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How to Avoid Mistakes When Visiting the Maldives

Things to keep in mind!

By Amie GinendraPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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The Maldives, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, is noted for its stunning beaches and opulent overwater bungalows. With these advantages, the archipelago is just perfect for scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, and watching killer sunsets. Out of all the beautiful islands in the globe, the Maldives is a great stopover for visitors visiting South Asian or Middle Eastern destinations. There are a few things to bear in mind before visiting the Maldives. Here are the blunders to avoid!

Do not visit just one island

The first thing you must know about the Maldives is that the majority of resorts are located on their very own island – in fact, 1 island, one resort is the standard method for hotels in the archipelago. Practically, this makes sense since the Maldives has at least 1,192 unoccupied and around 200 inhabited islands. Make absolutely sure you island hop when visiting the location. For this experience, you can check out one of the Maldives island resorts the likes of Huvafen Fushi Maldives Maldives, which offers adventurous sports too!

Is it possible to remain within your budget?

The Maldives is known for being a secluded, ultra-luxurious vacation. However, visiting the Maldives on a budget is conceivable – even airfare isn't too costly if you look for connecting flights via Europe or Asia. Remain at a local homestay or a budget hotel, to save money. When it comes to attractions in the Maldives, it is not all about chartering boats and diving from an overwater villa. There are several ways to submerge oneself in the Maldives' natural beauty including many continuing projects, some of which are offered by budget resorts. While guests staying at a resort may well be able to go snorkelling on the property's house reefs, individuals renting a home may simply snorkel on nearby public beaches.

Heading to the Maldives only for Your Honeymoon

The Maldives has always been a favourite honeymoon destination because of its stunning overwater villas and romantic sunsets. It's not a location to save for your romantic or honeymoon holiday with your partner. The Maldives is equally suitable for a ladies' getaway or a family vacation. In fact, several Maldivian island resorts cater exclusively to families. The Maldives is much more than a romantic getaway; it's a location where you can unwind and forget about your everyday troubles — and that luxury will not be limited to newlyweds.

You're not thinking about staying on a liveaboard for a portion of your journey

The Maldives features 158 liveaboards that provide marine safaris across the island nation's beautiful waterways and coral reefs. Based on the kind of liveaboard you hire, the liveaboards provide a variety of amenities and services, such as personal cooks, diving and surf teachers, and other crew members. Travellers may even charter out a full yacht, or small sailing vessel, and then tailor the personnel to meet their needs, such as hiring a massage or sommelier on board. Hiring a complete liveaboard yacht may also be a great way to get away from it all - you'll have the whole vessel to yourself and can design your holiday such that you will not see anyone else but the crew and other passengers in your group.

Ignoring the Culture of the Place

Since the Maldives is famed for its beaches, its South Asian roots are sometimes disregarded – a problem that many South Pacific islands suffer from as well. Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Middle Eastern, Malaysian, and African influences combine to create a distinct culture. This intoxicating concoction can only be found in the Maldives. Rather than sticking to resort dining, you may experience Maldivian culture directly by witnessing music and dance events or trying the local cuisine. A day excursion to a neighbouring village island may also be arranged to learn much more about the traditional lifestyle.

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Amie Ginendra

Traveller | Writer | Foodie Lover | Blogger

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