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Things to know when you plan your Maldives trip

To be in a romantic dream destination for vacation is on everyone’s priority list and Maldives is considered as one of those great romantic places to visit. Amazing colours of coral reefs & fishes, hundreds of beaches, clear blue water, luxurious resorts & hotels, rich culture. Its like beholding beauty with wonder.

Here are some facts which will make your trip planning easier.

Geography

Maldives, a South Asian Island Nation with a group of almost 2000 small Islands grouped in a double chain of 26 allots. Not all Islands are inhabited and not Island are natural. This is an Islamic population county. Alcohol, bathing suits, and public display of affection are illegal. There is no river and lakes.

Transportation in Maldives

In Maldives Airport transfer may become costlier then flight tickets, therefore one must check how is the transfer cost to your hotel, as mostly hotel does not include transfer cost. There are 4 international and 6 domestic airports.

If your international flight arrives after 04.00 pm and according to your resort location and policy, you will need to spend the first night in Male or at the Hotel located on the Airport Island.

You will be then transferred to your resort the following day. Either by boat or by seaplane, if your departure flight is late in the night, you might have to leave your resort much before and consequently stay several hours at the airport. Be informed that all transfers are confirmed one night before your departure.

Weather

Because of its location on the Indian Ocean it mainly has two season, dry and wet seasons. Dry season is the best time to visit Maldives i.e. from Nov to April. And Wet Season spans April to Oct. Weather in Maldives is not standard one and monsoon are little complicated here. On an average, the temperatures range between 23 degC to 31 degC and best time to visit Maldives is from November to April.

Underwater World Experience

Maldives is a place which is filled with best marine life both above and below the water. The South Ari Atoll is well-known for having a year-round population of whale sharks, making it one of the top spots to see them in the world. There’s also a big chance you’ll spot some active pods of dolphins around this area as well. In the North Male Atoll, there’s a high concentration of Manta rays; it’s sometimes possible to see them from the air as your seaplane glides past Manta Point. Don’t miss to dive into with Hammerheads and explore the underwater unbelieve colourful life, will leave you with one of the most vibrant and immaculate diving site in the world. Best place to dive is like Ohluveli, Finolhu, Coco Bodu Hithi, Angsana Ihuru. A few properties offer Snorkelling and Non-motorized water sports which will undoubtedly take you on an adventure high.

Resorts and Villas

If you have fascination of staying over water then water villas are the accommodation you need to experience. Many resorts in the Maldives offer holidays to accommodate differing requirements to suit the needs of families, couples, adventure seekers and honeymooners. It’s worth making a list of what you enjoy and seeking out the offers available. Also, since water is usually recycled and used for drinking purpose, all the natural mineral are removed which may lead into dehydration. So its better to picking up some rehydration salt packets at the main airport’s pharmacy.

Cuisine

Due to the spectacular location of this wonderful island nation, for hundreds of years, its people have lived off the sea and off the land. The culture and menu have been infused with influence from other nations including Sri Lanka, India, the Middle East and Africa. Here Coconuts are another major part of many dishes in Maldives and can be served in grated form, as milk or as coconut oil which is used to deep fry foods. The favourite fish is skipjack tuna, either dried or fresh.

Experience the amazing test and flavour of this very beauty Island.

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