, because the islands face monsoons that start in May and end in October, and then there will not be much to do during this season. 

How To Spend Vacation In Maldives? 

Things To Do In The Maldives

Discover Malé 

Malé, the capital of the Maldives, is densely squeezed onto an island of about 2 square kilometers (1.25 sq mi). It is one of the smallest capitals of the world! Most visitors skip it in favor of the idyllic isolated islands in the country. However, you can still find many interesting places to explore. There are mosques, museums, and markets. And the male’s small size means it only takes a few hours to get around.

Male Maldives

The National Museum offers an insight into the country’s heritage. Its collection includes royal artifacts, antiques, coins, photos, and other mementos from the days of the Sultanate. 

The museum is located in Sultan Park which was part of the Sultan’s Palace. The National Art Gallery is also within the complex.

The Grand Friday Mosque, the landmark in the Islamic Center, is the largest in the Maldives. Opened in 1984, it features a modern plain white marble exterior and a golden dome. Nearby, the historic Old Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy) and the cemetery provide great contrast. It is the oldest mosque in the Maldives and it dates back to the 17th century. It is worth noting that the mosque was built using stone made of coral. You will need to go inside to appreciate its beauty. 

Head towards the harbor to see the wonderful local market where fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish are sold. The area around Alimas Carnival, next to the Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, is famous for its trendy cafés and restaurants.

If you prefer a guided tour, Viator.com offers full and half-day comprehensive walking tours of Male

Keep in mind that the Maldives follows strict Islamic practices. So, be sure to wear respectful clothing that covers your legs and shoulders. In addition, women must cover their heads before entering mosques.

Go Diving / Snorkeling

Diving Snorkeling - Vacation In Maldives

The most obvious thing to visitors when taking a trip to the Maldives with its transparent waters, and coral reefs, is to simply dive into the water while observing the hundreds of different fish and colors that you can find all over the island.

The remote islands in the Maldives have nutrient-rich waters that support a tremendous amount of diversity and abundance of marine life, and there are large and numerous spots for diving in the Maldives, where you can enjoy diverse aquatic life with opportunities to discover tuna, stingrays, turtles, coral reefs, and other fascinating creatures that may be among the activities of the traveler to the Maldives for tourism

Enjoy Maldivian Cuisine

The key ingredients in Maldivian cuisine are coconut and fish, and coconut is used in all ways in all kinds of foods, such as grated in salads and coconut oil in wonderful fried dishes, and we suggest that you eat a wonderful dish that is very common with Carrots, which is made from preserved tuna and freshly grated coconut.

Fish Feeding 

Most of the resorts in the Maldives provide many opportunities for visitors to feed fish, especially sharks, in a very unique experience, where you will see a group of large fish fighting and competing in one place for food.

Night Fishing Trip In The Maldives.

Night Fishing Trip In The Maldives

 People normally fish during the day, but in the Maldives, fishing at night is a great activity because the water seems to be lit at that time, so we suggest that you partake in one of the night fishing trips to enjoy this experience, then barbecue fish and eat it in the open air.

Traditional Boat Ride

One of the most enjoyable tourist activities is riding a traditional boat and fishing in it, especially with the local fishermen, because they know the best fishing places and you have to go with them to their workplaces to experience fishing with them and learn a lot about the local people and their way of life.

Get A Massage Session

Need to relax and rejuvenate? There is probably no better place to get a spa treatment than the Maldives, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. Many resorts in the Maldives have spas. However, some really stand out due to their unusual settings.

Get A Massage Session

The spa at Huvafen Fushi is the world’s first underwater spa, with two glass-walled treatment rooms. Four Seasons Resort Maldives is located at Kuda Huraa Spa on its private island, which guests are taken to by boat. Its defining feature is the night resort with four private lunar rituals on the beach. If you love nature, don’t miss the spa at Six Senses Laamu. (Niyama Spa) Niyama Private Island Resort also has a delightfully intimate setting.

Discover More Islands

You do not have to commit to staying on one island of the Maldives, where you can stay on a large yacht and join organized tours that set out to explore more than one island, with various opportunities to discover the rich marine life under the ocean in a luxurious experience that adds many pleasures to your trip and for all that matters Vacation In Maldives.

veligandu maldives
Veligandu Island, Maldives

The Beaches Sparkle Naturally

There are only a few places around the world where Bioluminescence Phytoplankton lit the beaches all year round. In the Maldives, the phenomenon usually appears here and there throughout the archipelago. Including Vaadhoo Beach in Raa Atoll, during certain times of the year, the beach of this resort comes alive with light at night, giving a starry look to the starry sky.

Sea of Stars Vaadhoo Island 3The experience is truly an unforgettable opportunity to have fun, but be sure to check the timing of the scene with the hotel if you are specifically booking the resort to see the lights.

Do Yoga

Do Yoga

Yoga retreats are becoming increasingly popular in the Maldives. Many resorts offer indoor yoga classes, including morning yoga and sunset at the beach, followed by pranayama and meditation. Kurumba Maldives(Located in the North Malé Atoll), Paros, Four Seasons Resort Maldives At Landaa Giraavaru, COMO Cocoa Island, and Jumeirah Vittaveli are known to offer decent yoga classes.

Drinking-Water In The Maldives Is Different

As the Maldives’ limited freshwater supply begins to dwindle due to climate change, drinking water is becoming a bigger issue than ever before, so resorts sought a solution by recycling water, processing it, and generating it by wastewater treatment. The method renders the water entirely safe to drink, but it removes all of the natural minerals, leaving the water less beneficial.

Hope you enjoyed this short travel guide to the Maldives, we wish you a happy trip, and please do comments and share with friends. 

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